|SAME AS||No Same As|
|COSPNSR||Barclay, Finch, McDonough, Montesano|
|Amd §265.20, Pen L|
|Allows security guards licensed as armed security guards and licensed private investigators to possess high capacity magazines.|
|01/12/2017||referred to codes|
|04/04/2017||held for consideration in codes|
|01/03/2018||referred to codes|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A1466 SPONSOR: Crouch (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to exemptions for possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows security guards licensed as armed security guards to possess high capacity magazines.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by adding a new paragraph 17. Section 2. Section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision f.   JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, licensed armed security guards in New York State may only possess handgun magazines of no more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Licensed armed security guards often find themselves in similar situ- ations to that of police officers and should be able to carry enough ammunition, a maximum of 15 rounds, in order to more adequately defend themselves and the public. This would especially be beneficial to rural areas where the wait time for a police officer can sometimes extend to 30 minutes or longer.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the superintendent of state police may promulgate any rule of regulation related to the train- ing requirement under subdivision f of section 265.20 of the penal law as added by section two of this act.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1466 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 12, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. CROUCH, BARCLAY, FINCH, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. OAKS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to exemptions for possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended 2 by adding a new paragraph 17 to read as follows: 3 17. Possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, as 4 defined in subdivision twenty-three of section 265.00 of this article, 5 by licensed private investigators registered under article seven of the 6 general business law, armed security guards licensed pursuant to article 7 seven-A of the general business law or armored car guards licensed 8 pursuant to article eight-C of the general business law who possess a 9 valid pistol license pursuant to section 400.00 of this chapter and have 10 successfully completed the forty-seven hour firearms training course 11 specified in section eighty-nine-n of the general business law while in 12 the performance of their official duties. 13 § 2. Section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by adding a new 14 subdivision f to read as follows: 15 f. Section 265.01 of this article shall not apply to possession of a 16 truncheon, baton, bludgeon, billy club, blackjack, or similar type weap- 17 on by a licensed private investigator, a licensed armed security officer 18 or armored car guard. Such officer or guard shall be required to have 19 appropriate training, as the superintendent of state police, by regu- 20 lation, may prescribe, in the use of such weapon, including but not 21 limited to the defensive use of such weapon and instruction in the legal 22 use of deadly physical force pursuant to article thirty-five of this 23 chapter. The possession of such weapon shall only be permitted under 24 this section when such officer or guard is engaged in his or her lawful EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04410-01-7A. 1466 2 1 duties related to employment as a licensed armed security officer or 2 armored car guard, or in the transportation to or from such person's 3 home to or from his or her place of employment. 4 § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 5 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the superintendent of 6 state police may promulgate any rule or regulation related to the train- 7 ing requirement under subdivision f of section 265.20 of the penal law 8 as added by section two of this act.