In the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned the state's concealed weapons law, sources tell NY1 that state lawmakers have agreed on new legislation they're set to pass later this week.
Under the new law, guns would be banned from hospitals, schools, government buildings, mass transit and places where alcohol is served, sources say.
Other businesses would have to explicitly say that they allow guns on their property.
Unlike the state's previous law, the standards for obtaining a pistol permit will be uniform across the state.
The requirements will include:
- Fifteen to 20 hours of new training
- More extensive background checks
- Greater requirements for safe storage of guns in homes
Both houses of the legislature are set to meet Wednesday about the legislation for an expected vote on Thursday.