senate Bill S7196

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the dangers to the safety and health of the public caused by the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of firearms

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.591
substituted for a6762b
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1613
Jun 05, 2021 referred to rules

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S7196 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6762
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-DDDD §§898-a - 898-e, Gen Bus L

S7196 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the dangers to the safety and health of the public caused by the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of firearms and whether such activity constitutes a public nuisance.

S7196 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7196 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7196
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to the dangers  to
   safety  and  health  and  creation  of a public nuisance caused by the
   sale, manufacturing, distribution, importing and marketing of firearms

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and intent. The legislature hereby
 finds that the illegal use of firearms not  only  constitutes  a  public
 nuisance  as  declared  in  article  400  of the penal law, but that the
 effects of such nuisance contribute to the public health crisis  of  gun
 violence  in  this state as declared by the legislature in the 2021-2022
 legislative session. This nuisance poses specific harm  to  New  Yorkers
 based  largely  on  their zip code and certain immutable characteristics
 such as race and ethnicity.  Illegal firearm violence has disproportion-
 ately affected underserved black and brown neighborhoods in  our  cities
 and  throughout the state despite stringent state and local laws against
 the illegal possession of firearms while, according  to  the  Bureau  of
 Alcohol,  Tobacco,  Firearms  and Explosives statistics, 74% of firearms
 used in crimes in New York are purchased outside of New York. Thus,  the
 legislature  further  finds  that given the ease at which legal firearms
 flow into the illegal  market,  and  given  the  specific  harm  illegal
 firearm  violence  causes certain New Yorkers, those responsible for the
 illegal or unreasonable sale, manufacture,  distribution,  importing  or
 marketing  of firearms may be held liable for the public nuisance caused
 by such activities.   Additionally, many  New  Yorkers,  including  many
 children,  are  gravely  injured  or  killed  unintentionally due to the
 firearm industry's failure to implement reasonable safety  measures  and
 the legislature finds that this failure also warrants liability.
   §  2.  The  general  business  law  is amended by adding a new article
 39-DDDD to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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