Bill A4058A-2011

Authorizes children 10 years of age or older to load and fire a rifle, shotgun or pistol at a shooting range while under the supervision of a qualified person

Authorizes children 10 years of age or oleder to load and fire a rifle, shotgun or pistol at a shooting range while under the supervision of a qualified person; increases from 18 to 21 years of age the minimum age of a person who may be designated in writing by the parent or guardian of a child to supervise such child while he or she is shooting.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: referred to codes
  • Apr 21, 2011: print number 4058a
  • Apr 21, 2011: amend (t) and recommit to codes
  • Feb 1, 2011: referred to codes

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4058--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 1, 2011 ___________
Introduced by M. of A. MAGEE, BARCLAY, OAKS, HAWLEY, D. MILLER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to lowering from 12 years to 10 years the minimum age of a child authorized to engage in supervised loading and firing of rifles, shotguns and pistols, and increasing from 18 years to 21 years the minimum age of the designated supervisor of such a child THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs 7, 7-c and 7-d of subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law, paragraph 7 as amended by chapter 180 of the laws of 1998, and paragraphs 7-c and 7-d as added by chapter 651 of the laws of 1996, are amended to read as follows: 7. Possession, at an indoor or outdoor shooting range for the purpose of loading and firing, of a rifle or shotgun, the propelling force of which is gunpowder by a person under sixteen years of age but not under [twelve] TEN, under the immediate supervision, guidance and instruction of (a) a duly commissioned officer of the United States army, navy, air force, marine corps or coast guard, or of the national guard of the state of New York; or (b) a duly qualified adult citizen of the United States who has been granted a certificate as an instructor in small arms practice issued by the United States army, navy, air force or marine corps, or by the adjutant general of this state, or by the national rifle association of America, a not-for-profit corporation duly organ- ized under the laws of this state; or (c) a parent, guardian, or a person over the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE designated in writing by such parent or guardian who shall have a certificate of qualification in responsible hunting, including safety, ethics, and landowner relations- hunter relations, issued or honored by the department of environmental
conservation; or (d) an agent of the department of environmental conser- vation appointed to conduct courses in responsible hunting practices pursuant to article eleven of the environmental conservation law. 7-c. Possession for the purpose of loading and firing, of a rifle, pistol or shotgun, the propelling force of which may be either air, compressed gas or springs, by a person under sixteen years of age but not under [twelve] TEN, under the immediate supervision, guidance and instruction of (a) a duly commissioned officer of the United States army, navy, marine corps or coast guard, or of the national guard of the state of New York; or (b) a duly qualified adult citizen of the United States who has been granted a certificate as an instructor in small arms practice issued by the United States army, navy or marine corps, or by the adjutant general of this state, or by the national rifle association of America, a not-for-profit corporation duly organized under the laws of this state; or (c) a parent, guardian, or a person over the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE designated in writing by such parent or guardian who shall have a certificate of qualification in responsible hunting, including safety, ethics, and landowner relations-hunter relations, issued or honored by the department of environmental conservation. 7-d. Possession, at an indoor or outdoor shooting range for the purpose of loading and firing, of a rifle, pistol or shotgun, the propelling force of which may be either air, compressed gas or springs, by a person under [twelve] TEN years of age, under the immediate super- vision, guidance and instruction of (a) a duly commissioned officer of the United States army, navy, marine corps or coast guard, or of the national guard of the state of New York; or (b) a duly qualified adult citizen of the United States who has been granted a certificate as an instructor in small arms practice issued by the United States army, navy or marine corps, or by the adjutant general of this state, or by the national rifle association of America, a not-for-profit corporation duly organized under the laws of this state; or (c) a parent, guardian, or a person over the age of [eighteen] TWENTY-ONE designated in writing by such parent or guardian who shall have a certificate of qualification in responsible hunting, including safety, ethics, and landowner relations- hunter relations, issued or honored by the department of environmental conservation. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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