senate Bill S7067

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes

S7067 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S7067 (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.

S7067 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7067 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7067

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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:
  (I) ANY WEAPON CAPABLE OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE THAT HAS BEEN
RENDERED PERMANENTLY INOPERABLE;

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