senate Bill S1804

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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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

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S1804 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3221
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pen L, generally; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4538, A381
2009-2010: S68, A1094

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

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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