senate Bill S520

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the division of criminal justice services to study and report on laws, rules and regulations relating to air guns

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 09, 2013 referred to codes

S520 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2141
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Statutes
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1711, A6365
2009-2010: S6911, A9423

S520 - Summary

Directs the division of criminal justice services to study, review and report, to the governor and the legislature, on the laws, rules and regulation and policies relating to air rifles, air pistols and other non-powder guns; directs such division to make recommendations to ensure that the public interest is served.

S520 - Sponsor Memo

S520 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   520

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to direct the division of criminal  justice  services  to  study,
  review  and  report, to the governor and the legislature, on the laws,
  rules and regulations relating to air rifles, air  pistols  and  other
  non-powder guns

  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  and
declares  that  recent  advances  in  technologies  associated  with air
rifles, air pistols and other non-powder guns have resulted in  products
that  are  substantially  different  than  those common in past decades.
Changes in materials and techniques used to produce  non-powder  weapons
and  ammunition, and the development of guns using carbon dioxide cylin-
ders and external supplies of compressed gas, have resulted in the emer-
gence of air guns that can approach the velocity and  force  of  weapons
using  gunpowder.   The continued development of more powerful and accu-
rate air guns makes it incumbent on the state of New  York  to  reassess
the adequacy of its laws, rules, regulations and policies to ensure that
the public interest continues to be served.
  S  2.  (a)  The  division  of criminal justice services shall examine,
evaluate, review and make recommendations concerning:
  (1) the current state of and anticipated developments in  technologies
associated  with  the  design,  production  and  use  of air rifles, air
pistols and other similar non-powder guns, including the ammunition  and
ancillary equipment therefor;
  (2)  the  current  state  statutes, the current rules, regulations and
policies of state agencies, and any significant laws, codes, ordinances,
rules, regulations and policies of municipalities in the state  relating

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02206-01-3

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