assembly Bill A563A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Nicholas's law

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Apr 28, 2017 print number 563a
Apr 28, 2017 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 09, 2017 referred to codes

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A563 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4392
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§265.44, 265.46, 265.47, 265.49, 265.51 & 265.53, rpld & add §265.45, amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A503, S1764

A563 - Summary

Relates to the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms.

A563 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   563

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, ABINANTI, ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, ROSENTHAL,
  GALEF,  COOK, ORTIZ, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, MAYER, WEPRIN, FAHY, BRAUN-
  STEIN, MOSLEY, BUCHWALD, SEPULVEDA, KAVANAGH,  STECK,  COLTON,  ROZIC,
  SEAWRIGHT  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A. ARROYO, AUBRY, CRESPO,
  DenDEKKER,  GOTTFRIED,  HEVESI,  HOOPER,  PERRY,  RICHARDSON,   SIMON,
  THIELE,  TITONE,  WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, and the general business law, in relation
  to the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms;  and  to  repeal
  certain provisions of the penal law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Nicholas's law".
  2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds the following:
  a. The presence of unsecured, easily accessible, weapons in homes  and
other  places increases the likelihood of death or injury from accidents
and impulsive acts;
  b. Guns left unattended must be kept  locked  or  stored  securely  to
prevent  access  by  children  and  others who should not have access to
them; and
  c. Gun owners and other lawful possessors are responsible for  keeping
their  weapons  from  falling into the hands of children and other unau-
thorized individuals.
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.44  to  read
as follows:
§ 265.44 DEFINITION.
  FOR  PURPOSES  OF SECTIONS 265.45, 265.46, AND 265.47 OF THIS ARTICLE,
"SAFE STORAGE DEPOSITORY" SHALL MEAN A SAFE OR  OTHER  SECURE  CONTAINER
WHICH, WHEN LOCKED, IS INCAPABLE OF BEING OPENED WITHOUT THE KEY, COMBI-
NATION  OR  OTHER  UNLOCKING  MECHANISM  AND  IS CAPABLE OF PREVENTING A

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

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A563A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4392
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§265.44, 265.46, 265.47, 265.49, 265.51 & 265.53, rpld & add §265.45, amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A503, S1764

A563A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms.

A563A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 563--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, ABINANTI, ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, ROSENTHAL,
  GALEF,  COOK, ORTIZ, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, MAYER, WEPRIN, FAHY, BRAUN-
  STEIN, MOSLEY, BUCHWALD, SEPULVEDA, KAVANAGH,  STECK,  COLTON,  ROZIC,
  SEAWRIGHT,  LAVINE,  HARRIS  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO,
  AUBRY, CRESPO, DenDEKKER, GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, HOOPER,  PERRY,  RICHARD-
  SON,  SIMON,  THIELE,  TITONE, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Codes --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal law, and the general business law, in relation
  to  the  safe  storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms; and to repeal
  certain provisions of the penal law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Nicholas's law".
  2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds the following:
  a.  The presence of unsecured, easily accessible, weapons in homes and
other places increases the likelihood of death or injury from  accidents
and impulsive acts;
  b.  Guns  left  unattended  must  be kept locked or stored securely to
prevent access by children and others who  should  not  have  access  to
them; and
  c.  Gun owners and other lawful possessors are responsible for keeping
their weapons from falling into the hands of children  and  other  unau-
thorized individuals.
  §  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.44 to read
as follows:
§ 265.44 DEFINITION.
  FOR PURPOSES OF SECTIONS 265.45, 265.46, AND 265.47 OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
"SAFE  STORAGE  DEPOSITORY"  SHALL MEAN A SAFE OR OTHER SECURE CONTAINER
WHICH, WHEN LOCKED, IS INCAPABLE OF BEING OPENED WITHOUT THE KEY, COMBI-

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