|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 23, 2019||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2280
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
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S2280 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2280 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2280 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the offense of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill removes a provision in section 265.05 of the penal law that establishes the minimum age of certain gun provisions as sixteen. Section 2 of the bill creates a new section 265.05-a of the penal law that establishes that it shall be unlawful for any person under age twenty-one to posses any rifle, shotgun, or firearm, except for those carrying a hunting license and using the gun in accordance with that license. Section 3 of the bill adds section 265.05-a to the preexisting list of exceptions as set forth in section 265.20 of the penal law.
S2280 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2280 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, SKOUFIS -- 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 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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