senate Bill S84

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires state agencies and certain covered authorities to purchase handguns from responsible suppliers

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

S84 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง169, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S680A
2009-2010: S4081

S84 - Summary

Requires state agencies and certain covered authorities to purchase handguns from responsible suppliers; defines criteria therefor; provides for exceptions.

S84 - Sponsor Memo

S84 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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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