senate Bill S603

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the recertification process for firearms

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes


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S603 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3379, A10390
2017-2018: S1996, A5388
2021-2022: S1623
2023-2024: S475

S603 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the recertification process for firearms.

S603 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S603 (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 9, 2019

Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, HELMING -- 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 the recertification proc-
  ess for licenses for firearms


  Section  1.  Subdivisions 5 and 10 of section 400.00 of the penal law,
as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013,  are  amended  to  read  as
  5.  Filing  of  approved  applications.  (a)  The  application for any
license, if granted, shall be filed by the licensing  officer  with  the
clerk  of  the  county  of issuance, except that in the city of New York
and, in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, the licensing officer  shall
designate  the  place  of  filing in the appropriate division, bureau or
unit of the police department thereof, and in the county of Suffolk  the
county  clerk  is  hereby authorized to transfer all records or applica-
tions relating to firearms to the licensing authority  of  that  county.
Except  as provided in paragraphs (b) through [(f)] (E) of this subdivi-
sion, the name and address of any person to whom an application for  any
license has been granted shall be a public record. Upon application by a
licensee who has changed his place of residence such records or applica-
tions  shall be transferred to the appropriate officer at the licensee's
new place of residence. A duplicate copy of such  application  shall  be
filed  by the licensing officer in the executive department, division of
state police, Albany, within ten days after issuance of the license. The
superintendent of state police may designate that such application shall
be transmitted to the division of state police  electronically.  In  the
event the superintendent of the division of state police determines that
it  lacks  any of the records required to be filed with the division, it
may request that such records be  provided  to  it  by  the  appropriate
clerk,  department  or authority and such clerk, department or authority
shall provide the division with such records. In the event  such  clerk,
department or authority lacks such records, the division may request the
license  holder provide information sufficient to constitute such record


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