|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S520
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S520 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S520 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill addresses the need to reassess New York laws, regulations and policies regarding non-powder weapons in light of changing technology. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Bill section 1 sets forth legislative findings regarding recent advances in technologies associated 'With air rifles, air pistols and other non powder guns, that have resulted in the emergence of air guns that can approach the velocity and force of weapons using gunpowder The development of more powerful and accurate air guns necessitates a reassessment of whether our laws, regulations and policies in this area adequately ensure that the public interest is served. Bill section 2 directs the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to review (a) current and anticipated developments in non-powder gun technologies, (b) current New York laws, regulations and policies and (c) recent developments in the statutes. regulations
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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