senate Bill S7828

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale or purchase of more than 500 rounds of ammunition during any period of 30 days

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Aug 01, 2012 referred to rules

S7828 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 38-B ยง825, Gen Bus L

S7828 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits the sale or purchase of more than 500 rounds of ammunition during any period of 30 days; makes a violation of such provisions a class A misdemeanor.

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BILL NUMBER:S7828

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the general business law, in relation to limiting the
sale of ammunition

PURPOSE:
Prohibits the sale or purchase of more than 500 rounds of ammunition
during any period of 30 days.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends the business law to prohibit a retail firearms
dealer from selling or transferring more than 500 rounds of ammunition
to a single individual during a thirty (30) day period. It also
prohibits an individual from purchasing more than 500 rounds of
ammunition during a thirty (30) day period. These provisions shall not
apply to any shooting range, police office, law enforcement or
corrections agency, members of the armed forces or national guard, or
licensed firearms dealer. This section also creates a recording
requirement whereby the dealer must record certain indentifying
information about the purchaser or transferee and the ammunition
purchased or transferred. It shall be a class A misdemeanor to
violated any provisions of this section.

Section 2. Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
There is currently no limit on the quantity of ammunition an
individual may purchase under New York State law. It is understandable
that a law-abiding sportsman or hobbyist might want to purchase
ammunition in bulk quantity in order to save money, but permitting the
sale of 500 rounds at a time should accomplish this goal. However,
individuals looking to purchase ammunition in bulk, particularly those
for whom 500 bullets per month would be insufficient, may be agents of
a criminal enterprise or potential perpetrators of the kind of mass
atrocities like those that took place at Columbine, Virginia Tech, or
Aurora, Colorado. It is important to strike a balance between crime
prevention and the rights of law-abiding individuals and this bill
accomplishes that balance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  7828

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 1, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  limiting  the
  sale of ammunition

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article
38-B to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 38-B
                           SALE OF AMMUNITION
SECTION 825. SALE OF AMMUNITION; LIMITED.
  S 825. SALE OF AMMUNITION; LIMITED. 1. NO RETAIL DEALER SHALL SELL  OR
TRANSFER  MORE  THAN FIVE HUNDRED ROUNDS OF ANY AMMUNITION TO ANY PERSON
DURING ANY PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS.
  2. NO PERSON SHALL PURCHASE OR RECEIVE MORE THAN FIVE  HUNDRED  ROUNDS
OF ANY AMMUNITION DURING ANY PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF SUBDIVISIONS ONE AND TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL
NOT APPLY TO ANY SHOOTING  RANGE,  POLICE  OFFICE,  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  OR
CORRECTIONS  AGENCY, MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OR
NATIONAL GUARD, OR LICENSED FIREARMS DEALERS.
  4. UPON EACH SALE OF AMMUNITION BY A RETAIL DEALER, SUCH DEALER  SHALL
RECORD  THE  NAME,  ADDRESS,  DATE  OF BIRTH AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE
PURCHASER, AND THE QUANTITY, MANUFACTURER, TYPE AND CALIBER OR GAUGE  OF
THE AMMUNITION PURCHASED.
  5.  ANY  PERSON  WHO  VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE
GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16412-01-2

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