senate Bill S476

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the offense of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jan 06, 2021 referred to codes

S476 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A412
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.05 & 265.20, add §265.05-a, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7890, A10426
2019-2020: S2280, A7460

S476 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the offense of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one.

S476 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S476 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    476
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 establishing  the  offense
   of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 265.05 of the penal law, as amended by  chapter  56
 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
 § 265.05 Unlawful possession of weapons by persons under sixteen.
   It  shall  be  unlawful  for  any  person  under the age of sixteen to
 possess any air-gun, spring-gun or other instrument or weapon  in  which
 the  propelling  force is a spring or air[, or any gun or any instrument
 or weapon in or upon which any loaded or blank cartridges may  be  used,
 or  any  loaded  or  blank  cartridges  or  ammunition therefor,] or any
 dangerous knife; provided that the possession of  rifle  or  shotgun  or
 ammunition  therefor by the holder of a hunting license or permit issued
 pursuant to article eleven of the  environmental  conservation  law  and
 used in accordance with said law shall not be governed by this section.
   A person who violates the provisions of this section shall be adjudged
 a juvenile delinquent.
   § 2. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.05-a to read
 as follows:
 § 265.05-A UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY PERSONS UNDER TWENTY-ONE.
   IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL  FOR ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE TO
 POSSESS ANY RIFLE, SHOTGUN, OR FIREARM AS DEFINED IN SECTION  265.00  OF
 THIS  ARTICLE,  OR  ANY GUN OR ANY INSTRUMENT OR WEAPON IN OR UPON WHICH
 ANY LOADED OR BLANK CARTRIDGES MAY BE  USED,  OR  ANY  LOADED  OR  BLANK
 CARTRIDGES  OR  AMMUNITION  THEREFOR,  PROVIDED THAT THE POSSESSION OF A
 RIFLE OR SHOTGUN OR AMMUNITION THEREFOR  BY  THE  HOLDER  OF  A  HUNTING
 LICENSE OR PERMIT ISSUED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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