|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to codes|
|Jan 15, 2015||referred to codes|
assembly Bill A2178
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A2178 (ACTIVE) - Details
A2178 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits persons, firms or corporations engaged in the retail business of selling firearms from selling, delivering or transferring child operated firearms; defines "child operated firearm" to mean a pistol or revolver manufactured 1 year after the effective date of these provisions which does not contain a childproofing device or mechanism incorporated into the design of such pistol or revolver to effectively preclude an average 5 year old from firing same; makes violations a class A misdemeanor.
A2178 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2178 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 15, 2015 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, LENTOL, ORTIZ, KAVANAGH, SCHIMEL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON, CYMBROWITZ, GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the sale of child operated firearms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.18 to read as follows: S 265.18 SALE OF CHILD OPERATED FIREARMS; CHILDPROOFING. 1. NO PERSON, FIRM, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE RETAIL BUSINESS OF SELLING RIFLES, SHOTGUNS OR FIREARMS SHALL SELL, DELIVER OR TRANSFER ANY CHILD OPERATED FIREARM TO ANOTHER PERSON. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "CHILD OPERATED FIREARM" MEANS A PISTOL OR REVOLVER MANUFACTURED TWELVE MONTHS OR MORE AFTER THE EFFEC- TIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION WHICH DOES NOT CONTAIN A CHILDPROOFING DEVICE OR MECHANISM INCORPORATED INTO THE DESIGN OF SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER TO EFFECTIVELY PRECLUDE AN AVERAGE FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD FROM OPERATING THE PISTOL OR REVOLVER. SUCH DEVICES OR MECHANISMS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: THE CAPACITY TO ADJUST THE TRIGGER RESISTANCE TO AT LEAST A TEN POUND PULL, THE CAPACITY TO ALTER THE FIRING MECHANISM SO THAT AN AVERAGE FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD'S HANDS ARE TOO SMALL TO OPERATE THE PISTOL OR REVOLVER, OR THE CAPACITY TO REQUIRE A SERIES OF MULTIPLE MOTIONS IN ORDER TO FIRE THE PISTOL OR REVOLVER. 3. THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE POLICE SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH SUCH GUN MANUFACTURERS AS SUCH SUPERINTENDENT DEEMS APPROPRIATE, ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILDPROOFING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS TO ENSURE THAT SUCH CHILDPROOFING DEVICES OR MECH- ANISMS ARE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE. 4. ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WHO VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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