|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to economic development|
|Jan 20, 2017||referred to economic development|
assembly Bill A2659
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Carmen E. Arroyo
A2659 (ACTIVE) - Details
A2659 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to criminals; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training… (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.
A2659 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2659 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 20, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, RAMOS, LIFTON, ENGLEBRIGHT, KAVANAGH, ROSENTHAL, ABINANTI, COLTON, DINOWITZ, JAFFEE, MAYER, STECK, SEAWRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, CRESPO, GOTTFRIED, HOOPER, MAGNARELLI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Economic Development AN ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation to preventing the sale of firearms, rifles, and shotguns to criminals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here- by finds and declares as follows: 1. Firearms, rifles and shotguns are used to kill over 30,000 individ- uals in the United States every year, including 1,000 individuals in New York state alone. Additionally, there are 100,000 non-fatal injuries across the country. The federal government has largely ignored this public health crisis and has left it up to state and local governments to protect its citizens. Firearm violence also costs billions of dollars and causes incalculable emotional damage, devastating families and communities throughout the country. Therefore, the state of New York has a strong interest in reducing violence and crimes that involve the use of firearms and the illegal trafficking of firearms. Illegal guns obtained throughout the state end up in the hands of criminals, youth and violent individuals who use them to threaten, maim and kill. 2. There is a thriving underground market for illegal firearms, large- ly driven by demand from drug gangs and other criminals. A highly effi- cient and continuous business practice exists in which firearms are moved from legal manufacture and sale to prohibited purchasers, making them illegal firearms. According to a recent report of the New York state attorney general, 52,915 crime guns were recovered by law enforce- ment in New York between 2010-2015. Target on Trafficking, New York Crime Gun Analysis, October 2016 ("2016 AG Report"). Of these crime EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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