assembly Bill A8466

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires manufacturers to use a coding system on all handgun and assault weapon ammunition

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Oct 09, 2015 referred to codes

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A8466 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §396-gg, Gen Bus L; add §265.50, Pen L; add §91-e, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6252
2011-2012: A1150
2013-2014: A2023
2017-2018: A4487
2019-2020: A3779

A8466 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammunition; establishes penalties for individuals who violate such provisions; also establishes the ammunition coding system database fund.

A8466 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8466

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ,  BENEDETTO,  DINOWITZ, CLARK, HOOPER,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, KAVANAGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  GOTTFRIED,
  LAVINE,  MARKEY,  O'DONNELL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Codes

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04653-01-5

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