senate Bill S680A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires state agencies and certain covered authorities to purchase handguns from responsible suppliers

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 10, 2012 print number 680a
amend and recommit to rules
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 08, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to finance

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S680 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §169, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4081

S680 - Summary

Requires state agencies and certain covered authorities to purchase handguns from responsible suppliers; defines criteria therefor; provides for exceptions.

S680 - Sponsor Memo

S680 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   680

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the procurement of
  handguns by state agencies

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

  Section  1. Declaration of legislative findings and intent. The legis-
lature finds that it is in the state's best interest to procure handguns
for use by state employees in  the  performance  of  their  duties  from
responsible  suppliers that are committed to a standard of conduct which
makes every effort to eliminate sales of guns that might lead to illegal
possession and/or misuse by criminals, unauthorized juveniles, and other
prohibited persons.
  Over 30,000 people in the United States die each  year  from  gunfire,
including  4,200  children. On average, firearms kill approximately nine
American children every day. In New York City,  firearms,  predominantly
handguns,  are  used  in  approximately sixty-six percent of the murders
committed each year. More than twice the number of individuals  murdered
with  a  firearm  suffered  injuries inflicted by firearms. Handguns are
also used in a high percentage of other crimes, including robbery, felo-
ny reckless endangerment and menacing.
  Government agencies purchase approximately twenty-five percent of  all
guns  sold  in  the  United  States,  including  guns for police forces,
correctional services, and public safety agencies. The state is a  major
purchaser  of  handguns  for  use by the state's various law enforcement
agencies.  The  legislature  finds  that  the  state,  acting  with  the
discretion  allowed any private participant in the market, should choose
to allocate its purchasing dollars in a manner that promotes the respon-
sible manufacture, shipment, and distribution of handguns.  In  further-
ance  of  this  goal,  this  legislation  requires  that  state agencies

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

S680A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §169, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4081

S680A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires state agencies and certain covered authorities to purchase handguns from responsible suppliers; defines criteria therefor; provides for exceptions.

S680A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S680A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 680--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Rules  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 state finance law, in relation to the procurement of
  handguns by state agencies

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

  Section 1. Declaration of legislative findings and intent. The  legis-
lature finds that it is in the state's best interest to procure handguns
for  use  by  state  employees  in  the performance of their duties from
responsible suppliers that are committed to a standard of conduct  which
makes every effort to eliminate sales of guns that might lead to illegal
possession and/or misuse by criminals, unauthorized juveniles, and other
prohibited persons.
  Over  30,000  people  in the United States die each year from gunfire,
including 4,200 children. On average, firearms kill  approximately  nine
American  children  every day. In New York City, firearms, predominantly
handguns, are used in approximately sixty-six  percent  of  the  murders
committed  each year. More than twice the number of individuals murdered
with a firearm suffered injuries inflicted  by  firearms.  Handguns  are
also used in a high percentage of other crimes, including robbery, felo-
ny reckless endangerment and menacing.
  Government  agencies purchase approximately twenty-five percent of all
guns sold in the  United  States,  including  guns  for  police  forces,
correctional  services, and public safety agencies. The state is a major
purchaser of handguns for use by the  state's  various  law  enforcement
agencies.  The  legislature  finds  that  the  state,  acting  with  the
discretion allowed any private participant in the market, should  choose

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

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