assembly Bill A2976

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the sale, manufacture or possession of flamethrowers

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Jan 23, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A2976 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1250
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L

A2976 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the sale, manufacture or possession of flamethrowers; exempts historical flamethrowers, flamethrowers used for agriculture or film and television productions and flamethrowers lawfully acquired before the section takes effect.

A2976 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2976

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale, manufacture or possession of flamethrowers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
391-u to read as follows:
  § 391-U. SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF FLAMETHROWERS PROHIBITED. 1. FOR THE
PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING
MEANINGS:
  (A) "FLAMETHROWER" MEANS A DEVICE CAPABLE OF PROJECTING  A  STREAM  OF
BURNING  FUEL  A DISTANCE OF AT LEAST SIX FEET. INOPERABLE DISPLAY UNITS
SHALL NOT  BE  CONSIDERED  "FLAMETHROWERS"  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  (B)  "HISTORICAL  FLAMETHROWER"  MEANS  A FLAMETHROWER CONSTRUCTED, IN
WHOLE OR IN SUBSTANTIAL PART, OF COMPONENTS MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO  NINE-
TEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX.
  (C)  "SUBSTANTIAL  PART"  MEANS CONSTRUCTED WITH AT LEAST FIVE SIGNIF-
ICANT COMPONENTS MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX.
  (D) "SIGNIFICANT COMPONENTS"  MEANS  FULLY  FUNCTIONAL  AND  NECESSARY
PARTS FOR THE OPERATION OF A FLAMETHROWER INCLUDING:
  (I) FUEL CELL;
  (II) GAS CAPS;
  (III) PRESSURE REGULATOR;
  (IV) PRESSURE BOTTLE;
  (V) HOSE;
  (VI) WAND FUEL VALVE;
  (VII) BARREL;
  (VIII) FRONT GRIP;
  (IX) IGNITION SHIELD; AND

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