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A01466 Summary:

BILL NOA01466
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORCrouch
 
COSPNSRBarclay, Finch, McDonough, Montesano
 
MLTSPNSROaks
 
Amd 265.20, Pen L
 
Allows security guards licensed as armed security guards and licensed private investigators to possess high capacity magazines.
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A01466 Actions:

BILL NOA01466
 
01/12/2017referred to codes
04/04/2017held for consideration in codes
01/03/2018referred to codes
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A01466 Memo:

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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A01466 Text:



 
                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.
                                                                   LBD04410-01-7

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     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.
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