senate Bill S2143A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the manufacture, assembly, possession, license and disposal of ghost guns

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Jan 02, 2020 print number 2143a
Jan 02, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to codes
Jan 22, 2019 referred to codes

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S2143 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 265.02 & 265.10, add §§265.07, 265.60, 265.61, 265.62, 265.63, 265.64 & 265.65, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9145

S2143 - Summary

Relates to the manufacture, assembly, possession, license and disposal of ghost guns, the establishment of the offense of unlawful dissemination of instructions for the assembly of a weapon and the sentencing for certain offenses regarding ghost guns; relates to the suspension and revocation of certain licenses or registrations; adds the offense of unlawful dissemination of instructions for the assembly of a weapon to the list of designated offenses for the purpose of obtaining eavesdropping and video surveillance warrants; and includes the offense of unlawful dissemination of instructions for the assembly of a weapon in the definition of violent or serious crime.

S2143 - Sponsor Memo

S2143 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2143

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, PARKER, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, KAMINSKY, KENNE-
  DY, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PERSAUD -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the manufacture, assembly,
  possession,  license  and disposal of ghost guns, the establishment of
  the offense of unlawful dissemination of instructions for the assembly
  of a weapon and the sentencing for certain  offenses  regarding  ghost
  guns; to amend the general business law, in relation to the suspension
  and  revocation  of  certain  licenses  or registrations; to amend the
  criminal procedure law, in relation to adding the offense of  unlawful
  dissemination of instructions for the assembly of a weapon to the list
  of  designated offenses for the purpose of obtaining eavesdropping and
  video surveillance warrants; and to amend the administrative  code  of
  the city of New York, in relation to including the offense of unlawful
  dissemination  of  instructions  for  the  assembly of a weapon in the
  definition of violent or serious crime

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

  Section  1.  Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding four
new subdivisions 26, 27, 28 and 29 to read as follows:
  26. "MAJOR COMPONENT" MEANS, IN THE CASE OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR  SHOT-
GUN THE SLIDE OR CYLINDER, OR THE FRAME OR RECEIVER, AND, IN THE CASE OF
A SHOTGUN, THE BARREL.
  27.  "ADDITIVE  MANUFACTURING"  MEANS A MANUFACTURING PROCESS IN WHICH
MATERIAL IS ADDED IN ORDER TO PRODUCE THE  PRODUCT,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO  THREE-DIMENSIONAL  PRINTING IN WHICH LAYERS OF MATERIAL ARE
LAID DOWN IN SUCCESSION.
  28. "UNFINISHED FIREARM FRAME OR RECEIVER" MEANS A PIECE OF ANY  MATE-
RIAL  THAT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE FRAME OR RECEIVER OF A FIREARM, RIFLE
OR SHOTGUN BUT THAT HAS BEEN SHAPED OR FORMED IN ANY WAY FOR THE PURPOSE
OF BECOMING THE FRAME OR RECEIVER OF A FIREARM, RIFLE  OR  SHOTGUN.  THE

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

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S2143A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 265.02 & 265.10, add §§265.07, 265.60, 265.61, 265.62, 265.63, 265.64 & 265.65, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9145

S2143A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the manufacture, assembly, possession, license and disposal of ghost guns, the establishment of the offense of unlawful dissemination of instructions for the assembly of a weapon and the sentencing for certain offenses regarding ghost guns; relates to the suspension and revocation of certain licenses or registrations; adds the offense of unlawful dissemination of instructions for the assembly of a weapon to the list of designated offenses for the purpose of obtaining eavesdropping and video surveillance warrants; and includes the offense of unlawful dissemination of instructions for the assembly of a weapon in the definition of violent or serious crime.

S2143A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2143A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2143--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, PARKER, BAILEY, BROOKS, CARLUCCI, GAUGHRAN,
  GOUNARDES,  KAMINSKY,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MONTGOMERY,  PERSAUD,
  SERRANO, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Codes -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the manufacture, assembly,
  possession, license and disposal of ghost guns and the sentencing  for
  certain offenses regarding ghost guns

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of  section  265.00  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  189  of  the  laws  of 2000, is amended to read as
follows:
  8. "Gunsmith" means any  person,  firm,  partnership,  corporation  or
company  who engages in the business of repairing, altering, assembling,
manufacturing,  cleaning,  polishing,  engraving  or  trueing,  or   who
performs  any mechanical operation on, any firearm, large capacity ammu-
nition feeding device or machine-gun.    "GUNSMITH"  SHALL  INCLUDE  ANY
PERSON  WHO ASSEMBLES, MANUFACTURES, FABRICATES, BUILDS OR FITS TOGETHER
THE COMPONENT PARTS OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, REGARDLESS OF WHETH-
ER THE FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN IS INTENDED FOR PERSONAL  USE,  COMMER-
CIAL SALE OR FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.
  §  2.  Section  265.00  of  the penal law is amended by adding two new
subdivisions 31 and 32 to read as follows:
  31. "UNFINISHED FIREARM FRAME OR RECEIVER" MEANS A PIECE OF ANY  MATE-
RIAL  THAT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE FRAME OR RECEIVER OF A FIREARM, RIFLE
OR SHOTGUN BUT THAT HAS BEEN SHAPED OR FORMED IN ANY WAY FOR THE PURPOSE
OF BECOMING THE FRAME OR RECEIVER OF A FIREARM, RIFLE  OR  SHOTGUN,  AND
WHICH  MAY  READILY  BE MADE INTO A FUNCTIONAL FRAME OR RECEIVER THROUGH
MILLING, DRILLING OR OTHER MEANS. THE TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE A PIECE  OF

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

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