New York City lawmakers are taking up legislation that would require people who want to carry a concealed weapon in public to obtain a concealed carry carry permit.
Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Brooklyn) introduced the Concealed Carry Permit Act of 2017 on Wednesday.
The legislation is co-sponsored by state Sen. John Faso (R-Manhattan), State Assemblywoman Kristin Gansler (D, Queens), and State Senator Michael Coughlin (D–Staten Island).
The bill, which has been introduced and passed in both houses, would allow people to carry concealed weapons in public without a permit, and allows for the use of electronic permit tracking systems.
Under the bill, people who have a valid permit would have to obtain an “active duty firearm” identification card, which is required to be displayed on a state-issued identification card.
The law also allows people to register with a state gun registry.
The bill would require gun owners to show proof of identity to the state, including proof of a state issued concealed carry license, an unexpired state license, or an expired certificate of insurance.
It would also allow gun owners who are temporarily suspended or dismissed from a state program to apply for a renewal of their permit.
If someone fails to comply with the law, they would be issued a warning notice, which would expire if not followed within six months.
Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor or felony for carrying a weapon in the past year could face a fine of up to $2,000, and could face up to six months in jail.