senate Bill S2291A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms; and repeals certain provisions of the penal law relating thereto

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Apr 28, 2015 print number 2291a
Apr 28, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 22, 2015 referred to codes

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S2291 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A53
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §265.45, add §§265.44 - 265.47, 265.49, 265.51 & 265.53, amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L; amd §11-0713, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8293

S2291 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Nicholas's law"; requires the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms; repeals certain provisions of the penal law relating thereto.

S2291 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2291 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2291

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00543-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S2291A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A53
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §265.45, add §§265.44 - 265.47, 265.49, 265.51 & 265.53, amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L; amd §11-0713, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8293

S2291A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Nicholas's law"; requires the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms; repeals certain provisions of the penal law relating thereto.

S2291A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2291A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2291--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, ADDABBO, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, LATIMER, PARKER,
  PERALTA, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed
  to  be  committed  to  the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the penal law, the general business law and the environ-
  mental  conservation  law,  in relation to the safe storage of rifles,
  shotguns, or firearms; and to repeal certain provisions of  the  penal
  law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Nicholas's law".
  2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds the following:
  a. The presence of unsecured, easily accessible, weapons in homes  and
other  places increases the likelihood of death or injury from accidents
and impulsive acts;
  b. Guns left unattended must be kept  locked  or  stored  securely  to
prevent  access  by  children  and  others who should not have access to
them; and
  c. Gun owners and other lawful possessors are responsible for  keeping
their  weapons  from  falling into the hands of children and other unau-
thorized individuals.
  S 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.44  to  read
as follows:
S 265.44 DEFINITION.
  FOR  PURPOSES  OF SECTIONS 265.45, 265.46, AND 265.47 OF THIS ARTICLE,
"SAFE STORAGE DEPOSITORY" SHALL MEAN 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 A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00543-03-5

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