|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S6268
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6268 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6268 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6268 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation to establishing a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammunition and establishing penalties for individuals who violate such provisions; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the ammunition coding system database fund PURPOSE: This legislation would require all manufacturers to use an Ammunition Coding System (ACS) on all handgun and assault weapon ammunition sold in New York State establishes an ACS database containing manufacturer and vendor registries, funded through an ACS Database Fund under the control of the State Comptroller and the Department of Taxation and Finance; and provides penalties for unlawful sale of uncoded ammunition. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Provides legislative findings. Section 2: Amends to General Business law to add a new section 396-gg charging the Division of Criminal Justice Services with the responsibility for establishing and maintaining an Ammunition Coding System database, containing a manufacturer registry and a vendor
S6268 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6268 I N S E N A T E January 9, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 and the penal law, in relation to establishing a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammu- nition and establishing penalties for individuals who violate such provisions; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to estab- lishing the ammunition coding system database fund 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 that each year in the United States more than thirty percent of all homicides involving a gun go unsolved. Handgun ammunition accounts for approxi- mately eighty percent of all ammunition sold within the United States. Current technology for matching a bullet used in a crime to the gun that fired it has worked moderately well for years, but presupposes that the weapon was recovered by law enforcement. Ammunition coding is a new and effective way for law enforcement to quickly identify persons of inter- est in gun crime investigations. S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 396- gg to read as follows: S 396-GG. AMMUNITION CODING SYSTEM DATABASE. 1. THE DIVISION OF CRIMI- NAL JUSTICE SERVICES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING AN AMMUNITION CODING SYSTEM DATABASE CONTAINING INFORMATION FROM THE FOLLOWING: A. THE MANUFACTURER REGISTRY. (I) EVERY MANUFACTURER SHALL REGISTER WITH THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE DIVISION, AND SHALL MAINTAIN RECORDS ON THE BUSINESS PREMISES FOR A PERIOD OF SEVEN YEARS CONCERNING ALL SALES, LOANS, AND TRANSFERS OF AMMUNITION TO, FROM, OR WITHIN THE STATE. (II) EVERY MANUFACTURER SHALL CODE ANY AMMUNITION FOR HANDGUNS AND ASSAULT WEAPONS SOLD OR MANUFACTURED AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN. B. THE VENDOR REGISTRY. EVERY VENDOR OF AMMUNITION SHALL REGISTER WITH THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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