Requires all motor vehicles transporting five or more weapons or ammunition for five or more weapons to have a separate storage area secured by padlock or combination lock and all such weapons and ammunition to be so secured when being transported and imposes a fine of at least $1,000 and not more than $5,000 for violation.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 11, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Transportation
AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the trans-
portation of weapons and ammunition
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new
2 section 379 to read as follows:
3 § 379. Safety requirements for vehicle transporting weapons and/or
4 ammunition. 1. All motor vehicles used to transport five or more weapons
5 of any type, and ammunition sufficient for five or more weapons shall
6 have a separate storage area secured by a padlock or combination lock
7 and accessible only by removing such lock, which shall be of such
8 strength to resist being cut by any readily available tool. At no time
9 shall ammunition and weapons be secured in the same storage area.
10 2. The commissioner shall have the power to promulgate rules and regu-
11 lations relating to the transportation of weapons and/or ammunition
12 consistent with this section.
13 3. The transportation of weapons and/or ammunition not in compliance
14 with this section or the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to
15 this section shall be punishable by a fine of at least one thousand
16 dollars and not more than five thousand dollars for each violation.
17 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
18 ing the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediate-
19 ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
20 necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are
21 authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.