assembly Bill A352

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the unlawful purchase or possession of a body vest

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 01, 2021 enacting clause stricken
Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes

A352 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §270.21, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8538

A352 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the purchase or possession of a body vest; establishes that the purchase or possession of a body vest shall be a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for each subsequent offense.

A352 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    352
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO, GOTTFRIED -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to the unlawful purchase or
   possession of a body vest

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 270.21 to
 read as follows:
 § 270.21 UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF A BODY VEST.
   A PERSON IS GUILTY OF THE UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OR POSSESSION  OF  A  BODY
 VEST  WHEN  HE  OR SHE KNOWINGLY AND UNLAWFULLY PURCHASES OR POSSESSES A
 BODY VEST, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION  270.20
 OF  THIS ARTICLE. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT
 OFFICERS OR THOSE WHOSE OCCUPATIONS REQUIRE THE USE  OF  BODY  VESTS  AS
 DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
   UNLAWFUL  PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF A BODY VEST IS A CLASS A MISDEMEA-
 NOR FOR A FIRST OFFENSE AND A CLASS E FELONY FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE.
   § 2. Any person currently in possession of a body vest, as  such  term
 is  defined in subdivision two of section 270.20 of the penal law, shall
 have 15 days from the effective date of this act to dispose of such body
 vest at any local or state law enforcement agency.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05227-01-1