senate Bill S7822

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the safe storage of all guns, either in a safe or with a locking device, and provides penalties for simple and complex violations; requires notices

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Jun 12, 2014 referred to codes

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S7822 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8293
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§265.50 - 265.59, amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A53

S7822 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Nicholas' law"; requires the safe storage of all weapons, either in a safe or with a locking device, and provides penalties for simple and complex violations (removal from premises, injury or death results); requires notices to be furnished upon transfer of weapons and issuance/renewal of licenses; defines weapons to mean rifles, shotguns and firearms (view more) does not preempt local laws no less restrictive or stringent.

S7822 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7822 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7822

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the general business law, in  relation
  to safe weapon storage

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title; construction.  1. This act shall be known  and
may be cited as "Nicholas's law".
  2.  The  provisions  of  this act shall not be construed to preempt or
supersede any local law the provisions of which are no less stringent or
restrictive than the provisions of this act.
  S 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds the following:
  The presence of unsecured, easily accessible,  weapons  in  homes  and
other  places increases the likelihood of death or injury from accidents
and impulsive acts. Guns left unattended must be kept locked  or  stored
securely  to  prevent  access by children and others who should not have
access to them. Gun owners and other lawful possessors  are  responsible
for  keeping  their  weapons from falling into the hands of children and
other unauthorized individuals.
  S 3. The penal law is amended  by  adding  ten  new  sections  265.50,
265.51,  265.52,  265.53,  265.54,  265.55,  265.56,  265.57, 265.58 and
265.59 to read as follows:
S 265.50 DEFINITIONS; SAFE WEAPON STORAGE.
  AS USED IN SECTIONS 265.51 THROUGH 265.59 OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOW-
ING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "PERSON"  INCLUDES  A  NATURAL  PERSON,  CORPORATION,  PARTNERSHIP,
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, OR ANY OTHER ENTITY.
  2.  "SAFE  STORAGE  DEPOSITORY" MEANS A SAFE OR OTHER SECURE CONTAINER
WHICH, WHEN LOCKED, IS INCAPABLE OF BEING OPENED WITHOUT THE KEY, COMBI-
NATION, OR OTHER UNLOCKING MECHANISM AND IS  CAPABLE  OF  PREVENTING  AN
UNAUTHORIZED PERSON FROM OBTAINING ACCESS TO AND POSSESSION OF THE WEAP-
ON  CONTAINED  THEREIN.  THE  DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL DEVELOP AND
PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS SETTING FORTH THE SPECIFIC  DEVICES  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13076-05-4

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