assembly Bill A8262

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires individuals to complete a five-hour firearm, rifle, and shotgun safety course before purchasing a firearm, rifle, shotgun, or ammunition therefor

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Aug 25, 2021 referred to codes

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A8262 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §400.04, amd §400.03, Pen L

A8262 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires individuals to complete a five-hour firearm, rifle, and shotgun safety course before purchasing a firearm, rifle, shotgun, or ammunition therefor; directs the commissioner of criminal justice services to develop such safety course.

A8262 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8262
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. MEEKS -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring  individuals  to
   complete  a five-hour firearm, rifle, and shotgun safety course before
   purchasing a firearm, rifle, shotgun, or ammunition therefor

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 400.04 to
 read as follows:
 § 400.04 FIREARM, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN SAFETY COURSE.
   1. THE COMMISSIONER OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL DEVELOP A FIVE-
 HOUR FIREARM, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN SAFETY COURSE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE INDI-
 VIDUALS ON THE SAFE  AND  LEGAL  STORAGE,  USE,  AND  TRANSPORTATION  OF
 FIREARMS, RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS IN NEW YORK STATE.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL DEVELOP A PROC-
 ESS  WHEREBY  A DEALER IN FIREARMS, GUNSMITH, OPERATOR OR EMPLOYEE OF AN
 INDOOR OR OUTDOOR SHOOTING RANGE THAT IS AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO OPERATE AS
 SUCH, GUN SHOW OPERATOR, FIREARM EXHIBITOR, OR A LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY
 OR EMPLOYEE THEREOF MAY APPLY TO BE AN AUTHORIZED SAFETY COURSE INSTRUC-
 TOR.
   3. AN AUTHORIZED SAFETY COURSE INSTRUCTOR SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF
 COMPLETION TO EACH INDIVIDUAL WHO COMPLETES A SAFETY COURSE ADMINISTERED
 BY  SUCH  AUTHORIZED  SAFETY  COURSE INSTRUCTOR WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME
 FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF SUCH SAFETY COURSE.    SUCH  CERTIFICATE  OF
 COMPLETION  SHALL  CONTAIN  THE NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, AND ADDRESS, OF THE
 INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM SUCH CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION IS ISSUED. THE AUTHOR-
 IZED SAFETY COURSE INSTRUCTOR ISSUING A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION TO  AN
 INDIVIDUAL  SHALL  AFFIRM UPON SUCH CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, UNDER THE
 PENALTIES OF PERJURY, THAT THE INDIVIDUAL TO WHOM  SUCH  CERTIFICATE  OF
 COMPLETION  IS ISSUED HAS COMPLETED A SAFETY COURSE ADMINISTERED BY SUCH
 AUTHORIZED SAFETY COURSE INSTRUCTOR, IN ITS ENTIRETY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.