BILL NO A03719 SAME AS No Same as SPONSOR Tenney COSPNSR Lalor, Friend MLTSPNSR Add S400.15, Pen L Allows individuals, duly licensed out-of-state to carry a pistol or firearm, authority to carry such weapon within New York state for a limited duration with proper documentation.Go to top
BILL NO A03719 01/27/2015 referred to codes 04/22/2015 held for consideration in codes 01/06/2016 referred to codesGo to top
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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: A3719 SPONSOR: Tenney (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to allowing individuals duly licensed out-of-state to carry a pistol or firearm to carry such weapon within the state for a limited duration   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to allowing individuals licensed out-of-state to carry a pistol or firearm to carry such weapon within the state for a limited duration.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the penal law by adding a new section 400.15, which prescribes reciprocity with other states. Subsection 1 of section 400.15 prescribes that any person duly licensed to carry a pistol or firearm by another jurisdiction within the United States shall he allowed to carry such pistol or firearm within New York State for a period of time not to exceed one month. Subsection 2 of section 400.15 prescribes the requirements for carrying a licensed pistol or firearm within the state. Section 2 contains the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: After a recent incident involving a Marine who was arrested for unknowingly violating New York's gun laws, it seems clear that there needs to be a change to address this problem. This individual held a valid concealed carry permit and while visiting New York, this individual was under the impression that it would he legal to bring such firearm. This is not the only story involving arrests of out-of-state visitors volunteering that they had a firearm. Individuals who obtain the proper license to carry a pistol or firearm within any state within the United States of America should be lawfully allowed to carry such weapon when visiting New York State. This legis- lation would amend the penal law allowing reciprocity with other states on individuals who properly hold a license for carrying a pistol or firearm to enter into New York State for a period of one month.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 01/24/13 referred to codes 04/30/13 held for consideration in codes 01/08/14 referred to codes   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.