senate Bill S2280

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 23, 2019 referred to codes

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S2280 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate 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:
S7890

S2280 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2280 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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