senate Bill S965

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to criminals

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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view actions (4)
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


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
2015-2016: A2217
2017-2018: A2659
2019-2020: A1054

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

S965 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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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