senate Bill S432A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to criminals

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer protection
Mar 02, 2017 print number 432a
Mar 02, 2017 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Jan 04, 2017 referred to consumer protection

S432 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2659
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-BB §§875-a - 875-j, Gen Bus L, amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1093
2011-2012: A361
2013-2014: A3280
2015-2016: S1302, A2217
2019-2020: A1054

S432 - 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.

S432 - Sponsor Memo

S432 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   432

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

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.  In  2013, according to a review by the federal
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) of trace data
compiled for several regions in the state,  including  Albany,  Buffalo,
Rochester,  Syracuse,  Long Island and New York City that calendar year,
8,539 firearms were recovered and traced, 2,164 of which were long guns.
Outside New York City, long guns are sold without a permit. 64.4% of the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S432A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2659
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-BB §§875-a - 875-j, Gen Bus L, amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1093
2011-2012: A361
2013-2014: A3280
2015-2016: S1302, A2217
2019-2020: A1054

S432A (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.

S432A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S432A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 432--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

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

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

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