assembly Bill A8293A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the safe storage of all guns, either in a safe or with a locking device, and provides penalties for simple and complex violations; requires notices

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 16, 2014 print number 8293a
amend and recommit to codes
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Dec 06, 2013 referred to codes

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A8293 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7822
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§265.50 - 265.59, amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L

A8293 - Summary

Enacts "Nicholas' law"; requires the safe storage of all weapons, either in a safe or with a locking device, and provides penalties for simple and complex violations (removal from premises, injury or death results); requires notices to be furnished upon transfer of weapons and issuance/renewal of licenses; defines weapons to mean rifles, shotguns, and firearms (view more) does not preempt local laws no less restrictive or stringent.

A8293 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8293

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the general business law, in  relation
  to safe weapon storage

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

  Section 1. Short title; construction.  1. This act shall be known  and
may be cited as the "safe weapon storage act".
  2.  The  provisions  of  this act shall not be construed to preempt or
supersede any local law the provisions of which are no less stringent or
restrictive than the provisions of this act.
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds the following:
  The presence of unsecured, easily accessible,  weapons  in  homes  and
other  places increases the likelihood of death or injury from accidents
and impulsive acts. Guns left unattended must be kept locked  or  stored
securely  to  prevent  access by children and others who should not have
access to them. Gun owners and other lawful possessors  are  responsible
for  keeping  their  weapons from falling into the hands of children and
other unauthorized individuals.
  S 3. The penal law is amended  by  adding  ten  new  sections  265.50,
265.51,  265.52,  265.53,  265.55,  265.56,  265.57,  265.58, 265.59 and
265.60 to read as follows:
S 265.50 DEFINITIONS; SAFE WEAPON STORAGE.
  AS USED IN SECTIONS 265.51 THROUGH 265.59 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOW-
ING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "PERSON"  INCLUDES  A  NATURAL  PERSON,  CORPORATION,  PARTNERSHIP,
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, OR ANY OTHER ENTITY.
  2.  "SAFE  STORAGE  DEPOSITORY" MEANS A SAFE OR OTHER SECURE CONTAINER
WHICH, WHEN LOCKED, IS INCAPABLE OF BEING OPENED WITHOUT THE KEY, COMBI-
NATION, OR OTHER UNLOCKING MECHANISM AND IS  CAPABLE  OF  PREVENTING  AN
UNAUTHORIZED PERSON FROM OBTAINING ACCESS TO AND POSSESSION OF THE WEAP-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13076-01-3

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A8293A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7822
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§265.50 - 265.59, amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L

A8293A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Nicholas' law"; requires the safe storage of all weapons, either in a safe or with a locking device, and provides penalties for simple and complex violations (removal from premises, injury or death results); requires notices to be furnished upon transfer of weapons and issuance/renewal of licenses; defines weapons to mean rifles, shotguns, and firearms (view more) does not preempt local laws no less restrictive or stringent.

A8293A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8293--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  WEISENBERG,  ABINANTI, ENGLEBRIGHT,
  JAFFEE, JACOBS, ROSENTHAL, GALEF, COOK, ORTIZ,  CYMBROWITZ,  DINOWITZ,
  WEINSTEIN,  MAYER,  SCARBOROUGH,  WEPRIN, FAHY, BROOK-KRASNY -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO,  AUBRY,  BRENNAN,  CLARK,  GOTTFRIED,
  HOOPER,  MILLMAN, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee 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 and the general business law, in relation
  to safe weapon storage

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

  Section  1. Short title; construction.  1. This act shall be known and
may be cited as "Nicholas's law".
  2. The provisions of this act shall not be  construed  to  preempt  or
supersede any local law the provisions of which are no less stringent or
restrictive than the provisions of this act.
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds the following:
  The  presence  of  unsecured,  easily accessible, weapons in homes and
other places increases the likelihood of death or injury from  accidents
and  impulsive  acts. Guns left unattended must be kept locked or stored
securely to prevent access by children and others who  should  not  have
access  to  them. Gun owners and other lawful possessors are responsible
for keeping their weapons from falling into the hands  of  children  and
other unauthorized individuals.
  S  3.  The  penal  law  is  amended by adding ten new sections 265.50,
265.51, 265.52, 265.53,  265.54,  265.55,  265.56,  265.57,  265.58  and
265.59 to read as follows:
S 265.50 DEFINITIONS; SAFE WEAPON STORAGE.
  AS USED IN SECTIONS 265.51 THROUGH 265.59 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOW-
ING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13076-04-4

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