senate Bill S725

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Amends the definition of disguised gun to include certain guns that are designed and intended to appear to be a toy gun

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 17 / Feb / 2010
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 17 / Feb / 2010
    • PRINT NUMBER 725A

Summary

Amends the definition of a "disguised gun" to include a weapon or device capable of being concealed on a person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive which is designed and intended to appear to be a toy gun.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S725
S725A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง265.00 & 265.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S3868

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S725

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to redefining the term
"disguised gun" to include any rifle, pistol, shotgun or machine-gun
resembling a toy gun and prohibiting the possession, manufacture or
design thereof


PURPOSE :
Amends the definition of disguised gun to include certain guns
designed and intended to appear to be a toy gun.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 amends the definition of disguised gun in subdivision 20 of
section 265.00 of the Penal Law to include a real gun intending to
look like a toy gun.

Section 2 adds a new subdivision 8 of section 265.10 of the penal law
to prohibit the manufacture or design of a firearm to appear to be a
toy gun.

Section 3 establishes an effective date.

JUSTIFICATION :
Guns that are disguised to look like toy guns are a serious threat to
the citizens of this state and in particular to police officers who
patrol the streets. Banning these types of weapons is a logical
extension of current law which prohibits guns which are intentionally
designed to look like something other than a gun.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08: S3868 - Referred to Codes; A2868 Lentol- Passed Assembly
2005-06: S8237 - Referred to Rules; A895A Lentol - Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
November 1st.
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