assembly Bill A1007

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of shooting programs

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Jan 14, 2019 referred to education

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A1007 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §809-a, add §809-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10428

A1007 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes that public schools shall prohibit marksmanship and/or shooting programs.

A1007 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1007

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  the  prohibition  of
  marksmanship and/or shooting programs in public schools

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 809-a of the education law, as amended  by  chapter
442 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  § 809-a. Instruction in [the safe use of firearms] CONSERVATION and in
the game laws.  The officer, board, or commission authorized or required
to  prescribe courses of instructions in any school under state control,
may authorize instructions to be given in the [safe and  proper  use  of
firearms  allowed  by law to be used in the taking of wild game, and may
also authorize instructions to be given in the] study of game  laws  and
of proper hunting and conservation practices, PROVIDED THAT FIREARMS ARE
NOT  USED  BY STUDENTS OR DISCHARGED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.  Such courses of
instruction shall be approved by both the education department  and  the
department of environmental conservation.
  §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 809-b to
read as follows:
  § 809-B. PROHIBITION OF MARKSMANSHIP AND/OR SHOOTING PROGRAMS.  1.  NO
PUBLIC SCHOOL SHALL OFFER MARKSMANSHIP AND/OR SHOOTING PROGRAMS.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, MARKSMANSHIP AND/OR SHOOTING PROGRAMS
SHALL  INCLUDE  ANY  COMPETITIVE  AND  RECREATIONAL  SPORTING ACTIVITIES
INVOLVING PROFICIENCY TESTS OF ACCURACY, PRECISION AND  SPEED  IN  USING
VARIOUS TYPES OF RANGED WEAPONS, SUCH AS FIREARMS AND AIR GUNS, IN FORMS
SUCH AS HANDGUNS, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO COMPETITIVE AND
RECREATIONAL ARCHERY PROGRAMS.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06051-01-9

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