|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to codes|
senate Bill S101
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S101 - Details
S101 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S101 SPONSOR: KAMINSKY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to limiting educational institutions ability to authorize the possession of a weapon on school grounds PURPOSE: Requires that no educational institution shall issue written authori- zation to carry a firearm to any person who is not primarily employed as a school resource officer, law enforcement officer, or security guard. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 265.01-a of the penal law in regards to the definition of criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds. Under current law, criminal possession is defined as possessing a rifle, shot- gun, or firearm in or upon a building or grounds, used for educational purposes, of any school, college, or university, except the forestry lands, wherever located, owned and maintained by the State University of
S101 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 101 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KAMINSKY, BROOKS, HOYLMAN, MAYER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to limiting educational institutions ability to authorize the possession of a weapon on school grounds THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 265.01-a of the penal law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: § 265.01-a[.] Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds. A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds when he or she knowingly has in his or her possession a rifle, shotgun, or firearm in or upon a building or grounds, used for educa- tional purposes, of any school, college, or university, except the forestry lands, wherever located, owned and maintained by the State University of New York college of environmental science and forestry, or upon a school bus as defined in section one hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law, without the written authorization of such educational institution. NO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION SHALL ISSUE SUCH WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION TO ANY TEACHER, PROFESSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, OR OTHER PERSON WHO IS NOT PRIMARILY EMPLOYED AS A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, OR SECURITY GUARD AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION EIGHTY-NINE-F OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW, REGARDLESS OF THE PERSON'S EMPLOYMENT DIRECTLY BY THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OR BY A THIRD PARTY THAT PROVIDES SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OR SECURITY SERVICES TO THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds is a class E felony. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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