senate Bill S8792

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires manufacturers to use a coding system on all handgun and assault weapon ammunition

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May 18, 2018 referred to consumer protection

S8792 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4487
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §396-gg, Gen Bus L; add §265.50, Pen L; add §91-e, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6252
2011-2012: A1150
2013-2014: A2023
2015-2016: A8466
2019-2020: S2902, A3779

S8792 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammunition; establishes penalties for individuals who violate such provisions; also establishes the ammunition coding system database fund.

S8792 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8792 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8792

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 18, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 establishing a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammu-
  nition  and  establishing  penalties  for individuals who violate such
  provisions; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to  estab-
  lishing the ammunition coding system database fund

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The  legislature  hereby  finds  that
each year in the United States more than thirty percent of all homicides
involving  a  gun  go unsolved. Handgun ammunition accounts for approxi-
mately eighty percent of all ammunition sold within the  United  States.
Current technology for matching a bullet used in a crime to the gun that
fired  it has worked moderately well for years, but presupposes that the
weapon was recovered by law enforcement. Ammunition coding is a new  and
effective  way for law enforcement to quickly identify persons of inter-
est in gun crime investigations.
  § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  396-
gg to read as follows:
  § 396-GG. AMMUNITION CODING SYSTEM DATABASE. 1. THE DIVISION OF CRIMI-
NAL  JUSTICE SERVICES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING AN
AMMUNITION  CODING  SYSTEM  DATABASE  CONTAINING  INFORMATION  FROM  THE
FOLLOWING:
  A.  THE  MANUFACTURER  REGISTRY. (I) EVERY MANUFACTURER SHALL REGISTER
WITH THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY
THE DIVISION, AND SHALL MAINTAIN RECORDS ON THE BUSINESS PREMISES FOR  A
PERIOD  OF  SEVEN  YEARS  CONCERNING  ALL SALES, LOANS, AND TRANSFERS OF
AMMUNITION TO, FROM, OR WITHIN THE STATE.
  (II) EVERY MANUFACTURER SHALL CODE ANY  AMMUNITION  FOR  HANDGUNS  AND
ASSAULT  WEAPONS  SOLD OR MANUFACTURED AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
NINETEEN.
  B. THE VENDOR REGISTRY. EVERY VENDOR OF AMMUNITION SHALL REGISTER WITH
THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY  THE

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

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