|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 14, 2020||referred to codes|
senate Bill S7763
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
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S7763 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7763 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7763 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to enacting the Jose Webster untraceable firearms act PURPOSE: This bill addresses the growing threat posed by the manufacture, possession, and sale of unregistered, untraceable guns and gun compo- nents with no serial numbers (collectively known as "ghost guns") in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 names the bill the "Jose Webster Untraceable Firearms Act". Section 2 amends the definition of "gunsmith" under section 265.00 of the penal law to clarify that it applies to anyone who assembles, manu-
S7763 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7763 I N S E N A T E February 14, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, KAPLAN -- 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 enacting the Jose Webster untraceable firearms act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Jose Webster untraceable firearms act". § 2. 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. § 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi- vision 31 to read as follows: 31. "GHOST GUN" MEANS A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN THAT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 265.07 OF THIS ARTICLE AND IS NOT SERIAL- IZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED ON LICENSED IMPORTERS AND LICENSED MANUFACTURERS PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (I) OF SECTION 923 OF TITLE 18 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE AND REGULATIONS ISSUED PURSUANT THER- ETO, EXCEPT FOR ANTIQUE FIREARMS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF THIS SECTION, AS ADDED BY CHAPTER NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIX OF THE LAWS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR, OR ANY FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN MANUFAC- TURED PRIOR TO NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT. § 4. Subdivision 10 of section 265.02 of the penal law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended and a new subdivision 11 is added to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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