senate Bill S8719

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the possession, manufacture, transport and disposition of trigger modification devices

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May 10, 2018 referred to codes

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S8719 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9958
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §265.01-c, amd §§265.10 & 265.20, Pen L

S8719 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the possession, manufacture, transport and disposition of trigger modification devices; exemptions.

S8719 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8719 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8719

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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  prohibiting  the
  possession, manufacture, transport and disposition of trigger  modifi-
  cation devices

  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  265.01-c
to read as follows:
§ 265.01-C CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A TRIGGER MODIFICATION DEVICE.
  A  PERSON  IS  GUILTY OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A TRIGGER MODIFICATION
DEVICE WHEN,  WITH  KNOWLEDGE  OF  THE  CHARACTER  THEREOF,  HE  OR  SHE
POSSESSES  A  TRIGGER CRANK, A BUMP-FIRE DEVICE, OR OTHER COMBINATION OF
PARTS, COMPONENT, DEVICE, ATTACHMENT OR ACCESSORY, WHICH IS DESIGNED  OR
INTENDED  TO FUNCTION TO ACCELERATE THE RATE OF FIRE OF A FIREARM, RIFLE
OR SHOTGUN IN SUCH A WAY SO AS TO  OPERATE  IN  THE  SAME  MANNER  AS  A
MACHINE-GUN.
  CRIMINAL  POSSESSION  OF  A  TRIGGER  MODIFICATION DEVICE IS A CLASS A
MISDEMEANOR.
  § 2. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 of  section  265.10  of  the  penal  law,
subdivisions  1 and 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:
  1. Any person who  manufactures  or  causes  to  be  manufactured  any
machine-gun, assault weapon, large capacity ammunition feeding device or
disguised gun is guilty of a class D felony. ANY PERSON WHO MANUFACTURES
OR  CAUSES  TO  BE  MANUFACTURED A TRIGGER CRANK, A BUMP-FIRE DEVICE, OR
OTHER COMBINATION OF PARTS, COMPONENT, DEVICE, ATTACHMENT OR  ACCESSORY,
WHICH IS DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO FUNCTION TO ACCELERATE THE RATE OF FIRE
OF  A  FIREARM,  RIFLE  OR SHOTGUN IN SUCH A WAY SO AS TO OPERATE IN THE
SAME MANNER AS A MACHINE-GUN IS GUILTY OF A CLASS E FELONY.  Any  person
who  manufactures  or  causes  to be manufactured any switchblade knife,
gravity knife,  pilum  ballistic  knife,  metal  knuckle  knife,  billy,
blackjack,  bludgeon,  plastic  knuckles,  metal knuckles, Kung Fu star,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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