assembly Bill A3998

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Clarifies the definition of imitation weapon

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Current Bill Status Via S687 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 16, 2022 approval memo.15
signed chap.501
Aug 05, 2022 delivered to governor
May 09, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.591
substituted for a3998
May 09, 2022 substituted by s687
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.591
May 03, 2022 reported
Feb 08, 2022 reported referred to codes
Jan 05, 2022 referred to consumer affairs and protection
Feb 01, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection

Votes

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Jan 12, 2022 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S687
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 12, 2022

nay (1)

Jan 19, 2021 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S687
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

nay (1)

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A3998 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S687
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §871, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7656
2017-2018: S21
2019-2020: A7355, S35

A3998 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the definition of imitation weapons.

A3998 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3998
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
 
 AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to clarifying the
   definition of "imitation weapon"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 871 of the general business law,
 as added by chapter 475 of the laws of  1988,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   2.  "Imitation  weapon"  means  any  device or object made of plastic,
 wood, metal or any other material which substantially duplicates or  can
 reasonably  be perceived to be an actual firearm, air rifle, pellet gun,
 or "B-B" gun; unless such imitation weapon:
   (a) is colored [other than black, blue, silver  or  aluminum,]  WHITE,
 BRIGHT  RED,  BRIGHT  ORANGE,  BRIGHT YELLOW, BRIGHT GREEN, BRIGHT BLUE,
 BRIGHT PINK OR BRIGHT PURPLE ON THE ENTIRE EXTERIOR SURFACE  OR  AS  THE
 PREDOMINANT COLOR IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER COLORS IN ANY PATTERN; OR
   (b)  [is  marked  with a non-removable orange stripe which is at least
 one inch in width and runs the entire length of the barrel on each  side
 and the front end of the barrel,] IS CONSTRUCTED ENTIRELY OF TRANSPARENT
 OR  TRANSLUCENT  MATERIALS WHICH PERMITS UNMISTAKABLE OBSERVATION OF THE
 IMITATION OR TOY FIREARM'S COMPLETE CONTENTS; [and]
   (c) has a barrel [at least one inch in diameter] that is closed for  a
 distance of not less than one-half inch from the front-end of its barrel
 with  the same material of which the imitation weapon is made, UNLESS IT
 IS A WATER GUN;
   (D) HAS LEGIBLY STAMPED THEREON, THE NAME OF THE MANUFACTURER OR  SOME
 TRADE NAME, MARK OR BRAND BY WHICH THE MANUFACTURER CAN BE READILY IDEN-
 TIFIED; AND
   (E)  DOES  NOT  HAVE ATTACHED THERETO A LASER POINTER, DEFINED FOR THE
 PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION AS ANY DEVICE THAT EMITS LIGHT AMPLIFIED BY  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.