senate Bill S1715A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to criminals

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2010 print number 1715a
Mar 19, 2010 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 06, 2010 referred to codes
Feb 05, 2009 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

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S1715 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1093
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 40 §§900 & 901 to be Art 50 §§1001 & 1002, add Art 40 §§900 - 911, amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L; amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S965, A361
2013-2014: S41, A3280
2015-2016: A2217
2017-2018: A2659
2019-2020: A1054

S1715 - Summary

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to criminals; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.

S1715 - Sponsor Memo

S1715 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1715

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SCHNEIDERMAN, ADAMS, DIAZ, DUANE, FOLEY, KRUEGER,
  PARKER, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SERRANO -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation
  to preventing the sale of firearms, rifles, and shotguns to criminals

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by finds and declares as follows:
  1.  Firearms, rifles and shotguns are used to kill nearly 30,000 indi-
viduals in the United States every year, including 1,000 individuals  in
New York state alone. Additionally, there are 100,000 non-fatal injuries
across  the  country.  The  federal  government has largely ignored this
public health crisis and has left it up to state and  local  governments
to protect its citizens. Firearm violence also costs millions of dollars
and  causes  incalculable  emotional  damage,  devastating  families and
communities throughout the country.  Therefore, the state  of  New  York
has  a  strong interest in reducing violence and crimes that involve the
use of firearms and the illegal trafficking of  firearms.  Illegal  guns
obtained  throughout  the  state end up in the hands of criminals, youth
and violent individuals who use them to threaten, maim and kill.
  2. There is a thriving underground market for illegal firearms, large-
ly driven by demand from drug gangs and other criminals. A highly  effi-
cient  and  continuous  business  practice  exists in which firearms are
moved from legal manufacture and sale to prohibited  purchasers,  making
them  illegal  firearms. In 2001, approximately 12,000 illegal firearms,
rifles and shotguns were seized in New York state.   From November  2000
to  April  2002,  2700  crime guns were entered into the state crime gun
database. One thousand of these were long guns  which,  outside  of  New
York  City,  are  sold  without  a permit. A significant portion of guns
involved in crimes upstate originate within the state.  In  fact,  youth

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01930-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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S1715A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1093
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Ren Art 40 §§900 & 901 to be Art 50 §§1001 & 1002, add Art 40 §§900 - 911, amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L; amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S965, A361
2013-2014: S41, A3280
2015-2016: A2217
2017-2018: A2659
2019-2020: A1054

S1715A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to criminals; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.

S1715A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1715A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1715--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SCHNEIDERMAN, ADAMS, DIAZ, DUANE, FOLEY, KRUEGER,
  PARKER, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SERRANO -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
  and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes -- recom-
  mitted 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 general business law and the penal law, in  relation
  to preventing the sale of firearms, rifles, and shotguns to criminals

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by finds and declares as follows:
  1. Firearms, rifles and shotguns are used to kill nearly 30,000  indi-
viduals  in the United States every year, including 1,000 individuals in
New York state alone. Additionally, there are 100,000 non-fatal injuries
across the country. The federal  government  has  largely  ignored  this
public  health  crisis and has left it up to state and local governments
to protect its citizens. Firearm violence also costs millions of dollars
and causes  incalculable  emotional  damage,  devastating  families  and
communities  throughout  the country.   Therefore, the state of New York
has a strong interest in reducing violence and crimes that  involve  the
use  of  firearms  and the illegal trafficking of firearms. Illegal guns
obtained throughout the state end up in the hands  of  criminals,  youth
and violent individuals who use them to threaten, maim and kill.
  2. There is a thriving underground market for illegal firearms, large-
ly  driven by demand from drug gangs and other criminals. A highly effi-
cient and continuous business practice  exists  in  which  firearms  are
moved  from  legal manufacture and sale to prohibited purchasers, making
them illegal firearms. In 2001, approximately 12,000  illegal  firearms,
rifles  and  shotguns were seized in New York state.  From November 2000
to April 2002, 2700 crime guns were entered into  the  state  crime  gun

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01930-03-0

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