A01774 Summary:

COSPNSRTenney, Saladino, Walter, McDonough, Ra, McKevitt, Graf, Butler, Raia, DiPietro, Goodell, Finch, Blankenbush, Oaks, Palmesano, McLaughlin, Corwin
MLTSPNSRBarclay, Ceretto, Crouch, Duprey, Hawley, Lawrence, Lopez, Lupinacci, Magee
Amd S265.20, Pen L
Relates to certain exemptions for licensed gunsmiths, manufacturers and dealers employed in the fulfillment of government, law enforcement, or other state and municipal contracts.
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A01774 Actions:

01/12/2015referred to codes
01/06/2016referred to codes
06/06/2016held for consideration in codes
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A01774 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 12, 2015
        Introduced  by  M. of A. GARBARINO, TENNEY, SALADINO, WALTER, McDONOUGH,
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, CERETTO, CROUCH, DUPREY, LUPI-
          NACCI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  certain  exemptions  for
          licensed gunsmiths, manufacturers and dealers employed in the fulfill-
          ment  of  government,  law  enforcement,  or other state and municipal
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The opening paragraph and paragraph 1 of subdivision a of
     2  section 265.20 of the penal law, the opening  paragraph  as  amended  by
     3  section  1  of part FF of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, paragraph 1 as
     4  amended by chapter 1041 of the laws of 1974, subparagraph (a)  of  para-
     5  graph 1 as amended by chapter 141 of the laws of 1988, subparagraphs (b)
     6  and  (c)  of paragraph 1 as added and subparagraphs (d) and (e) of para-
     7  graph 1 as relettered by chapter 843 of the laws of  1980  and  subpara-
     8  graph  (f) of paragraph 1 as amended by chapter 578 of the laws of 2006,
     9  are amended to read as follows:
    10    Paragraph (h) of subdivision twenty-two of section 265.00 and sections
    11  265.01, 265.01-a, [subdivision one of section] 265.01-b, 265.02, 265.03,
    12  265.04, 265.05, 265.10, 265.11, 265.12, 265.13, 265.15,  265.36,  265.37
    13  and 270.05 shall not apply to:
    14    1.  Possession  of  any  of  the  weapons,  instruments, appliances or
    15  substances specified in sections 265.01, 265.02, 265.03, 265.04,  265.05
    16  and 270.05 by the following:
    17    (a) Persons in the military service of the state of New York when duly
    18  authorized  by regulations issued by the adjutant general to possess the
    19  same.
    20    (b) Police officers as defined in subdivision thirty-four  of  section
    21  1.20 of the criminal procedure law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (c)  Peace  officers as defined by section 2.10 of the criminal proce-
     2  dure law.
     3    (d)  Persons in the military or other service of the United States, in
     4  pursuit of official duty or when duly authorized by federal  law,  regu-
     5  lation or order to possess the same.
     6    (d-1)  Licensed  gunsmiths,  manufacturers  and dealers not seeking to
     7  offer for sale weapons, instruments, appliances or substances within the
     8  state where such sale is otherwise prohibited by state law.
     9    (e) Persons employed in fulfilling defense, law enforcement, or  other
    10  contracts  with  the  government  of  the United States, states, munici-
    11  palities or agencies  thereof  or  commercial  contracts  with  licensed
    12  gunsmiths,  manufacturers,  and  dealers  when possession of the same is
    13  necessary for manufacture, transport, installation and testing under the
    14  requirements of such contract.
    15    (f) A person voluntarily surrendering such weapon, instrument,  appli-
    16  ance  or  substance,  provided  that such surrender shall be made to the
    17  superintendent of the division of  state  police  or  a  member  thereof
    18  designated  by  such  superintendent, or to the sheriff of the county in
    19  which such person resides, or in the county of Nassau or in the towns of
    20  Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip and Smithtown in  the  county  of
    21  Suffolk  to the commissioner of police or a member of the police depart-
    22  ment thereof designated by such commissioner, or if such person  resides
    23  in a city, town other than one named in this subparagraph, or village to
    24  the police commissioner or head of the police force or department there-
    25  of  or to a member of the force or department designated by such commis-
    26  sioner or head; and provided, further, that the same  shall  be  surren-
    27  dered by such person in accordance with such terms and conditions as may
    28  be  established by such superintendent, sheriff, police force or depart-
    29  ment. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as granting  immunity
    30  from  prosecution  for  any  crime  or  offense  except that of unlawful
    31  possession  of  such  weapons,  instruments,  appliances  or  substances
    32  surrendered  as herein provided. A person who possesses any such weapon,
    33  instrument, appliance or substance as an executor  or  administrator  or
    34  any  other  lawful possessor of such property of a decedent may continue
    35  to possess such property for a period not over  fifteen  days.  If  such
    36  property  is  not  lawfully disposed of within such period the possessor
    37  shall deliver it to an appropriate official described in this  paragraph
    38  or such property may be delivered to the superintendent of state police.
    39  Such  officer shall hold it and shall thereafter deliver it on the writ-
    40  ten request of such executor, administrator or other lawful possessor of
    41  such property to a named person, provided such named person is  licensed
    42  to or is otherwise lawfully permitted to possess the same. If no request
    43  to  deliver the property is received by such official within one year of
    44  the delivery of such property, such official  shall  dispose  of  it  in
    45  accordance with the provisions of section 400.05 of this chapter.
    46    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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