|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to codes|
assembly Bill A425
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A425 - Details
A425 - Summary
Enacts the "children's weapon accident prevention act"; creates crimes of failure to store a weapon safely in the first and second degrees, aggravated failure to store a weapon safely, and criminally negligent storage of a weapon in the first and second degrees; provides affirmative defenses; directs the commissioner of education to develop a weapons safety program.
A425 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 425 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, the general business law and the educa- tion law, in relation to criminally negligent storage of a weapon and weapons safety programs for children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title; construction. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "children's weapon accident prevention act". 2. The provisions of this act shall not be construed to preempt or supersede any local law the provisions of which are no less stringent or restrictive than the provisions of this act. § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds that a tragically large number of children have been accidentally killed or seriously injured by negligently stored weapons; that placing weapons within reach or easy access of children is irresponsible, encourages such accidents and should be prohibited; and that legislative action is necessary to protect the safety of our children. § 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding five new subdivisions 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 to read as follows: 26. "WEAPON" MEANS A "RIFLE", "SHOTGUN" OR "FIREARM". 27. "LOCKED BOX" MEANS A SAFE, CASE OR CONTAINER WHICH, WHEN LOCKED, IS INCAPABLE OF BEING OPENED WITHOUT THE KEY, COMBINATION OR OTHER UNLOCKING MECHANISM, AND IS RESISTANT TO TAMPERING BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO AND POSSESSION OF THE WEAPON OR AMMUNITION CONTAINED THEREIN. THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL DEVELOP AND PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS SETTING FORTH THE SPECIFIC DEVICES OR THE MINIMUM STANDARDS AND CRITERIA THEREFOR WHICH CONSTITUTE AN EFFECTIVE LOCKED BOX. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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