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as much as i hate to say it...... if these go thru and stand up, from what i am seeing, i will prob give up my permit.  I carry maybe 1-2 times a year.  Just not worth the hoops, then the flaming hoops to jump thru. Has to always be locked in a safe in a vehicle, cant carry to locations unless they are posted as approving to carry, recertification every three years, more classes, etc.... (dunno if all these are in there but this is what i am hearing)   F that.  Yes they win but i just wont deal with it for what its worth to me.  

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23 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

as much as i hate to say it...... if these go thru and stand up, from what i am seeing, i will prob give up my permit.  I carry maybe 1-2 times a year.  Just not worth the hoops, then the flaming hoops to jump thru. Has to always be locked in a safe in a vehicle, cant carry to locations unless they are posted as approving to carry, recertification every three years, more classes, etc.... (dunno if all these are in there but this is what i am hearing)   F that.  Yes they win but i just wont deal with it for what its worth to me.  

 I hear what you're saying, I've been wanting to get my permit but with how difficult they are making it I think I'd rather just move to a non commie state...

 

Contact your legislators and let them know you are against this crap: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s51001

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2 hours ago, Nomad said:

This maybe what has me finally agree with the wife and move South .

My wife doesn't have to convince me.  In 2.5yrs, She can retire at 55 with 32yrs of state service.  Tennessee bound.

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 I hear what you're saying, I've been wanting to get my permit but with how difficult they are making it I think I'd rather just move to a non commie state...
 
Contact your legislators and let them know you are against this crap: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s51001
The sad part is my legislators were there last night to help write this crap up.



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49 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

as much as i hate to say it...... if these go thru and stand up, from what i am seeing, i will prob give up my permit.  I carry maybe 1-2 times a year.  Just not worth the hoops, then the flaming hoops to jump thru. Has to always be locked in a safe in a vehicle, cant carry to locations unless they are posted as approving to carry, recertification every three years, more classes, etc.... (dunno if all these are in there but this is what i am hearing)   F that.  Yes they win but i just wont deal with it for what its worth to me.  

I talked to an Associate Attorney with the State Dept of Justice this morning. She sent me the bill as it stood this morning. She told any current concealed carry permit holders will have to take a firearm safety class before they can recertify their permit the next time they need to recertify. I’ll see if I can get it to attach here. As far as locking in a vehicle she said she did not see that in there. I have not had a chance to read it. Sad Senate was called back, not assembly. Assembly would need to be called back to vote. If nothing reached by tonight they do not return to Albany until 1/3/23 unless called back for special session. 
 

S51001 STEWART-COUSINS No Same as Governor Program # 1
07/01/22 REFERRED TO RULES
 ON FILE: 07/01/22 Penal Law
 TITLE....Relates to licensing and other provisions relating to firearms
 Currently on Senate Committee Agenda
 Senate Standing Committee on Rules
 Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Chair
 July 1, 2022
 Room 332 CAP
  STEWART-COUSINS, MYRIE, KAVANAGH
 Amd Pen L, generally; add §§235 & 228, amd §§837 & 144-a, Exec L; amd §§396-eee, 898 & 896,
 Gen Bus L; add §99-pp, St Fin L
 Relates to licensing and other provisions relating to firearms.
 CRIMINAL SANCTION IMPACT.
 Governor's Program
              STATE OF NEW YORK
________________________________________________________________________ 1
                             Extraordinary Session
IN SENATE
                                 July 1, 2022
                                  ___________
Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, MYRIE, KAVANAGH -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the penal law, the general business law, the executive law, the civil practice law and rules and the state finance law, in relation to licensing and other provisions relating to firearms
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The section heading and subdivisions 1, 1-a, 2, 4, 4-a,
2 4-b, 10 and 11 of section 400.00 of the penal law, subdivisions 1 and 10
3 as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, paragraph (c) of subdivi-
4 sion 1 as amended by chapter 60 of the laws of 2018, paragraph (j) of
5 subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 208 of the laws of 2022, subdivision
6 1-a as added by section 2 of part N of chapter 55 of the laws of 2020,
7 subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 212 of the laws of 2022, subdivision
8 4 as amended by chapter 242 of the laws of 2019, subdivision 4-a as
  
9 added by chapter 233 of the laws of 1980, subdivision 4-b as added by
10 chapter 446 of the laws of 1997, paragraph (c) of subdivision 10 as
11 added by chapter 212 of the laws of 2022, subdivision 11 as amended by
12 chapter 207 of the laws of 2022, are amended and a new subdivision 4-c
13  is added to read as follows:
14 [Licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of] Licensing and other 15 provisions relating to firearms.
16 1. Eligibility. No license shall be issued or renewed pursuant to this
17 section except by the licensing officer, and then only after investi-
18 gation and finding that all statements in a proper application for a
19 license are true. No license shall be issued or renewed except for an
20 applicant (a) twenty-one years of age or older, provided, however, that
21 where such applicant has been honorably discharged from the United
22 States army, navy, marine corps, air force or coast guard, or the
23 national guard of the state of New York, no such age restriction shall
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                               LBD12053-04-2
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1 apply; (b) of good moral character, which, for the purposes of this
2 article, shall mean having the essential character, temperament and
3 judgement necessary to be entrusted with a weapon and to use it only in
4 a manner that does not endanger oneself or others; (c) who has not been
5 convicted anywhere of a felony or a serious offense or who is not the
6 subject of an outstanding warrant of arrest issued upon the alleged
7 commission of a felony or serious offense; (d) who is not a fugitive
8 from justice; (e) who is not an unlawful user of or addicted to any
9 controlled substance as defined in section 21 U.S.C. 802; (f) who being
10 an alien (i) is not illegally or unlawfully in the United States or (ii)
11 has not been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa
12 subject to the exception in 18 U.S.C. 922(y)(2); (g) who has not been
13 discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions; (h) who,
14 having been a citizen of the United States, has not renounced his or her
15 citizenship; (i) who has stated whether he or she has ever suffered any
16 mental illness; (j) who has not been involuntarily committed to a facil-
17 ity under the jurisdiction of an office of the department of mental
18 hygiene pursuant to article nine or fifteen of the mental hygiene law,
19 article seven hundred thirty or section 330.20 of the criminal procedure
20 law or substantially similar laws of any other state, section four
21 hundred two or five hundred eight of the correction law, section 322.2
22 or 353.4 of the family court act, has not been civilly confined in a
23 secure treatment facility pursuant to article ten of the mental hygiene
24 law, or has not been the subject of a report made pursuant to section
25 9.46 of the mental hygiene law; (k) who has not had a license revoked or
26 who is not under a suspension or ineligibility order issued pursuant to
27 the provisions of section 530.14 of the criminal procedure law or
28 section eight hundred forty-two-a of the family court act; (l) in the
29 county of Westchester, who has successfully completed a firearms safety
30 course and test as evidenced by a certificate of completion issued in
31 his or her name and endorsed and affirmed under the penalties of perjury
32 by a duly authorized instructor, except that: (i) persons who are honor-
33 ably discharged from the United States army, navy, marine corps or coast
34 guard, or of the national guard of the state of New York, and produce
35 evidence of official qualification in firearms during the term of
36 service are not required to have completed those hours of a firearms
37 safety course pertaining to the safe use, carrying, possession, mainte-
38 nance and storage of a firearm; [and] (ii) persons who were licensed to
39 possess a pistol or revolver prior to the effective date of this para-
40 graph are not required to have completed a firearms safety course and
41 test, provided, however, persons with a license issued under paragraph
42 (f) of subdivision two of this section prior to the effective date of
           
43 the laws of two thousand twenty-two which amended this paragraph shall
44 be required to complete the training required by subdivision nineteen of
45 this section prior to the recertification of such license; and (iii)
46 persons applying for a license under paragraph (f) of subdivision two of
47 this section on or after the effective date of the chapter of the laws
48 of two thousand twenty-two which amended this paragraph who shall be
49 required to complete the training required under subdivision nineteen of
50 this section for such license; (m) who has not had a guardian appointed
51 for him or her pursuant to any provision of state law, based on a deter-
52 mination that as a result of marked subnormal intelligence, mental
53 illness, incompetency, incapacity, condition or disease, he or she lacks
54 the mental capacity to contract or manage his or her own affairs; [and
55 (n) concerning whom no good cause exists for the denial of the license.]
56 (n) for a license issued under paragraph (f) of subdivision two of this
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1 section, that the applicant has not been convicted within five years of
2 the date of the application of any of the following: (i) assault in
3 the third degree, as defined in section 120.00 of this chapter; (ii)
4 misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, as defined in section eleven
5 hundred ninety-two of the vehicle and traffic law; or (iii) menacing, as
6 defined in section 120.15 of this chapter; and (o) for a license issued
7 under paragraph (f) of subdivision two of this section, the applicant
8 shall meet in person with the licensing officer for an interview and
9 shall, in addition to any other information or forms required by the
10 license application submit to the licensing officer the following infor-
11 mation: (i) names and contact information for the applicant's
12 current spouse, or domestic partner, any other adults residing in the
13 applicant's home, including any adult children of the applicant, and
14 whether or not there are minors residing, full time or part time, in the
15 applicant's home; (ii) names and contact information of no less than
16 four character references who can attest to the applicant's good
17 moral character and that such applicant has not engaged in any acts, or
18 made any statements that suggest they are likely to engage in conduct
19 that would result in harm to themselves or others; (iii) certification
20 of completion of the training required in subdivision nineteen of this
21 section; (iv) a list of former and current social media accounts of
22 the applicant from the past three years to confirm the information
23 regarding the applicants character and conduct as required in subpara-
24 graph (ii) of this paragraph; and (v) such other information required by
25 the licensing officer that is reasonably necessary and related to the
26 review of the licensing application.
27 1-a. No person shall engage in the business of gunsmith or dealer in
28 firearms unless licensed pursuant to this section. An applicant to
29 engage in such business shall also be a citizen of the United States,
30 more than twenty-one years of age and shall be required to maintain a
31 place of business in the city or county where the license is issued. For
32 such business, if the applicant is a firm or partnership, each member
33 thereof shall comply with all of the requirements set forth in this
34 subdivision and if the applicant is a corporation, each officer thereof
35  shall so comply.
36 [1-a.] 1-b. For purposes of subdivision one of this section, serious
37 offense shall include an offense in any jurisdiction or the former penal
38 law that includes all of the essential elements of a serious offense as
39 defined by subdivision seventeen of section 265.00 of this chapter.
40 Nothing in this subdivision shall preclude the denial of a license based
41 on the commission of, arrest for or conviction of an offense in any
42 other jurisdiction which does not include all of the essential elements
43  of a serious offense.
44 2. Types of licenses. A license for gunsmith or dealer in firearms
45 shall be issued to engage in such business. A license for a semiautomat-
46 ic rifle, other than an assault weapon or disguised gun, shall be issued
47 to purchase or take possession of such a [firearm] semiautomatic rifle
                                        
48 when such transfer of ownership occurs on or after the effective date of
49 [the] chapter two hundred twelve of the laws of two thousand twenty-two
50 that amended this subdivision. A license for a pistol or revolver, other
51 than an assault weapon or a disguised gun, shall be issued to (a) have
52 and possess in his dwelling by a householder; (b) have and possess in
53 his place of business by a merchant or storekeeper; (c) have and carry
54 concealed while so employed by a messenger employed by a banking insti-
 55  tution or express company; (d) have
56  the  supreme  court in the first or
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and carry concealed by a justice  of
second judicial departments, or by a
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1 judge of the New York city civil court or the New York city criminal
2 court; (e) have and carry concealed while so employed by a regular
3 employee of an institution of the state, or of any county, city, town or
4 village, under control of a commissioner of correction of the city or
5 any warden, superintendent or head keeper of any state prison, peniten-
6 tiary, workhouse, county jail or other institution for the detention of
7 persons convicted or accused of crime or held as witnesses in criminal
8 cases, provided that application is made therefor by such commissioner,
9 warden, superintendent or head keeper; (f) have and carry concealed,
10 without regard to employment or place of possession subject to the
11 restrictions of state and federal law, by any person [when proper cause
12 exists for the issuance thereof]; and (g) have, possess, collect and
13 carry antique pistols which are defined as follows: (i) any single shot,
14 muzzle loading pistol with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or
15 similar type of ignition system manufactured in or before [l898] 1898,
16 which is not designed for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed
17 ammunition; and (ii) any replica of any pistol described in clause (i)
18 hereof if such replica[--];
19 (1) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional 20 centerfire fixed ammunition, or
21 (2) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is
22 no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily
23 available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.
24 4. Investigation. Before a license is issued or renewed, there shall
25 be an investigation of all statements required in the application by the
26 duly constituted police authorities of the locality where such applica-
27 tion is made, including but not limited to such records as may be acces-
28 sible to the division of state police or division of criminal justice
29 services pursuant to section 400.02 of this article. For that purpose,
30 the records of the appropriate office of the department of mental
31 hygiene concerning previous or present mental illness of the applicant
32 shall be available for inspection by the investigating officer of the
33 police authority. Where the applicant is domiciled in a foreign state,
34 the investigation shall include inquiry of the foreign state for records
35 concerning the previous or present mental illness of the applicant, and,
36 to the extent necessary for inspection by the investigating officer, the
37 applicant shall execute a waiver of confidentiality of such record in
38 such form as may be required by the foreign state. In order to ascertain
39 any previous criminal record, the investigating officer shall take the
40 fingerprints and physical descriptive data in quadruplicate of each
41 individual by whom the application is signed and verified. Two copies of
42 such fingerprints shall be taken on standard fingerprint cards eight
43 inches square, and one copy may be taken on a card supplied for that
44 purpose by the federal bureau of investigation; provided, however, that
45 in the case of a corporate applicant that has already been issued a
46 dealer in firearms license and seeks to operate a firearm dealership at
47 a second or subsequent location, the original fingerprints on file may
48 be used to ascertain any criminal record in the second or subsequent
49 application unless any of the corporate officers have changed since the
50 prior application, in which case the new corporate officer shall comply
51 with procedures governing an initial application for such license. When
52 completed, one standard card shall be forwarded to and retained by the
    
53 division of criminal justice services in the executive department, at
54 Albany. A search of the files of such division and written notification
55 of the results of the search shall be forwarded to the investigating
56 officer and shall be made without unnecessary delay. Thereafter, such
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1 division shall notify the licensing officer and the executive depart-
2 ment, division of state police, Albany, of any criminal record of the
3 applicant filed therein subsequent to the search of its files. A second
4 standard card, or the one supplied by the federal bureau of investi-
5 gation, as the case may be, shall be forwarded to that bureau at Wash-
6 ington with a request that the files of the bureau be searched and
7 notification of the results of the search be made to the investigating
8 police authority. Of the remaining two fingerprint cards, one shall be
9 filed with the executive department, division of state police, Albany,
10 within ten days after issuance of the license, and the other shall
11 remain on file with the investigating police authority. No such finger-
12 prints may be inspected by any person other than a peace officer, who is
13 acting pursuant to his or her special duties, or a police officer,
14 except on order of a judge or justice of a court of record either upon
15 notice to the licensee or without notice, as the judge or justice may
16 deem appropriate. Upon completion of the investigation, the police
17 authority shall report the results to the licensing officer without
18  unnecessary delay.
19 4-a. Appeals from denial of an application, renewal, recertification
20 or license revocation. If an application for a license is denied, not
21 renewed, not recertified, or revoked, the licensing officer shall issue
22 a written notice to the applicant setting forth the reasons for such
23 denial. An applicant may, within ninety days of receipt of such notice,
24 request a hearing to appeal the denial to the appeals board created by
25 the division of criminal justice services and the superintendent of
26 state police. An individual may be represented by counsel at any appear-
27 ance before the appeals board and shall be afforded an opportunity to
28 present additional evidence in support of their application. The
29 commissioner of criminal justice services and the superintendent of
30 state police shall promulgate rules and regulations governing such
31 appeals process.
32 4-b. Processing of license applications. Applications for licenses
33 shall be accepted for processing by the licensing officer at the time of
34 presentment. Except upon written notice to the applicant specifically
35 stating the reasons for any delay, in each case the licensing officer
36 shall act upon any application for a license pursuant to this section
37 within six months of the date of presentment of such an application to
38 the appropriate authority. Such delay may only be for good cause and
39 with respect to the applicant. In acting upon an application, the
40 licensing officer shall either deny the application for reasons specif-
41 ically and concisely stated in writing or grant the application and
42  issue the license applied for.
43 [4-b.] 4-c. Westchester county firearms safety course certificate. In
44 the county of Westchester, at the time of application, the licensing
45 officer to which the license application is made shall provide a copy of
46 the safety course booklet to each license applicant. Before such license
47 is issued, such licensing officer shall require that the applicant
48 submit a certificate of successful completion of a firearms safety
49 course and test issued in his or her name and endorsed and affirmed
50 under the penalties of perjury by a duly authorized instructor.
51 10. License: expiration, certification and renewal. (a) Any license
52 for gunsmith or dealer in firearms and, in the city of New York, any
53 license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver, issued at any time
54 pursuant to this section or prior to the first day of July, nineteen
55 hundred sixty-three and not limited to expire on an earlier date fixed
56 in the license, shall, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (d) of
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1 this subdivision, expire not more than three years after the date of
2 issuance. In the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, any
3 license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver, issued at any time
4 pursuant to this section or prior to the first day of July, nineteen
5 hundred sixty-three and not limited to expire on an earlier date fixed
6 in the license, shall expire not more than five years after the date of
7 issuance; however, in the county of Westchester, any such license shall
8 be certified prior to the first day of April, two thousand, in accord-
9 ance with a schedule to be contained in regulations promulgated by the
10 commissioner of the division of criminal justice services, and every
11 such license shall, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (d) of
12 this subdivision, be recertified every five years thereafter. For
13 purposes of this section certification shall mean that the licensee
14 shall provide to the licensing officer the following information only:
15 current name, date of birth, current address, and the make, model, cali-
16 ber and serial number of all firearms currently possessed. Such certif-
17 ication information shall be filed by the licensing officer in the same
18 manner as an amendment. Elsewhere than in the city of New York and the
19 counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, any license to carry or
20 possess a pistol or revolver, issued at any time pursuant to this
21 section or prior to the first day of July, nineteen hundred sixty-three
22 and not previously revoked or cancelled, shall be in force and effect
23 until revoked as herein provided. Any license not previously cancelled
24 or revoked shall remain in full force and effect for thirty days beyond
25 the stated expiration date on such license. Any application to renew a
26 license that has not previously expired, been revoked or cancelled shall
27 thereby extend the term of the license until disposition of the applica-
28 tion by the licensing officer. In the case of a license for gunsmith or
29 dealer in firearms, in counties having a population of less than two
30 hundred thousand inhabitants, photographs and fingerprints shall be
31 submitted on original applications and upon renewal thereafter [only] at
32 [six] three year intervals. Upon satisfactory proof that a currently
33 valid original license has been despoiled, lost or otherwise removed
34 from the possession of the licensee and upon application containing an
35 additional photograph of the licensee, the licensing officer shall issue
36  a duplicate license.
37 (b) All licensees shall be recertified to the division of state police
38 every five years thereafter, except as otherwise provided in paragraph
39 (d) of this subdivision. Any license issued before the effective date of
40 the chapter of the laws of two thousand thirteen which added this para-
41 graph shall be recertified by the licensee on or before January thirty-
42 first, two thousand eighteen, and not less than one year prior to such
43 date, the state police shall send a notice to all license holders who
44 have not recertified by such time. Such recertification shall be in a
45 form as approved by the superintendent of state police, which shall
46 request the license holder's name, date of birth, gender, race, residen-
47 tial address, social security number, firearms possessed by such license
48 holder, email address at the option of the license holder and an affir-
49 mation that such license holder is not prohibited from possessing
50 firearms. The form may be in an electronic form if so designated by the
51 superintendent of state police. Failure to recertify shall act as a
52 revocation of such license. If the New York state police discover as a
53 result of the recertification process that a licensee failed to provide
54 a change of address, the New York state police shall not require the
55 licensing officer to revoke such license.
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1    (c) A license to purchase or take
2  as  defined  in  subdivision two of
3 the applicable licensing officer every five years following the issuance
4 of such license. Failure to renew such a license shall be a violation
5 punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars, and such
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possession of a semiautomatic  rifle
this section shall be recertified to

6 failure to renew shall be considered by the licensing officer when
7 reviewing future license applications by the license holder pursuant to
 8  this chapter.
9 (d) Licenses issued under paragraph (f) of subdivision two of this
10 section shall be recertified or renewed in the same form and manner as
11 otherwise required by this subdivision, provided however, that such
12 licenses shall be recertified or renewed every three years following the
13 issuance of such license. For licenses issued prior to the effective
14 date of this paragraph that were issued more than three years prior to
15 such date, or will expire in less than one year from such date shall be
16 recertified or renewed within one year of such date.
17 11. License: revocation and suspension. (a) The conviction of a licen-
18 see anywhere of a felony or serious offense or a licensee at any time
19 becoming ineligible to obtain a license [under this section shall oper-
20 ate as], including engaging in conduct that would have resulted in the
21 denial of a license, under this section shall operate as or be grounds
22 for, a revocation of the license. A license may be revoked or suspended
23 as provided for in section 530.14 of the criminal procedure law or
24 section eight hundred forty-two-a of the family court act. Except for a
25 license issued pursuant to section 400.01 of this article, a license may
26 be revoked and cancelled at any time in the city of New York, and in the
27 counties of Nassau and Suffolk, by the licensing officer, and elsewhere
28 than in the city of New York by any judge or justice of a court of
29 record; a license issued pursuant to section 400.01 of this article may
30 be revoked and cancelled at any time by the licensing officer or any
31 judge or justice of a court of record. A license to engage in the busi-
32 ness of dealer may be revoked or suspended for any violation of the
33 provisions of article thirty-nine-BB of the general business law. The
34 official revoking a license shall give written notice thereof without
35 unnecessary delay to the executive department, division of state police,
36 Albany, and shall also notify immediately the duly constituted police
37 authorities of the locality. The licensing officer shall revoke any
38 license issued in which an applicant knowingly made a material false
39 statement on the application. Notice of a revocation under this subdi-
40 vision shall be issued in writing and shall include the basis for the
41 determination, which shall be supported by a preponderance of the
42 evidence. Such notice shall also include information regarding the abil-
43 ity to appeal such decision in accordance with subdivision four-a of
44 this section.
45 (b) Whenever the director of community services or his or her designee
46 makes a report pursuant to section 9.46 of the mental hygiene law, the
47 division of criminal justice services shall convey such information,
48 whenever it determines that the person named in the report possesses a
49 license issued pursuant to this section, to the appropriate licensing
50 official, who shall issue an order suspending or revoking such license.
51 (c) In any instance in which a person's license is suspended or
52 revoked under paragraph (a) or (b) of this subdivision, such person
53 shall surrender such license to the appropriate licensing official and
54 any and all firearms, rifles, or shotguns owned or possessed by such
55 person shall be surrendered to an appropriate law enforcement agency as
56 provided in subparagraph (f) of paragraph one of subdivision a of
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1 section 265.20 of this chapter. In the event such license, firearm,
2 shotgun, or rifle is not surrendered, such items shall be removed and
3 declared a nuisance and any police officer or peace officer acting
4 pursuant to his or her special duties is authorized to remove any and
 5  all such weapons.
6 § 2. Section 837 of the executive law is amended by adding a new 7 subdivision 23 to read as follows:
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23. (a) In conjunction with the superintendent of the state police, promulgate policies and procedures with regard to standardization of firearms safety training required under subdivision nineteen of section
   
11 400.00 of the penal law, which shall include the approval of course
12 materials and promulgation of proficiency standards for live fire train-
13 ing; and
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17 regulations governing such appeals.
18 §3.The executive law is amended by adding a new section 235 to read 19 as follows:
(b) In conjunction with the superintendent of state police, create an appeals board for the purpose of hearing appeals as provided in subdivi- sion four-a of section 400.00 of the penal law and promulgate rules and
    20 § 235. Firearms safety training, and licensing appeals. 1. The super-
21 intendent shall, in conjunction with the commissioner of the division of
22 criminal justice services, promulgate policies and procedures with
23 regard to standardization of firearms safety training required under
24 subdivision nineteen of section 400.00 of the penal law, which shall
25 include the approval of course materials and the promulgation of profi-
26 ciency standards for live fire training.
27 2. The superintendent, in conjunction with the commissioner of the
28 division of criminal justice services, shall create an appeals board for
29 the purpose of hearing appeals as provided in subdivision four-a of
30 section 400.00 of the penal law and promulgate rules and regulations
31 governing such appeals.
32 § 4. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.01-e to read 33 as follows:
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44 (b) any location providing health, behavioral health, or chemical 45 dependance care or services;
§ 265.01-e Criminal possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun in a sensitive location.
  1. A person is guilty of criminal possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun in a sensitive location when such person possesses a firearm, rifle or shotgun in or upon a sensitive location, and such person knows or reasonably should know such location is a sensitive location.
    2. For the purposes of this section, a sensitive location shall mean:
 (a) any place owned or under the control of federal, state or local government, for the purpose of government administration, including
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(c) any place of worship or religious observation;
(d) libraries, public playgrounds, public parks, and zoos;
(e) the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, fund-
ed, or approved by the office of children and family services that provides services to children, youth, or young adults, any legally exempt childcare provider; a childcare program for which a permit to operate such program has been issued by the department of health and mental hygiene pursuant to the health code of the city of New York;
        (f)
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the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, oper- or funded by the office for people with developmental disabili-
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(g) ated,
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(h) the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, oper- ated, or funded by office of addiction services and supports;
  (i) the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, oper-
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the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, oper- or funded by the office of temporary and disability assistance; homeless shelters, runaway homeless youth shelters, family shel-
shelters for adults, domestic violence shelters, and emergency shelters, and residential programs for victims of domestic violence;
  (j)
ated,
  (k)
ters,
     (l) residential settings licensed, certified, regulated, funded, or 14 operated by the department of health;
  (m) in or upon any building or grounds, owned or leased, of any educa- tional institutions, colleges and universities, licensed private career schools, school districts, public schools, private schools licensed
   
18 under article one hundred one of the education law, charter schools,
19 non-public schools, board of cooperative educational services, special
20 act schools, preschool special education programs, private residential
21 or non-residential schools for the education of students with disabili-
22 ties, and any state-operated or state-supported schools;
23 (n) any place, conveyance, or vehicle used for public transportation
24 or public transit, subway cars, train cars, buses, ferries, railroad,
25 omnibus, marine or aviation transportation; or any facility used for or
26 in connection with service in the transportation of passengers,
27 airports, train stations, subway and rail stations, and bus terminals;
28 (o) any establishment issued a license for on-premise consumption
29 pursuant to article four, four-A, five, or six of the alcoholic beverage
30 control law where alcohol is consumed and any establishment licensed
31 under article four of the cannabis law for on-premise consumption;
32 (p) any place used for the performance, art entertainment, gaming, or
33 sporting events such as theaters, stadiums, racetracks, museums, amuse-
34 ment parks, performance venues, concerts, exhibits, conference centers,
35 banquet halls, and gaming facilities and video lottery terminal facili-
36 ties as licensed by the gaming commission;
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(q) any location being used as a polling place;
 (r) any public sidewalk or other public area restricted from general public access for a limited time or special event that has been issued a permit for such time or event by a governmental entity, or subject to specific, heightened law enforcement protection, or has otherwise had such access restricted by a governmental entity, provided such location is identified as such by clear and conspicuous signage;
      (s) any gathering of individuals to collectively express their consti-
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(t) the area commonly known as Times Square, as such area is deter- mined and identified by the city of New York; provided such area shall be clearly and conspicuously identified with signage.
   3. This section shall not apply to:
 (a) consistent with federal law, law enforcement who qualify to carry under the federal law enforcement officers safety act, 18 U.S.C. 926C;
  (b) persons who are police officers as defined in subdivision thirty-
 four of section 1.20 of
  (c)  persons  who are
the criminal procedure law;
 designated
peace officers by section 2.10 of the
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police officers as defined in  subdi-
of the criminal procedure law but are
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1 (d) persons who were employed as 2 vision thirty-four of section 1.20 3 retired;
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7 their work hours as such a security guard;
(e) security guards as defined by and registered under article seven-A of the general business law, who have been granted a special armed registration card, while at the location of their employment and during
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  (f) active-duty military personnel;
(g) 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
   11 official duties;
12 (h) a government employee under the express written consent of such 13 employee's supervising government entity for the purposes of natural 14 resource protection and management;
15 (i) persons lawfully engaged in hunting activity, including hunter 16 education training; or
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(j) persons operating a program in a sensitive location out of their residence, as defined by this section, which is licensed, certified, authorized, or funded by the state or a municipality, so long as such possession is in compliance with any rules or regulations applicable to the operation of such program and use or storage of firearms.
     Criminal possession of a firearm, rifle or shotgun in a sensitive
  
24 § 5. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.01-d to read 25 as follows:
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37 (b) persons who are designated peace officers as defined in section 38 2.10 of the criminal procedure law;
§ 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 proce-
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(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 regis- tration card, while at the location of their employment and during their
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48 official duties; or
49 (g) persons lawfully engaged in hunting activity.
50 Criminal possession of a weapon in a restricted location is a class E
51 felony.
(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
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§ 6. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by adding a new paragraph 3-a to read as follows:
3-a. Possession of a pistol or revolver by a person undergoing live- fire range training pursuant to section 400.00 of this chapter while S. 1 11
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2 authorized instructor.
3 § 7. Section 400.02 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 244 of the 4 laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
5 § 400.02 Statewide license and record database.
6 1. There shall be a statewide license and record database which shall
7 be created and maintained by the division of state police the cost of
8 which shall not be borne by any municipality. Records assembled or
9 collected for purposes of inclusion in such database shall not be
10 subject to disclosure pursuant to article six of the public officers
11 law. [Records] All records containing granted license applications from
12 all licensing authorities shall be [periodically] monthly checked by the
13 division of criminal justice services in conjunction with the division
14 of state police against criminal conviction, criminal indictment, mental
15 health, extreme risk protection orders, orders of protection, and all
16 other records as are necessary to determine their continued accuracy as
17 well as whether an individual is no longer a valid license holder. The
18 division of criminal justice services shall also check pending applica-
19 tions made pursuant to this article against such records to determine
20 whether a license may be granted. All state and local agencies shall
21 cooperate with the division of criminal justice services, as otherwise
22 authorized by law, in making their records available for such checks.
23 The division of criminal justice services, upon determining that an
24 individual is ineligible to possess a license, or is no longer a valid
25 license holder, shall notify the applicable licensing official of such
26 determination and such licensing official shall not issue a license or
27 shall revoke such license and any weapons owned or possessed by such
28 individual shall be removed consistent with the provisions of subdivi-
29 sion eleven of section 400.00 of this article. Local and state law
such person is undergoing such training and is supervised by a duly
            
30 enforcement shall have access to such database in the performance of
31 their duties. Records assembled or collected for purposes of inclusion
32 in the database established by this section shall be released pursuant
33  to a court order.
34 2. There shall be a statewide license and record database specific for
35 ammunition sales which shall be created and maintained by the division
36 of state police the cost of which shall not be borne by any municipality
37 no later than thirty days upon designating the division of state police
38 as the point of contact to perform both firearm and ammunition back-
39 ground checks under federal and state law. Records assembled or
40 collected for purposes of inclusion in such database shall not be
41 subject to disclosure pursuant to article six of the public officers
42 law. All records containing granted license applications from all
43 licensing authorities shall be monthly checked by the division of crimi-
44 nal justice services in conjunction with the division of state police
45 against criminal conviction, criminal indictments, mental health,
46 extreme risk protection orders, orders of protection, and all other
47 records as are necessary to determine their continued accuracy as well
48 as whether an individual is no longer a valid license holder. The divi-
49 sion of criminal justice services shall also check pending applications
50 made pursuant to this article against such records to determine whether
51 a license may be granted. All state and local agencies shall cooperate
52 with the division of criminal justice services, as otherwise authorized
53 by law, in making their records available for such checks. No later than
54 thirty days after the superintendent of the state police certifies that
55 the statewide license and record database established pursuant to this
56 section and the statewide license and record database established for
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1 ammunition sales are operational for the purposes of this section, a
2 dealer in firearms licensed pursuant to section 400.00 of this article,
3 a seller of ammunition as defined in subdivision twenty-four of section
4 265.00 of this chapter shall not transfer any ammunition to any other
5 person who is not a dealer in firearms as defined in subdivision nine of
6 such section 265.00 or a seller of ammunition as defined in subdivision
7 twenty-four of section 265.00 of this chapter, unless:
8 (a) before the completion of the transfer, the licensee or seller
9 contacts the statewide license and record database and provides the
10 database with information sufficient to identify such dealer or seller
11 transferee based on information on the transferee's identification docu-
12 ment as defined in paragraph (c) of this subdivision, as well as the
13 amount, caliber, manufacturer's name and serial number, if any, of such
14 ammunition;
15 (b) the licensee or seller is provided with a unique identification 16 number; and
17 (c) the transferor has verified the identity of the transferee by
18 examining a valid state identification document of the transferee issued
19 by the department of motor vehicles or if the transferee is not a resi-
20 dent of the state of New York, a valid identification document issued by
21 the transferee's state or country of residence containing a photograph
22 of the transferee.
23 § 8. Subdivisions 2 and 6 of section 400.03 of the penal law, as added
24 by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows:
25 2. Any seller of ammunition or dealer in firearms shall keep [a record
26 book] either an electronic record, or dataset, or an organized
27 collection of structured information, or data, typically stored elec-
28 tronically in a computer system approved as to form by the superinten-
29 dent of state police. In the record [book] shall be entered at the time
30 of every transaction involving ammunition the date, name, age, occupa-
31 tion and residence of any person from whom ammunition is received or to
32 whom ammunition is delivered, and the amount, calibre, manufacturer's
33 name and serial number, or if none, any other distinguishing number or
34 identification mark on such ammunition. [The record book shall be main-
                                                  
35 tained on the premises mentioned and described in the license and shall
36 be open at all reasonable hours for inspection by any peace officer,
37 acting pursuant to his or her special duties, or police officer. Any
38 record produced pursuant to this section and any transmission thereof to
39 any government agency shall not be considered a public record for
40 purposes of article six of the public officers law.]
41 6. If the superintendent of state police certifies that background
42 checks of ammunition purchasers may be conducted through the national
43 instant criminal background check system or through the division of
44 state police once the division has been designated point of contact, use
45 of that system by a dealer or seller shall be sufficient to satisfy
46 subdivisions four and five of this section and such checks shall be
47 conducted through such system, provided that a record of such trans-
48 action shall be forwarded to the state police in a form determined by
49  the superintendent.
50 § 9. Section 265.45 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 133 of the 51 laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
52 § 265.45 Failure to safely store rifles, shotguns, and firearms in the
53             first degree.
54 1. No person who owns or is custodian of a rifle, shotgun or firearm
55 who resides with an individual who: (i) is under [sixteen] eighteen
56 years of age; (ii) such person knows or has reason to know is prohibited
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1 from possessing a rifle, shotgun or firearm pursuant to a temporary or
2 final extreme risk protection order issued under article sixty-three-A
3 of the civil practice law and rules or 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) (1), (4), (8)
4 or (9); or (iii) such person knows or has reason to know is prohibited
5 from possessing a rifle, shotgun or firearm based on a conviction for a
6 felony or a serious offense, shall store or otherwise leave such rifle,
7 shotgun or firearm out of his or her immediate possession or control
8 without having first securely locked such rifle, shotgun or firearm in
9 an appropriate safe storage depository or rendered it incapable of being
10 fired by use of a gun locking device appropriate to that weapon.
11 2. No person shall store or otherwise leave a rifle, shotgun, or
12 firearm out of his or her immediate possession or control inside a vehi-
13 cle without first removing the ammunition from and securely locking such
14 rifle, shotgun, or firearm in an appropriate safe storage depository out
15 of sight from outside of the vehicle.
16 3. For purposes of this section "safe storage depository" shall mean a
17 safe or other secure container which, when locked, is incapable of being
18 opened without the key, keypad, combination or other unlocking mechanism
19 and is capable of preventing an unauthorized person from obtaining
20 access to and possession of the weapon contained therein and shall be
21 fire, impact, and tamper resistant. Nothing in this section shall be
22 deemed to affect, impair or supersede any special or local act relating
23 to the safe storage of rifles, shotguns or firearms which impose addi-
24 tional requirements on the owner or custodian of such weapons. For the
25 purposes of subdivision two of this section, a glove compartment or
26 glove box shall not be considered an appropriate safe storage deposito-
27 ry.
28 4. It shall not be a violation of this section to allow a person less
29 than [sixteen] eighteen years of age access to: (i) a firearm, rifle or
30 shotgun for lawful use as authorized under paragraph seven or seven-e of
31 subdivision a of section 265.20 of this article, or (ii) a rifle or
32 shotgun for lawful use as authorized by article eleven of the environ-
33 mental conservation law when such person less than [sixteen] eighteen
34 years of age is the holder of a hunting license or permit and such rifle
35 or shotgun is used in accordance with such law.
36 Failure to safely store rifles, shotguns, and firearms in the first 37 degree is a class A misdemeanor.
38 § 10. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 400.30 to read 39 as follows:
                         
40 § 400.30 Application.
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44 forth in or established by this article.
45 § 11. Section 270.20 of the penal law, as added by chapter 56 of the 46 laws of 1984, and subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 317 of the laws of 47 2001, is amended to read as follows:
Nothing in this article shall be construed to impair or in any way prevent the enactment or application of any local law, code, ordinance, rule or regulation that is more restrictive than any requirement set
    48 § 270.20 Unlawful wearing of [a] body [vest] armor.
49 1. A person is guilty of the unlawful wearing of [a] body [vest] armor
50 when acting either alone or with one or more other persons he commits
51 any violent felony offense defined in section 70.02 while possessing a
52 firearm, rifle or shotgun and in the course of and in furtherance of
53 such crime he or she wears [a] body [vest] armor.
54 2. For the purposes of this section [a] "body [vest] armor" means [a
55 bullet-resistant soft body armor providing, as a minimum standard, the
56 level of protection known as threat level I which shall mean at least
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1 seven layers of bullet-resistant material providing protection from
2 three shots of one hundred fifty-eight grain lead ammunition fired from
3 a .38 calibre handgun at a velocity of eight hundred fifty feet per
4 second] any product that is a personal protective body covering intended
5 to protect against gunfire, regardless of whether such product is to be
6 worn alone or is sold as a complement to another product or garment.
7 The unlawful wearing of [a] body [vest] armor is a class E felony.
8 § 12. Section 270.21 of the penal law, as added by chapter 210 of the
 9  laws of 2022, is amended to read as follows:
10 § 270.21 Unlawful purchase of [a] body [vest] armor.
11 A person is guilty of the unlawful purchase of [a] body [vest] armor
12 when, not being engaged or employed in an eligible profession, they
13 knowingly purchase or take possession of [a] body [vest] armor, as such
14 term is defined in subdivision two of section 270.20 of this article.
15 This section shall not apply to individuals or entities engaged or
16 employed in eligible professions, which shall include police officers as
17 defined in section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law, peace officers as
18 defined in section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law, persons in mili-
19 tary service in the state of New York or military or other service for
20 the United States, and such other professions designated by the depart-
21 ment of state in accordance with section one hundred forty-four-a of the
22  executive law.
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26  laws of 2022, is amended to read as follows:
27 § 270.22 Unlawful sale of [a] body [vest] armor.
28 A person is guilty of the unlawful sale of [a] body [vest] armor when
29 they sell, exchange, give or dispose of [a] body [vest] armor, as such
30 term is defined in subdivision two of section 270.20 of this article, to
31 an individual whom they know or reasonably should have known is not
32 engaged or employed in an eligible profession, as such term is defined
33  in section 270.21 of this article.
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Unlawful sale of [a] body [vest] armor is a class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a class E felony for any subsequent offense.
Unlawful purchase of [a] body [vest] armor is a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for any subsequent offense.
§ 13. Section 270.22 of the penal law, as added by chapter 210 of the
§ 14. Section 396-eee of the general business law, as 210 of the laws of 2022, is amended to read as follows:
§ 396-eee. Unlawful sale or delivery of body [vests]
person, firm or corporation shall sell or deliver body
any individual or entity not engaged or employed in an eligible profes- sion, and except as provided in subdivision [three] two of this section, no such sale or delivery shall be permitted unless the transferee meets in person with the transferor to accomplish such sale or delivery.
2. The provisions of subdivision one of this section regarding in
added by chapter
armor. 1. No [vests] armor to

45 person sale or delivery shall not apply to purchases made by federal,
46 state, or local government agencies for the purpose of furnishing such
47 body [vests] armor to employees in eligible professions.
48 3. For the purposes of this section, "body [vest] armor" shall have
49 the same meaning as defined in subdivision two of section 270.20 of the
50 penal law.
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56  the laws of 2022, is amended to read as follows:
4. Any person, firm or corporation that violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars for the first offense and in an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars for any subsequent offense.
§ 15. Section 144-a of the executive law, as added by chapter 210 of S. 1 15
1 § 144-a. Eligible professions for the purchase, sale, and use of body
2 [vests] armor. The secretary of state in consultation with the division
3 of criminal justice services, the division of homeland security and
4 emergency services, the department of corrections and community super-
5 vision, the division of the state police, and the office of general
6 services shall promulgate rules and regulations to establish criteria
7 for eligible professions requiring the use of [a] body [vest] armor, as
8 such term is defined in subdivision two of section 270.20 of the penal
9 law. Such professions shall include those in which the duties may expose
10 the individual to serious physical injury that may be prevented or miti-
11 gated by the wearing of [a] body [vest] armor. Such rules and regu-
12 lations shall also include a process by which an individual or entity
13 may request that the profession in which they engage be added to the
14 list of eligible professions, a process by which the department shall
15 approve such professions, and a process by which individuals and enti-
16 ties may present proof of engagement in eligible professions when
17 purchasing [a] body [vest] armor.
18 § 16. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 228 to read 19 as follows:
20 § 228. National instant criminal background checks. 1. (a) The divi-
21 sion is hereby authorized and directed to serve as a state point of
22 contact for implementation of 18 U.S.C. sec. 922 (t), all federal regu-
23 lations and applicable guidelines adopted pursuant thereto, and the
24 national instant criminal background check system for the purchase of
25 firearms and ammunition.
26 (b) Upon receiving a request from a licensed dealer pursuant to
27 section eight hundred ninety-six or eight hundred ninety-eight of the
28 general business law, the division shall initiate a background check by
29 (i) contacting the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
30 (NICS) or its successor to initiate a national instant criminal back-
31 ground check, and (ii) consulting the statewide firearms license and
32 records database established pursuant to subdivision three of this
33 section, in order to determine if the purchaser is a person described in
34 sections 400.00 and 400.03 of the penal law, or is prohibited by state
35 or federal law from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a
36 firearm or ammunition.
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45 (c) Any background check conducted by the division, or delegated
46 authority, of any applicant for a permit, firearms identification card
47 license, ammunition sale, or registration, in accordance with the
48 requirements of section 400.00 of the penal law, shall not be considered
49 a public record and shall not be disclosed to any person not authorized
2. (a) The division shall report the name, date of birth and physical description of any person prohibited from possessing a firearm pursuant to 18 U.S.C. sec. 922(g) or (n) to the national instant criminal back- ground check system index, denied persons files.
    (b) Information provided pursuant to this section shall remain privi- leged and confidential, and shall not be disclosed, except for the purpose of enforcing federal or state law regarding the purchase of
         
50 by law or this chapter to have access to such background check, includ-
51 ing the applicant. Any application for a permit, firearms identification
52 card, ammunition sale, or license, and any document reflecting the issu-
53 ance or denial of such permit, firearms identification card, or license,
54 and any permit, firearms identification card, license, certification,
55 certificate, form of register, or registration statement, maintained by
56 any state or municipal governmental agency, shall not be considered a
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1 public record and shall not be disclosed to any person not authorized by
2 law to have access to such documentation, including the applicant,
3 except on the request of persons acting in their governmental capacities
4 for purposes of the administration of justice.
5 3. The division shall create and maintain a statewide firearms license
6 and records database which shall contain records held by the division
7 and any records that it is authorized to request from the division of
8 criminal justice services, office of court administration, New York
9 state department of health, New York state office of mental health, and
10 other local entities. Such database shall be used for the certification
11 and recertification of firearm permits under section 400.02 of the penal
12 law, assault weapon registration under subdivision sixteen-a of section
13 400.00 of the penal law, and ammunition sales under section 400.03 of
14 the penal law. Such database shall also be used to initiate a national
15 instant criminal background check pursuant to subdivision one of this
16 section upon request from a licensed dealer. The division may create and
17 maintain additional databases as needed to complete background checks
18 pursuant to the requirements of this section.
19 4. The superintendent shall promulgate a plan to coordinate background
20 checks for firearm and ammunition purchases pursuant to this section and
21 to require any person, firm or corporation that sells, delivers or
22 otherwise transfers any firearm or ammunition to submit a request to the
23 division in order to complete the background checks in compliance with
24 federal and state law, including the National Instant Criminal Back-
25 ground Check System (NICS), in New York state. Such plan shall include,
26 but shall not be limited to, the following features:
27 (a) The creation of a centralized bureau within the division to
28 receive and process all background check requests, which shall include a
29 contact center unit and an appeals unit. Staff may include but is not
30 limited to: bureau chief, supervisors, managers, different levels of
31 administrative analysts, appeals specialists and administrative person-
32 nel. The division shall employ and train such personnel to administer
33 the provisions of this section.
34 (b) Procedures for carrying out the duties under this section, includ- 35 ing hours of operation.
36 (c) An automated phone system and web-based application system,
37 including a toll-free telephone number and/or web-based application
38 option for any licensed dealer requesting a background check in order to
39 sell, deliver or otherwise transfer a firearm which shall be operational
40 every day that the bureau is open for business for the purpose of
41 responding to requests in accordance with this section.
42 5. (a) Each licensed dealer that submits a request for a national
43 instant criminal background check pursuant to this section shall pay a
44 fee imposed by the bureau for performing such background check. Such fee
45 shall be allocated to the background check fund established pursuant to
46 section ninety-nine-pp of the state finance law. The amount of the fee
47 shall not exceed the total amount of direct and indirect costs incurred
48 by the bureau in performing such background check.
49 (b) The bureau shall transmit all moneys collected pursuant to this
50 paragraph to the state comptroller, who shall credit the same to the
51 background check fund.
52 6. On January fifteenth of each calendar year, the bureau shall submit 53 a report to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, and the 54 speaker of the assembly concerning:
                                                             
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1 a. the number of employees used by the bureau in the preceding year 2 for the purpose of performing background checks pursuant to this 3 section;
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8 pursuant to this paragraph.
9 7. Within sixty days of the effective date of this section, the super-
b. the number of background check requests received and processed during the preceding calendar year, including the number of "proceed" responses and the number and reasons for denials;
   c. the calculations used to determine the amount of the fee imposed
   10 intendent shall notify each licensed dealer holding a permit to sell
11 firearms of the requirement to submit a request to the division to
12 initiate a background check pursuant to this section as well as the
13 following means to be used to apply for background checks:
14 i. any person, firm or corporation that sells, delivers or otherwise
15 transfers firearms shall obtain a completed ATF 4473 form from the
16 potential buyer or transferee including name, date of birth, gender,
17 race, social security number, or other identification numbers of such
18 potential buyer or transferee and shall have inspected proper identifi-
19 cation including an identification containing a photograph of the poten-
20 tial buyer or transferee.
21 ii. it shall be unlawful for any person, in connection with the sale,
22 acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm from any transferor,
23 to willfully make any false, fictitious oral or written statement or to
24 furnish or exhibit any false, fictitious, or misrepresented identifica-
25 tion that is intended or likely to deceive such transferor with respect
26 to any fact material to the lawfulness of the sale or other disposition
27 of such firearm under federal or state law. Any person who violates the
28 provisions of this subparagraph shall be guilty of a class A misdemea-
29 nor.
30 8. Any potential buyer or transferee shall have thirty days to appeal
31 the denial of a background check, using a form established by the super-
32 intendent. Upon receipt of an appeal, the division shall provide such
33 applicant a reason for a denial within thirty days. Upon receipt of the
34 reason for denial, the appellant may appeal to the attorney general.
35 § 17. Subdivision 2 of section 898 of the general business law, as
36 added by chapter 129 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
37 2. Before any sale, exchange or disposal pursuant to this article, a
38 national instant criminal background check must be completed by a dealer
39 who [consents] shall submit a request to the division of state police
40 pursuant to section two hundred twenty-eight of the executive law to
41 conduct such check[, and upon completion of such background check, shall
42 complete a document, the form of which shall be approved by the super-
43 intendent of state police, that identifies and confirms that such check
44 was performed]. Before a dealer who [consents] has submitted a request
45 to the division of state police to conduct a national instant criminal
46 background check delivers a firearm, rifle or shotgun to any person,
47 either (a) NICS shall have issued a "proceed" response [to the dealer],
48 or (b) thirty calendar days shall have elapsed since the date the dealer
49 [contacted] submitted a request to the division of state police to
50 contact the NICS to initiate a national instant criminal background
51 check and NICS has not notified the [dealer] division of state police
52 that the transfer of the firearm, rifle or shotgun to such person should
53 be denied.
54 § 18. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 896 of the general
                                         55  business law, as
56  read as follows:
1 2 3
added by chapter 189 of the laws of 2000, is amended to 18
with the division of state police to provide access at the gun show to [a firearm dealer licensed under federal law who is authorized to] perform a national instant criminal background check
S.1
(c) coordinate
   
4 [where the seller or transferor of a firearm, rifle or shotgun is not
5 authorized to conduct such a check by (i) requiring firearm exhibitors
6 who are firearm dealers licensed under federal law and who are author-
7 ized to conduct a national instant criminal background check to provide
8 such a check at cost or (ii) designating a specific location at the gun
9 show where a firearm dealer licensed under federal law who is authorized
10 to conduct a national instant criminal background check will be present
11 to perform such a check at cost] prior to any firearm sale or transfer.
12 Any firearm dealer licensed under federal law who [performs] submits a
13 request to the division of state police to perform a national instant
14 criminal background check pursuant to this paragraph shall provide the
15 seller or transferor of the firearm, rifle or shotgun with a copy of the
16 United States Department of Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
17 Firearms Form ATF F 4473 and such dealer shall maintain such form and
18 make such form available for inspection by law enforcement agencies for
19  a period of ten years thereafter.
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31  as follows:
§ 19. Subdivision 6 of section 400.03 of the penal law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
6. If the superintendent of state police certifies that background checks of ammunition purchasers may be conducted through the national instant criminal background check system, [use of that system by] a dealer or seller shall contact the division of state police to conduct such check which shall be sufficient to satisfy subdivisions four and five of this section [and such checks shall be conducted through such system, provided that a record of such transaction shall be forwarded to the state police in a form determined by the superintendent].
      § 20. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 400.06 to read
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38 A misdemeanor.
39 § 21. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-pp 40 to read as follows:
41 § 99-pp. Background check fund. 1. There is hereby established in the
42 joint custody of the state comptroller and commissioner of taxation and
43 finance a special fund to be known as the "background check fund".
44 2. Such fund shall consist of all revenues received by the comp-
45 troller, pursuant to the provisions of section two hundred twenty-eight
46 of the executive law and all other moneys appropriated thereto from any
47 other fund or source pursuant to law. Nothing contained in this section
48 shall prevent the state from receiving grants, gifts or bequests for the
49 purposes of the fund as defined in this section and depositing them into
50 the fund according to law.
§ 400.06 National instant criminal background checks.
1. Any dealer in firearms that sells, delivers or otherwise transfers
  any firearm shall contact the division of state police to conduct a national instant criminal background check pursuant to section two hundred twenty-eight of the executive law.
   2. Failure to comply with the requirements of this section is a class
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54 eight of the executive law.
55 4. The state comptroller may invest any moneys in the background check
56 fund not expended for the purpose of this section as provided by law.
3. The moneys of the background check fund, following appropriation by the legislature, shall be allocated for the direct costs associated with performing background checks pursuant to section two hundred twenty-
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1 The state comptroller shall credit any interest and income derived from
2 the deposit and investment of moneys in the background check fund to the
3 background check fund.
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5. (a) Any unexpended and unencumbered moneys remaining in the back- ground check fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain in the back- ground check fund and shall not be credited to any other fund.
(b) To the extent practicable, any such remaining funds shall be used to reduce the amount of the fee described in subdivision two of section
     
9 two hundred twenty-eight of the executive law.
10 § 22. Subdivision 19 of section 265.00 of the penal law, as amended by
11 chapter 150 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
12 19. "Duly authorized instructor" means (a) a duly commissioned officer
13 of the United States army, navy, marine corps or coast guard, or of the
14 national guard of the state of New York; or (b) a duly qualified adult
15 citizen of the United States who has been granted a certificate as an
16 instructor in small arms practice issued by the United States army, navy
17 or marine corps, or by the adjutant general of this state, or by the
18 division of criminal justice services, or by the national rifle associ-
19 ation of America, a not-for-profit corporation duly organized under the
20 laws of this state; (c) by a person duly qualified and designated by the
21 department of environmental conservation [under paragraph c of subdivi-
22 sion three of section 11-0713 of the environmental conservation law] as
23 its agent in the giving of instruction and the making of certifications
24 of qualification in responsible hunting practices; or (d) a New York
25 state 4-H certified shooting sports instructor.
26 § 23. Subdivision 18 of section 400.00 of the penal law, as added by
27 chapter 135 of the laws of 2019, is amended and a new subdivision 19 is
28  added to read as follows:
29 18. Notice. Upon the issuance of a license, the licensing officer
30 shall issue therewith, and such licensee shall attest to the receipt of,
31 the following [notice] information and notifications: (a) the grounds
32 for which the license issued may be revoked, which shall include but not
33 be limited to the areas and locations for which the licenses issued
34 under paragraph (f) of subdivision two of this section prohibits the
35 possession of firearms, rifles, and shotguns, and that a conviction
36 under sections 265.01-d and 265.01-e of this chapter are felonies for
37 which licensure will be revoked;
              (b) a notification regarding the requirements for safe storage which shall be in conspicuous and legible twenty-four point type on eight and one-half inches by eleven inches paper stating in bold print the follow-
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41  ing:
42 WARNING: RESPONSIBLE FIREARM STORAGE IS THE LAW IN NEW YORK STATE.
43 WHEN STORED IN A HOME FIREARMS, RIFLES, OR SHOTGUNS MUST EITHER BE
44 STORED WITH A GUN LOCKING DEVICE OR IN A SAFE STORAGE DEPOSITORY OR NOT
45 BE LEFT OUTSIDE THE IMMEDIATE POSSESSION AND CONTROL OF THE OWNER OR
46 OTHER LAWFUL POSSESSOR IF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN RESIDES IN
47 THE HOME OR IS PRESENT, OR IF THE OWNER OR POSSESSOR RESIDES WITH A
48 PERSON PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING A FIREARM UNDER STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
49 FIREARMS SHOULD BE STORED [UNLOADED AND LOCKED] BY REMOVING THE AMMUNI-
50 TION FROM AND SECURELY LOCKING SUCH FIREARM IN A LOCATION SEPARATE FROM
51 AMMUNITION. LEAVING FIREARMS ACCESSIBLE TO A CHILD OR OTHER PROHIBITED
52 PERSON MAY SUBJECT YOU TO IMPRISONMENT, FINE, OR BOTH. WHEN STORED IN A
53 VEHICLE OUTSIDE THE OWNER'S IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OR CONTROL, FIREARMS,
54 RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS MUST BE STORED IN AN APPROPRIATE SAFE STORAGE
55 DEPOSITORY AND OUT OF SIGHT FROM OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE.
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1 (c) any other information necessary to ensure such licensee is aware
2 of their responsibilities as a license holder.
3 Nothing in this subdivision shall be deemed to affect, impair or
4 supersede any special or local law relating to providing notice regard-
5 ing the safe storage of rifles, shotguns or firearms.
6 19. Prior to the issuance or renewal of a license under paragraph (f)
7 of subdivision two of this section, issued or renewed on or after the
8 effective date of this subdivision, an applicant shall complete an
9 in-person live firearms safety course conducted by a duly authorized
10 instructor with curriculum approved by the division of criminal justice
11 services and the superintendent of state police, and meeting the follow-
12 ing requirements: (a) a minimum of sixteen hours of in-person live
13 curriculum approved by the division of criminal justice services and the
14 superintendent of state police, conducted by a duly authorized instruc-
                       
15 tor approved by the division of criminal justice services, and shall
16 include but not be limited to the following topics: (i) general firearm
17 safety; (ii) safe storage requirements and general secure storage best
18 practices; (iii) state and federal gun laws; (iv) situational awareness;
19 (v) conflict de-escalation; (vi) best practices when encountering law
20 enforcement; (vii) the statutorily defined sensitive places in subdivi-
21 sion two of section 265.01-e of this chapter and the restrictions on
22 possession on restricted places under section 265.01-d of this chapter;
23 (viii) conflict management; (ix) use of deadly force; (x) suicide
24 prevention; and (xi) the basic principles of marksmanship; and (b) a
25 minimum of two hours of a live-fire range training course. The applicant
26 shall be required to demonstrate proficiency by scoring a minimum of
27 eighty percent correct answers on a written test for the curriculum
28 under paragraph (a) of this subdivision and the proficiency level deter-
29 mined by the rules and regulations promulgated by the division of crimi-
30 nal justice services and the superintendent of state police for the
31 live-fire range training under paragraph (b) of this subdivision. Upon
32 demonstration of such proficiency, a certificate of completion shall be
33 issued to such applicant in the applicant's name and endorsed and
34 affirmed under the penalties of perjury by such duly authorized instruc-
35 tor. An applicant required to complete the training required herein
36 prior to renewal of a license issued prior to the effective date of this
37 subdivision shall only be required to complete such training for the
38 first renewal of such license after such effective date.
39 § 24. Subdivisions 11 and 12 of section 265.00 of the penal law are
40  amended to read as follows:
41 11. "Rifle" means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and
42 intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and
43 made or remade to use the energy of the explosive [in a fixed metallic
44 cartridge] to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for
45 each single pull of the trigger using either: (a) fixed metallic
46 cartridge; or (b) each projectile and explosive charge are loaded indi-
47 vidually for each shot discharged. In addition to common, modern usage,
48 rifles include those using obsolete ammunition not commonly available in
49 commercial trade, or that load through the muzzle and fire a single
50 projectile with each discharge, or loading, including muzzle loading
51 rifles, flintlock rifles, and black powder rifles.
52 12. "Shotgun" means a weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade,
53 and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned
54 and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive [in a fixed shot-
55 gun shell] to fire through a smooth or rifled bore either a number of
56 ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger
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1 using either: (a) a fixed shotgun shell; or (b) a projectile or number
2 of ball shot and explosive charge are loaded individually for each shot
3 discharged. In addition to common, modern usage, shotguns include those
4 using obsolete ammunition not commonly available in commercial trade, or
5 that load through the muzzle and fires ball shot with each discharge, or
6 loading, including muzzle loading shotguns, flintlock shotguns, and
7 black powder shotguns.
8 § 25. Severability. If any clause, sentence, paragraph or section of
9 this act shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be
10 invalid, the judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remain-
11 der thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause,
12 sentence, paragraph or section thereof directly involved in the contro-
13 versy in which the judgment shall have been rendered.
14 § 26. This act shall take effect on the first of September next
15 succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law; provided,
16 however:
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(a) the amendments to subdivision 1 and subdivision 4-b of section 400.00 of the penal law made by section one of this act shall apply only to licenses for which an application is made on or after the effective

20  date of this act;
21 (b) if chapter 208 of the laws of 2022 shall not have taken effect on
22 or before such date then the amendments made to paragraph (j) of subdi-
23 vision one of section 400.00 of the penal law made by section one of
24 this act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as
25  such chapter of the laws of 2022, takes effect;
26 (c) the amendments to sections 270.20, 270.21 and 270.22 of the penal
27 law made by sections eleven, twelve and thirteen of this act, the amend-
28 ments to section 396-eee of the general business law as amended by
29 section fourteen of this act, and the amendments to section 144-a of the
30  executive law as amended by
31  effect  on  the  same  date
32  laws of 2022, takes effect;
33    (d) if chapter 207 of the
34 or before such date then the amendments to subdivision 11 of section
35 400.00 of the penal law made by section one of this act shall take
36 effect on the same date and in the same manner as such chapter of the
37  laws of 2022, takes effect;
38 (e) if chapter 212 of the laws of 2022 shall not have taken effect on
39 or before such date then the amendments to subdivision 2 of section
40 400.00 of the penal law made by section one of this act shall take
41 effect on the same date and in the same manner as such chapter of the
42  laws of 2022, takes effect;
43 44 45 46
(f) sections sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty- one and twenty-two shall take effect July 15, 2023; and
(g) subdivision 4-a of section 400.00 of the penal law, as amended by section one of this act, shall take effect April 1, 2023.
NEW YORK STATE SENATE INTRODUCER'S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT submitted in accordance with Senate Rule VI. Sec 1
section fifteen  of  this  act,  shall  take
and in the same manner as chapter 210 of the
laws of 2022 shall not have taken effect  on
 BILL NUMBER: S51001 SPONSOR: STEWART-COUSINS
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the penal law, the general business law, the executive law, the civil practice law and rules and the state finance law, in relation to licensing and other provisions relating to firearms
PURPOSE:
The United States Supreme Court's decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., v. Bruen, et al. struck down a 100-year law requiring applicants for conceal carry gun permits to show "proper cause". It deemed New York State's existing law unconstitutional because the law afforded too much discretion to the State and its licensing officers in determining "proper cause." As a result of this decision, the State must amend the State's laws on concealed carry permits and take other steps to address the consequences of the Supreme Court deci-
    
sion and the resulting increase in licenses and in the number of indi- viduals who will likely purchase and carry weapons in New York State.
The proposed legislation changes the concealed carry permitting process and adds specific eligibility requirements, including the taking and passing of firearm training courses for permit applicants. It will enable the State to regulate and standardize training for license appli- cants. The legislation also identifies sensitive locations where it is prohibited to carry a concealed weapon and establishes that private property owners must expressly allow a person to possess a firearm, rifle, or shotgun on their property. Individuals who carry concealed weapons in sensitive locations or in contravention of the authority of an owner of private property will face criminal penalties. The State will have oversight over background checks for firearms, run regular checks on license holders for criminal convictions, and create a state- wide license and ammunition database. The legislation also strengthens and clarifies the law relating to the sale of body armor and the safe storage of firearms. The bill will take effect on September 1, 2022. An appeals board will be created for those applicants whose license is denied, which will take effect on April 1, 2023.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this bill amends section 400.00 of the penal law: to define good moral character, provide new eligibility requirements, which include passing a firearms safety course; to create a new concealed carry license under 400.00 2(f) with additional disqualifying offenses and eligibility requirements; to create an appeals process for appli- cants who are denied, or licenses which are revoked; to require concealed carry 2(f) licenses to recertify and renew their license after three years; to provide that conduct that would result in a denial of a license would also operate as a ground for revocation of a license, and a material false statement would result in revocation of a license, issued to a licensee in writing.
Section 2 amends section 837 of the executive law, giving the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) the new duty and function of collab- orating with the Division of State Police to certify instructors and create course and training standards for a firearms safety course and
live-fire range training. DCJS will work with the State Police to create an appeals board.
Section 3 amends the executive law by adding a new section 235, giving the State Police the responsibility of collaborating with DCJS to promulgate the policies and procedures for firearms safety and training. It also requires the State Police to work with DCJS in creating an appeals board.
Section 4 amends the penal law by adding a new section 265.01-e, making a comprehensive list of all the sensitive places where the possession and carrying of firearms, rifles, or shotguns are prohibited. This section makes it a class E felony to possess a firearm, rifle, or shot- gun in an enumerated prohibited sensitive place. It also specifies the people who are exempt from this prohibition.
Section 5 amends the penal law by adding a new section 265.01-d, making it a class E felony to possess a firearm, rifle, or shotgun on private property where a property owner has not given an indication or expressly allowed a person to possess. It also specifies the people who are exempt from this prohibition.
 
Section 6 amends penal law section 265.20 by allowing a person to possess a pistol or revolver while undergoing live-fire range training with a qualified instructor.
Section 7 amends penal law section 400.02 by requiring DCJS to conduct a monthly check of licensees' records for criminal conviction, criminal indictment, mental health, extreme risk protection orders, orders of protection, and other records. This section also creates a statewide license and records database for the sales of ammunition.
Section 8 amends penal law section 400.03, providing that people who sell firearms or ammunition shall keep records of their sales in way approved by State Police.
Section 9 amends penal law section 265.45, promulgating new safe storage laws for rifles, shotguns, and firearms in vehicles.
Section 10 adds a new section 400.30 to the penal law, to specify that the enactment of this bill and its application will not prevent local law to be more restrictive.
Section 11 amends penal law section 270.20, replacing the former term "body vest" with a new definition of the term "body armor," includes any product that is a personal protective body covering intended to protect against gunfire, and would include hard body
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armor.
Section 12 amends penal law section 270.21, changing the term "body vest" to "body armor" and prohibiting the purchase of body armor by individuals not engaged or employed in an eligible profession.
Section 13 amends penal law section 270.22, changing the term "body vest" to "body armor" and prohibiting the sale of body armor to individ- uals not engaged or employed in an eligible profession.
Section 14 amends section 396-eee of general business law, changing the term "body vest" to "body armor," and prohibiting the sale of body armor to individuals not engaged or employed in an eligible profession.
Section 15 amends section 144-a of the executive law, changing the term "body vest" to "body armor."
Section 16 amends the executive law to add a new section 228, authoriz- ing State police to run national instant criminal background checks and serve as a State point of contact.
Section 17 amends section 898 of the general business law to require dealers to submit a request to State police before receiving a back- ground check.
Section 18 amends section 896 of the general business law to require firearm dealers to submit a request to State police before any firearm sale or transfer.
Section 19 amends section 400.03 of the penal law, requiring dealers and sellers to go through the State police to conduct background checks.
Section 20 adds a new section 400.06, requiring dealers to contact State police to conduct a national instant criminal background check. Failure to comply is a class A misdemeanor.
Section 21 adds a new section 99-pp to the finance law to create a

"background check fund". This fund will be used to cover the costs asso- ciated with performing background checks.
Section 22 amends section 265.00 of the penal law to redefine "duly authorized instructor" as including people certified by DCJS.
Section 23 amends section 400.00 of the penal law to require licensing officials to notify licensees regarding important information concerning their responsibilities as a license holder. Licensees must receive a notification regarding the requirements for the safe storage of their firearm, rifle, or shotgun.
Section 24 amends section 265.00, to modify the definition for a rifle and shotgun.
Section 25, the severability clause, provides that if any part of this Act be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment would not invalidate the remainder of the Act.
Section 26 provides that the bill takes effect on the first day of September next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
EXISTING LAW:
1. PL § 400.00 establishes the requirements for licenses to carry,
possess, repair, and dispose of firearms.
2. PL § 265 establish the penalties of unlawful possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons.
3. PL § 400.02 establishes the creation of a statewide license and record database.
4. PL § 400.03 requires every "commercial transfer" of ammunition, including sales by firearms dealers and other ammunition vendors, to be preceded by a background check through a statewide license and record database.
 5. PL vest.
6. PL vest.
7. PL vest.
§ 270.20 establishes the penalties for unlawful wearing of a body § 270.21 establishes the penalties for unlawful purchase of a body § 270.22 establishes the penalties for unlawful sale of a body
8. Gen Bus. L § 896 establishes the regulations concerning the operation of a gun show.
9. Gen Bus. L § 898 establishes the requirements for the private sale or disposal of firearms, rifles and shotguns.
10. Gen Bus. L § 396-eee establishes the penalties for unlawful sale or delivery of body vests.
11. Executive law § 144-a establishing the criteria for eligible professions for the purchase, sale, and use of body vests.
12. Executive law § 837 establishes the functions, powers, and duties of the division.

JUSTIFICATION
 Modifying NYS Conceal Carry Application Process and Criteria
The proposed legislation creates a new licensing procedure that satis- fies the requirements set forth by the United States Supreme Court deci- sion in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., v. Bruen, et al. Notably, this replaces the "proper cause" requirements of New York's current conceal carry law, with a new set of requirements that protects individuals' Second Amendment rights as determined by the Supreme Court. Under this bill, applicants who successfully meet New York's conceal carry license applications requirements will receive their license. The bill furthers the State's compelling interest in preventing death and injury by firearms. It addresses who may lawfully possess a firearm, the requirements for purchasing guns and ammunition, and the restrictions that may be imposed on the possession or carrying of guns. It contains enhanced screening of conceal carry license applicants (including in-person interviews, reviews of social media and other information necessary to evaluate the application). The bill includes a robust appeals process to ensure the system is administered consistently and fairly across the State, including a new requirement for written notices to applicant licensees for all denials and revocations. It provides recurring monthly checks of licenses statewide to identify those who become prohibited from possessing firearms and expands secure storage to prevent thefts of guns from cars.
Point of Contact: State-run Background Checks for Firearms
Efficient, effective, and thorough background checks are a vital compo- nent of ensuring public safety and guaranteeing that individuals can purchase guns without unreasonable delay. Background checks undertaken by states are typically more thorough than those conducted by the Feder- al Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), which lacks access to crucial state- owned and local-owned records and databases that provide a fuller, more accurate assessment of an applicant's background. This legislation makes the State responsible for the administration of background checks relat- ing to gun purchases, establishing New York as a "Point of Contact" state. State background checks can integrate additional essential infor- mation into the licensing process, including outstanding felony warrants, mental health records, domestic violence restraining orders, and more updated criminal and disposition records. Research and institu- tional data shows that the practice of conducting firearm purchaser background checks through state or local agencies, as opposed to through the FBI, is associated with reduced firearm death rates. Thirteen states use a state or local point of contact for all firearm transfers. Other states use a state or local point of contact for handgun background checks only, using the FBI for background checks on long gun transfers.
Body Armor
Under existing Penal Law section 270.20, a "body vest" is defined as a bullet-resistant soft body armor. This bill changes "body vest" to "body armor" in order to apply to a broader array of protective equipment that is bullet resistant. During the mass shooting in Buffalo, the shooter was wearing a steel-plated vest which would not have been captured under the existing body vest definition.
Ammunition Background Checks
In practice, in most states, individuals can purchase ammunition without any background check or other restriction, often over the Internet.

Thirteen states restrict access to ammunition by most or all people who cannot possess firearms (although the eligibility criteria for firearm possession is stronger than for ammunition possession in 3 states). Ammunition background checks and other regulations on the sale and transfer of ammunition are important ways to keep the public safe.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This legislation is new law. It also modifies provisions of law concern-
ing body armor, enacted by chapter 210 of the laws of 2022.
BUDGET IMPLICATIONS:
State agencies can begin to implement changes with existing resources.
EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill shall take effect September 1, 2022, provided to allow DCJS additional time for implementation, some sections will go into eff

 

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So, background checks for rifle and shotgun ammo is included here? The whole thing reads about pistol permits, so the average person would assume the BGC is for pistol ammunition, not rifle and shotgun ammo. Or did I miss something?

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3. For purposes of this section "safe storage depository" shall mean a
17 safe or other secure container which, when locked, is incapable of being
18 opened without the key, keypad, combination or other unlocking mechanism
19 and is capable of preventing an unauthorized person from obtaining
20 access to and possession of the weapon contained therein and shall be
21 fire, impact, and tamper resistant. Nothing

S 1.13.      

Fire resistant too.

 

List all social media sites.

Does this forum count?

iv) a list of former and current social media accounts of
22 the applicant from the past three years to confirm the information
23 regarding the applicants character and conduct as required in subpara-
24 graph

What if they see an hunting report they don’t like? 

 

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1 hour ago, Nomad said:

So what is the legal definition of social media , ya I thought so .

Any and all forums, including this one, are social media, whether folks want to accept it or not. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, IRC and/or any other chat networks, if a blog allows people to reply it's social media, Discord, TapaTalk, TicToc.......... If it has any form of a discussion area, it's social media.

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Good question. Under this regime, I'd bet they try to come for the hand guns and people would be arrested on felony charges.

 

I had thought about a permit about 5 years ago and never bothered. Then I thought about it again this past Fall. I'm not bothering now. I already know they spy on people, but I refuse to actually give them permission to do so.

 

 

I guess here's to hoping some higher source steps in and in declares all the crap in this state unconstitutional. I still can't believe people vote these people into office.

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Good question. Under this regime, I'd bet they try to come for the hand guns and people would be arrested on felony charges.

 

I had thought about a permit about 5 years ago and never bothered. Then I thought about it again this past Fall. I'm not bothering now. I already know they spy on people, but I refuse to actually give them permission to do so.

 

 

I guess here's to hoping some higher source steps in and in declares all the crap in this state unconstitutional. I still can't believe people vote these people into office.

I do not know if the state would. Who is gonna go door to door? The start of mass confiscation would not end well for anyone.

I think the the left will  relying on compliance as enforcement. 

I only see the non sense ending by not participating. 

Issue is who 

 

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I imagine many won't comply, the same as registering MSR's when the SAFE ACT was shoved down our throats. It wouldn't be as difficult with handguns to come and get them, as it would be with rifles (at that time) because to get a pistol permit you need to keep address changes and all that information up to date, so they would know exactly where to go. It would not be door to door, they have a list of everyone who owns a legal pistol. You would get a letter demanding you turn in your handgun in x amount of days. If not, expect a visit. Don't forget, NY pours millions of dollars into far more stupid issues, and the sad part is your tax dollars would pay for you being arrested. Now, that's pretty high up on the ironic scale.

 

I have a feeling this may very well be cut down pretty swiftly, and just to invoke how serious they are, the Supreme Court may just put the vanishing wand on some other retarded gun laws we have here. Most of the other states effected by this took the hint and aren't pushing the issue.

 

 

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If I lose my permit , and frankly that’s a possibility as the renewal requirements are next to impossible, interview with the judge ? Impossible, they don’t have time to interview tens of thousands who will have to renew . Tens of thousands all having to take a 16 hour class that doesn’t yet exist, two hours of live fire ,is there a  passing score ? There is on the written test, 80% .

 My handguns will go,out of state , I have four state permits and we’re seriously looking to get a small condo in Fla to winter in .

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Ok.  I can’t read that legal speak.  Anyone with a knack for it, is there a layman’s summary for the key points?  I’ve had my permit since 2010, and was upgraded to no restrictions a few years ago.

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1 hour ago, loworange88 said:

Ok.  I can’t read that legal speak.  Anyone with a knack for it, is there a layman’s summary for the key points?  I’ve had my permit since 2010, and was upgraded to no restrictions a few years ago.

Permit only good for 3 years, mandatory 16 hour live fire course, monthly background checks, cannot carry anywhere and in any business unless they have a sign posted that it is ok to do so. Background checks on ammo sales. Social media screens. You cannot store any weapon in your vehicle unless it is in a firesafe, so if you are hunting and wanna stop at Stewart's for a coffee that is going to cause a problem. Am I leaving anything out guys and gals?

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2 minutes ago, CapDistPatriot said:

Permit only good for 3 years, mandatory 16 hour live fire course, monthly background checks, cannot carry anywhere and in any business unless they have a sign posted that it is ok to do so. Background checks on ammo sales. Social media screens. You cannot store any weapon in your vehicle unless it is in a firesafe, so if you are hunting and wanna stop at Stewart's for a coffee that is going to cause a problem. Am I leaving anything out guys and gals?

Only thing left out is my rage , and not those goofy broadheads ,either .

I just did my recertification with the Troopers, did it early but my next is now in five years , hoping I don’t have to jump through the new flaming hoops till it’s up in five years , actually I’m hoping they get spanked hard by then .

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5 hours ago, Nomad said:

Only thing left out is my rage , and not those goofy broadheads ,either .

I just did my recertification with the Troopers, did it early but my next is now in five years , hoping I don’t have to jump through the new flaming hoops till it’s up in five years , actually I’m hoping they get spanked hard by then .

I just cannot wait to hear Thomas's ruling. NY, Cali and now NJ have gone ahead and done EVERY SINGLE THING he said would be inappropriate in his decision. I hope he blazes those cheeks, these arrogant SOB's deserve it.

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It would almost be funny if the SCOTUS outright declared all of it unconstitutional, more or less making NY a Constitutional Carry State. But, after August, you'd still need a license for semi auto rifles. If that wouldn't be among the top shake your head moments here.

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I was told that the SCOTUS doesn't allow any "balance between complying" with the SCOTUS decision and that these "Laws" that the dictator came up with are also against the ruling.

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6 minutes ago, Shoots100 said:

I was told that the SCOTUS doesn't allow any "balance between complying" with the SCOTUS decision and that these "Laws" that the dictator came up with are also against the ruling.

Fingers crossed ..

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On 7/1/2022 at 2:37 PM, boo711 said:

As far as locking in a vehicle she said she did not see that in there. I have not had a chance to read it.

 

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