senate Bill S687

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Clarifies the definition of imitation weapon

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 02, 2021 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.104
Jan 06, 2021 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Jan 19, 2021 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S687
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Consumer Protection Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

nay (1)

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S687 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3998
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §871, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7656
2017-2018: S21
2019-2020: S35, A7355

S687 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the definition of imitation weapon.

S687 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S687 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    687
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
   Protection
 
 AN  ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to clarifying the
   definition of "imitation weapon"

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 871 of the general business law,
 as added by chapter 475 of the laws of  1988,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   2.  "Imitation  weapon"  means  any  device or object made of plastic,
 wood, metal or any other material which substantially duplicates or  can
 reasonably  be perceived to be an actual firearm, air rifle, pellet gun,
 or "B-B" gun; unless such imitation weapon:
   (a) is colored [other than black, blue, silver  or  aluminum,]  WHITE,
 BRIGHT  RED,  BRIGHT  ORANGE,  BRIGHT YELLOW, BRIGHT GREEN, BRIGHT BLUE,
 BRIGHT PINK OR BRIGHT PURPLE ON THE ENTIRE EXTERIOR SURFACE  OR  AS  THE
 PREDOMINANT COLOR IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER COLORS IN ANY PATTERN; OR
   (b)  [is  marked  with a non-removable orange stripe which is at least
 one inch in width and runs the entire length of the barrel on each  side
 and the front end of the barrel,] IS CONSTRUCTED ENTIRELY OF TRANSPARENT
 OR  TRANSLUCENT  MATERIALS WHICH PERMITS UNMISTAKABLE OBSERVATION OF THE
 IMITATION OR TOY FIREARM'S COMPLETE CONTENTS; [and]
   (c) has a barrel [at least one inch in diameter] that is closed for  a
 distance of not less than one-half inch from the front-end of its barrel
 with  the same material of which the imitation weapon is made, UNLESS IT
 IS A WATER GUN;
   (D) HAS LEGIBLY STAMPED THEREON, THE NAME OF THE MANUFACTURER OR  SOME
 TRADE NAME, MARK OR BRAND BY WHICH THE MANUFACTURER CAN BE READILY IDEN-
 TIFIED; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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