senate Bill S459

Repeals pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.754
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 18 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.66
  • 19 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Repeals section 396-ff of the general business law relating to the pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1131
Versions:
S459
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld ยง396-ff, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1152, A6388

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BILL NUMBER:S459

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to repeal section 396-ff of the general business law relating to the
pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To discontinue the
use of the New York Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS) and
to remove the shell casing requirement from state law.

JUSTIFICATION:
It is the conclusion of two studies by
the California Department of Justice conducted two years ago and a 2004
study conducted by the Maryland State Police that the ballistic database
systems in these states are a waste of time, money and manpower. The
Maryland report cited the complete failure of the New York Combined
Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS) to produce a single "hit" on a
gun crime as complete failure of that system. The CoBIS system is
costing taxpayers approximately $4 million per year and it is a
certainty that the State Police could find a better use for those
millions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.4577 of 2005/2006
S.711 of 2007/2008
S.1152 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately after having become law.

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

                                   459

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to repeal section 396-ff of the general business law relating  to
  the pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank

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

  Section 1. Section 396-ff of the general business law is REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00458-01-1

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