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A00468 Summary:

BILL NOA00468
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORAbinanti
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 400.00, Pen L
 
Relates to a firearms safety course certificate for license applications made outside of the city of New York.
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A00468 Actions:

BILL NOA00468
 
01/09/2017referred to codes
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A00468 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A468
 
SPONSOR: Abinanti
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to firearms safety course certificate   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require applicants for firearms licenses, outside the City of New York, to successfully complete a firearms safety course and test before the license is issued or renewed.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Sections 1, 2 and 3 of this bill amend penal law section 400.00 (1)(f) as amended by chapter 189 of the laws of 2010, section 400.00 (1) as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, and section 400 4-b as added by chapter 446 of the laws of 1997, to replace "In the county of West- chester" with "Outside the city of New York" to require that outside the city of New York: (1)at the time of application for a new or renewal license, the firearms licensing officer provides a copy of the safety course booklet to each license applicant; and (2) before the licensing officer issues or renews the license, the applicant submits a certif- icate of successful completion of a firearms safety course and test endorsed and affirmed under penalty of perjury by a duly authorized instructor. Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Without proper training gun owners are more likely to accidentally misuse guns resulting in an injury to themselves and others. Currently only Westchester County requires firearms license applicants to complete a firearms training course. This common sense legislation will require all applicants for firearms to successfully complete a firearms training course before being issued a license. Drivers of motor vehicles are required to be trained and tested on the safe operation of a motor vehicle before obtaining a license. Similar- ly, firearm owners should be trained and tested on the safe use of a firearm before being issued a license. CO S   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16: A283 referred to codes; 2013-14: A7769 referred to codes   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amendments to paragraph I of subdivision 1 of section 400.00 of the penal law made by section three of this act shall take effect ninety days after this act shall have become a law.
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