senate Bill S7705

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Criminalizes the sale of ghost guns

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (7)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 20, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.48
substituted for a8786
Jan 11, 2022 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 10, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.33
Jan 07, 2022 referred to rules

Votes

view votes

Jan 18, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S7705
14
5
committee
14
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

Jan 10, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S7705
14
5
committee
14
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

S7705 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8786
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.01 & 265.07, Pen L (as proposed in S.14-A & A.613-A)

S7705 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Criminalizes the sale of ghost guns; requires any person licensed as a gunsmith or a dealer in firearms to register with the division of criminal justice services any unserialized firearm, rifle or shotgun, finished frame or receiver, or unfinished frame or receiver.

S7705 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7705 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7705
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to criminalizing the sale  of
   ghost guns
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 265.01 of the penal law, as  added
 by  a  chapter  of  the  laws of 2021 amending the penal law relating to
 enacting the Jose Webster  untraceable  firearms  act,  as  proposed  in
 legislative  bills  numbers  S. 14-A and A. 613-A, is amended to read as
 follows:
   (9) Such person is not [required to  be  a  gunsmith]  licensed  AS  A
 GUNSMITH  OR  A  DEALER  IN  FIREARMS pursuant to section 400.00 of this
 chapter and, knowing it is a ghost gun, such person  possesses  a  ghost
 gun,  provided  that a person shall not be guilty under this subdivision
 when he or she  (a) voluntarily surrenders such ghost  gun  to  any  law
 enforcement  official  designated  pursuant to subparagraph (f) of para-
 graph one of subdivision (a) of section 265.20 of this article;  or  (b)
 for  a  period  of  six  months after the effective date of this section
 possesses a ghost gun prior to serialization and  registration  of  such
 ghost gun pursuant to section 265.07 of this article.
   §  2.  Section  265.07  of the penal law, as added by a chapter of the
 laws of 2021 amending the  penal  law  relating  to  enacting  the  Jose
 Webster  untraceable  firearms  act,  as  proposed  in legislative bills
 numbers S.  14-A and A. 613-A, is amended to read as follows:
 § 265.07 Registration and serialization of firearms,  rifles,  shotguns,
            finished  frames  or  receivers,  and  unfinished  frames  or
            receivers.
   (1) For the purposes of this section, "unfinished frame  or  receiver"
 means  any  UNSERIALIZED  material that does not constitute the frame or
 receiver of a firearm, rifle or shotgun but  that  has  been  shaped  or
 formed in any way for the purpose of becoming the frame or receiver of a
 firearm,  rifle  or  shotgun, and which may readily be made into a func-
 tional frame or receiver through milling, drilling or other means.  [The

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.