senate Bill S2050A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 29, 2016 print number 2050a
Apr 29, 2016 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Apr 28, 2015 defeated in codes
Mar 10, 2015 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 21, 2015 referred to codes

Votes

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Apr 28, 2015 - Codes committee Vote

S2050
6
9
committee
6
Aye
9
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S2050 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 400.00, 265.02, 265.10 & 265.20, Pen L; add §233, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7609
2017-2018: S3659, S7067
2019-2020: S2437

S2050 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer.

S2050 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2050 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2050

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  executive  law,  in  relation  to
  banning 50 caliber weapons

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by finds and declares that 50  caliber  or  larger  weapons  having  the
capacity  for rapidly discharging ammunition have no acceptable purpose.
The legislature additionally finds and declares that such  weapons  pose
such  an  imminent  threat  and danger to the safety and security of the
people of this state that it is necessary to ban the possession and  use
of such weapons.
  S  2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "50
Caliber Threat Reduction Act".
  S 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 26 to read as follows:
  26. "50 CALIBER WEAPON" MEANS:
  (A) ANY RIFLE CAPABLE OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE:
  (I) OF A CALIBER OF 50 OR GREATER,  WHICH  SHALL  INCLUDE  ANY  METRIC
EQUIVALENT OF 50 CALIBER OR GREATER; OR
  (II)  THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF  FIRING A PROJECTILE THAT ATTAINS A MUZZLE
ENERGY OF TWELVE THOUSAND FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER IN ANY  COMBINATION  OF
BULLET, PROPELLANT, CASE, OR PRIMER; OR
  (III)  ANY  COPY  OR  DUPLICATE  OF ANY SUCH WEAPON THAT IS CAPABLE OF
FIRING A PROJECTILE THAT ATTAINS A  MUZZLE  ENERGY  OF  TWELVE  THOUSAND
FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER REGARDLESS OF CALIBER;
  (B)  ANY  RIFLE  CAPABLE  OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE DEFINED IN
PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, POSSESSED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE
OF THIS SUBDIVISION;
  (C) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01257-02-5

Co-Sponsors

S2050A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 400.00, 265.02, 265.10 & 265.20, Pen L; add §233, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7609
2017-2018: S3659, S7067
2019-2020: S2437

S2050A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer.

S2050A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2050A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2050--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SQUADRON,  ESPAILLAT,  PERKINS  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Codes  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Codes in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal law and the executive law, in relation to
  banning 50 caliber weapons

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
by  finds  and  declares  that  50  caliber or larger weapons having the
capacity for rapidly discharging ammunition have no acceptable  purpose.
The  legislature  additionally finds and declares that such weapons pose
such an imminent threat and danger to the safety  and  security  of  the
people  of this state that it is necessary to ban the possession and use
of such weapons.
  S 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "50
Caliber Threat Reduction Act".
  S 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 26 to read as follows:
  26. "50 CALIBER WEAPON" MEANS:
  (A) ANY RIFLE CAPABLE OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE:
  (I)  OF  A  CALIBER  OF  50 OR GREATER, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE ANY METRIC
EQUIVALENT OF 50 CALIBER OR GREATER; OR
  (II) THAT IS CAPABLE OF FIRING A  PROJECTILE  THAT  ATTAINS  A  MUZZLE
ENERGY  OF  TWELVE THOUSAND FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER IN ANY COMBINATION OF
BULLET, PROPELLANT, CASE, OR PRIMER; OR
  (III) ANY COPY OR DUPLICATE OF ANY SUCH  WEAPON  THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF
FIRING  A  PROJECTILE  THAT  ATTAINS  A MUZZLE ENERGY OF TWELVE THOUSAND
FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER REGARDLESS OF CALIBER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01257-03-6

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