assembly Bill A451

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to a ban on undetectable firearms, undetectable firearm receivers and undetectable ammunition magazines

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

A451 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §265.50, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7587
2015-2016: A7070
2017-2018: A2947

A451 - Summary

Relates to a ban on undetectable firearms, undetectable firearm receivers and undetectable ammunition magazines.

A451 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   451

                       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, in relation to a ban on undetectable
  firearms, undetectable firearm receivers and  undetectable  ammunition
  magazines

  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 as  the  "undetectable
firearms act".
  § 2. Findings. The legislature finds that:
  (1)  Federal  Bureau of Investigation data shows that more than fifty-
seven percent of the murders that occurred in New  York  state  in  2011
were perpetrated with a firearm;
  (2)  digital  manufacturing technologies, including computer numerical
control mills, 3-dimensional printers and  laser  cutting  machines  are
quickly advancing so that they may soon be used to fabricate fully oper-
ational firearm components; and
  (3) some commercially available digital manufacturing technologies can
manufacture  these components using materials that cannot be detected by
traditional metal detectors or x-ray imaging machines.
  § 3. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.50  to  read
as follows:
§ 265.50 BAN  ON  UNDETECTABLE  FIREARMS, UNDETECTABLE FIREARM RECEIVERS
           AND UNDETECTABLE AMMUNITION MAGAZINES.
  1. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL  FOR  ANY  PERSON  TO  KNOWINGLY  MANUFACTURE,
IMPORT, SELL, SHIP, DELIVER, TRANSFER, RECEIVE OR POSSESS:
  (A) ANY FIREARM:
  (I) THAT, AFTER REMOVAL OF GRIPS, STOCKS AND MAGAZINES, IS NOT DETECT-
ABLE BY WALK-THROUGH METAL DETECTORS; OR

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

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