senate Bill S222A

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

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S222A

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--A

                       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  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Codes  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

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-c to read as follows:
  16-C.  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.
                                                           LBD00274-02-4

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