assembly Bill A95

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires proof of liability insurance prior to issuing a license to carry a firearm

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


A95 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3561
2011-2012: A3043
2013-2014: A4390
2015-2016: A6486
2017-2018: A349
2021-2022: A581

A95 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the submission of proof of personal liability insurance prior to the issuance or renewal of a license to carry a firearm.

A95 (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. PERRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring proof of liabil-
  ity insurance prior to the issuance of a license to carry a firearm


  Section  1.    Subdivision  1  of  section 400.00 of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013 and paragraph (c) as amended by
chapter 60 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Eligibility. No license shall be issued or renewed pursuant to this
section except by the licensing officer, and then  only  after  investi-
gation  and  finding  that  all statements in a proper application for a
license are true. No license shall be issued or renewed  except  for  an
applicant  (a) twenty-one years of age or older, provided, however, that
where such applicant has  been  honorably  discharged  from  the  United
States  army,  navy,  marine  corps,  air  force  or coast guard, or the
national guard of the state of New York, no such age  restriction  shall
apply;  (b)  of  good  moral  character;  (c) who has not been convicted
anywhere of a felony or a serious offense or who is not the  subject  of
an outstanding warrant of arrest issued upon the alleged commission of a
felony  or  serious offense; (d) who is not a fugitive from justice; (e)
who is not an unlawful user of or addicted to any  controlled  substance
as  defined  in section 21 U.S.C. 802; (f) who being an alien (i) is not
illegally or unlawfully in the United States or (ii) has not been admit-
ted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa subject to the excep-
tion in 18 U.S.C. 922(y)(2); (g) who has not been  discharged  from  the
Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions; (h) who, having been a citi-
zen  of the United States, has not renounced his or her citizenship; (i)
who has stated whether he or she has ever suffered any  mental  illness;
(j)  who  has  not  been involuntarily committed to a facility under the

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