Senate Bill S7365B

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to pistol converters

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  • 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-S7365 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10053
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, Pen L; amd §898-a, Gen Bus L

2023-S7365 - Summary

Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken to prevent the installation and use of a pistol converter.

2023-S7365 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7365 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7365
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 22, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the penal law and the general business law, in  relation
   to rapid fire modification devices
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivisions 26, 29, 30, 32 and 32 of section 265.00 of the
 penal law, subdivisions 26, 29 and 30 as added by  chapter  130  of  the
 laws  of  2019,  subdivision  32 as amended by chapter 94 of the laws of
 2022 and subdivision 32 as added by chapter 520 of the laws of 2021, are
 amended to read as follows:
   26. "Rapid-fire modification device" means  any  bump  stock,  trigger
 crank,  binary  trigger  system, burst trigger system, AUTO-SEAR, FORCED
 RESET TRIGGER, or any other device that is designed  to  accelerate  the
 rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm, rifle or shotgun.
   29.  "Binary  trigger system" means any device that, when installed in
 or attached to a semi-automatic firearm rifle, or shotgun,  causes  that
 weapon  to fire once when the trigger is pulled and again when the trig-
 ger is released.
   30. "Burst trigger system" means any device that, when installed in or
 attached to a semi-automatic firearm,  rifle,  or  [shot  gun]  SHOTGUN,
 allows  that  weapon  to  discharge two or more shots with a single pull
 [or] OF the trigger by altering the trigger reset.
   32. (A) "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 functional frame or receiver through milling,
 drilling or other means.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11326-02-3
 S. 7365                             2
 
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S7365A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10053
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, Pen L; amd §898-a, Gen Bus L

2023-S7365A - Summary

Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken to prevent the installation and use of a pistol converter.

2023-S7365A - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7365A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7365--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 22, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes --  recommitted
   to  the Committee on Codes in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee

 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.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11326-03-4
 S. 7365--A                          2
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S7365B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10053
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, Pen L; amd §898-a, Gen Bus L

2023-S7365B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken to prevent the installation and use of a pistol converter.

2023-S7365B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S7365B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7365--B
     Cal. No. 1448
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 22, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN-SIGAL,  CLEARE,  JACKSON, SKOUFIS -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Codes -- recommitted to the Committee on Codes in accord-
   ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
   reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
   report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 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. Subdivision 2 of section 898-a of the general  business  law,  as
 added by chapter 237 of the laws of 2021, is 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.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
              

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Jared_Carpentier
2 weeks ago

This is an attempt to ban the sale of arms in common use for lawful purposes, already specifically addressed by the Supreme Court in Heller v. DC. There are already laws against making machine guns or altering firearms to become machine guns. As such, this is a blatant attempt a ban on an entire class of firearms employed by millions of Americans for lawful purposes, including self defense. Stop violating our rights through actions that are already addressed through other legislation. You are purposefully attempting to ban the most popular weapons in use for lawful purposes through this legislation. Disgusting behavior that I guarantee will have a successful challenge, even in the 2nd circuit.

Daniel_Reyes
2 weeks ago

This bill is unconstitutional. It seems the New York State Senate is full of representives who don't obey the law.

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