senate Bill S1412

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing additional requirements to purchase a firearm, shotgun or rifle

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 14, 2019 referred to codes

S1412 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, add §400.20, Pen L; amd §§11-0701 & 11-0713, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S1412 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing additional requirements to purchase a firearm, shotgun or rifle; requires a person to apply for a hunting license prior to the purchase of a shotgun or rifle; establishes additional requirements for all firearms, shotguns and rifles including taking a five hour gun safety course and exam, passing a shooting range test with 90% accuracy, providing notarized proof of a passed drug test and mental health evaluation, providing proof of purchase of firearm and ammunition safe storage depositories and passing a criminal background check.

S1412 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1412 (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  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the environmental conservation law, in
  relation  to  establishing  additional  requirements  to  purchase   a
  firearm, shotgun or rifle


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 and subdivision 4-b of section 400.00 of  the
penal  law,  subdivision  1 as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013,
paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 60 of the  laws  of
2018,  and  subdivision 4-b as added by chapter 446 of the laws of 1997,
are 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 AND HAS PROVIDED NOTARIZED PROOF OF
A PASSED DRUG TEST BY A LICENSED PHYSICIAN; (f) who being an  alien  (i)
is not illegally or unlawfully in the United States or (ii) has not been
admitted  to  the United States under a nonimmigrant visa subject to the
exception 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

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


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