senate Bill S1209A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to removing the prohibition on firearm silencers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2017 print number 1209a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

S1209 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5300A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0931, En Con L; amd §§265.00 & 265.02, Pen L

S1209 - Summary

Removes the prohibition on firearm silencers.

S1209 - Sponsor Memo

S1209 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1209

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the penal law  in
  relation  to  removing  prohibition  on  possession and use of firearm
  silencers

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  11-0931 of the environmental
conservation law, the opening paragraph and subparagraph 1 of  paragraph
c  as  amended by chapter 135 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. No person except a law enforcement officer in  the  performance  of
his  official  duties  shall  use in hunting or possess in the fields or
forests or on the waters of the state for any purpose:
  a. [the apparatus known as a silencer;
  b.] any automatic firearm, or any firearm which has been converted  to
an  automatic  type,  or  any  firearm  which  has a built-in mechanical
adjustment which will permit it to function as an automatic arm; or
  [c.] B. any auto-loading firearm of a  construction  to  contain  more
than six shells in the magazine and chamber combined, except
  (1) such a firearm using twenty-two caliber rim-fire ammunition, or
  (2) such a firearm which has been altered so as to reduce its capacity
to  not  more  than  six  shells at one time in the magazine and chamber
combined, or
  (3) an auto-loading pistol having a barrel less than eight  inches  in
length.
  [d.  An] C. AN automatic firearm is defined as one which will continue
to fire as long as the trigger is held back. An auto-loading firearm  is
defined  as  one  which reloads itself after each shot and requires that
the trigger be pulled back for each shot.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04902-01-7

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S1209A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5300A
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0931, En Con L; amd §§265.00 & 265.02, Pen L

S1209A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the prohibition on firearm silencers.

S1209A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1209A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1209--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the penal law in
  relation to removing prohibition on  possession  and  use  of  firearm
  silencers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1  of  section  11-0931  of  the  environmental
conservation  law, the opening paragraph and subparagraph 1 of paragraph
c as amended by chapter 135 of the laws of 1982, is amended to  read  as
follows:
  1.  No  person  except a law enforcement officer in the performance of
his official duties shall use in hunting or possess  in  the  fields  or
forests or on the waters of the state for any purpose:
  a. [the apparatus known as a silencer;
  b.]  any automatic firearm, or any firearm which has been converted to
an automatic type, or  any  firearm  which  has  a  built-in  mechanical
adjustment which will permit it to function as an automatic arm; or
  [c.]  B.  any  auto-loading  firearm of a construction to contain more
than six shells in the magazine and chamber combined, except
  (1) such a firearm using twenty-two caliber rim-fire ammunition, or
  (2) such a firearm which has been altered so as to reduce its capacity
to not more than six shells at one time  in  the  magazine  and  chamber
combined, or
  (3)  an  auto-loading pistol having a barrel less than eight inches in
length.
  [d. An] C. AN automatic firearm is defined as one which will  continue
to  fire as long as the trigger is held back. An auto-loading firearm is

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04902-02-7

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