Senate Bill S8586

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to criminal history background checks for the purchase of three-dimensional printers capable of creating firearms

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes 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-S8586 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8132
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §398-g, Gen Bus L

2023-S8586 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a criminal history background check for the purchase of a three-dimensional printer capable of creating firearms; prohibits sale to a person who would be disqualified on the basis of criminal history from being granted a license to possess a firearm.

2023-S8586 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8586 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8586
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to criminal histo-
   ry background checks for the purchase  of  three-dimensional  printers
   capable of creating firearms
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
 398-g to read as follows:
   § 398-G. SALE OF CERTAIN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTERS. 1.  ANY  RETAILER
 OF  A  THREE-DIMENSIONAL  PRINTER SOLD IN THIS STATE WHICH IS CAPABLE OF
 PRINTING A FIREARM, OR ANY COMPONENTS OF  A  FIREARM,  IS  REQUIRED  AND
 AUTHORIZED  TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION CONCERN-
 ING SUCH PURCHASER FROM THE DIVISION OF  CRIMINAL  JUSTICE  SERVICES  IN
 ACCORDANCE  WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE-B OF
 THE EXECUTIVE LAW. ACCESS TO AND THE USE OF SUCH  INFORMATION  SHALL  BE
 GOVERNED  BY  THE  PROVISIONS  OF SUCH SECTION. THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL
 JUSTICE SERVICES IS AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT  FINGERPRINTS  TO  THE  FEDERAL
 BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOR A NATIONAL CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK.
   2. WITHIN FIFTEEN BUSINESS DAYS AFTER RECEIVING A REQUEST FOR CRIMINAL
 HISTORY  INFORMATION  PURSUANT  TO THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE
 DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL REVIEW SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY
 INFORMATION AND DETERMINE WHETHER  SUCH  PURCHASER  HAS  BEEN  CONVICTED
 ANYWHERE  OF  A FELONY OR A SERIOUS OFFENSE OR WHO IS NOT THE SUBJECT OF
 AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT OF ARREST ISSUED UPON THE ALLEGED COMMISSION OF A
 FELONY OR SERIOUS OFFENSE WHICH WOULD DISQUALIFY  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL  FROM
 BEING LICENSED TO CARRY OR POSSESS A FIREARM UNDER SECTION 400.00 OF THE
 PENAL  LAW. SUCH COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMPTLY NOTIFY THE SELLER OF HIS OR
 HER DETERMINATION IN THIS REGARD. NO RETAILER SHALL SELL  ANY  THREE-DI-
 MENSIONAL  PRINTER  CAPABLE OF PRINTING A FIREARM UNLESS THE DIVISION OF
 CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES PROVIDES WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF THE  DETERMI-
 NATION UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13330-01-3
 S. 8586                             2
              

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xyz3drealms
2 months ago

This bill would have little to no effect on the usage of 3D printed weapons in criminal acts. Passing this would be the equivalent of a criminal record check for all cars because of the potential for automobile use in a crime, an occurrence that is far greater in number then the presence of a 3D printed part at a crime scene. Furthermore, this bill would be an infringement upon the 2nd Amendment rights of US citizens.

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