senate Bill S575

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for universal background checks for the sale of firearms

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
Jan 09, 2013 referred to consumer protection

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S575 - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 38-B §§830 - 834, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7836

S575 - Summary

Provides for universal background checks for the sale of firearms; makes the violation of such provisions a class A misdemeanor.

S575 - Sponsor Memo

S575 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   575

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, ADAMS, ADDABBO, 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 universal back-
  ground checks for sales of firearms

  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
            UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SALE OF FIREARMS
SECTION 830. SHORT TITLE.
        831. DEFINITIONS.
        832. ALL SALES THROUGH A DEALER IN FIREARMS.
        833. EXEMPTIONS.
        834. PENALTIES.
  S  830.  SHORT  TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS
THE "UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR SALE OF FIREARMS ACT".
  S 831. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
  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.
  3. "LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY" MEANS ANY AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL  OR  STATE
GOVERNMENT,  OR  OF  A  MUNICIPALITY  OR  PUBLIC AUTHORITY WHICH EMPLOYS
POLICE OFFICERS.
  S 832. ALL SALES THROUGH A DEALER IN FIREARMS. NO PERSON  SHALL  SELL,
LEASE, TRANSFER OR LOAN A FIREARM UNLESS:
  1. SUCH PERSON IS A DEALER IN FIREARMS;

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

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