assembly Bill A506

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Safe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes


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A506 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.45, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A5665
2015-2016: A214
2017-2018: A457
2021-2022: A3880

A506 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms.

A506 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 9, 2019

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ABINANTI,  JAFFEE,  PAULIN, MOSLEY, STECK --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, GLICK, GOTTFRIED -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law,  in  relation  to  the  safe  storage  of
  rifles, shotguns, and firearms


  Section 1. Section 265.45 of the penal law, as amended by section 3 of
part FF of chapter 57 of the  laws  of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
§ 265.45 Safe storage of rifles, shotguns, and firearms.
  No person who owns or is custodian of a rifle, shotgun or firearm [who
resides  with  an individual who such person knows or has reason to know
is prohibited from possessing a firearm pursuant to 18 U.S.C.  §  922(g)
(1), (4), (8) or (9)] shall store or otherwise leave such rifle, shotgun
or  firearm  out  of  his or her immediate possession or control without
having first securely locked such rifle, shotgun or firearm in an appro-
priate safe storage depository or rendered it incapable of  being  fired
by  use of a gun locking device appropriate to that weapon. For purposes
of this section "safe storage depository" shall mean  a  safe  or  other
secure  container which, when locked, is incapable of being opened with-
out the key, combination or other unlocking mechanism and is capable  of
preventing   an   unauthorized  person  from  obtaining  access  to  and
possession of the weapon contained therein. [With respect  to  a  person
who  is  prohibited  from  possessing  a  firearm  pursuant  to 18 USC §
922(g)(9), for purposes of this section, this section  applies  only  if
such person has been convicted of a crime included in subdivision one of
section  370.15  of the criminal procedure law and such gun is possessed
within five years from the later of the date of conviction or completion
of sentence.] Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect,  impair

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets