senate Bill S4228

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of an assault weapon

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Mar 11, 2015 referred to codes


S4228 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.00, Pen L

S4228 - Summary

Relates to the definition of an assault weapon.

S4228 - Sponsor Memo

S4228 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2015

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

AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the definition of assault


  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a) of subdivision 22 of section 265.00 of the
penal law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read
as follows:
  (a) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept  a  detachable
magazine and has at least one of the following characteristics:
  (i) a folding or telescoping stock;
  (ii) [a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of
the weapon;
  (iii)] a thumbhole stock;
  [(iv)]  (III)  a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held
by the non-trigger hand;
  [(v)] (IV) a bayonet mount;
  [(vi)] (V) a flash suppressor, muzzle break,  muzzle  compensator,  or
threaded  barrel  designed  to  accommodate  a  flash suppressor, muzzle
break, or muzzle compensator;
  [(vii)] (VI) a grenade launcher; or
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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