|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to codes|
|Mar 11, 2015||referred to codes|
senate Bill S4228
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4228 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §265.00, Pen L
S4228 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4228 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the definition of assault weapon PURPOSE: To remove rifles with pistol grips from the definition of an assault weapon. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 22 of section 265.00 of the penal law to remove "pistol grip" from the list of characteristics defining a semiautomatic rifle as an assault weapon should it have a pistol grip. Section Two sets the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: The most common rifle sold in America is a semiautomatic rifle with a pistol grip. These rifles are most commonly used by hunters and competitors as they fire one round each time the trigger is pulled.
S4228 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4228 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 weapon THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD09782-01-5
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