senate Bill S222

Amended

Provides that collateral loan brokers shall store firearms in the same manner as gunsmiths and dealers in firearms are required to store them

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 28 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
  • 28 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 222A

Summary

Provides that collateral loan brokers shall store firearms in the same manner as gunsmiths and dealers in firearms are required to store them.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S222
S222A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S2017
2009-2010: S5465

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BILL NUMBER:S222

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to the storage of firearms by
collateral loan brokers

PURPOSE:

To stem the illegal flow of firearms by regulating the pawning,
pledging, purchasing and selling of firearms by collateral loan
brokers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 applies laws and regulations of article 400.00 of the Penal
Law pertaining to gunsmiths and dealers in firearms to collateral
loan brokers.

Section 2 establishes the effective date.

EXISTING LAW:

Currently, there is no regulation of firearms pawning, pledging,
purchasing and selling among collateral loan brokers.

JUSTIFICATION:

A 2006 field investigation found that guns that were being sold at
pawn shops were offered for sale without necessary protections found
at other gun dealers. Investigators were told that they could buy
guns even if they were unable to pass the screening required before
the purchase of such a gun. This disregard for gun sales safeguards
was cause for great concern. This same investigations also found
that handguns at pawnshops were not as well protected as those sold
at other gun stores During the freak winter storm that hit Buffalo in
October 2006, people were walking away with armloads of guns because
security measure which should have been in place were not. That means
that guns are being put into the hand of thieves. Unlike a
responsible dealer in firearms this example illustrates how little
thought and preparation was put into preventing the possibility of
gun theft. This bill seeks to create a fair and balanced level
playing field of legal safeguards to more adequately protect
communities served by second hand dealers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2010: S.5465/A.7574 (2009 Passed Assembly)
2012: Referred to Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                   222

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 the storage of firearms by
  collateral loan brokers

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

  Section  1. Section 400.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 16-a to read as follows:
  16-A. COLLATERAL LOAN BROKERS. ALL LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE  COVERING  THE  OPERATION OF GUNSMITHS AND DEALERS IN FIREARMS SHALL
HEREINAFTER APPLY TO ALL PERSONS, CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS,  OR  FIRMS
THAT PAWN, PLEDGE, PURCHASE, OR SELL FIREARMS, AND CARRY ON THE BUSINESS
OF COLLATERAL LOAN BROKERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00274-01-3

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