|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 12, 2012||committee discharged and committed to rules|
|Mar 08, 2012||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to codes|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to codes|
senate Bill S965
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S965 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Rules
- Law Section:
- General Business Law
- Laws Affected:
- Ren Art 40 §§900 & 901 to be Art 50 §§1001 & 1002, add Art 40 §§900 - 911, amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L; amd §400.00, Pen L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1715, A1093
2013-2014: S41, A3280
S965 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to criminals; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training… (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.
S965 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S965 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation to preventing the sale of firearms, rifles, and shotguns to criminals PURPOSE : This bill will reduce gun trafficking by making it more difficult for criminals to obtain firearms, rifles and shotguns from gun dealers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill sets forth legislative findings. Section 2 of the bill adds a new Article 40 to the General Business Law to help prevent the sale of firearms, rifles and shotguns to criminals. The new article contains thirteen sections as follows: * Section 900 defines certain terms. * Section 901 requires gun dealers to adopt reasonable measures to prevent guns from being diverted from the legal stream of commerce to individuals who are not legally entitled to purchase or possess such weapons.
S965 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 965 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation to preventing the sale of firearms, rifles, and shotguns to criminals 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 as follows: 1. Firearms, rifles and shotguns are used to kill nearly 30,000 indi- viduals in the United States every year, including 1,000 individuals in New York state alone. Additionally, there are 100,000 non-fatal injuries across the country. The federal government has largely ignored this public health crisis and has left it up to state and local governments to protect its citizens. Firearm violence also costs millions of dollars and causes incalculable emotional damage, devastating families and communities throughout the country. Therefore, the state of New York has a strong interest in reducing violence and crimes that involve the use of firearms and the illegal trafficking of firearms. Illegal guns obtained throughout the state end up in the hands of criminals, youth and violent individuals who use them to threaten, maim and kill. 2. There is a thriving underground market for illegal firearms, large- ly driven by demand from drug gangs and other criminals. A highly effi- cient and continuous business practice exists in which firearms are moved from legal manufacture and sale to prohibited purchasers, making them illegal firearms. In 2001, approximately 12,000 illegal firearms, rifles and shotguns were seized in New York state. From November 2000 to April 2002, 2700 crime guns were entered into the state crime gun database. In 2008, according to a review by the federal bureau of alco- hol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives (ATF) of trace data compiled for several regions in the state, including Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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