senate Bill S287

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to removing the prohibition on firearm silencers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to environmental conservation

S287 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0931, En Con L; amd §§265.00 & 265.02, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1209

S287 - Summary

Removes the prohibition on firearm silencers.

S287 - Sponsor Memo

S287 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   287

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the penal law, in
  relation to removing prohibition on  possession  and  use  of  firearm
  silencers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1  of  section  11-0931  of  the  environmental
conservation  law, the opening paragraph and subparagraph 1 of paragraph
c as amended by chapter 135 of the laws of 1982, is amended to  read  as
follows:
  1.  No  person  except a law enforcement officer in the performance of
his official duties shall use in hunting or possess  in  the  fields  or
forests or on the waters of the state for any purpose:
  a. [the apparatus known as a silencer;
  b.]  any automatic firearm, or any firearm which has been converted to
an automatic type, or  any  firearm  which  has  a  built-in  mechanical
adjustment which will permit it to function as an automatic arm; or
  [c.]  B.  any  auto-loading  firearm of a construction to contain more
than six shells in the magazine and chamber combined, except
  (1) such a firearm using twenty-two caliber rim-fire ammunition, or
  (2) such a firearm which has been altered so as to reduce its capacity
to not more than six shells at one time  in  the  magazine  and  chamber
combined, or
  (3)  an  auto-loading pistol having a barrel less than eight inches in
length.
  [d. An] C. AN automatic firearm is defined as one which will  continue
to  fire as long as the trigger is held back. An auto-loading firearm is
defined as one which reloads itself after each shot  and  requires  that
the trigger be pulled back for each shot.

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

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