senate Bill S470A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2018 print number 470a
Feb 28, 2018 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 03, 2018 referred to codes
Jan 04, 2017 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

S470 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5826A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 265.10 & 265.15, add §§265.38 & 265.39, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S1113A, A6192A
2013-2014: S68A, A3244A
2011-2012: S675C, A1157B
2009-2010: S6005A, A6468C

S470 - Summary

Requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition; establishes fines for violations of this requirement and provides for an affirmative defense if the dealer had a certification from the manufacturer.

S470 - Sponsor Memo

S470 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   470

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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  requiring  semiautomatic
  pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state
  to be capable of microstamping ammunition

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "crime gun identification act of 2017".
  S  2.  Legislative  findings and intent. The legislature finds that in
2005, the national clearance rate for homicide cases  was  approximately
60%  and  over  3,000 gun homicide cases went unsolved; that in approxi-
mately half of gun homicide investigations a spent cartridge casing, but
not a firearm, is recovered at the crime scene; that currently  deployed
national  ballistic  identification  systems  cannot identify the serial
number of a gun unless the gun itself has been recovered;  that  firearm
microstamping  is  a  revolutionary forensic technology that produces an
identifiable alpha-numeric and geometric  code  onto  the  rear  of  the
cartridge  casing  each  time  a semiautomatic pistol is fired; that the
alpha-numeric and geometric code on an expended  cartridge  casing  will
provide  an initial lead for law enforcement by enabling law enforcement
to match the cartridge casing found at a crime to the original owner  of
the  firearm;  that  information  from completed crime gun tracing is an
important element utilized by COMPSTAT and other crime analysis  systems
to  target  illegal  firearms trafficking; that microstamping technology
continues to  produce  identifiable  markings  onto  expended  cartridge
casings  even after thousands of rounds of testing; that this additional
tool will help law  enforcement  investigate  illegal  gun  trafficking,
close  firearm-related  criminal  cases and protect the public; and that

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00042-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S470A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5826A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 265.10 & 265.15, add §§265.38 & 265.39, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S1113A, A6192A
2013-2014: S68A, A3244A
2011-2012: S675C, A1157B
2009-2010: S6005A, A6468C

S470A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition; establishes fines for violations of this requirement and provides for an affirmative defense if the dealer had a certification from the manufacturer.

S470A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S470A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 470--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERALTA, AVELLA, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Codes  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Codes in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the penal law, in relation to requiring semiautomatic
  pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state
  to be capable of microstamping ammunition

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "crime gun identification act of 2018".
  S 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature  finds  that  in
2005,  the  national clearance rate for homicide cases was approximately
60% and over 3,000 gun homicide cases went unsolved;  that  in  approxi-
mately half of gun homicide investigations a spent cartridge casing, but
not  a firearm, is recovered at the crime scene; that currently deployed
national ballistic identification systems  cannot  identify  the  serial
number  of  a gun unless the gun itself has been recovered; that firearm
microstamping is a revolutionary forensic technology  that  produces  an
identifiable  alpha-numeric  and  geometric  code  onto  the rear of the
cartridge casing each time a semiautomatic pistol  is  fired;  that  the
alpha-numeric  and  geometric  code on an expended cartridge casing will
provide an initial lead for law enforcement by enabling law  enforcement
to  match the cartridge casing found at a crime to the original owner of
the firearm; that information from completed crime  gun  tracing  is  an
important  element utilized by COMPSTAT and other crime analysis systems
to target illegal firearms trafficking;  that  microstamping  technology
continues  to  produce  identifiable  markings  onto  expended cartridge
casings even after thousands of rounds of testing; that this  additional

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

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