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SECTION 265.01-D
Criminal possession of a weapon in a restricted location
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE P, ARTICLE 265
§ 265.01-d Criminal possession of a weapon in a restricted location.

1. A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in a
restricted location when such person possesses a firearm, rifle, or
shotgun and enters into or remains on or in private property where such
person knows or reasonably should know that the owner or lessee of such
property has not permitted such possession by clear and conspicuous
signage indicating that the carrying of firearms, rifles, or shotguns on
their property is permitted or has otherwise given express consent.

2. This section shall not apply to:

(a) police officers as defined in section 1.20 of the criminal
procedure law;

(b) persons who are designated peace officers as defined in section
2.10 of the criminal procedure law;

(c) persons who were employed as police officers as defined in section
1.20 of the criminal procedure law, but are retired;

(d) security guards as defined by and registered under article seven-A
of the general business law who has been granted a special armed
registration card, while at the location of their employment and during
their work hours as such a security guard;

(e) active-duty military personnel;

(f) persons licensed under paragraph (c), (d) or (e) of subdivision
two of section 400.00 of this chapter while in the course of his or her
official duties; or

(g) persons lawfully engaged in hunting activity.

Criminal possession of a weapon in a restricted location is a class E
felony.