assembly Bill A8913

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to defining and prohibiting an accessory to accelerate the firing rate of a semiautomatic weapon

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Jan 08, 2018 referred to codes

A8913 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6902
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง265.00, 265.02, 265.10 & 265.15, Pen L

A8913 - Summary

Relates to defining and prohibiting an accessory to accelerate the firing rate of a semiautomatic weapon.

A8913 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8913

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Codes

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to defining and prohibiting
  an accessory to accelerate the firing rate of a semiautomatic weapon

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

  Section  1. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 26 to read as follows:
  26. "ACCESSORY TO ACCELERATE THE FIRING RATE OF A SEMIAUTOMATIC  WEAP-
ON"  MEANS  ANY  INSTRUMENT,  ATTACHMENT, WEAPON OR APPLIANCE CAUSING OR
INTENDED TO CAUSE THE FIRING RATE OF A SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPON TO INCREASE.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 265.02 of the penal law, as  amended  by
chapter 764 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  (2) Such person possesses any explosive or incendiary bomb, bombshell,
firearm silencer, ACCESSORY TO ACCELERATE THE FIRING RATE OF A SEMIAUTO-
MATIC  WEAPON,  machine-gun  or any other firearm or weapon simulating a
machine-gun and which is adaptable for such use; or
  S 3. Subdivisions 2 and 3 of section 265.10 of the penal law, subdivi-
sion 2 as amended by chapter 257 of the laws of 2008 and  subdivision  3
as  amended  by  chapter 189 of the laws of 2000, are amended to read as
follows:
  2. Any person who transports or ships any machine-gun, firearm silenc-
er, ACCESSORY TO ACCELERATE THE FIRING RATE OF A  SEMIAUTOMATIC  WEAPON,
assault  weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device or disguised
gun, or who transports or ships as merchandise five or more firearms, is
guilty of a class D felony.  Any  person  who  transports  or  ships  as
merchandise  any  firearm,  other  than  an  assault weapon, switchblade
knife, gravity knife, pilum ballistic knife, billy, blackjack, bludgeon,
plastic knuckles, metal knuckles, Kung Fu star, chuka stick, sandbag  or
slungshot is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
  3.  Any  person who disposes of any machine-gun, assault weapon, large
capacity ammunition feeding device [or], firearm silencer  OR  ACCESSORY
TO  ACCELERATE  THE FIRING RATE OF A SEMIAUTOMATIC WEAPON is guilty of a
class D felony. Any person who knowingly buys, receives, disposes of, or

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

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