senate Bill S9197

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring social media and search engine reviews prior to the delivery of a rifle or shotgun

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Nov 30, 2018 referred to rules

S9197 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §400.20, Pen L

S9197 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring social media and search engine reviews prior to the delivery of a rifle or shotgun; provides that prior to the delivery of any rifle or shotgun sold by a licensed dealer to any person, the purchaser shall consent to have his or her social media accounts and search engine history reviewed and investigated by the police authority of the locality where such sale is made; provides that after completion of the review, the purchaser shall provide the licensed dealer with proof of his or her approval to purchase such rifle or shotgun.

S9197 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9197 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9197

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 30, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring social media and
  search engine reviews prior to the delivery of a rifle or shotgun

  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 400.20 to
read as follows:
§ 400.20 SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT AND SEARCH ENGINE HISTORY REVIEW PRIOR  TO
           THE DELIVERY OF A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN.
  1.  PRIOR  TO  THE DELIVERY OF ANY RIFLE OR SHOTGUN SOLD BY A LICENSED
DEALER TO ANY PERSON, THE PURCHASER SHALL CONSENT TO  HAVE  HIS  OR  HER
SOCIAL  MEDIA  ACCOUNTS  AND SEARCH ENGINE HISTORY REVIEWED AND INVESTI-
GATED BY THE POLICE AUTHORITY OF THE LOCALITY WHERE SUCH SALE  IS  MADE.
AFTER  COMPLETION  OF  THE  REVIEW  PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS
SECTION, THE PURCHASER SHALL PROVIDE THE LICENSED DEALER WITH  PROOF  OF
HIS OR HER APPROVAL TO PURCHASE SUCH RIFLE OR SHOTGUN.
  2.  IN  ORDER  TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER ANY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT OR SEARCH
ENGINE HISTORY OF A PURCHASER OF A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN  PRESENTS  ANY  GOOD
CAUSE  FOR  THE  DENIAL  OF  SUCH  PURCHASE, THE POLICE AUTHORITY OF THE
LOCALITY WHERE SUCH SALE IS MADE SHALL, AFTER OBTAINING THE  PURCHASER'S
CONSENT  PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, AND OBTAINING ANY
LOG-IN NAME, PASSWORD OR OTHER MEANS FOR ACCESSING A  PERSONAL  ACCOUNT,
SERVICE,  OR  ELECTRONIC  COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE NECESSARY TO REVIEW SUCH
PURCHASER'S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AND SEARCH ENGINE  HISTORY,  REVIEW  A
PURCHASER'S  SOCIAL  MEDIA  ACCOUNTS  FOR  THE  PREVIOUS THREE YEARS AND
SEARCH ENGINE HISTORY FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR  AND  INVESTIGATE  POSTS  OR
SEARCHES  RELATED TO (I) COMMONLY KNOWN PROFANE SLURS OR BIASED LANGUAGE
USED TO DESCRIBE THE RACE, COLOR,  NATIONAL  ORIGIN,  ANCESTRY,  GENDER,
RELIGION, RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, AGE, DISABILITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION OF A
PERSON;  (II)  THREATENING THE HEALTH OR SAFETY OF ANOTHER PERSON; (III)
AN ACT OF TERRORISM; OR (IV) ANY OTHER ISSUE  DEEMED  NECESSARY  BY  THE
POLICE  AUTHORITY.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION, "SOCIAL MEDIA
ACCOUNTS" SHALL ONLY INCLUDE FACEBOOK, SNAPCHAT, TWITTER AND  INSTAGRAM,

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

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