|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S575
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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:
S575 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S575 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to universal background checks for sales of firearms PURPOSE: The purpose of this act is to require all firearm sales to be conducted through a licensed firearms dealer, so that all legal requirements axe met, including a background check on the prospective purchaser and the creation of a record. This act will help protect public safety by preventing gun deaths and injuries. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new Article 38-B to the General Business Law in relation to universal background checks for sales of firearms. * Section 830 provides the short title. * Section 831 defines certain terms. * Section 832 requires anyone selling or transferring a firearm to process the transfer through a federally licensed firearms dealer, who must conduct a background check on the prospective purchaser and maintain a record of the sale.
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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