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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1804
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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S1804 - Details
S1804 - Summary
Requires the safe storage of all guns, 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 guns and issuance/renewal of licenses; defines guns as weapons in the form of rifles, shotguns, and firearms; enacts the "safe gun storage act"… (view more) does not preempt local laws no less restrictive or stringent.
S1804 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1804 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the general business law, in relation to safe weapon storage PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide regulations for safe storage of firearms in order to prevent injury and death, particularly in children, by unintentional access, discharge and use of weapons. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: The act shall be known as the "safe weapon storage act." Section 2: Recites the legislative findings. Section 3: Nine new sections amending the penal law to include: § 265.50 defines "safe storage depository", "safety locking device"- and "weapon"; 5255.51 excludes any duly licensed manufacturer of weapons from § 265.52; § 265.52 defines failure to store safely in the second degree as unsafe Storage or leaving of a weapon when not in immediate possession or control, thereby resulting in a violation; § 255.53 defines failure to store safely in the first degree as
S1804 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1804 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. ESPAILLAT, AVELLA, GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 nine new sections 265.50, 265.51, 265.52, 265.53, 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: 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- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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