senate Bill S3651

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows rifles, shotguns, and firearms on college and university campuses

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jan 30, 2021 referred to codes

S3651 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.01-a, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1754
2019-2020: S285
2023-2024: S1407

S3651 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows rifles, shotguns, and firearms on college and university campuses.

S3651 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3651 (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  S E N A T E
                             January 30, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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 allowing rifles, shotguns,
   and firearms on college and university campuses
   Section 1. Section 265.01-a of the penal law, as separately amended by
 chapters 138 and 354 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
 § 265.01-a Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds.
   A  person  is  guilty  of  criminal  possession  of a weapon on school
 grounds when he or she knowingly has in his or her possession  a  rifle,
 shotgun,  or  firearm  in or upon a building or grounds, used for educa-
 tional purposes, of any school[,  college,  or  university,  except  the
 forestry lands, wherever located, owned, maintained or held in trust for
 the  benefit  of  the  New  York  State  College of Forestry at Syracuse
 University, now known as the State University of  New  York  college  of
 environmental  science and forestry,] or upon a school bus as defined in
 section one hundred forty-two of the vehicle and  traffic  law,  without
 the  written  authorization  of  such educational institution; provided,
 however no school, as defined  in  subdivision  ten  of  section  eleven
 hundred  twenty-five  of  the  education  law,  shall issue such written
 authorization to any teacher,  school  administrator,  or  other  person
 employed  at  the  school  who  is  not  primarily  employed as a school
 resource officer, police officer, peace officer, or security  guard  who
 has  been  issued  a special armed guard registration card as defined in
 section eighty-nine-f of the general business law, regardless of whether
 the person is employed directly by such school  or  by  a  third  party.
   Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds is a class E felony.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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