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RECOVERS A GUN THAT WAS UNLAWFULLY POSSESSED, RECOVERED FROM A CRIME
SCENE, OR IS REASONABLY BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED IN OR ASSOCIATED WITH
THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME OR IS OTHERWISE RECOVERED AS AN ABANDONED OR
DISCARDED GUN, THE AGENCY SHALL REPORT SUCH SEIZED OR RECOVERED GUN TO
THE CRIMINAL GUN CLEARINGHOUSE AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, BUT IN NO CASE
MORE THAN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS AFTER THE AGENCY HAS TAKEN POSSESSION OF
SUCH GUN. EVERY REPORT MADE TO THE CRIMINAL GUN CLEARINGHOUSE WILL
RESULT IN THE PROMPT SUBMISSION OF A REQUEST TO THE NATIONAL TRACING
CENTER OF THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES TO
TRACE THE MOVEMENT OF THE SUBJECT GUN AND SUCH FEDERAL AGENCY WILL BE
REQUESTED TO PROVIDE THE RESULTS OF SUCH A TRACE TO THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE AND TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THAT
SUBMITTED THE CLEARINGHOUSE REPORT.
5. [In any case where a state or local law enforcement agency investi-
gates the commission of a crime in this state and a specific gun is
known to have been used in such crime, such agency shall submit a
request to the national tracing center of the United States Department
of Treasury, bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms to trace the move-
ment of such gun and such federal agency shall be requested to provide
the superintendent of the division of state police and the local law
enforcement agency with the results of such a trace. This subdivision
shall not apply where the source of a gun is already known to a local
law enforcement agency.] ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
SHALL PARTICIPATE IN THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND
EXPLOSIVES COLLECTIVE DATA SHARING PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF SHARING
GUN TRACE REPORTS AMONG ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE STATE ON A
7. (A) WHENEVER A STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SEIZES OR
RECOVERS A GUN THAT WAS UNLAWFULLY POSSESSED, RECOVERED FROM THE SCENE
OF A CRIME, OR IS REASONABLY BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED OR ASSOCIATED
WITH THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME, OR IS RECOVERED BY THE AGENCY AS AN
ABANDONED OR DISCARDED GUN, THE AGENCY SHALL ARRANGE FOR EVERY SUCH GUN
THAT IS DETERMINED TO BE SUITABLE FOR TEST-FIRING AND OF A TYPE THAT IS
ELIGIBLE FOR NATIONAL INTEGRATED BALLISTIC INFORMATION NETWORK DATA
ENTRY AND CORRELATION TO BE TEST-FIRED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, AND THE
RESULTS OF THAT TEST-FIRING SHALL BE SUBMITTED FORTHWITH TO THE NATIONAL
INTEGRATED BALLISTIC INFORMATION NETWORK TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE GUN IS
ASSOCIATED OR RELATED TO A CRIME, CRIMINAL EVENT, OR ANY INDIVIDUAL
ASSOCIATED OR RELATED TO A CRIME OR CRIMINAL EVENT OR REASONABLY
BELIEVED TO BE ASSOCIATED OR RELATED TO A CRIME OR CRIMINAL EVENT.
(B) WHENEVER A STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RECOVERS ANY
AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE CASE THAT IS OF A TYPE THAT IS ELIGIBLE FOR
NATIONAL INTEGRATED BALLISTIC INFORMATION NETWORK DATA ENTRY AND CORRE-
LATION AT A CRIME SCENE, OR HAS REASON TO BELIEVE THAT SUCH RECOVERED
AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE CASE IS RELATED TO OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMMIS-
SION OF A CRIME OR THE UNLAWFUL DISCHARGE OF A GUN, THE AGENCY SHALL, AS
SOON AS PRACTICABLE, ARRANGE FOR THE BALLISTICS INFORMATION TO BE
SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL INTEGRATED BALLISTIC INFORMATION NETWORK.
8. WHENEVER A STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SEIZES OR RECOVERS
ANY GUN, THE AGENCY SHALL PROMPTLY ENTER THE MAKE, MODEL, CALIBER, AND
SERIAL NUMBER OF THE GUN INTO THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER
(NCIC) SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE GUN WAS REPORTED STOLEN.
9. THE SUPERINTENDENT MAY ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS TO EFFECTUATE
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
§ 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 39-BB
to read as follows:
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PREVENTING THE UNLAWFUL SALE OF FIREARMS,
RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS TO INDIVIDUALS WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD
SECTION 875-A. DEFINITIONS.
875-C. ACCESS TO FIREARMS, RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS.
875-D. LOCATION OF FIREARM, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN SALES.
875-E. EMPLOYEE TRAINING.
875-F. MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS.
875-G. INTERNAL COMPLIANCE, CERTIFICATION, AND REPORTING.
875-H. RULES AND REGULATIONS.
§ 875-A. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
1. "DEALER" MEANS A GUNSMITH OR DEALERS IN FIREARMS LICENSED PURSUANT
TO SECTION 400.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
2. "DISPOSE OF" OR "DISPOSITION OF" MEANS TO GIVE, GIVE AWAY, LEASE,
LEND, KEEP FOR SALE, OFFER, OFFER FOR SALE, SELL, OR TRANSFER.
3. "FIREARM" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI-
SION THREE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
4. "RIFLE" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
5. "SHOTGUN" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI-
SION TWELVE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
6. "STRAW PURCHASE" MEANS THE PURCHASE, OR ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE, BY A
PERSON OF A FIREARM, RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR AMMUNITION FOR, ON BEHALF OF, OR
FOR THE USE OF ANOTHER PERSON KNOWN OR UNKNOWN. THE TERM SHALL NOT
INCLUDE A BONA FIDE GIFT TO A PERSON WHO IS NOT PROHIBITED FROM POSSESS-
ING OR RECEIVING SUCH A FIREARM. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A
GIFT TO A PERSON SHALL NOT BE A BONA FIDE GIFT IF THE PERSON HAS OFFERED
OR GIVEN THE PURCHASER A SERVICE OR THING OF VALUE TO ACQUIRE THE
FIREARM FOR THE PERSON.
7. "SUPERINTENDENT" MEANS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE.
§ 875-B. SECURITY. 1. EVERY DEALER SHALL IMPLEMENT A SECURITY PLAN
FOR SECURING FIREARMS, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS, INCLUDING FIREARMS, RIFLES
AND SHOTGUNS IN SHIPMENT. THE PLAN SHALL SATISFY AT LEAST THE FOLLOWING
(A) ALL FIREARMS, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS SHALL BE SECURED, OTHER THAN
DURING BUSINESS HOURS, IN A LOCKED FIREPROOF SAFE OR VAULT ON THE DEAL-
ER'S BUSINESS PREMISES OR IN A SECURED AND LOCKED AREA ON THE DEALER'S
BUSINESS PREMISES; AND
(B) AMMUNITION SHALL BE STORED SEPARATELY FROM FIREARMS, RIFLES AND
SHOTGUNS AND OUT OF REACH OF CUSTOMERS.
2. THE DEALER'S BUSINESS PREMISES SHALL BE SECURED BY A SECURITY ALARM
SYSTEM THAT IS INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED BY A SECURITY ALARM OPERATOR
PROPERLY LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX-D OF THIS CHAPTER. STANDARDS
FOR SUCH SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE SUPERINTEN-
DENT IN REGULATION. SUCH SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS MAY BE DEVELOPED BY A
FEDERAL OR STATE AGENCY, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, OR ANOTHER
ENTITY SPECIALIZING IN SECURITY ALARM STANDARDS APPROVED BY THE SUPER-
INTENDENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ACT. THE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM SHALL
BE CAPABLE OF BEING MONITORED BY A CENTRAL STATION, AND SHALL PROVIDE,
AT A MINIMUM, COMPLETE PROTECTION AND MONITORING FOR ALL ACCESSIBLE
OPENINGS, AND PARTIAL MOTION AND SOUND DETECTION AT CERTAIN OTHER AREAS
OF THE PREMISES. THE DEALER LOCATION SHALL ADDITIONALLY BE EQUIPPED
WITH A VIDEO RECORDING DEVICE AT EACH POINT OF SALE AND EACH ENTRANCE
AND EXIT TO THE PREMISES, WHICH SHALL BE RECORDED FROM BOTH THE INDOOR
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AND OUTDOOR VANTAGE POINT AND SHALL MAINTAIN SUCH RECORDINGS FOR A PERI-
OD OF NOT LESS THAN TWO YEARS.
§ 875-C. ACCESS TO FIREARMS, RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS. EVERY RETAIL DEALER
SHALL EXCLUDE ALL PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE FROM THOSE
PORTIONS OF ITS PREMISES WHERE FIREARMS, RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, OR AMMUNITION
ARE STOCKED OR SOLD, UNLESS SUCH PERSON IS ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR
§ 875-D. LOCATION OF FIREARM, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN SALES. EVERY DEALER
SHALL SELL OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS ONLY
AT THE LOCATION LISTED ON THE DEALER'S FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE OR AT
§ 875-E. EMPLOYEE TRAINING. 1. EVERY DEALER SHALL PROVIDE THE TRAIN-
ING DEVELOPED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
SECTION TO ALL NEW EMPLOYEES WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT, TO ALL
EXISTING EMPLOYEES WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION, AND TO ALL EMPLOYEES ANNUALLY THEREAFTER.
2. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL DEVELOP AND MAKE AVAILABLE TO EACH DEALER,
A TRAINING COURSE IN THE CONDUCT OF FIREARM, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN TRANS-
FERS INCLUDING AT A MINIMUM THE FOLLOWING:
(A) FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS GOVERNING FIREARM, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN
(B) HOW TO RECOGNIZE, IDENTIFY, RESPOND, AND REPORT STRAW PURCHASES,
ILLEGAL PURCHASES, AND FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY.
(C) HOW TO RECOGNIZE, IDENTIFY, RESPOND, AND REPORT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO
INTENDS TO USE A FIREARM, RIFLE, OR SHOTGUN FOR UNLAWFUL PURPOSES,
(D) HOW TO PREVENT, RESPOND, AND REPORT THEFT OR BURGLARY OF FIREARMS,
RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, AND AMMUNITION.
(E) HOW TO EDUCATE CUSTOMERS ON RULES OF GUN SAFETY, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO THE SAFE HANDLING AND STORAGE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES, SHOTGUNS
(F) SUCH OTHER TOPICS THE SUPERINTENDENT DEEMS NECESSARY AND APPROPRI-
3. NO EMPLOYEE OR AGENT OF ANY RETAIL DEALER SHALL PARTICIPATE IN THE
SALE OR DISPOSITION OF FIREARMS, RIFLES, OR SHOTGUNS UNLESS SUCH PERSON
IS AT LEAST TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE AND HAS FIRST RECEIVED THE TRAINING
REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL PROMULGATE REGU-
LATIONS SETTING FORTH MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF
RECORDS OF SUCH TRAINING.
§ 875-F. MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS. EVERY DEALER SHALL ESTABLISH AND
MAINTAIN A BOOK, OR IF THE DEALER SHOULD CHOOSE, AN ELECTRONIC-BASED
RECORD OF PURCHASE, SALE, INVENTORY, AND OTHER RECORDS AT THE DEALER'S
PLACE OF BUSINESS IN SUCH FORM AND FOR SUCH PERIOD AS THE SUPERINTENDENT
SHALL REQUIRE, AND SHALL SUBMIT A COPY OF SUCH RECORDS TO THE NEW YORK
STATE POLICE EVERY APRIL AND OCTOBER. SUCH RECORDS SHALL AT A MINIMUM
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1. THE MAKE, MODEL, CALIBER OR GAUGE, MANUFACTURER'S NAME, AND SERIAL
NUMBER OF ALL FIREARMS, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS THAT ARE ACQUIRED OR
DISPOSED OF NOT LATER THAN ONE BUSINESS DAY AFTER THEIR ACQUISITION OR
DISPOSITION. MONTHLY BACKUPS OF THESE RECORDS KEPT IN A BOOK SHALL BE
MAINTAINED IN A SECURE CONTAINER DESIGNED TO PREVENT LOSS BY FIRE,
THEFT, OR FLOOD. IF THE DEALER CHOOSES TO MAINTAIN AN ELECTRONIC-BASED
RECORD SYSTEM, THOSE RECORDS SHALL BE BACKED UP ON AN EXTERNAL SERVER OR
OVER THE INTERNET AT THE CLOSE OF EACH BUSINESS DAY;
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2. ALL FIREARMS, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS ACQUIRED BUT NOT YET DISPOSED OF
SHALL BE ACCOUNTED FOR THROUGH AN INVENTORY CHECK PREPARED ONCE EACH
MONTH AND MAINTAINED IN A SECURE LOCATION;
3. FIREARM, RIFLE AND SHOTGUN DISPOSITION INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE
SERIAL NUMBERS OF FIREARMS, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS SOLD, DATES OF SALE, AND
IDENTITY OF PURCHASERS, SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND MADE AVAILABLE AT ANY
TIME TO GOVERNMENT LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND TO THE MANUFACTURER OF
THE WEAPON OR ITS DESIGNEE; AND
4. EVERY DEALER SHALL MAINTAIN RECORDS OF CRIMINAL FIREARM, RIFLE AND
SHOTGUN TRACES INITIATED BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO,
FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES ("ATF"). ALL ATF FORM 4473 TRANSACTION RECORDS
SHALL BE RETAINED ON THE DEALER'S BUSINESS PREMISES IN A SECURE CONTAIN-
ER DESIGNED TO PREVENT LOSS BY FIRE, THEFT, OR FLOOD.
§ 875-G. INTERNAL COMPLIANCE, CERTIFICATION, AND REPORTING. 1. EVERY
(A) IMPLEMENT AND MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT INTERNAL COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES
TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE; AND
(B) ANNUALLY CERTIFY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT THAT SUCH DEALER HAS
COMPLIED WITH ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE. THE SUPERINTEN-
DENT SHALL BY REGULATION DETERMINE THE FORM AND CONTENT OF SUCH ANNUAL
2. (A) THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS REQUIRING PERI-
ODIC INSPECTIONS OF NOT LESS THAN ONE INSPECTION OF EVERY DEALER EVERY
THREE YEARS, DURING REGULAR AND USUAL BUSINESS HOURS, BY THE DIVISION OF
STATE POLICE OF THE PREMISES OF EVERY DEALER TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE BY
SUCH DEALER WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE. EVERY DEALER SHALL
PROVIDE THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE WITH FULL ACCESS TO SUCH DEALER'S
PREMISES FOR SUCH INSPECTIONS.
(B) THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT PROVIDING INFOR-
MATION ON THE NUMBER OF DEALERS INSPECTED ANNUALLY, THE NUMBER OF DEAL-
ERS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE, THE NUMBER OF
DEALERS FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE, AND
OTHER INFORMATION THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT DEEMS NECESSARY AND APPROPRI-
ATE. THE FIRST REPORT SHALL BE DELIVERED TO THE GOVERNOR, THE MAJORITY
LEADER OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, AND SHALL BE MADE
AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE WEBSITE, ON OR
BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER.
§ 875-H. RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE SUPERINTENDENT MAY PROMULGATE SUCH
ADDITIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS AS THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL DEEM NECES-
SARY TO PREVENT FIREARMS, RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS FROM BEING DIVERTED FROM
THE LEGAL STREAM OF COMMERCE.
§ 875-I. VIOLATIONS. ANY PERSON, FIRM, OR CORPORATION WHO KNOWINGLY
VIOLATES ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A
MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE PENAL LAW.
§ 3. Subdivisions 11 and 12 of section 400.00 of the penal law, subdi-
vision 11 as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013 and subdivision 12
as amended by chapter 129 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as
11. License: revocation and suspension. (a) The conviction of a licen-
see anywhere of a felony or serious offense or a licensee at any time
becoming ineligible to obtain a license under this section shall operate
as a revocation of the license. A license may be revoked or suspended as
provided for in section 530.14 of the criminal procedure law or section
eight hundred forty-two-a of the family court act. Except for a license
issued pursuant to section 400.01 of this article, a license may be
revoked and cancelled at any time in the city of New York, and in the
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counties of Nassau and Suffolk, by the licensing officer, and elsewhere
than in the city of New York by any judge or justice of a court of
record; a license issued pursuant to section 400.01 of this article may
be revoked and cancelled at any time by the licensing officer or any
judge or justice of a court of record. A LICENSE TO ENGAGE IN THE BUSI-
NESS OF DEALER MAY BE REVOKED OR SUSPENDED FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THE
PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE THIRTY-NINE-BB OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW. The
official revoking a license shall give written notice thereof without
unnecessary delay to the executive department, division of state police,
Albany, and shall also notify immediately the duly constituted police
authorities of the locality.
(b) Whenever the director of community services or his or her designee
makes a report pursuant to section 9.46 of the mental hygiene law, the
division of criminal justice services shall convey such information,
whenever it determines that the person named in the report possesses a
license issued pursuant to this section, to the appropriate licensing
official, who shall issue an order suspending or revoking such license.
(c) In any instance in which a person's license is suspended or
revoked under paragraph (a) or (b) of this subdivision, such person
shall surrender such license to the appropriate licensing official and
any and all firearms, rifles, or shotguns owned or possessed by such
person shall be surrendered to an appropriate law enforcement agency as
provided in subparagraph (f) of paragraph one of subdivision a of
section 265.20 of this chapter. In the event such license, firearm,
shotgun, or rifle is not surrendered, such items shall be removed and
declared a nuisance and any police officer or peace officer acting
pursuant to his or her special duties is authorized to remove any and
all such weapons.
12. Records required of gunsmiths and dealers in firearms. [Any] IN
ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN ARTICLE THIRTY-NINE-BB OF THE
GENERAL BUSINESS LAW, ANY person licensed as gunsmith or dealer in
firearms shall keep a record book approved as to form, except in the
city of New York, by the superintendent of state police. In the record
book shall be entered at the time of every transaction involving a
firearm the date, name, age, occupation and residence of any person from
whom a firearm is received or to whom a firearm is delivered, and the
calibre, make, model, manufacturer's name and serial number, or if none,
any other distinguishing number or identification mark on such firearm.
Before delivering a firearm to any person, the licensee shall require
him to produce either a license valid under this section to carry or
possess the same, or proof of lawful authority as an exempt person
pursuant to section 265.20 of this chapter and either (a) the National
Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) or its successor has
issued a "proceed" response to the licensee, or (b) thirty calendar days
have elapsed since the date the licensee contacted NICS to initiate a
national instant criminal background check and NICS has not notified the
licensee that the transfer of the firearm to such person should be
denied. In addition, before delivering a firearm to a peace officer, the
licensee shall verify that person's status as a peace officer with the
division of state police. After completing the foregoing, the licensee
shall remove and retain the attached coupon and enter in the record book
the date of such license, number, if any, and name of the licensing
officer, in the case of the holder of a license to carry or possess, or
the shield or other number, if any, assignment and department, unit or
agency, in the case of an exempt person. The original transaction report
shall be forwarded to the division of state police within ten days of
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delivering a firearm to any person, and a duplicate copy shall be kept
by the licensee. The superintendent of state police may designate that
such record shall be completed and transmitted in electronic form. A
dealer may be granted a waiver from transmitting such records in elec-
tronic form if the superintendent determines that such dealer is incapa-
ble of such transmission due to technological limitations that are not
reasonably within the control of the dealer, or other exceptional
circumstances demonstrated by the dealer, pursuant to a process estab-
lished in regulation, and at the discretion of the superintendent.
Records assembled or collected for purposes of inclusion in the database
created pursuant to section 400.02 of this article shall not be subject
to disclosure pursuant to article six of the public officers law. The
record book shall be maintained on the premises mentioned and described
in the license and shall be open at all reasonable hours for inspection
by any peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, or police
officer. In the event of cancellation or revocation of the license for
gunsmith or dealer in firearms, or discontinuance of business by a
licensee, such record book shall be immediately surrendered to the
licensing officer in the city of New York, and in the counties of Nassau
and Suffolk, and elsewhere in the state to the executive department,
division of state police.
§ 4. Severability. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part
of this act shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to
be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the
remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause,
sentence, paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the
controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
§ 5. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
completed on or before such effective date.