Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 06, 2021||
delivered to governor
|Jun 08, 2021||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.591
substituted for a6762b
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
|Jun 07, 2021||
ordered to third reading cal.1613
|Jun 05, 2021||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7196Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7196 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7196 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7196 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to the dangers to safety and health and creation of a public nuisance caused by the sale, manufacturing, distribution, importing and marketing of firearms PURPOSE: To regulate the sale, manufacture, importation and marketing of firearms in relation to creating or maintaining a condition that endangers safety or health through the sale, manufacturing, importing or marketing of firearms within the guidelines of City of New York v Beretta USA Corp., 524 F3d 384 (2d Cir. 2008). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends the General Business Law by adding new Article 39-DDDD.
2021-S7196 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7196 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 5, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the dangers to safety and health and creation of a public nuisance caused by the sale, manufacturing, distribution, importing and marketing of firearms THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds that the illegal use of firearms not only constitutes a public nuisance as declared in article 400 of the penal law, but that the effects of such nuisance contribute to the public health crisis of gun violence in this state as declared by the legislature in the 2021-2022 legislative session. This nuisance poses specific harm to New Yorkers based largely on their zip code and certain immutable characteristics such as race and ethnicity. Illegal firearm violence has disproportion- ately affected underserved black and brown neighborhoods in our cities and throughout the state despite stringent state and local laws against the illegal possession of firearms while, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives statistics, 74% of firearms used in crimes in New York are purchased outside of New York. Thus, the legislature further finds that given the ease at which legal firearms flow into the illegal market, and given the specific harm illegal firearm violence causes certain New Yorkers, those responsible for the illegal or unreasonable sale, manufacture, distribution, importing or marketing of firearms may be held liable for the public nuisance caused by such activities. Additionally, many New Yorkers, including many children, are gravely injured or killed unintentionally due to the firearm industry's failure to implement reasonable safety measures and the legislature finds that this failure also warrants liability. § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 39-DDDD to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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