senate Bill S2892

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms

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Jan 26, 2021 referred to codes

S2892 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 400.00, 265.02, 265.10 & 265.20, Pen L; add §235, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7609
2015-2016: S2050
2017-2018: S3659, S7067
2019-2020: S2437

S2892 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer.

S2892 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2892 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2892
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law and the  executive  law,  in  relation  to
   banning 50 caliber weapons
 
   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 that 50  caliber  or  larger  weapons  having  the
 capacity  for rapidly discharging ammunition have no acceptable purpose.
 The legislature additionally finds and declares that such  weapons  pose
 such  an  imminent  threat  and danger to the safety and security of the
 people of this state that it is necessary to ban the possession and  use
 of such weapons.
   §  2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "50
 Caliber Threat Reduction Act".
   § 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi-
 vision 32 to read as follows:
   32. "50 CALIBER WEAPON" MEANS:
   (A) ANY RIFLE CAPABLE OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE:
   (I) OF A CALIBER OF 50 OR GREATER,  WHICH  SHALL  INCLUDE  ANY  METRIC
 EQUIVALENT OF 50 CALIBER OR GREATER; OR
   (II)  THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF  FIRING A PROJECTILE THAT ATTAINS A MUZZLE
 ENERGY OF TWELVE THOUSAND FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER IN ANY  COMBINATION  OF
 BULLET, PROPELLANT, CASE, OR PRIMER; OR
   (III)  ANY  COPY  OR  DUPLICATE  OF ANY SUCH WEAPON THAT IS CAPABLE OF
 FIRING A PROJECTILE THAT ATTAINS A  MUZZLE  ENERGY  OF  TWELVE  THOUSAND
 FOOT-POUNDS OR GREATER REGARDLESS OF CALIBER;
   (B)  ANY  RIFLE  CAPABLE  OF FIRING A CENTER-FIRE CARTRIDGE DEFINED IN
 PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, POSSESSED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE
 OF THIS SUBDIVISION;
   (C) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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