assembly Bill A837D

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun and ammunition sales to individuals with a criminal record

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2022 print number 837d
May 20, 2022 amend and recommit to economic development
May 06, 2022 print number 837c
May 06, 2022 amend and recommit to economic development
Apr 12, 2022 print number 837b
Apr 12, 2022 amend and recommit to economic development
Mar 03, 2022 print number 837a
Mar 03, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to economic development
Jan 05, 2022 referred to economic development
Jan 06, 2021 referred to economic development

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A837 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8780
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-BB §§875-a - 875-i, Gen Bus L; amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1093
2011-2012: A361
2013-2014: A3280
2015-2016: A2217
2017-2018: A2659
2019-2020: A1054

A837 - Summary

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to individuals with a criminal record; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.

A837 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    837
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, RAMOS, ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL, ABINAN-
   TI,  COLTON, DINOWITZ, STECK, SEAWRIGHT, FAHY -- Multi-Sponsored by --
   M. of A.   GOTTFRIED, MAGNARELLI -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Economic Development

 AN  ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation
   to preventing the sale of firearms, rifles, and shotguns to criminals
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
 by finds and declares as follows:
   1. Firearms, rifles and shotguns are used to kill over 30,000 individ-
 uals in the United States every year, including 1,000 individuals in New
 York  state  alone.  Additionally,  there are 100,000 non-fatal injuries
 across the country. The federal  government  has  largely  ignored  this
 public  health  crisis and has left it up to state and local governments
 to protect its citizens. Firearm violence also costs billions of dollars
 and causes  incalculable  emotional  damage,  devastating  families  and
 communities  throughout  the country.   Therefore, the state of New York
 has a strong interest in reducing violence and crimes that  involve  the
 use  of  firearms  and the illegal trafficking of firearms. Illegal guns
 obtained throughout the state end up in the hands  of  criminals,  youth
 and violent individuals who use them to threaten, maim and kill.
   2. There is a thriving underground market for illegal firearms, large-
 ly  driven by demand from drug gangs and other criminals. A highly effi-
 cient and continuous business practice  exists  in  which  firearms  are
 moved  from  legal manufacture and sale to prohibited purchasers, making
 them illegal firearms.  According to a recent report  of  the  New  York
 state attorney general, 52,915 crime guns were recovered by law enforce-
 ment  in  New  York  between  2010-2015. Target on Trafficking, New York
 Crime Gun Analysis, October 2016 ("2016  AG  Report").  Of  these  crime
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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Multi-Sponsors

A837A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8780
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-BB §§875-a - 875-i, Gen Bus L; amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1093
2011-2012: A361
2013-2014: A3280
2015-2016: A2217
2017-2018: A2659
2019-2020: A1054

A837A - Summary

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to individuals with a criminal record; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.

A837A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  837--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, RAMOS, ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL, ABINAN-
   TI,  COLTON, DINOWITZ, STECK, SEAWRIGHT, FAHY -- Multi-Sponsored by --
   M. of A.   GOTTFRIED, MAGNARELLI -- read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee  on  Economic Development -- recommitted to the Committee on
   Economic Development in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in  relation
   to  preventing  the unlawful sale of firearms, rifles, and shotguns to
   individuals with a criminal record
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
 by finds and declares as follows:
   1.  Firearms, rifles and shotguns are used to kill almost 40,000 indi-
 viduals in the United States every year, including  800  individuals  in
 New York state alone. Additionally, there are 115,000 non-fatal injuries
 across  the  country.  The  federal  government has largely ignored this
 public health crisis and has left it up to state and  local  governments
 to protect its citizens. Firearm violence also costs billions of dollars
 and  causes  incalculable  emotional  damage,  devastating  families and
 communities throughout the country.  Therefore, the state  of  New  York
 has  a  strong interest in reducing violence and crimes that involve the
 use of firearms and the illegal trafficking of  firearms.  Illegal  guns
 obtained  throughout the state end up in the hands of individuals with a
 criminal record, youth and individuals with a history  of  violence  who
 use them to threaten, maim and kill.
   2.  There is a thriving underground market for illegal firearms, which
 is leading to shootings that are disproportionately impacting  under-re-
 sourced  Black  and Brown communities. A highly efficient and continuous
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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Multi-Sponsors

A837B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8780
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-BB §§875-a - 875-i, Gen Bus L; amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1093
2011-2012: A361
2013-2014: A3280
2015-2016: A2217
2017-2018: A2659
2019-2020: A1054

A837B - Summary

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to individuals with a criminal record; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.

A837B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  837--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, RAMOS, ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL, ABINAN-
   TI,  COLTON,  DINOWITZ,  STECK,  SEAWRIGHT, FAHY, CYMBROWITZ -- Multi-
   Sponsored by -- M.   of A. GOTTFRIED,  MAGNARELLI  --  read  once  and
   referred  to  the  Committee on Economic Development -- recommitted to
   the Committee on Economic Development in accordance with Assembly Rule
   3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
   amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
   committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
   ted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation
   to preventing the unlawful sale of firearms, rifles, and  shotguns  to
   individuals with a criminal record
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
 by finds and declares as follows:
   1. Guns--including firearms, rifles and  shotguns--are  used  to  kill
 almost 40,000 individuals in the United States every year, including 800
 individuals  in  New  York  state alone. Additionally, there are 115,000
 non-fatal injuries across the country.  Gun violence also costs billions
 of dollars and  causes   incalculable emotional   damage,    devastating
 families and communities throughout the country. In spite of the efforts
 of  many  individual  federal officials, the federal government has been
 unwilling to enact legislation to address this public health crisis  and
 has left it up to state and local governments to do so. The state of New
 York  has a strong interest in reducing violence and crimes that involve
 the use of guns and  the  illegal  trafficking  of  guns.  Illegal  guns
 obtained throughout the state end up in the hands of individuals who are
 prohibited  from possessing them because of their criminal record, their
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01985-07-2

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Multi-Sponsors

A837C - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8780
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-BB §§875-a - 875-i, Gen Bus L; amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1093
2011-2012: A361
2013-2014: A3280
2015-2016: A2217
2017-2018: A2659
2019-2020: A1054

A837C - Summary

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to individuals with a criminal record; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.

A837C - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  837--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, RAMOS, ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL, ABINAN-
   TI,  COLTON,  DINOWITZ, STECK, SEAWRIGHT, FAHY, CYMBROWITZ, ZEBROWSKI,
   CARROLL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  MAGNARELLI  --
   read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on Economic Development --
   recommitted to the Committee on  Economic  Development  in  accordance
   with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
   again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
   as amended and recommitted to said committee --  again  reported  from
   said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in  relation
   to  preventing  the unlawful sale of firearms, rifles, and shotguns to
   individuals with a criminal record
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here-
 by finds and declares as follows:
   1.  Guns--including  firearms,  rifles  and shotguns--are used to kill
 almost 40,000 individuals in the United States every year, including 800
 individuals in New York state alone.  Additionally,  there  are  115,000
 non-fatal injuries across the country.  Gun violence also costs billions
 of  dollars  and   causes   incalculable emotional  damage,  devastating
 families and communities throughout the country. In spite of the efforts
 of many individual federal officials, the federal  government  has  been
 unwilling  to enact legislation to address this public health crisis and
 has left it up to state and local governments to do so. The state of New
 York has a strong interest in reducing violence and crimes that  involve
 the  use  of  guns  and  the  illegal  trafficking of guns. Illegal guns
 obtained throughout the state end up in the hands of individuals who are
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A837D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8780
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-BB §§875-a - 875-i, Gen Bus L; amd §400.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1093
2011-2012: A361
2013-2014: A3280
2015-2016: A2217
2017-2018: A2659
2019-2020: A1054

A837D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to individuals with a criminal record; provides that such measures shall be promulgated by the superintendent of state police; restricts premises of sales; requires employee training (view more) prohibits straw purchases; imposes additional license conditions.

A837D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  837--D
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, RAMOS, ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSENTHAL, ABINAN-
   TI,  COLTON,  DINOWITZ, STECK, SEAWRIGHT, FAHY, CYMBROWITZ, ZEBROWSKI,
   CARROLL, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, GALEF, SIMON -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
   of  A.  GOTTFRIED, MAGNARELLI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Economic Development -- recommitted to the Committee on Econom-
   ic Development in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
   ments,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
   --  again  reported  from  said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again
   reported from said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in relation
   to preventing the unlawful sale of firearms, rifles, and  shotguns  to
   individuals with a criminal record

   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 article
 39-BB to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 39-BB
                 PREVENTING THE UNLAWFUL SALE OF FIREARMS,
        RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS TO INDIVIDUALS WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD
 SECTION 875-A. DEFINITIONS.
         875-B. SECURITY.
         875-C. ACCESS TO FIREARMS, RIFLES, AND SHOTGUNS.
         875-D. LOCATION OF FIREARM, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN SALES.
         875-E. EMPLOYEE TRAINING.
         875-F. MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS.
         875-G. INTERNAL COMPLIANCE AND CERTIFICATION.

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