Arms Legislation Bill

46 New section 33C inserted (Duration of endorsements)

After section 33B, insert:

33C Duration of endorsements

(1)

An endorsement made under section 30 or 30B on a firearms licence held by an employee of a licensed dealer for the purposes of their employment with the dealer continues in force for 1 year after the date on which the endorsement was made, unless one of the following first occurs:

(aa)

the employee’s firearms licence expires:

(a)

the employee’s firearms licence is surrendered or revoked; or:

(b)

the licensed dealer’s licence expires; or:

(c)

the licensed dealer’s licence is surrendered or revoked; or:

(ca)

the relevant endorsement made under section 30 or 30B on the licensed dealer’s licence is revoked:

(d)

the employee ceases to be employed by the licensed dealer.

(2)

However, unless earlier revoked or surrendered, an endorsement made under section 30B at any time after 12 April 2019 on a firearms licence held by a person described in section 4A(1)(f), (g), (h), or (i) continues in force until the earlier of the following dates:

(a)

the date that is 2.5 years after the date on which the endorsement was made:

(b)

the date on which the licence ceases to be valid or expires.

(b)

the date on which the licence

(i)

is surrendered or revoked; or

(ii)

expires.

(3)

Unless earlier revoked or surrendered, an endorsement made under section 30 or 30B on a firearms licence held by any other person, or on a dealer’s licence, continues in force for so long as the licence continues in force.