|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2023
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2023 - Details
- Current Committee:
- 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 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2023 TITLE OF BILL: 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 crimi- nal sale of a firearm in the first degree PURPOSE: To protect our citizens and further deter the criminal use of firearms in our communities, this bill will increase the penalties for offenses involving the possession, use, sale and purchase of firearms. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends Penal Law section 265.01 and re-titles criminal possession in the fourth degree to a third degree offense and increases the penalty from a class A misdemeanor to a class E felony. Section two amends Penal Law section 265.02 and re-titles criminal possession in the third degree to a second degree offense and increases the penalty from a class D felony to a class C felony. Section three amends Penal Law section 265.03 and re-titles criminal possession in the second degree to a first degree offense and increases the penalty from a class C felony to a class B felony. Incorporates the
S2023 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2023 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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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