senate Bill S3573

Makes all large capacity ammunition feeding devices, regardless of date of manufacture, subject to the provisions of the penal law

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 25 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Makes all large capacity ammunition feeding devices, regardless of date of manufacture, subject to the provisions of the penal law.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3573
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, Pen L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3573

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to large capacity ammunition
feeding devices

PURPOSE:
Makes all large capacity ammunition feeding devices,
regardless of date of manufacture, subject to the provisions of the
penal law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Subdivision 23 of section 265.00 of
the penal law as added by chapter 189 of the laws of 2000, is amended
to read as follows:

23. "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means a magazine, belt,
drum, feed strip, or similar device, [manufactured after September
thirteenth, nineteen hundred ninety-four], that has a capacity of, or
that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than ten
rounds of ammunition; provided, however, that such term does not
include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of
operating only with, .22 caliber rim-fire ammunition.

§ 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The law currently reads that these
clips can be sold if
they were manufactured before September thirteenth, nineteen hundred
ninety-four. This bill closes the loophole that allows for the sale
and ultimately the purchase of these high capacity devices that might
be utilized in the same manner as those that have been banned. There
are still certain parts of New York State where this type of
ammunition can be purchased by buying the earlier dated devices,
there is nothing stopping the conversion of these devices or even
possibly the use of the earlier dated weapon. If we are going to
safeguard our New York residents we should close all loopholes that
allow for the sale of these devices no matter the date of manufacture.

EXISTING LAW:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall a take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3573

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to large capacity  ammunition
  feeding devices

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 23 of section 265.00 of the penal law, as added
by chapter 189 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  23. "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means a magazine, belt,
drum, feed strip, or similar device[, manufactured after September thir-
teenth, nineteen hundred ninety-four], that has a capacity of,  or  that
can  be readily restored or converted to accept, more than ten rounds of
ammunition; provided, however,  that  such  term  does  not  include  an
attached  tubular  device  designed  to accept, and capable of operating
only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09867-01-1

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