|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 14, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2182
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S2182 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2182 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2182 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to criminal sale, possession and use of firearms PURPOSE: Increases penalties for all offenses involving the possession, use, sale or purchase of firearms. JUSTIFICATION: Gun violence within New York is climbing. Within the city of New York there is a particular epidemic. NYPD figures indicate shooting incidents have stayed well over a 1,000 a year for the last three years with 1,473 shooting incidents reported in 2010, 1,501 shoot- ing incidents reported in 2011 and 1,372 shootings reported in 2012. Individuals are not effectively being deterred from illegally carrying dangerous weapons. This legislation seeks to increase penalties in order for would-be gun carriers to think twice before they decided to illegal- ly carry much less operate a firearm in New York state. The gun violence is also disrupting public safety, shootings happening in playgrounds, parks, near schools, near public transportation, and near homes. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7843 of 2012: Referred to Rules FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
S2182 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2182 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SMITH -- 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 criminal sale, possession and use of firearms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 265.01 of the penal law, as added by chapter 1041 of the laws of 1974, is amended to read as follows: Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor; EXCEPT THAT IF SUCH WEAPON IS A FIREARM THEN SUCH OFFENSE SHALL BE A CLASS D FELONY. S 2. The closing paragraph of section 265.02 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 764 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree is a class D felo- ny; EXCEPT THAT IF SUCH WEAPON IS A FIREARM THEN SUCH OFFENSE SHALL BE A CLASS C FELONY. S 3. The closing paragraph of section 265.03 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 742 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree is a class [C] B felony. S 4. The closing paragraph of section 265.04 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 764 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: Criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree is a class B felo- ny; EXCEPT THAT IF SUCH WEAPON IS A FIREARM THEN SUCH OFFENSE SHALL BE A CLASS A FELONY. S 5. The closing paragraph of section 265.08 of the penal law, as added by chapter 233 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03355-01-3
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