senate Bill S8297

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the advertisement of firearms as combat weapons

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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May 08, 2020 referred to consumer protection

S8297 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §396-eee, Gen Bus L

S8297 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the advertisement of firearms as combat weapons; exempts the advertisement of such rifles, shotguns, or firearms for the purposes of recreation, hunting, self-defense or other legal uses of such firearms.

S8297 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8297 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8297

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  advertisement of firearms as combat weapons

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
396-eee to read as follows:
  §  396-EEE. PROHIBITS THE ADVERTISEMENT OF FIREARMS AS COMBAT WEAPONS.
1.  NO PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN  THE  RETAIL  BUSINESS  OF
SELLING  RIFLES,  SHOTGUNS  OR  FIREARMS,  AS  SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN
SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW, SHALL ADVERTISE SUCH  RIFLES,  SHOTGUNS
OR  FIREARMS  TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC BY MEANS OF ADVERTISEMENTS IN PUBLIC
NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, BY RADIO OR TELEVISION, OR  BY  ELECTRONIC  MEDIA
DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF OFFENSIVE ASSAULT OR HOMICIDE
OR OTHER RELATED OFFENSES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF
THE PENAL LAW.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE ADVERTISEMENT OF SUCH RIFLES,
SHOTGUNS  OR  FIREARMS FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECREATION, HUNTING, SELF-DE-
FENSE OR OTHER LEGAL USES OF SUCH FIREARMS SHALL BE EXEMPT.
  3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM  "OFFENSIVE  ASSAULT"
MEANS INTENTIONALLY INITIATING AND INFLICTING PHYSICAL HARM ONTO OTHERS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16247-01-0

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