|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2019||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2277
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2277 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Codes
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§265.00, 265.10 & 265.15, add §§265.38 & 265.39, Pen L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6005, A6468
2011-2012: S675, A1157
2013-2014: S68, A3244
2015-2016: S1113, A6192
2017-2018: S470, A5826
S2277 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition; establishes fines for violations of this requirement and provides for an affirmative defense if the dealer had a certification from the manufacturer.
S2277 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2277 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires all semiautomatic pistols manufactured on or after January 1, 2020 to be capable of producing a unique alphanumeric or geometric code on at least two locations on each cartridge case expended from such pistol which can identify the make, model and serial number of the pistol. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 contains the short title of the act, the "Crime Gun Identifi- cation Act of 2019."
S2277 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2277 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 requiring semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in this state to be capable of microstamping ammunition THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "crime gun identification act of 2019". § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that in 2005, the national clearance rate for homicide cases was approximately 60% and over 3,000 gun homicide cases went unsolved; that in approxi- mately half of gun homicide investigations a spent cartridge casing, but not a firearm, is recovered at the crime scene; that currently deployed national ballistic identification systems cannot identify the serial number of a gun unless the gun itself has been recovered; that firearm microstamping is a revolutionary forensic technology that produces an identifiable alpha-numeric and geometric code onto the rear of the cartridge casing each time a semiautomatic pistol is fired; that the alpha-numeric and geometric code on an expended cartridge casing will provide an initial lead for law enforcement by enabling law enforcement to match the cartridge casing found at a crime to the original owner of the firearm; that information from completed crime gun tracing is an important element utilized by COMPSTAT and other crime analysis systems to target illegal firearms trafficking; that microstamping technology continues to produce identifiable markings onto expended cartridge casings even after thousands of rounds of testing; that this additional tool will help law enforcement investigate illegal gun trafficking, close firearm-related criminal cases and protect the public; and that legislative action is necessary to require all new semiautomatic pistols sold after January 1, 2021 to be microstamp-ready. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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