assembly Bill A837

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 criminals

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to economic development

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A837 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-BB §§875-a - 875-j, 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 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the creation and imposition of restrictive commercial practices and stringent recordkeeping and reporting to prevent gun sales to criminals; 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 (ACTIVE) - 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