senate Bill S7843

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases penalties for all offenses involving the possession, use, sale or purchase of firearms

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Aug 24, 2012 referred to rules

S7843 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pen L, generally

S7843 - Summary

Increases penalties for all offenses involving the possession, use, sale or purchase of firearms.

S7843 - Sponsor Memo

S7843 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7843

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 24, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to criminal sale,  possession
  and use of firearms

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

  Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 265.01 of the  penal  law,
as  added  by  chapter  1041  of the laws of 1974, is amended to read as
follows:
  Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth  degree  is  a  class  A
misdemeanor;  EXCEPT  THAT IF SUCH WEAPON IS A FIREARM THEN SUCH OFFENSE
SHALL BE A CLASS D FELONY.
  S 2. The closing paragraph of section 265.02  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  764  of  the  laws  of 2005, is amended to read as
follows:
  Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree is a class D felo-
ny; EXCEPT THAT IF SUCH WEAPON IS A FIREARM THEN SUCH OFFENSE SHALL BE A
CLASS C FELONY.
  S 3. The closing paragraph of section 265.03  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  742  of  the  laws  of 2006, is amended to read as
follows:
  Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree is a class [C]  B
felony.
  S  4.  The  closing  paragraph  of section 265.04 of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 764 of the laws  of  2005,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree is a class B felo-
ny; EXCEPT THAT IF SUCH WEAPON IS A FIREARM THEN SUCH OFFENSE SHALL BE A
CLASS A FELONY.
  S  5.  The  closing  paragraph  of section 265.08 of the penal law, as
added by chapter 233 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows:
  Criminal use of a firearm in the second degree is a class [C] B  felo-
ny.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16461-02-2

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