senate Bill S3659

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms

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Jan 25, 2017 referred to codes

S3659 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7067
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 400.00, 265.02, 265.10 & 265.20, Pen L; add §233, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7609
2015-2016: S2050
2019-2020: S2437

S3659 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer.

S3659 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3659 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3659

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SQUADRON, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal law and the executive law, in relation to
  banning 50 caliber weapons

  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  that  50  caliber or larger weapons having the
capacity for rapidly discharging ammunition have no acceptable  purpose.
The  legislature  additionally finds and declares that such weapons pose
such an imminent threat and danger to the safety  and  security  of  the
people  of this state that it is necessary to ban the possession and use
of such weapons.
  § 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "50
Caliber Threat Reduction Act".
  § 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
vision 26 to read as follows:
  26. "50 CALIBER WEAPON" MEANS:
  (A) ANY RIFLE CAPABLE OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE:
  (I)  OF  A  CALIBER  OF  50 OR GREATER, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE ANY METRIC
EQUIVALENT OF 50 CALIBER OR GREATER; OR
  (II) THAT IS CAPABLE OF FIRING A  PROJECTILE  THAT  ATTAINS  A  MUZZLE
ENERGY  OF  TWELVE THOUSAND FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER IN ANY COMBINATION OF
BULLET, PROPELLANT, CASE, OR PRIMER; OR
  (III) ANY COPY OR DUPLICATE OF ANY SUCH  WEAPON  THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF
FIRING  A  PROJECTILE  THAT  ATTAINS  A MUZZLE ENERGY OF TWELVE THOUSAND
FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER REGARDLESS OF CALIBER;
  (B) ANY RIFLE CAPABLE OF FIRING A  CENTER-FIRE  CARTRIDGE  DEFINED  IN
PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, POSSESSED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE
OF THIS SUBDIVISION;
  (C) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

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

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