assembly Bill A7460

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the offense of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one

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May 06, 2019 referred to codes

A7460 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2280
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.05 & 265.20, add §265.05-a, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10426, S7890

A7460 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the offense of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one.

A7460 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7460

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Codes

AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the offense
  of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one

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

  Section  1.  Section 265.05 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 56
of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
§ 265.05 Unlawful possession of weapons by persons under sixteen.
  It shall be unlawful for any  person  under  the  age  of  sixteen  to
possess  any  air-gun, spring-gun or other instrument or weapon in which
the propelling force is a spring or air[, or any gun or  any  instrument
or  weapon  in or upon which any loaded or blank cartridges may be used,
or any loaded or  blank  cartridges  or  ammunition  therefor,]  or  any
dangerous  knife;  provided  that  the possession of rifle or shotgun or
ammunition therefor by the holder of a hunting license or permit  issued
pursuant  to  article  eleven  of the environmental conservation law and
used in accordance with said law shall not be governed by this section.
  A person who violates the provisions of this section shall be adjudged
a juvenile delinquent.
  § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.05-a to read
as follows:
§ 265.05-A UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY PERSONS UNDER TWENTY-ONE.
  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON UNDER THE  AGE  OF  TWENTY-ONE  TO
POSSESS  ANY  RIFLE, SHOTGUN, OR FIREARM AS DEFINED IN SECTION 265.00 OF
THIS ARTICLE, OR ANY GUN OR ANY INSTRUMENT OR WEAPON IN  OR  UPON  WHICH
ANY  LOADED  OR  BLANK  CARTRIDGES  MAY  BE USED, OR ANY LOADED OR BLANK
CARTRIDGES OR AMMUNITION THEREFOR, PROVIDED THAT  THE  POSSESSION  OF  A
RIFLE  OR  SHOTGUN  OR  AMMUNITION  THEREFOR  BY THE HOLDER OF A HUNTING
LICENSE OR PERMIT ISSUED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08517-01-9

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