assembly Bill A581

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires proof of liability insurance prior to issuing a license to carry a firearm

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes


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A581 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3561
2011-2012: A3043
2013-2014: A4390
2015-2016: A6486
2017-2018: A349
2019-2020: A95

A581 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the submission of proof of personal liability insurance prior to the issuance or renewal of a license to carry a firearm.

A581 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by M. of A. PERRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Codes
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring proof of liabil-
   ity insurance prior to the issuance of a license to carry a firearm

   Section  1.    Subdivision  1  of  section 400.00 of the penal law, as
 amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013 and paragraph (c) as amended by
 chapter 60 of the laws of 2018, is 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; (f) who being an alien (i) is not
 illegally or unlawfully in the United States or (ii) has not been admit-
 ted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa subject to the excep-
 tion 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 citi-
 zen  of the United States, has not renounced his or her citizenship; (i)
 who has stated whether he or she has ever suffered any  mental  illness;
 (j)  who  has  not  been involuntarily committed to a facility under the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets