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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S84
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S84 - Details
S84 - Summary
Requires state agencies and certain covered authorities to purchase handguns from responsible suppliers; defines criteria therefor; provides for exceptions.
S84 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S84 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to the procurement of handguns by state agencies PURPOSE: This legislation establishes a standard of conduct for firearms manufacturers and requires New York State Agencies to purchase guns from those manufacturers that adhere to the code of conduct. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Legislative Findings. Section 2: Relates to the purchase of handguns. Provides definitions concerning the purchase of handguns including the definition of responsible supplier. Contained within the definition of responsible supplier is a standard of conduct that makes every reasonable effort to restrict the sale of weapons that might result in the illegal possession and/or misuse by criminals, unauthorized juveniles, and other prohibited persons. This standard of conduct includes the following: * Prohibiting the sale of weapons to dealers who have sold more than 20 weapons in any 12 month period in the past five years that have been used in crimes or illegally possessed. * Prohibiting the sale of
S84 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 84 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to the procurement of handguns by state agencies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Declaration of legislative findings and intent. The legis- lature finds that it is in the state's best interest to procure handguns for use by state employees in the performance of their duties from responsible suppliers that are committed to a standard of conduct which makes every effort to eliminate sales of guns that might lead to illegal possession and/or misuse by criminals, unauthorized juveniles, and other prohibited persons. Over 30,000 people in the United States die each year from gunfire, including 4,200 children. On average, firearms kill approximately nine American children every day. In New York City, firearms, predominantly handguns, are used in approximately sixty-six percent of the murders committed each year. More than twice the number of individuals murdered with a firearm suffered injuries inflicted by firearms. Handguns are also used in a high percentage of other crimes, including robbery, felo- ny reckless endangerment and menacing. Government agencies purchase approximately twenty-five percent of all guns sold in the United States, including guns for police forces, correctional services, and public safety agencies. The state is a major purchaser of handguns for use by the state's various law enforcement agencies. The legislature finds that the state, acting with the discretion allowed any private participant in the market, should choose to allocate its purchasing dollars in a manner that promotes the respon- sible manufacture, shipment, and distribution of handguns. In further- ance of this goal, this legislation requires that state agencies EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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