senate Bill S2877

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the purchasing of bullets for firearms

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S2877 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง400.04, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4152
2009-2010: A6433

S2877 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the purchasing of bullets for firearms; requires the purchaser of bullets for any firearm to fill out an application providing information regarding the purchaser's name, date of birth, address, and also the calibre, make, model, manufacturer's name and serial number of the firearm for which the applicant is purchasing the bullets; copies of the application to be forwarded to all law enforcement agencies of the state; provides that any violation of this section is a class A misdemeanor.

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BILL NUMBER:S2877

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the
purchasing of bullets for firearms

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide for a mechanism whereby
those who purchase bullets are required to complete an application for
such purchase.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: A new section 400.04 would be added to
the penal law. It would require those who purchase bullets to fill out
an application for such purchase. The application would include the
applicant's name, date of birth, and full address. Furthermore, the
applicant would be required to provide specific information, such as the
caliber, make, model, manufacturer's name, and serial number on the gun
that they are purchasing bullets for. Lastly, a violation of this
section will be a class A. misdemeanor.

JUSTIFICATION: Gun violence is a serious ill in our society. Our
current law requires those who purchase a gun to fill out an applica-
tion. Likewise, those who purchase bullets should be bound by the same
requirements. This Bill would be a deterrent to those who possess ille-
gal, unlicensed, unregistered firearms. If they cannot get access to
bullets, they will not be able to facilitate crime and violence.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2005/06 - S.2609 2007/08 - S.1860 2011/12 -
S.4152

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect on the first of November
the year after it is signed into law.

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

                                  2877

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 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 the purchasing of  bullets
  for firearms

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 400.04  to
read as follows:
S 400.04 APPLICATION FOR THE PURCHASE OF BULLETS.
  ANY  PERSON PURCHASING BULLETS FOR ANY FIREARM MUST COMPLETE AN APPLI-
CATION FOR SUCH PURCHASE. SUCH APPLICATION SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE
LIMITED  TO,  THE  APPLICANT'S FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND ADDRESS, AND
THE CALIBRE, MAKE, MODEL, MANUFACTURER'S NAME AND SERIAL NUMBER  OF  THE
FIREARM FOR WHICH THE APPLICANT IS PURCHASING THE BULLETS. COPIES OF THE
APPLICATION  SHALL  BE  FORWARDED TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OF THE
STATE. IN ADDITION, IN ORDER TO  COMPLETE  A  PURCHASE  OF  BULLETS,  AN
APPLICANT  MUST  BE  AT LEAST TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND MUST
SHOW AT LEAST TWO PIECES  OF  LEGITIMATE  IDENTIFICATION,  INCLUDING  AT
LEAST ONE PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION TO VERIFY HIS OR HER AGE AND NAME.
  ANY  VIOLATION  BY  ANY  PERSON  OF ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION IS A
CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06638-02-3

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