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|Mar 04, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S4017
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S4017 - Details
S4017 - Summary
Establishes a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammunition and establishes penalties for individuals who violate such provisions; establishes the ammunition coding system fund.
S4017 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4017 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation to establishing a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammunition and establishing penalties for individuals who violate such provisions; to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the ammunition coding system database fund; and to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a tax credit for manufacturers or dealers who exchange old uncoded ammunition for new coded ammunition PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish a statewide database to track coded ammunition manufactured and sold for handguns and assault rifles. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Legislative Findings. Section 2 - The General Business law is amended by adding a new section 396-gg. This section establishes the ammunition coding system database. The New York State police is responsible for establishing and maintaining an ammunition coding system database containing information from the following: the manufacturing registry for coding ammunition and the vender registry for tracking individuals who purchase firearms with these codes. The ammunition coding system will be reserved for key law enforcement personnel and will be released only in connection with a criminal investigation. The cost of
S4017 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4017 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 4, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation to establishing a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammu- nition and establishing penalties for individuals who violate such provisions; to amend the state finance law, in relation to establish- ing the ammunition coding system database fund; and to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a tax credit for manufacturers or dealers who exchange old uncoded ammunition for new coded ammunition THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that each year in the United States more than thirty percent of all homicides involving a gun go unsolved. Handgun ammunition accounts for approxi- mately eighty percent of all ammunition sold within the United States. Current technology for matching a bullet used in a crime to the gun that fired it has worked moderately well for years, but presupposes that the weapon was recovered by law enforcement. Ammunition coding is a new and effective way for law enforcement to quickly identify persons of inter- est in gun crime investigations. S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 396- gg to read as follows: S 396-GG. AMMUNITION CODING SYSTEM DATABASE. 1. THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING AN AMMUNITION CODING SYSTEM DATABASE CONTAINING INFORMATION FROM THE FOLLOWING: A. THE MANUFACTURER REGISTRY. (I) EVERY MANUFACTURER SHALL REGISTER WITH THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE, AND SHALL MAINTAIN RECORDS ON THE BUSINESS PREMISES FOR A PERIOD OF SEVEN YEARS CONCERNING ALL SALES, LOANS, AND TRANSFERS OF AMMUNITION TO, FROM, OR WITHIN THE STATE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05578-02-3
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