assembly Bill A53A

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.5
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 16, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 15, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.316
rules report cal.316
reported
Jun 08, 2015 reported referred to rules
Apr 28, 2015 print number 53a
Apr 28, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to codes

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A53 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2291
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

A53 - Summary

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

A53 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   53

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, ABINANTI, ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, ROSENTHAL,
  GALEF,  COOK, ORTIZ, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, MAYER, SCARBOROUGH, WEPRIN,
  FAHY, BROOK-KRASNY, BRAUNSTEIN,  MOSLEY,  CAMARA,  BUCHWALD,  SCHIMEL,
  SEPULVEDA,  KAVANAGH  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, AUBRY,
  BRENNAN, CLARK, GOTTFRIED, HOOPER, PERRY, THIELE, WRIGHT -- read  once
  and referred 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:

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

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A53A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2291
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

A53A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A53A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  53--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, ABINANTI, ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, ROSENTHAL,
  GALEF,  COOK, ORTIZ, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, MAYER, SCARBOROUGH, WEPRIN,
  FAHY, BROOK-KRASNY, BRAUNSTEIN, MOSLEY, BUCHWALD, SCHIMEL,  SEPULVEDA,
  KAVANAGH,  KAMINSKY  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, AUBRY,
  BRENNAN, CLARK, GOTTFRIED, HOOPER, PERRY,  SIMON,  THIELE,  WRIGHT  --
  read  once  and  referred  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00543-02-5