Senate Bill S696

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to removing the prohibition on firearm silencers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation 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-S696 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-0931, En Con L; amd §§265.00 & 265.02, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1209
2019-2020: S287
2021-2022: S3196

2023-S696 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the prohibition on firearm silencers.

2023-S696 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S696 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the penal law, in
   relation to removing prohibition on  possession  and  use  of  firearm

   Section 1. Subdivision 1  of  section  11-0931  of  the  environmental
 conservation  law, the opening paragraph and subparagraph 1 of paragraph
 c as amended by chapter 135 of the laws of 1982, is amended to  read  as
   1.  No  person  except a law enforcement officer in the performance of
 his official duties shall use in hunting or possess  in  the  fields  or
 forests or on the waters of the state for any purpose:
   a. [the apparatus known as a silencer;
   b.]  any automatic firearm, or any firearm which has been converted to
 an automatic type, or  any  firearm  which  has  a  built-in  mechanical
 adjustment which will permit it to function as an automatic arm; or
   [c.]  B.  any  auto-loading  firearm of a construction to contain more
 than six shells in the magazine and chamber combined, except
   (1) such a firearm using twenty-two caliber rim-fire ammunition, or
   (2) such a firearm which has been altered so as to reduce its capacity
 to not more than six shells at one time  in  the  magazine  and  chamber
 combined, or
   (3)  an  auto-loading pistol having a barrel less than eight inches in
   [d. An] C. AN automatic firearm is defined as one which will  continue
 to  fire as long as the trigger is held back. An auto-loading firearm is
 defined as one which reloads itself after each shot  and  requires  that
 the trigger be pulled back for each shot.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
 S. 696                              2


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6 months ago

That is what ear protection is for - wear earplugs or other coverings on the ears. I oppose this bill. What I really want to say about all these firearms bills is, "What is wrong with you?"

4 months ago

Ear protection...Very useful to be wearing when out hunting and trying to listen to your surroundings. As you already stated "what is wrong with you?"

3 months ago

When a criminal enters your home, they will not wait for you to put on earplugs or coverings. I need to be able to hear my surrounding when handling a firearm.

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