assembly Bill A503

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Nicholas's law

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Jan 09, 2019 referred to codes

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A503 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1764
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§265.44, 265.46, 265.47, 265.49, 265.51 & 265.53, rpld & add §265.45, amd §400.00, Pen L; amd §396-ee, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A563, S4392

A503 - Summary

Relates to the safe storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms.

A503 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   503

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, ABINANTI, ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, L. ROSEN-
  THAL, GALEF, COOK, ORTIZ, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, WEPRIN,  FAHY,  BRAUN-
  STEIN,  MOSLEY,  BUCHWALD,  STECK, COLTON, ROZIC, SEAWRIGHT, LAVINE --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, AUBRY, CRESPO, DenDEKKER, GOTT-
  FRIED, HEVESI, PERRY, RICHARDSON, SIMON, THIELE, WRIGHT --  read  once
  and referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, and the general business law, in relation
  to  the  safe  storage of rifles, shotguns, or firearms; and to repeal
  certain provisions of the penal law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Nicholas's law".
  2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds the following:
  a.  The presence of unsecured, easily accessible, weapons in homes and
other places increases the likelihood of death or injury from  accidents
and impulsive acts;
  b.  Guns  left  unattended  must  be kept locked or stored securely to
prevent access by children and others who  should  not  have  access  to
them; and
  c.  Gun owners and other lawful possessors are responsible for keeping
their weapons from falling into the hands of children  and  other  unau-
thorized individuals.
  §  2.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.44 to read
as follows:
§ 265.44 DEFINITION.
  FOR PURPOSES OF SECTIONS 265.45, 265.46, AND 265.47 OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
"SAFE  STORAGE  DEPOSITORY"  SHALL MEAN A SAFE OR OTHER SECURE CONTAINER
WHICH, WHEN LOCKED, IS INCAPABLE OF BEING OPENED WITHOUT THE KEY, COMBI-
NATION OR OTHER UNLOCKING MECHANISM  AND  IS  CAPABLE  OF  PREVENTING  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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