senate Bill S86

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Bans the sale, use or possession of 50-caliber weapons

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

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S86 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5926
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pen L, generally; add ยง231, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7854, A9904, S4752

S86 - Summary

Bans the sale, use or possession of 50-caliber or larger weapons and directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning such weapons in to a designated officer.

S86 - Sponsor Memo

S86 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   86

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the  executive  law,  in  relation  to
  banning the sale, possession or use of 50-caliber weapons

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by finds and declares that  50-caliber  or  larger  weapons  having  the
capacity  for rapidly discharging ammunition have no acceptable purpose.
The legislature additionally finds and declares that such  weapons  pose
such  an  imminent  threat  and danger to the safety and security of the
people of this state that it is necessary to ban the possession and  use
of such weapons.
  S  2.  Subdivisions  8  and  9  of section 265.00 of the penal law, as
amended by chapter 189 of the laws of  2000,  are  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  8.  "Gunsmith"  means  any  person,  firm, partnership, corporation or
company who engages in the business of repairing, altering,  assembling,
manufacturing,   cleaning,  polishing,  engraving  or  trueing,  or  who
performs any mechanical operation on, any firearm, large capacity  ammu-
nition feeding device, 50-CALIBER WEAPON or machine-gun.
  9.  "Dealer  in  firearms" means any person, firm, partnership, corpo-
ration or company who engages in the business  of  purchasing,  selling,
keeping  for  sale, loaning, leasing, or in any manner disposing of, any
assault weapon, large capacity  ammunition  feeding  device,  50-CALIBER
WEAPON, pistol or revolver.
  S 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 24 to read as follows:
  24.  "50-CALIBER WEAPON" MEANS A RIFLE CAPABLE OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE
CARTRIDGE IN 50-CALIBER OR LARGER, .50 BMG CALIBER OR LARGER, ANY  OTHER

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

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