senate Bill S7829

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires a national instant criminal background check to be conducted on each individual who purchases ammunition

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Aug 01, 2012 referred to rules

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S7829 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 38-B §825, Gen Bus L

S7829 - Summary

Requires a national instant criminal background check to be conducted on each individual who purchases ammunition; requires dealer to forward information on such sale to the division of criminal justice services; makes a violation of such provisions a class A misdemeanor.

S7829 - Sponsor Memo

S7829 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7829

                            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  requiring  a
  national  instant  criminal  background  check to be conducted on each
  person purchasing 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.
  S  825.  SALE  OF  AMMUNITION.  1.  PRIOR  TO THE SALE OR TRANSFER, AT
RETAIL, OF ANY QUANTITY OF AMMUNITION TO AN INDIVIDUAL, THE RETAIL DEAL-
ER OF SUCH INDIVIDUAL SHALL CAUSE A NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
CHECK TO BE CONDUCTED UPON SUCH PERSON IN ACCORDANCE WITH  18  U.S.C.  S
922.
  2. UPON THE SALE OR TRANSFER OF ANY QUANTITY OF AMMUNITION, AT RETAIL,
THE  RETAIL  DEALER  SHALL  RECORD  THE NAME, ADDRESS, DATE OF BIRTH AND
TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE PURCHASER, AND THE  QUANTITY,  BRAND,  TYPE  AND
CALIBER  OR  GAUGE  OF  THE  AMMUNITION PURCHASED OR TRANSFERRED. WITHIN
THREE DAYS OF EACH PURCHASE OR TRANSFER OF SUCH AMMUNITION,  THE  RETAIL
DEALER SHALL FORWARD A COPY OF SUCH INFORMATION TO THE DIVISION OF CRIM-
INAL  JUSTICE SERVICES. SUCH DEALER SHALL MAINTAIN SUCH RECORDS UPON THE
PREMISES OF THE BUSINESS FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN SEVEN YEARS.
  3. 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.
                                                           LBD16411-02-2

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