|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 24, 2019||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2437
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S2437 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2437 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer.
S2437 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2437 SPONSOR: KAVANAGH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to banning 50 caliber weapons PURPOSE: To prohibit the sale, possession, or use of .50 caliber rifles-extremely high powered weapons designed to kill humans and disable machinery or vehicles at distances of well over a mile-which are too large and unwieldy for effective home defense and too powerful and destructive for hunting. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Presents legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds and declares that 50-caliber or larger weapons having the capacity for rapidly discharging ammunition have no acceptable purpose. The legisla-
S2437 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2437 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 24, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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 executive law, in relation to banning 50 caliber weapons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here- by finds and declares that 50 caliber or larger weapons having the capacity for rapidly discharging ammunition have no acceptable purpose. The legislature additionally finds and declares that such weapons pose such an imminent threat and danger to the safety and security of the people of this state that it is necessary to ban the possession and use of such weapons. § 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "50 Caliber Threat Reduction Act". § 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi- vision 26 to read as follows: 26. "50 CALIBER WEAPON" MEANS: (A) ANY RIFLE CAPABLE OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE: (I) OF A CALIBER OF 50 OR GREATER, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE ANY METRIC EQUIVALENT OF 50 CALIBER OR GREATER; OR (II) THAT IS CAPABLE OF FIRING A PROJECTILE THAT ATTAINS A MUZZLE ENERGY OF TWELVE THOUSAND FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER IN ANY COMBINATION OF BULLET, PROPELLANT, CASE, OR PRIMER; OR (III) ANY COPY OR DUPLICATE OF ANY SUCH WEAPON THAT IS CAPABLE OF FIRING A PROJECTILE THAT ATTAINS A MUZZLE ENERGY OF TWELVE THOUSAND FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER REGARDLESS OF CALIBER; (B) ANY RIFLE CAPABLE OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, POSSESSED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION; (C) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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