|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to codes|
|Apr 25, 2017||defeated in codes|
|Mar 13, 2017||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 23, 2017||referred to codes|
senate Bill S3355
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Too many times we've seen the tragic results when kids get their hands on guns. Protecting our kids from loaded guns is just common sense.
S3355 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Codes
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §265.00, add §§265.50 - 265.75, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L; amd §305, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3098, A5844
2011-2012: S895, A3292
2013-2014: S3148, A3941
2015-2016: S2491, A5278
S3355 - Summary
Enacts the "children's weapon accident prevention act"; creates crimes of failure to store a weapon safely in the first and second degrees, aggravated failure to store a weapon safely, and criminally negligent storage of a weapon in the first and second degrees; provides affirmative defenses; directs the commissioner of education to develop a weapons safety program.
S3355 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3355 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the penal law, the general business law and the education law, in relation to criminally negligent storage of a weapon and weapons safety programs for children PURPOSE : Establishes the "Children's Weapon Accident Prevention Act." Creates crimes related to the unsafe storage of a weapon and criminally negligent storage of a weapon to protect children, and others, from injury and death due to unauthorized access, discharge and use of weapons. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 contains the short title of the bill. Section 2 contains legislative findings. Section 3 creates 5 new definitions within penal law 265.00.
S3355 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3355 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, the general business law and the educa- tion law, in relation to criminally negligent storage of a weapon and weapons safety programs for children 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 the "children's weapon accident prevention act". 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. § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that a tragically large number of children have been accidentally killed or seriously injured by negligently stored weapons; that placing weapons within reach or easy access of children is irresponsible, encourages such accidents and should be prohibited; and that legislative action is necessary to protect the safety of our children. § 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding five new subdivisions 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 to read as follows: 26. "WEAPON" MEANS A "RIFLE", "SHOTGUN" OR "FIREARM". 27. "LOCKED BOX" MEANS A SAFE, CASE OR CONTAINER WHICH, WHEN LOCKED, IS INCAPABLE OF BEING OPENED WITHOUT THE KEY, COMBINATION OR OTHER UNLOCKING MECHANISM, AND IS RESISTANT TO TAMPERING BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO AND POSSESSION OF THE WEAPON OR AMMUNITION CONTAINED THEREIN. THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL DEVELOP AND PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS SETTING FORTH THE SPECIFIC DEVICES OR THE MINIMUM STANDARDS AND CRITERIA THEREFOR WHICH CONSTITUTE AN EFFECTIVE LOCKED BOX. 28. "GUN LOCKING DEVICE" MEANS AN INTEGRATED DESIGN FEATURE OR AN ATTACHABLE ACCESSORY THAT IS RESISTANT TO TAMPERING AND IS EFFECTIVE IN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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