assembly Bill A8538

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the unlawful purchase or possession of a body vest

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 23, 2019 referred to codes

Co-Sponsors

A8538 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §270.21, Pen L

A8538 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the unlawful purchase or possession of a body vest; prohibits the purchase or possession of a body vest; establishes that the purchase or possession of a body vest shall be a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for each subsequent offense.

A8538 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8538

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             August 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Codes

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to the unlawful purchase or
  possession of a body vest

  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 270.21 to
read as follows:
§ 270.21 UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF A BODY VEST.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF THE UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OR POSSESSION  OF  A  BODY
VEST  WHEN  HE  OR SHE KNOWINGLY AND UNLAWFULLY PURCHASES OR POSSESSES A
BODY VEST, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION  270.20
OF  THIS ARTICLE. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS OR THOSE WHOSE OCCUPATIONS REQUIRE THE USE  OF  BODY  VESTS  AS
DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
  UNLAWFUL  PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF A BODY VEST IS A CLASS A MISDEMEA-
NOR FOR A FIRST OFFENSE AND A CLASS E FELONY FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE.
  § 2. Any person currently in possession of a body vest, as  such  term
is  defined in subdivision two of section 270.20 of the penal law, shall
have 15 days from the effective date of this act to dispose of such body
vest at any local or state law enforcement agency.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13615-02-9

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.