|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 07, 2018||referred to codes|
senate Bill S8439
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S8439 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8439 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8439 SPONSOR: MAYER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing a municipal gun tip hotline and munici- pal gun tip hotline fund PURPOSE: This bill directs the Division of State Police, in conjunction with, the Department of State, to provide a statewide standard of for the safe removal of illegal, unsecured, abandoned, or unwanted firearms. These rules and regulations would replicate those programs that have been successfully implemented around the state. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the penal law by adding a new section 400.15. Section two amends the state finance law by adding a new section 97-cc. Section three sets forth the effective date.
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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