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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1795
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S1795 - Details
S1795 - Summary
Prohibits the possession of a gun or non-folding knife while upon the premises of a governmental chamber or at a public hearing of the state or any political subdivision thereof; such violation shall constitute a class E felony; exempts police officers and security personnel.
S1795 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1795 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibited use of weapons PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit firearms and personal weapons in governmental chambers and public hearing rooms. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds subdivision 4 to section 265.35 of the Penal Law, prohibiting firearms and personal weapons in governmental chambers, including state and municipal office and public hearing forums held by all legislative and government entities at any location, except police officials. JUSTIFICATION: In the development of public policy, state law should be as proactive in the prevention of any coercive behavior or possible threats concerning individuals possessing legally or illegally firearms or other personal weapons in governmental chambers or at public hearings. policymakers' decision making, votes, policies or individuals testimony should not be threatened or injured through the showing of or known concealment of firearms or personal weapons on the person of individuals within governmental chambers or at public hearings. Elected officials are placed into office by people as examples for the community and as examples to the community should not be allowed to
S1795 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1795 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibited use of weapons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 265.35 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. ANY PERSON WHO POSSESSES A FIREARM, ANY OTHER GUN OR A NON-FOLDING KNIFE WHILE UPON THE PREMISES OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL CHAMBER OR PUBLIC HEARING ROOM OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS E FELONY. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO POLICE OFFICERS OR PERSONS PROVIDING SECURITY AT THE DIRECTION OF THE GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY HAVING JURISDICTION OVER THE PREMISES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05302-01-3
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