senate Bill S2023

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increase penalties for certain crimes relating to firearms

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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S2023 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.01, 265.02, 265.03, 265.09, 265.11, 265.16 & 265.17, rpld §§265.04, 265.08 & 265.13, Pen L

S2023 - Summary

Increases penalties for certain crimes relating to firearms.

S2023 - Sponsor Memo

S2023 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 increasing  penalties  for
  certain  crimes  relating to firearms, and to repeal section 265.04 of
  such law, relating to criminal possession of a  weapon  in  the  first
  degree,  section  265.08  of  such  law, relating to criminal use of a
  firearm in the second degree and 265.13 of such law, relating to crim-
  inal sale of a firearm in the first degree


  Section  1.  Section 265.01 of the penal law, as added by chapter 1041
of the laws of 1974, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 257 of the laws
of 2008, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 220 of the  laws  of  1988,
subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 199 of the laws of 2006, subdivision
4  as amended by chapter 357 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 7 as added
by chapter 807 of the laws of 1981 and subdivision 8 as added by chapter
646 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
S 265.01 Criminal possession of a weapon in the [fourth] THIRD degree.
  A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the  [fourth]
THIRD degree when:
  (1)  He  or she possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, electronic
stun gun, gravity knife, switchblade knife, pilum ballistic knife, metal
knuckle knife, cane sword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, plastic knuckles,
metal knuckles, chuka stick, sand bag, sandclub, wrist-brace type sling-
shot or slungshot, shirken or "Kung Fu star"; or
  (2) He OR SHE possesses any  dagger,  dangerous  knife,  dirk,  razor,
stiletto,  imitation pistol, or any other dangerous or deadly instrument
or weapon with intent to use the same unlawfully against another; or
  (3) He or she knowingly has in his or her possession a rifle,  shotgun
or  firearm  in  or  upon  a  building  or grounds, used for educational

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


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