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A04960 Summary:

Amd §265.20, Pen L
Authorizes, in the county of Chautauqua, the possession of a pistol or revolver while attending a firearms familiarity, safety, loading and firing course conducted by a law enforcement agency.
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A04960 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 9, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. GOODELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to authorizing the possession
          in the county of Chautauqua of a pistol or revolver while attending  a
          firearms familiarity, safety, loading and firing course conducted by a
          law   enforcement  agency;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
          provisions upon expiration thereof
          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 7-g to read as follows:
     3    7-g. Possession of a pistol or revolver by a person who has applied to
     4  the  appropriate licensing officer in Chautauqua county for a license to
     5  possess a pistol or revolver and who appears to be eligible  to  receive
     6  such license pursuant to subdivision one of section 400.00 of this chap-
     7  ter and where such possession is: (i) of a pistol or revolver owned by a
     8  local  law  enforcement agency; and (ii) at a firearms training facility
     9  operated by such  agency  while  under  the  supervision,  guidance  and
    10  instruction  of  a police officer during a firearms familiarity, safety,
    11  loading and firing course conducted by such agency;  provided,  however,
    12  that this paragraph shall only apply in Chautauqua county and only where
    13  such  county  opts by local law to require such a course before a person
    14  may be issued a license pursuant to  section  400.00  of  this  chapter.
    15  Prior  to  a course being conducted by a law enforcement agency pursuant
    16  to this paragraph, such course shall be approved by  the  superintendent
    17  of  the  state  police  and shall be periodically reviewed by the super-
    18  intendent for compliance with  applicable  rules  and  regulations.  Any
    19  course  conducted pursuant to this paragraph shall only be operated by a
    20  law enforcement agency and shall not be delegated  or  assigned  to  any
    21  third  party persons or entities. The superintendent of the state police
    22  shall promulgate rules  and  regulations  necessary  to  effectuate  the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  purposes  of  this  paragraph including standards for the operation of a
     2  firearms familiarity, safety, loading and firing course. Nothing in this
     3  paragraph shall be read to require approval of the superintendent of the
     4  state  police for any firearms safety course operated by law enforcement
     5  or third party individuals or entities that does not include the  handl-
     6  ing, loading or firing of a pistol or revolver.
     7    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     8  have become a law, and shall expire and be deemed repealed June 1, 2024.
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