Some provisions of the NY SAFE Act would be repealed under legislation passed by the State Senate.

The revisions would allow a family member to inherit certain types of semi-automatic firearms when their owner dies, make pistol permit applications exempt from open records laws and restore responsibility to County-level licensing officials to oversee handgun re-certification.

Senator James Seward co-sponsored the legislation along with Senator Joseph Griffo. Seward says the Safe Act imposed new costs on law-abiding gun owners and is a clear cut violation of second amendment rights.

The bill now goes to the Assembly, where it will be sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.