assembly Bill A2222

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of shooting programs

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 14, 2021 referred to education

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A2222 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §809-a, add §809-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10428
2019-2020: A1007

A2222 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes that public schools shall prohibit marksmanship and/or shooting programs.

A2222 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2222
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  the  prohibition  of
   marksmanship and/or shooting programs in public schools
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 809-a of the education law, as amended  by  chapter
 442 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
   § 809-a. Instruction in [the safe use of firearms] CONSERVATION and in
 the game laws.  The officer, board, or commission authorized or required
 to  prescribe courses of instructions in any school under state control,
 may authorize instructions to be given in the [safe and  proper  use  of
 firearms  allowed  by law to be used in the taking of wild game, and may
 also authorize instructions to be given in the] study of game  laws  and
 of proper hunting and conservation practices, PROVIDED THAT FIREARMS ARE
 NOT  USED  BY STUDENTS OR DISCHARGED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.  Such courses of
 instruction shall be approved by both the education department  and  the
 department of environmental conservation.
   §  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 809-b to
 read as follows:
   § 809-B. PROHIBITION OF MARKSMANSHIP AND/OR SHOOTING PROGRAMS.  1.  NO
 PUBLIC SCHOOL SHALL OFFER MARKSMANSHIP AND/OR SHOOTING PROGRAMS.
   2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, MARKSMANSHIP AND/OR SHOOTING PROGRAMS
 SHALL  INCLUDE  ANY  COMPETITIVE  AND  RECREATIONAL  SPORTING ACTIVITIES
 INVOLVING PROFICIENCY TESTS OF ACCURACY, PRECISION AND  SPEED  IN  USING
 VARIOUS TYPES OF RANGED WEAPONS, SUCH AS FIREARMS AND AIR GUNS, IN FORMS
 SUCH AS HANDGUNS, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS.
   3.  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO COMPETITIVE AND
 RECREATIONAL ARCHERY PROGRAMS.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00827-01-1