senate Bill S459
(R, C, IP) 54th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Repeals section 396-ff of the general business law relating to the pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank.
TITLE OF BILL:
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.
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
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.4577 of 2005/2006
S.711 of 2007/2008
S.1152 of 2009/2010
Immediately after having become law.
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