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DEMOCRAT ASSEMBLYMAN FROM NYC INTRODUCES BILL REQUIRING ALL FIREARMS OWNERS IN NEW YORK STATE TO OBTAIN LIABILITY INSURANCE
02-28-2017 8:16 am - John Wallace - Liberty News On Line
DEMOCRAT FROM BROOKLYN INTRODUCES BILL REQUIRING OWNERS OF FIREARMS TO OBTAIN LIABIITY INSURANCE

Assembly Bill A2260
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance

SPONSORED BY
ORTIZ
CURRENT BILL STATUS - IN ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE

Introduced In Committee
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE
A2260 - DETAILS

Current Committee:Law Section:Insurance LawLaws Affected:Add §2353, Ins LVersions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions: 2015-2016: A5864
2013-2014: A3908A
A2260 - SUMMARY

Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance in an amount not less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.
A2260 - BILL TEXT

S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

2260

2017-2018 Regular Sessions

I N A S S E M B L Y

January 17, 2017
___________

Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring owners of
firearms to obtain liability insurance

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 2353
to read as follows:
S 2353. FIREARM OWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES. 1. ANY PERSON IN THIS
STATE WHO SHALL OWN A FIREARM SHALL, PRIOR TO SUCH OWNERSHIP, OBTAIN AND
CONTINUOUSLY MAINTAIN A POLICY OF LIABILITY INSURANCE IN AN AMOUNT NOT
LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS SPECIFICALLY COVERING ANY
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY NEGLIGENT ACTS INVOLVING THE USE OF SUCH
FIREARM WHILE IT IS OWNED BY SUCH PERSON. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SUCH
INSURANCE SHALL RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF SUCH OWNER'S
REGISTRATION, LICENSE AND ANY OTHER PRIVILEGE TO OWN SUCH FIREARM.
2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A PERSON SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE THE
OWNER OF A FIREARM IF SUCH FIREARM IS LOST OR STOLEN UNTIL SUCH LOSS OR
THEFT IS REPORTED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SHERIFF WHICH HAS JURIS-
DICTION IN THE COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE IN WHICH SUCH OWNER
RESIDES.
3. ANY PERSON WHO OWNS A FIREARM ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION
SHALL OBTAIN THE INSURANCE REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS
OF SUCH EFFECTIVE DATE.
4. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PEACE OFFICER
WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO CARRY A FIREARM.
5. THE DEPARTMENT IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE
RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized
to be made and completed on or before such date.


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Felix W. Ortiz is the Assistant Speaker of the New York State Assembly. He was born and raised in La Playa de Salinas, Puerto Rico. In 1980, he became the first member of his family to move to the United States. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1983 from Boricua College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University in 1986. Ortiz served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1988.

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