senate Bill S101

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Limits educational institutions ability to authorize the possession of a weapon on school grounds

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

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S101 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1715
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.01-a, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7874

S101 - Summary

Limits an educational institution's ability to authorize the possession of a weapon on school grounds to certain officers or agents of a law enforcement agency.

S101 - Sponsor Memo

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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