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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S571
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S571 - Details
S571 - Summary
Establishes a 10 day waiting period for the purchase of any firearm; violations of such provisions shall constitute a class A misdemeanor.
S571 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S571 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing a waiting period for the purchase of a firearm PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to impose a 10-day waiting period prior to the sale of any firearm as a means to improve public safety by giving law enforcement officials sufficient time to conduct a background check on prospective purchasers, and by eliminating opportunities for impulsive acts of violence. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new Article 38-B to the General Business Law in relation to establishing a waiting period for the purchase of a firearm. * section 825 defines certain terms. * Section 826 provides that no dealer in firearms shall deliver any firearm, and no such person shall take possession of any firearm from a dealer in firearms unless: (a) ten days have elapsed from the date such seller initiated the national instant background check of the purchaser; and (b) such dealer received notice that the purchaser has
S571 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 571 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, HASSELL- THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing a waiting period for the purchase of a firearm THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 38-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 38-B WAITING PERIOD FOR PURCHASE OF FIREARMS SECTION 825. DEFINITIONS. 826. WAITING PERIOD. 827. EXEMPTIONS. 828. PENALTY. S 825. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: 1. "DEALER IN FIREARMS" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW. 2. "FIREARM" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI- SION THREE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW. S 826. WAITING PERIOD. NO DEALER IN FIREARMS SHALL DELIVER ANY FIREARM, AND NO PERSON SHALL TAKE POSSESSION OF ANY FIREARM FROM A DEAL- ER IN FIREARMS UNLESS: 1. TEN DAYS HAVE ELAPSED FROM THE DATE SUCH DEALER INITIATED THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OF THE PURCHASER AS REQUIRED BY 18 U.S.C. S 922(T), AFTER RECEIVING A COMPLETED FEDERAL FIREARMS TRANSACTION RECORD, FORM 4473, FROM THE PURCHASER; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01834-01-3
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