assembly Bill A3244A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.58
rules report cal.58
reported
Jun 03, 2014 reported referred to rules
Jan 30, 2014 print number 3244a
Jan 30, 2014 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 24, 2013 referred to codes

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A3244 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S68
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 265.10 & 265.15, add §§265.38 & 256.39, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6468, S6005
2011-2012: A1157, S675
2015-2016: A6192, S1113
2017-2018: A5826, S470
2019-2020: A1251, S2277

A3244 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition; establishes fines for violations of this requirement and provides for an affirmative defense if the dealer had a certification from the manufacturer.

A3244 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3244

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. SCHIMEL, ENGLEBRIGHT, KAVANAGH, LAVINE, GIBSON,
  SCARBOROUGH, TITUS, ABINANTI, WRIGHT, HEASTIE,  AUBRY  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  --  M. of A. BRENNAN, CLARK, COLTON, COOK, DINOWITZ, GLICK,
  GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, HOOPER,  JACOBS,  JAFFEE,  MARKEY,  PAULIN,  PERRY,
  PRETLOW,  RA, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  requiring  semiautomatic
  pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state
  to be capable of microstamping ammunition

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "crime gun identification act of 2013".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings and intent. The legislature finds that in
2005, the national clearance rate for homicide cases  was  approximately
60%  and  over  3,000 gun homicide cases went unsolved; that in approxi-
mately half of gun homicide investigations a spent cartridge casing, but
not a firearm, is recovered at the crime scene; that currently  deployed
national  ballistic  identification  systems  cannot identify the serial
number of a gun unless the gun itself has been recovered;  that  firearm
microstamping  is  a  revolutionary forensic technology that produces an
identifiable alpha-numeric and geometric  code  onto  the  rear  of  the
cartridge  casing  each  time  a semiautomatic pistol is fired; that the
alpha-numeric and geometric code on an expended  cartridge  casing  will
provide  an initial lead for law enforcement by enabling law enforcement
to match the cartridge casing found at a crime to the original owner  of
the  firearm;  that  information  from completed crime gun tracing is an
important element utilized by COMPSTAT and other crime analysis  systems
to  target  illegal  firearms trafficking; that microstamping technology
continues to  produce  identifiable  markings  onto  expended  cartridge
casings  even after thousands of rounds of testing; that this additional

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01084-02-3

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Multi-Sponsors

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A3244A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S68
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 265.10 & 265.15, add §§265.38 & 256.39, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6468, S6005
2011-2012: A1157, S675
2015-2016: A6192, S1113
2017-2018: A5826, S470
2019-2020: A1251, S2277

A3244A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition; establishes fines for violations of this requirement and provides for an affirmative defense if the dealer had a certification from the manufacturer.

A3244A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3244--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SCHIMEL, ENGLEBRIGHT, KAVANAGH, LAVINE, SCARBOR-
  OUGH, TITUS, ABINANTI, WRIGHT, HEASTIE, AUBRY,  McDONALD,  CYMBROWITZ,
  ROSENTHAL,  ROZIC,  KELLNER,  STECK,  DenDEKKER, RAMOS, QUART, CRESPO,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, WEPRIN, BROOK-KRASNY,  MOYA,  CAMARA,  ORTIZ,  LENTOL,
  RODRIGUEZ  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  ARROYO, BENEDETTO,
  BOYLAND, BRAUNSTEIN, BRENNAN, CLARK,  COLTON,  COOK,  DINOWITZ,  FAHY,
  GLICK,  GOTTFRIED,  HEVESI,  HOOPER,  JACOBS,  JAFFEE, LIFTON, MARKEY,
  McKEVITT,  MOSLEY,  NOLAN,  O'DONNELL,  PAULIN,  PERRY,  PRETLOW,  RA,
  RIVERA,  ROBINSON, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Codes -- recommitted to the Committee on  Codes  in  accordance
  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  requiring  semiautomatic
  pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state
  to be capable of microstamping ammunition

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "crime gun identification act of 2014".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings and intent. The legislature finds that in
2005, the national clearance rate for homicide cases  was  approximately
60%  and  over  3,000 gun homicide cases went unsolved; that in approxi-
mately half of gun homicide investigations a spent cartridge casing, but
not a firearm, is recovered at the crime scene; that currently  deployed
national  ballistic  identification  systems  cannot identify the serial
number of a gun unless the gun itself has been recovered;  that  firearm
microstamping  is  a  revolutionary forensic technology that produces an
identifiable alpha-numeric and geometric  code  onto  the  rear  of  the
cartridge  casing  each  time  a semiautomatic pistol is fired; that the
alpha-numeric and geometric code on an expended  cartridge  casing  will
provide  an initial lead for law enforcement by enabling law enforcement

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01084-04-4

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