EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting the possession of rifles, shotguns and firearms on a school bus

Became a law July 26, 2006, with the approval of the Governor. Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 265.01 of the penal law, as added by chapter 1041 of the laws of 1974, is amended to read as follows:

(3) He or she knowingly has in his or her possession a rifle, shotgun or firearm in or upon a building or grounds, used for educational purposes, of any school, college or university, except the forestry lands, wherever located, owned and maintained by the State University of New York college of environmental science and forestry, or upon a school bus as defined in section one hundred forty-two of the vehicle and traffic law, without the written authorization of such educational institution; or

§2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:

Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such section, is entitled to be read into evidence.

            JOSEPH L. BRUNO                                           SHELDON SILVER

   Temporary President of the Senate            Speaker of the Assembly