Requires that the person be at least fourteen years of age, with no maximum age, for the possession and use of a pistol or revolver at a pistol range.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Excused (1): Morahan
BILL NUMBER: S5459
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the penal law, in relation to exemptions provided for possession and use of a pistol or revolver at certain pistol ranges
PURPOSE : This bill requires that a person be at least fourteen years of age, with no maximum age, for the possession and use of a pistol or revolver at a pistol range.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Amends paragraph 7-e of subdivision a. of section 265.20 of the penal law.
JUSTIFICATION : Under current law, hands-on training in a pistol range or at a target shooting competition is legal only to those individuals already licenced, or those between the ages of 14 and 21 years old. This legislation removes the maximum age requirement of 21, therefore, allowing any person above the age of 14, who is not yet licenced, to handle a pistol at a pistol range, under proper supervision, and familiarize himself/herself with proper usage of that firearm. This legislation aims to promote safe practices and proper procedures among young shooters and sportsmen.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : A.7962 of 2008; Codes
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.