senate Bill S1602

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits persons named on the consolidated terrorist watchlist from obtaining or renewing a license to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jan 14, 2021 referred to codes

S1602 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8693
2017-2018: A2959
2019-2020: S7064, A514

S1602 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits persons named on the No Fly List maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation from obtaining or renewing a license to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms.

S1602 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1602 (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 14, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 prohibiting persons  named
   on the No Fly List maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center admin-
   istered  by  the  Federal  Bureau  of  Investigation from obtaining or
   renewing a license to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  400.00  of the penal law, as
 amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, 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;
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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