assembly Bill A613

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the Jose Webster untraceable firearms act

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes

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A613 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S14
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 265.02, 265.10 & 400.00, add §§265.07, 265.60, 265.61 & 265.62, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9903, S7763

A613 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Criminalizes the sale of ghost guns and requires gunsmiths to register and serialize firearms, rifles, shotguns, and unfinished frames or receivers they assemble, manufacture, fabricate, build, or if they fit together the component parts of a firearm, rifle, or shotgun.

A613 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    613
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, STERN, SIMON, GRIFFIN,
   PAULIN, OTIS, JACOBSON -- read once and referred 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 (A) 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; OR (B) ANY PERSON WHO ASSEMBLES,
 MANUFACTURES, FABRICATES, BUILDS, OR FITS TOGETHER THE  COMPONENT  PARTS
 OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE FIREARM, RIFLE
 OR  SHOTGUN  IS  INTENDED  FOR  PERSONAL USE, COMMERCIAL SALE OR FOR ANY
 OTHER PURPOSE.  "GUNSMITH" SHALL NOT INCLUDE  ANY  PERSON  WHO  PERFORMS
 ROUTINE  CLEANING  OR MAINTENANCE ON A LAWFULLY POSSESSED FIREARM, RIFLE
 OR SHOTGUN FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
   § 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
 vision 32 to read as follows:
   32. "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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets