Bill Text: NY A01755 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Allows security guards licensed as armed security guards and licensed private investigators to possess high capacity magazines.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-17 - referred to codes [A01755 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01755-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. CROUCH, BARCLAY, FINCH, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Codes
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to exemptions for  possession
          of firearms and other dangerous weapons
          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 17 to read as follows:
     3    17. Possession of a  large  capacity  ammunition  feeding  device,  as
     4  defined  in  subdivision twenty-three of section 265.00 of this article,
     5  by licensed private investigators registered under article seven of  the
     6  general business law, armed security guards licensed pursuant to article
     7  seven-A  of  the  general  business  law  or armored car guards licensed
     8  pursuant to article eight-C of the general business law  who  possess  a
     9  valid pistol license pursuant to section 400.00 of this chapter and have
    10  successfully  completed  the  forty-seven  hour firearms training course
    11  specified in section eighty-nine-n of the general business law while  in
    12  the performance of their official duties.
    13    §  2.    Section  265.20  of  the penal law is amended by adding a new
    14  subdivision f to read as follows:
    15    f. Section 265.01 of this article shall not apply to possession  of  a
    16  truncheon, baton, bludgeon, billy club, blackjack, or similar type weap-
    17  on by a licensed private investigator, a licensed armed security officer
    18  or  armored  car guard.  Such officer or guard shall be required to have
    19  appropriate training, as the superintendent of state  police,  by  regu-
    20  lation,  may  prescribe,  in  the  use of such weapon, including but not
    21  limited to the defensive use of such weapon and instruction in the legal
    22  use of deadly physical force pursuant to  article  thirty-five  of  this
    23  chapter.  The  possession  of  such weapon shall only be permitted under
    24  this section when such officer or guard is engaged in his or her  lawful
    25  duties  related  to  employment  as a licensed armed security officer or
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  armored car guard, or in the transportation to  or  from  such  person's
     2  home to or from his or her place of employment.
     3    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     4  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the superintendent of
     5  state police may promulgate any rule or regulation related to the train-
     6  ing  requirement  under subdivision f of section 265.20 of the penal law
     7  as added by section two of this act.