senate Bill S856

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the filing of approved applications for licenses for the possession of firearms

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

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S856 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5183
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3378, A10394
2017-2018: S3394, A5043

S856 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the filing of approved applications for licenses for the possession of firearms.

S856 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S856 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   856

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GALLIVAN, AKSHAR, YOUNG -- 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  filing  of  approved
  applications  for  licenses  to  carry, possess, repair and dispose of
  firearms

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  5  of  section  400.00  of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  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) of  this  subdivision,
the  name  and  address]  THE  APPLICATION  AND  ANY SUPPORTING RECORDS,
INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, of any person  to  whom  an
application  for  any  license  has  been  granted shall NOT be a public
record AND SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX OF
THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW.  Upon application by a licensee who has changed
his place of residence such records or applications 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 offi-
cer in the executive department, division of state police, Albany, with-
in  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

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