senate Bill S1269

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the crime of criminal possession of a flamethrower

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 08, 2021 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 01, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 26, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 25, 2021 1st report cal.169
Jan 08, 2021 referred to codes

S1269 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A852
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, add §265.41, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8096
2019-2020: S1637, A7271

S1269 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the crime of criminal possession of a flamethrower as a class E felony.

S1269 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1269 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1269
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to  adding  possession  of  a
   flamethrower  to  the  crime of criminal possession of a weapon in the
   fourth degree

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding four
 new subdivisions 32, 33, 34 and 35 to read as follows:
   32. "FLAMETHROWER" MEANS A DEVICE CAPABLE OF PROJECTING  A  STREAM  OF
 BURNING FUEL A DISTANCE OF AT LEAST THREE FEET. INOPERABLE DISPLAY UNITS
 SHALL  NOT  BE  CONSIDERED  "FLAMETHROWERS"  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS
 SECTION.
   33. "HISTORICAL FLAMETHROWER" MEANS  A  FLAMETHROWER  CONSTRUCTED,  IN
 WHOLE  OR IN SUBSTANTIAL PART, OF COMPONENTS MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO NINE-
 TEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX.
   34. "SUBSTANTIAL PART" MEANS CONSTRUCTED WITH AT  LEAST  FIVE  SIGNIF-
 ICANT COMPONENTS MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX.
   35.  "SIGNIFICANT  COMPONENTS"  MEANS  FULLY  FUNCTIONAL AND NECESSARY
 PARTS FOR THE OPERATION OF A FLAMETHROWER INCLUDING:
   (A) FUEL CELL;
   (B) GAS CAPS;
   (C) PRESSURE REGULATOR;
   (D) PRESSURE BOTTLE;
   (E) HOSE;
   (F) WAND FUEL VALVE;
   (G) BARREL;
   (H) FRONT GRIP;
   (I) IGNITION SHIELD; AND
   (J) REAR GRIP.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03495-01-1

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