senate Bill S8156

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the possession of weapons by persons under the ages of seventeen and eighteen

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Apr 11, 2018 referred to codes

S8156 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.05 & 265.10, Pen L; amd §399-s, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S670

S8156 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the possession of weapons by persons under the age of seventeen and eighteen.

S8156 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8156 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8156

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to possession of  weapons  by
  certain persons; and to amend the general business law, in relation to
  making technical corrections thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 265.05 of the penal law, as amended by  chapter  56
of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
§ 265.05 Unlawful  possession  of  weapons  by  persons  under [sixteen]
           SEVENTEEN.
  It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of [sixteen]  SEVEN-
TEEN to possess any air-gun, spring-gun or other instrument or weapon in
which the propelling force is a spring or air, or any gun or any instru-
ment  or  weapon  in or upon which any loaded or blank cartridges may be
used, or any loaded or blank cartridges or ammunition therefor,  or  any
dangerous  knife;  provided  that  the possession of rifle or shotgun or
ammunition therefor by the holder of a hunting license or permit  issued
pursuant  to  article  eleven  of the environmental conservation law and
used in accordance with said law shall not be governed by this section.
  A person who violates the provisions of this section shall be adjudged
a juvenile delinquent.
  § 1-a. Section 265.05 of the penal law, as amended by section  one  of
this act, is amended to read as follows:
§ 265.05 Unlawful  possession  of  weapons  by persons under [seventeen]
           EIGHTEEN.
  It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of [seventeen] EIGH-
TEEN to possess any air-gun, spring-gun or other instrument or weapon in
which the propelling force is a spring or air, or any gun or any instru-
ment or weapon in or upon which any loaded or blank  cartridges  may  be
used,  or  any loaded or blank cartridges or ammunition therefor, or any
dangerous knife; provided that the possession of  rifle  or  shotgun  or
ammunition  therefor by the holder of a hunting license or permit issued

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

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