Assembly Bill A10053

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to pistol converters

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A10053 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7365
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, Pen L; amd §898-a, Gen Bus L

2023-A10053 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken with respect to the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of pistol converters.

2023-A10053 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10053
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 2, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law and the general business law, in  relation
   to pistol converters
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 36 to read as follows:
   36.    "PISTOL  CONVERTER"  MEANS  ANY  DEVICE OR INSTRUMENT THAT WHEN
 INSTALLED IN OR ATTACHED TO THE SLIDE OF A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL  INTER-
 FERES  WITH  THE  TRIGGER  MECHANISM  AND  THEREBY ENABLES THE PISTOL TO
 DISCHARGE A NUMBER OF SHOTS OR BULLETS RAPIDLY OR AUTOMATICALLY WITH ONE
 CONTINUOUS PULL OF THE TRIGGER.
   § 2. Subdivisions 2 and 6 of section 898-a  of  the  general  business
 law, as added by chapter 237 of the laws of 2021, are amended to read as
 follows:
   2.  "Reasonable  controls  and  procedures"  shall  mean policies that
 include, but are not limited to: (a)  instituting  screening,  security,
 inventory  and  other  business practices to prevent thefts of qualified
 products as well as sales of qualified  products  to  straw  purchasers,
 traffickers,  persons prohibited from possessing firearms under state or
 federal law, or persons at risk of injuring themselves or others;  [and]
 (b)  preventing  deceptive  acts and practices and false advertising and
 otherwise  ensuring  compliance   with   all   provisions   of   article
 twenty-two-A of this chapter; AND (C) TAKING REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT
 THE  INSTALLATION  AND  USE OF A PISTOL CONVERTER, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
 265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW, ON QUALIFIED PRODUCTS.
   6. "Qualified product" shall [have the same meaning as defined  in  15
 U.S.C.  section  7903(4)] MEAN A FIREARM (AS DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (A)
 OR (B) OF 18 U.S.C. § 921(A)(3)),  INCLUDING  ANY  ANTIQUE  FIREARM  (AS
 DEFINED  IN  18  U.S.C.  §  921(A)(16)), OR AMMUNITION (AS DEFINED IN 18
 U.S.C. § 921(A)(17)(A)), OR A COMPONENT PART OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11326-04-4
              

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