|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S86
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S86 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S86 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to banning the sale, possession or use of 50-caliber weapons PURPOSE: To ban the possession, sale, and use of 50-caliber weapons in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 presents legislative findings. Sections 2 amends section 265.00 of the penal law to add references to 50-caliber weapons to certain definitions. Section 3 defines 50-caliber weapons and excludes from definition any muzzle loading rifle or shotgun with a rifled bore. Section 4 amends subdivision 3 of section 265.02 of the penal law to extend criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree to include possession of a 50-caliber weapon. Section 5 adds a new subdivision 4 to section 265.02 of the penal law to extend criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree to
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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