senate Bill S7836

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for universal background checks for the sale of firearms

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Aug 13, 2012 referred to rules

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S7836 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 38-B §§830 - 834, Gen Bus L

S7836 - Summary

Provides for universal background checks for the sale of firearms; makes the violation of such provisions a class A misdemeanor.

S7836 - Sponsor Memo

S7836 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7836

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, ADAMS, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  OPPENHEIMER, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO, STAVISKY
  -- 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 universal back-
  ground checks for sales of firearms

  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
            UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SALE OF FIREARMS
SECTION 830. SHORT TITLE.
        831. DEFINITIONS.
        832. ALL SALES THROUGH A DEALER IN FIREARMS.
        833. EXEMPTIONS.
        834. PENALTIES.
  S  830.  SHORT  TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS
THE "UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SALE OF FIREARMS ACT".
  S 831. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
  1. "DEALER IN FIREARMS" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM  IS  DEFINED
IN SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
  2.  "FIREARM" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI-
SION THREE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW.
  3. "LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY" MEANS ANY AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL  OR  STATE
GOVERNMENT,  OR  OF  A  MUNICIPALITY  OR  PUBLIC AUTHORITY WHICH EMPLOYS
POLICE OFFICERS.
  S 832. ALL SALES THROUGH A DEALER IN FIREARMS. NO PERSON  SHALL  SELL,
LEASE, TRANSFER OR LOAN A FIREARM UNLESS:
  1. SUCH PERSON IS A DEALER IN FIREARMS;
  2.  THE  PURCHASER,  LESSEE,  TRANSFEREE  OR  PERSON  BEING LOANED THE
FIREARM IS A DEALER IN FIREARMS; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16406-04-2

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