senate Bill S8439

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a municipal gun tip hotline program and municipal gun tip hotline fund

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May 07, 2018 referred to codes

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S8439 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4798
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §400.15, Pen L; add §97-cc, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6650
2015-2016: A1315
2019-2020: S2097, A293

S8439 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the municipal gun tip hotline program and the municipal gun tip hotline fund.

S8439 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8439 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8439

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law and the state finance law, in relation  to
  establishing a municipal gun tip hotline and municipal gun tip hotline
  fund

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

  Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 400.15  to
read as follows:
§ 400.15 MUNICIPAL GUN TIP HOTLINE PROGRAM.
  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "AGENCY" MEANS THE POLICE FORCE OR DEPARTMENT OF ANY COUNTY, CITY,
TOWN, OR VILLAGE OR A COUNTY SHERIFF.
  (B) "MUNICIPAL GUN TIP HOTLINE PROGRAM" MEANS ANY PROGRAM IN  WHICH  A
FULLY  FUNCTIONING  ILLEGAL FIREARM, RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR AMMUNITION MAY BE
REPORTED OR SURRENDERED TO AN AGENCY PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  (C) "SUPERINTENDENT" MEANS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE
POLICE.
  (D) "SECRETARY" MEANS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
  2. THE MUNICIPAL GUN TIP HOTLINE PROGRAM IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED.  AGEN-
CIES  MAY PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OPTION AS FUNDS ARE ALLOCATED THROUGH THE
MUNICIPAL GUN TIP HOTLINE FUND ESTABLISHED UNDER SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-CC
OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  3. THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF
STATE SHALL ADMINISTER THIS PROGRAM AND PROMULGATE ANY RULES  AND  REGU-
LATIONS  THE  SUPERINTENDENT  DEEMS  NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
THIS PROGRAM. SUCH RULES MAY INCLUDE:
  (A) GUIDELINES FOR AN AGENCY PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM  TO  COORDI-
NATE  WITH  COMMUNITY  GROUPS  WITHIN  ITS JURISDICTION. SUCH GUIDELINES
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO ANONYMOUSLY  REPORT  OR  TURN  IN  ILLEGAL
FULLY FUNCTIONING GUNS AND THEN COLLECT A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR REWARD;

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

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