|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 02, 2021||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 01, 2021||ordered to third reading cal.1368|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 08, 2021||referred to codes|
senate Bill S1235
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1235 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1235 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1235 REVISED 06/01/2021 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing a waiting period for the purchase of a firearm PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to impose a 10-day waiting period prior to the sale of any firearm as a means to improve public safety by giving law enforcement officials sufficient time to conduct a background check on prospective purchasers, and by eliminating opportunities for impulsive acts of violence. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new Article 38-B to the General Business Law in relation to establishing a waiting period for the purchase of a firearm.
S1235 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1235 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 8, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, KRUEGER, RIVERA, SERRA- NO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to establishing a waiting period for the purchase of a firearm 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 38-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 38-B WAITING PERIOD FOR PURCHASE OF FIREARMS SECTION 825. DEFINITIONS. 826. WAITING PERIOD. 827. EXEMPTIONS. 828. PENALTY. § 825. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: 1. "DEALER IN FIREARMS" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW. 2. "FIREARM" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVI- SION THREE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW. § 826. WAITING PERIOD. NO DEALER IN FIREARMS SHALL DELIVER ANY FIREARM, AND NO PERSON SHALL TAKE POSSESSION OF ANY FIREARM FROM A DEAL- ER IN FIREARMS UNLESS: 1. TEN DAYS HAVE ELAPSED FROM THE DATE SUCH DEALER INITIATED THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OF THE PURCHASER AS REQUIRED BY 18 U.S.C. § 922(T), AFTER RECEIVING A COMPLETED FEDERAL FIREARMS TRANSACTION RECORD, FORM 4473, FROM THE PURCHASER; AND 2. SUCH DEALER HAS RECEIVED NOTICE THAT THE PURCHASER HAS PASSED ALL BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03103-01-1
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