Authorizes shooting preserves and shooting clubs to sell ammunition for exclusive use on the premises thereof without being deemed a "seller of ammunition".
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the sale of ammunition by a shooting preserve
To permit shooting preserves to sell ammunition for exclusive use on the premises of the preserve without being subject to the requirements of sellers of ammunition
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends Section 400.03 of the penal law by adding a new subdivision 9 to allow shooting preserves the ability to sell ammunition for use on premises without being subject to the requirements of sellers of ammunition.
Section 2: Effective Date
New York State is home to numerous licensed shooting preserves that range in size from a few hundred acres to several thousand acres. All licensed shooting preserves are registered with the Department of Environmental Conservation pursuant to Section 11-1903 of the Environmental Conservation Law. The primary activities that take place at these shooting preserves include lawful upland bird and waterfowl hunting as well as various types of clay target shooting activities. Furthermore, some licensed shooting preserves allow their members and guests to hunt big game on the shooting preserve premises during permitted New York State hunting seasons.
Currently, all shooting preserves sell ammunition to their members, guests and clients. The ammunition is used exclusively on property owned by the shooting preserves during lawful hunting activities, clay target sport and competition shooting, activities or other lawful shooting activities. All of the shooting events are supervised and/or conducted by employees of each shooting preserve.
Most shooting preserves typically buy thousands of rounds of ammunition each year to sell to their members, guests and clients. Many members elect to purchase ammunition at shooting preserves rather than sporting goods stores due to the convenience. The ammunition that is sold by each shooting preserve helps generate revenue, which allows the shooting preserves to pay their employees and the upkeep costs at each property. This bill would allow licensed shooting preserves to sell ammunition to their members and guests, for the exclusive use on property owned by the shooting preserve, without having to conduct a background check on the individual buying the ammunition.
None to state or localities.
This act shall take effect January 15, 2014
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4498 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 3, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the sale of ammunition by a shooting preserve THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 400.03 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, A SHOOTING PRESERVE THAT IS PROPERLY LICENSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 11-1903 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW IS AUTHORIZED TO SELL AMMUNITION FOR EXCLUSIVE USE ON THE PREMISES OF THE LICENSED SHOOTING PRESERVE FOR LAWFUL HUNTING, CLAY TARGET SPORT SHOOTING ACTIVITIES OR OTHER LAWFUL ACTIVITIES. (B) A SHOOTING PRESERVE AUTHORIZED TO SELL AMMUNITION UNDER PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF SELLERS OF AMMUNITION AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISIONS ONE THROUGH EIGHT OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as section 50 of chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, takes effect.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10061-02-3