senate Bill S670

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes a court to revoke the firearms license and seize the weapons of certain individuals

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    • Passed Assembly
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view actions (6)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Mar 31, 2011 committee discharged and committed to mental health and developmental disabilities
Mar 08, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes


S670 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.20 & 400.05, Pen L; amd §330.20, add §730.55, CP L; amd §§9.60 & 29.03, add §§9.36 & 15.36, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5466, A7733A

S670 - Summary

Authorizes courts to revoke firearms license and seize the weapons of certain individuals.

S670 - Sponsor Memo

S670 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law,  the  criminal  procedure  law,  and  the
  mental  hygiene  law,  in  relation to authorizing court to revoke the
  firearms license and seize weapons of certain individuals


  Section  1.    Subparagraph  (f)  of  paragraph  1 of subdivision a of
section 265.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 578 of  the  laws
of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  (f)  A  person  [voluntarily]  surrendering  OR  OTHERWISE VOLUNTARILY
DELIVERING such weapon, instrument,  appliance  or  substance,  provided
that  such surrender shall be made to the superintendent of the division
of state police or a member thereof designated by  such  superintendent,
or  to the sheriff of the county in which such person resides, or in the
county of Nassau or in the towns  of  Babylon,  Brookhaven,  Huntington,
Islip  and  Smithtown  in  the  county of Suffolk to the commissioner of
police or a member of the police department thereof designated  by  such
commissioner,  or  if such person resides in a city, town other than one
named in this subparagraph, or village to  the  police  commissioner  or
head  of  the  police  force or department thereof or to a member of the
force or  department  designated  by  such  commissioner  or  head;  and
provided,  further, that the same shall be surrendered by such person in
accordance with such terms and conditions as may be established by  such
superintendent,  sheriff,  police  force  or department. Nothing in this
paragraph shall be construed as granting immunity from  prosecution  for
any crime or offense except that of unlawful possession of such weapons,
instruments,  appliances or substances surrendered as herein provided. A
person who possesses any such weapon, instrument, appliance or substance
as an executor or administrator or any other lawful  possessor  of  such

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


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