assembly Bill A3779

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring manufacturers to use a coding system on all handgun and assault weapon ammunition

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Jan 31, 2019 referred to codes

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A3779 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2902
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §396-gg, Gen Bus L; add §265.50, Pen L; add §91-e, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6252
2011-2012: A1150
2013-2014: A2023
2015-2016: A8466
2017-2018: A4487, S8792

A3779 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammunition; establishes penalties for individuals who violate such provisions; also establishes the ammunition coding system database fund.

A3779 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3779

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ,  BENEDETTO, DINOWITZ, PEOPLES-STOKES,
  JAFFEE, MOSLEY, WILLIAMS -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Codes

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in  relation
  to establishing a statewide database to maintain and track coded ammu-
  nition  and  establishing  penalties  for individuals who violate such
  provisions; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to  estab-
  lishing the ammunition coding system database fund

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The  legislature  hereby  finds  that
each year in the United States more than thirty percent of all homicides
involving  a  gun  go unsolved. Handgun ammunition accounts for approxi-
mately eighty percent of all ammunition sold within the  United  States.
Current technology for matching a bullet used in a crime to the gun that
fired  it has worked moderately well for years, but presupposes that the
weapon was recovered by law enforcement. Ammunition coding is a new  and
effective  way for law enforcement to quickly identify persons of inter-
est in gun crime investigations.
  § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  396-
gg to read as follows:
  § 396-GG. AMMUNITION CODING SYSTEM DATABASE. 1. THE DIVISION OF CRIMI-
NAL  JUSTICE SERVICES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING AN
AMMUNITION  CODING  SYSTEM  DATABASE  CONTAINING  INFORMATION  FROM  THE
FOLLOWING:
  A.  THE  MANUFACTURER  REGISTRY. (I) EVERY MANUFACTURER SHALL REGISTER
WITH THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY
THE DIVISION, AND SHALL MAINTAIN RECORDS ON THE BUSINESS PREMISES FOR  A
PERIOD  OF  SEVEN  YEARS  CONCERNING  ALL SALES, LOANS, AND TRANSFERS OF
AMMUNITION TO, FROM, OR WITHIN THE STATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08198-01-9

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