senate Bill S4990

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the "defend our homes act"; authorizes the possession of a magazine with more than 7 rounds but less than 11 rounds in a person's home; repealer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
May 02, 2013 referred to codes

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S4990 - Details

Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.20, rpld §265.37 sec undesig ¶, Pen L

S4990 - Summary

Creates the "Defend Our Homes act"; authorizes the possession of a magazine with more than 7 rounds but less than 11 rounds in a person's home.

S4990 - Sponsor Memo

S4990 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4990

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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 establishing  the  "defend
  our  homes  act"  providing  exemptions  for ammunition feeding device
  capacity in homes; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relat-
  ing thereto

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "defend our
homes act".
  S  2.  Subdivision  a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. POSSESSION OF A MAGAZINE OR  SIMILAR  AMMUNITION  FEEDING  DEVICE
THAT  CONTAINS  MORE  THAN SEVEN ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, BUT THAT DOES NOT
HAVE A CAPACITY OF OR CAN READILY BE RESTORED  OR  CONVERTED  TO  ACCEPT
MORE  THAN  TEN  ROUNDS,  IN  A  SAFE  STORAGE DEPOSITORY, AS DEFINED IN
SECTION 265.45 OF THIS ARTICLE, IN THE HOME OF  THE  POSSESSOR  FOR  THE
PROTECTION OF A PERSON OR PROPERTY.
  S  3. The second undesignated paragraph of section 265.37 of the penal
law is REPEALED.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
have been in full force and effect on March 16, 2013.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10507-02-3

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