senate Bill S1413

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring social media reviews prior to the approval of an application for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver or to purchase a rifle or shotgun

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Jan 14, 2019 referred to codes

S1413 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, add §400.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9191

S1413 - Summary

Relates to requiring social media and search engine reviews prior to the approval of an application or renewal of a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver; requires a person applying for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver or a renewal of such license to consent to having his or her social media accounts and search engine history reviewed and investigated for certain posts and/or searches over a period of 1-3 years prior to the approval of such application or renewal; defines terms.

S1413 - Sponsor Memo

S1413 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1413

                       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, in relation  to  requiring  social  media
  reviews  prior to the approval of an application of a license to carry
  or possess a pistol or revolver;  and  to  amend  the  penal  law,  in
  relation  to requiring social media reviews prior to the delivery of a
  rifle or shotgun

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 and subdivision 4 of section
400.00  of  the  penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013,
are amended to read as follows:
  (a) Applications shall be made and renewed, in the case of  a  license
to  carry  or  possess a pistol or revolver, to the licensing officer in
the city or county, as the case may be, where the applicant resides,  is
principally  employed  or  has his or her principal place of business as
merchant or storekeeper; and, in the case of a license  as  gunsmith  or
dealer  in  firearms, to the licensing officer where such place of busi-
ness is located. Blank applications shall, except in  the  city  of  New
York,  be  approved as to form by the superintendent of state police. An
application shall state the full name, date of birth, residence, present
occupation of each person or individual signing the same, whether or not
he or she is a citizen of the United States, whether or not  he  or  she
complies  with each requirement for eligibility specified in subdivision
one of this section, CONSENT TO HAVE HIS OR HER  SOCIAL  MEDIA  ACCOUNTS
REVIEWED  AND INVESTIGATED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION,
and such other facts as may be required  to  show  the  good  character,
competency and integrity of each person or individual signing the appli-
cation.    THE  SOCIAL  MEDIA  ACCOUNT CONSENT REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL INCLUDE TWO CHECK BOXES AS  PART  OF  THE  APPLICATION
WITH THE FOLLOWING TYPED IN CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS TYPE:

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

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