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DISCLAIMER
I am not a lawyer and this is going to take me a while to figure out but this will be my best guess as to what this all means.  You will have to check back to see how I am doing.  If you see anything that you disagree with please CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL ME.  Please CLICK HERE TO read the Disclaimer on the first page.
UPDATE 11/5/00
CLICK HERE TO LINK TO:
State Police Finally Send Letter to FFLs About New Laws.
 
GUN DNA UPDATE 10/24/00
State Police still working on new rules.  Final rules weeks away.

Part 1
Is it legal for the FFL to drive to the location to have a gun test fired?
     After talking with a lawyer for the NY State Police I have found out that they are almost finished with the new rules dealing with the DNA section of the new law, but they are still open to suggestions.  Some people think that state law would not allow an FFL to drive around with guns to be test fired but it looks like those in charge are going to say that it is legal using the following part of the current law.
§ 265.20 Exemptions.   10. Engaging in the business of gunsmith or dealer in firearms by a person to whom a valid license therefor has been issued pursuant to section 400.00.  (MY COMMENT: This refers to the NY State issued gunsmith or dealer license.  Not a personal handgun permit.)
Because the new law requires that the gun dealer drive the gun to an accepted State Police location then when he is doing so he is engaging in something that is required for the FFL to do business and so is covered under 265.20, 10.
    The question still open is if AG Spitzer feels the same way and will every other NYAG from now till the end of time feel the same way?
    As it stands now the FFL holder is the only one who will be allowed to carry the guns but I requested that the FFL holder be allowed to appoint someone else to take the gun for the required test even if the rules require that the FFL notify the State Police who the person is and require that the person have a Firearm License issued under PL 400.
    I also requested that a range that meets all of the required OSHA regulations be used when possible and I was told that they are looking into having some type of mobil lab that could do the test.  It really would not take much.  A sound proof box to hold the gun and some type of bullet trap to stop the bullets.  (That might not even be required because nothing in the law requires that a case with a bullet be used.  You should be able to use a blank and get the same fired case.)  They are going to try to have 6 locations while the law only calls for 5 locations.

Part 2
What are the time limits for the new DNA section of the law for a gun without the fired brass?

       (3)  A  GUNSMITH  OR  DEALER IN FIREARMS LICENSED IN THIS STATE SHALL,
   31  WITHIN TEN DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF ANY PISTOL OR REVOLVER FROM A MANUFAC-
   32  TURER THAT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS  SECTION,  EITHER
   33  (A)  RETURN  SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER TO SUCH MANUFACTURER, OR (B) NOTIFY
   34  THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE OF SUCH NONCOMPLIANCE AND THEREAFTER OBTAIN
   35  A SUBSTITUTE SEALED CONTAINER THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN A  PROGRAM  OPER-
   36  ATED  BY  THE  STATE  POLICE  AS  PROVIDED  IN  SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS
   37  SECTION. 
  Note that the FFL is given 10 days to NOTIFY and THEREAFTER obtain ...  So the FFL is only required to obtain the fired brass before the gun is delivered to the final buyer without any time limit as long as the FFL notifies the State Police that they have a non compliant gun within 10 days.  (THEREAFTER "at this time" is being taken to mean that no time limit.)

PART 3
How many guns are we talking about?
     It looks like very few guns will have to be fired just for the brass.  Most of the guns that will need to be fired to supply the brass will be the guns that were in the distribution chain before the gun makers started to comply with the law.  Most gun makers are planning to comply and legal actions to prevent the law from taking effect in the first place might be in the works.  GUNS IN STOCK AT A GUN STORE ON MARCH 1, 2001 WILL NOT NEED THE FIRED BRASS.

PART 4
WHAT WILL THIS COST?
     Nothing right now.  (I wonder how long that will last?)
UPDATE 10/21/00
I am getting very positive feedback from all of the gun makers that I have had time to talked to.  Most say that they will be shipping the brass in the container by the March 1st deadline. It is unclear how many guns will not be able to be sold because they do not have the required "SEALED CONTAINER".

10/18/00
GUN DNA TO HAVE IMPACT ON SALE OF SOME NEW HANDGUNS,  THREATENS TO END SOME NEW HANDGUNS SALES.
     How long will it take for the gun makers to supply the fired brass and will some gun makers refuse?
    March 1st, 2001 is the starting date that the FFL must ship the SEALED CONTAINER to the State Police within 10 days of selling the handgun.  I have been able to get e-mails from several gun makers and they all say that they will comply with the new law.  I am still working on this story but I now have some details.  It is going to take me some time to do the research into the details of existing State and Federal law.  This is complicated so you are going to have to try hard to understand it.  That is what happens when you try to explain bad law. 

       In short, the failure of Gov. Mario Pataki to think through his required so called "DNA Fingerprint" will require FFL's to break State, (and probably Federal,) laws if they get new handguns that do not come with the required shell case sealed in a container.    The success of the new law depends on the fact that the gun manufactures provide "A SHELL CASING OF A BULLET  OR  PROJECTILE  DISCHARGED  FROM  SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER;".  If the gun maker fails to meet the requirement then the FFL can, within 10 days, (A). return the handgun or (B) notify the state police and "OBTAIN A SUBSTITUTE SEALED CONTAINER THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN A  PROGRAM  OPERATED  BY  THE  STATE  POLICE". 
     How will this program work?  From the unofficial information that I have now, the FFLs are going to have to call up and make an appointment with one of the six State Police locations that can test fire the gun. The FFL will then have to get in his car and drive to the office with the guns that need to be test fired and the State Police will test fire the guns with the FFL's ammo while the FFL waits. One small problem, New York State Law makes it ILLEGAL for an FFL to remove a gun from  his place of business except for going to a gun show.  Without a change in the law this part of the program will fail and 

gun dealers will not be able to sell guns that do not come with the "SEALED CONTAINER."!!
     The proposed solution is to pass a new law to allow the the FFL to make the trip.  Without the change in the law, what the FFL will, in reality, be doing when he goes to have the gun test fired is turning himself or herself in for violating the current law and supplying the evidence in the form of the guns that need testing.  (Please e-mail if you want to take a bet that Sheldon Silver is going to sign off on this new law when he learns that failure to pass the new bill will reduce the number of guns sold in NY State and will drive up the price of the guns that are sold.  Are the anti-gunners going to be happy with the idea of an FFL driving hundreds of miles with dozens if not hundreds of guns in the back seat?  What additional requirements will they insist on?  What about insurance?  The new law must be passed and signed by 3/1/2001!!)
     Their are many other problems.  One is the question of how many FFL's are going to be able to afford to take the time and spend the money to drive possibly many hours away and wait for the guns to be fired?  What will happen if the FFL does not get an appointment within the required 10 days?  What happens if something prevents the FFL from making the appointment for many reasons like illness or the car breaking down?  When the FFL shows up after the 10 days will he be arrested and charged with a CLASS  A MISDEMEANOR as required in the law, and his state FFL and her/his pistol license revoked?  Will the State Police have weekend and night hours.  How can the hundreds of part time FFLs meet this requirement?
     Left un address is the questions of black powder revolvers.  They are not directly exempted by the new law.  Will someone at some point say that you can not sell them because you can not supply fired brass?  NY State Appeals Court rulings in some cases would appear to support this possibility.
I THINK THAT GOV. MARIO PATAKI IS SITTING ON THE RULES TO AVOID LOOSING MORE OF THE GUN OWNERS VOTE.
The new law required that the rules for this program be published on Oct.1st.  We are still waiting!  The rules are probably written but are on Gov. Mario Pataki's desk waiting his signature.  I do not think that he wants to release this until Nov. 7 for fear of what political damage that it might cause.
WHY NOT JUST HAVE THE FFL UPS OR MAIL THE GUNS TO THE STATE POLICE?
  1. COST
  2. ACCOUNTABILITY
  3. FFLs can only ship a gun to a gunsmith or another FFL under federal law.  The State Police do not have and can not get an FFL. 
CLASS  A MISDEMEANOR, under Penal Law 70.15, (1).  "Class  A  misdemeanor.   A  sentence of imprisonment for a class A misdemeanor shall be a definite  sentence.   When  such  a  sentence  is imposed  the  term shall be fixed by the court, and shall not exceed one year; provided, however, ..."

9/27/00 CLICK HERE FOR NEW INFORMATION FROM DCJS

STATE POLICE TO MAKE NEW RULES     I sent the State Police an e-mail to find out when they will have their new rules ready and this is what they sent me.

     8/15/00 The Rules presently being written by the State Police are due to be completed by October 1, 2000.  These Rules pertain to gun dealers and manufacturers.  Once written, they will be published in the NYCRR (New York Code of Rules and Regulations) and are available from the Secretary of State.  The State Police may also post them, but this has not yet been determined.  I will recontact you when I have more definite information.
Assault Weapons Ban (several sections)
     I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS WILL TURN OUT.  8/10/00 Sen. Morahan's office called Sen. Padavans office and they said that no guns are banned.  The bill is only a copy of the federal law and does not ban any weapons.  That is the same thing that Sen. Padavan's office told me when I talked to them just after the bill was passed
      I am still working on this and some do think that it does ban defined AWs that you did not own on the 9/14/94 date as I was told this by a state Senator.  I was told by the staff of an assembly member that the state police were planning to check the 4473s but I do not think that this is true at this time.  Adding the "OR FUNCTIONING FRAMES OR RECEIVERS OF SUCH" phrase could present the the biggest anti-gun loophole.
     We are all going to have to sit back and see what happens.
Gov. Mario Pataki changed his mind on the AWBan from 1996
    In 1996 I saw a small story that said that Pataki would sign an Assault Weapons Ban so I sent him a long letter.  He did not reply but had Paul Shcechtman, the head of DCJS, reply to my letter.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LETTER
NEW NY STATE LAW                                                        FEDERAL LAW
(Who said that they were both the same?  You can not do a true side by side comparison because of the structural differences between the way sate and federal law are set up. )
D)  ANY  OF  THE  WEAPONS, OR FUNCTIONING FRAMES OR RECEIVERS OF SUCH
49  WEAPONS, OR COPIES OR DUPLICATES OF SUCH WEAPONS, IN ANY CALIBER,  KNOWN
(A) any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the firearms in any caliber, known as - 
6    (E) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE: (I) ANY RIFLE,
7  SHOTGUN OR PISTOL THAT ...
19    (V) A SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE, A SEMIAUTOMATIC SHOTGUN OR A  SEMIAUTOMATIC
20  PISTOL  OR  ANY OF THE WEAPONS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
21  SION LAWFULLY POSSESSED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER FOURTEENTH, NINETEEN  HUNDRED
22  NINETY-FOUR. 
§ 922(v)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon. ...
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the possession or transfer of any semiautomatic assault weapon otherwise lawfully possessed under Federal law on the date of the enactment of this subsection.

CLICK her to see: Citizens for a Safer Community v. City of Rochester court ruling.

CLICK HERE TO LINK TO SEE PART OF THE SENATE FLOOR DEBATE ON THIS SECTION

SECTION 26, Local governments can adopt stricter standards for TRIGGER LOCKS, AW BAN & MIN. AGE
     I have changed my mind on this section.  As far as I can tell this is almost what the law allows for now.  Certainly New York City, Nassau, Westchester, Buffalo, Rochester and other towns have been able to pass local laws covering 2 of the 3 sections of state law.  I can not see how a local town could raise the age past 21 but they could not allow someone who is over 18 and discharged from the military to get a handgun license but how many people does that section apply to anyway?

Trigger Locks
    Only adds to what FFLs have to do.  It should not change much except used guns will come with gun locks.  It does leave it to the NY State Police to decide what is acceptable.  CLICK HERE TO SEE: Rule 17 entitled "Minimum Standards For Gun Locking Devices"  and CLICK HERE TO LINK TO A NEWSLETTER POSTING

Age of License to 21
     I really hate the idea of people under 21 using the ability to have a license issued by a judge.  However, the best part of all of this law is that  Sec. 15-a allows 18 to 21 year olds to shoot a handgun at a range without anything.  Now we have a new way to introduce young adults to the handgun shooting sports.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & UPDATE 11/20/00

BALLISTIC IDENTIFICATION DATA BANK
     Not a big deal but a big waste of money, manpower and time.  How this will work is left to the state police and we will have to see how they will require the bullets/brass to be shipped to them.  The cost of the shipping or of having the gun shipped to the State Police and returned could be anything that they want it to be.  This bill is not funded at this time.  (Remember the bullets/brass should be considered as the only evidence in a future murder or multiple murders that are the worse that has ever been seen in the history of the world.)  It is hard to understand what the law calls for the dealer to ship to the state police. Does "A SHELL CASING OF A BULLET  OR  PROJECTILE  DISCHARGED  FROM  SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER;" mean that they want only the shell casing that contained "A BULLET  OR  PROJECTILE  DISCHARGED  FROM  SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER;" or do they want a shell casing that contained "A BULLET" but if  you can not send them that you can send them (OR), "PROJECTILE  DISCHARGED  FROM  SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER;" .  I am sure that the State Police will let us know.
Gun Show NICS Check
     Not as bad as it could have been but does not set "cost" and allows the AG to shut down the show and fine the promoter $10,000 with little or no evidence.
Theft of gun, required reporting.
   It adds a 24 hour reporting period from when you discover a gun missing and (sec 24) $100 fine.
Criminal Purchase of a Weapon.
     Makes a criminal buying a gun illegal and outlaws straw purchases.  (No wonder we have a problem criminals with guns,they never have made it illegal for a criminal to buy a gun.  All of the criminals will now be forced to stop buying guns because of this new law.)
FYI NY Penal Law, Class D felony.
§ 70.00 Sentence of imprisonment for felony.
2. Maximum term of sentence. The  maximum  term  of  an  indeterminate sentence  shall  be  at least three years and the term shall be fixed as follows:  (d) For  a  class D felony, the term shall be fixed by the court, and shall not exceed seven years; ...
CLICK HER TO LINK TO COURT RULINGS TO SEE WHY
WE CAN NOT FIGHT THIS IN THE COURTS.
S. 8234                                                 A. 11535
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             { } is old law to be omitted.
S 8234 / A 11535 INDEX
I will be adding to this page as I get more information.
Changes and Additions:
Added link to part of Senate floor debate to Sec. 10.
Changed my understanding of Section 26.
Most of the sections are effective on Nov. 1st, 2000
SECTION 1, Plea bargains Nov. 1st
SECTION 2, Plea bargainsNov. 1st
SECTION 3, Sale of Trigger LocksNov. 1st
SECTION 4, BALLISTIC IDENTIFICATION DATA BANK    March 1, 2001
SECTION 5, SALE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS AT GUN SHOWS
SECTION 6, Sentence for violent felonyNov. 1st
SECTION 7, Amends Sec 70.02. Sentence of imprisonment for a violent felony offenseNov. 1st
SECTION 8, PL 265.00, adds ASSAULT WEAPON to definition of "FIREARM" (This is what really makes AW illegal.)Nov. 1st
SECTION 9, PL265, Adds ASSAULT WEAPON, LARGE CAPACITY  AMMUNITION  FEEDING  DEVICE Nov. 1st
SECTION 10,  Sec 265.00. Definitions, Additions (With link to floor debate)Nov. 1st
SECTION 11, PL 265.02, adds AW and LCAFDNov. 1st
SECTION 12; PL 265.10 adds AW & LCAFDNov. 1st
SECTION 13, PL265.11 adds LCAFD and DEFACED LCAFD Criminal sale 3rd degreeNov. 1st
SECTION 14, PL265.15 adds LCAFD and Defaced LCAFDNov. 1st
SECTION 14-a, New PL 265.17 Criminal Purchase of a Weapon.Nov. 1st
SECTION 15, Sec 265.20. Exemptions  (Possession allowed of LCAFD)Nov. 1st
SECTION 15-a, to allow 18 to 21 year olds to possess and use firearms at a rangeNov. 1st,
                                                                        UPDATE 11/15/00
SECTION 16, PL265.20 add AW & LCAFD wordingNov. 1st
SECTION 17,  Amend 265.20 Paragraphs 11 and 16 of subdivision a Nov. 1st
SECTION 18, PL 400, adds 21 as mim. age for pistol licenseNov. 1st
SECTION 19. PL 400, excludes AW from being licensedNov. 1st
SECTION 20, PL 400.00 (8),  sales must comply with General Business law 39-DD, Gun Show Sales
SECTION 21, Executive Law Section 230, Creates GUN  TRAFFICKING  INTERDICTION  PROGRAM. Nov. 1st
SECTION 22, State Finance law, new section, S 97-WWW. GUN TRAFFICKING INTERDICTION FUND.
SECTION 23, PL 400.10 (1), Require 24 hour report of theft of gun.Nov. 1st
SECTION 24, PL 400.10, up to $100 fine for failing to report theft of gun.Nov. 1st
SECTION 25, SMART GUN STUDY
SECTION 26, Local governments can adopt stricter standards for TRIGGER LOCKS, AW BAN & MIN. AGE
SECTION 27, Severability
SECTION 28, When sections will take effect
SECTION 1, Plea bargains
Section 1 incorporates the new additions of Section 11, (adds the (7) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES AN ASSAULT WEAPON; OR (8) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.), into  plea bargain agreements. (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Section 220.10 of the criminal procedure law covers kinds of pleas.
Section 265.02 Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.
    1    Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  5  of
    2  section  220.10  of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 33
    3  of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: 
P2
    1    (iv)  Where the indictment charges the class D violent felony offenses
    2  of criminal possession of a weapon in the third  degree  as  defined  in
    3  subdivision  four  of section 265.02 of the penal law and the provisions
    4  of subparagraph (iii) of this paragraph do  not  apply,  or  subdivision
    5  five,  SEVEN OR EIGHT of section 265.02 of the penal law, then a plea of
    6  guilty must include at least a plea of guilty to a class E violent felo-
    7  ny offense. 
SECTION 2, Plea bargains
Section 2 incorporates the new additions of Section 11, (adds the (7) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES AN ASSAULT WEAPON; OR (8) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.), into  plea bargain agreements.  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Section 220.30    Plea;  plea  of guilty to part of indictment; plea covering other indictments.
Section 265.02 Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.
    8    S 2.  Subparagraph (v) of paragraph (b) of subdivision  3  of  section
    9  220.30  of  the  criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 33 of the
   10  laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: 
   11    (v)  A plea of guilty, whether to the entire indictment or part of the
   12  indictment, for any crime other than a violent felony offense as defined
   13  in section 70.02 of the penal law, may not be accepted on the  condition
   14  that  it constitutes a complete disposition of one or more other indict-
   15  ments against the defendant wherein is charged the class D violent felo-
   16  ny offenses of criminal possession of a weapon in the  third  degree  as
   17  defined in subdivision four {or}, five, SEVEN OR EIGHT of section 265.02
   18  of  the  penal law; provided, however, a  plea of guilty, whether to the
   19  entire indictment or part of the indictment, for the class A misdemeanor
   20  of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree  as  defined  in
   21  subdivision  one  of  section 265.01 of the penal law may be accepted on
   22  the condition that it constitutes a complete disposition of one or  more
   23  other  indictments  against the defendant wherein is charged the class D
   24  violent felony offense of criminal possession of a weapon in  the  third
   25  degree as defined in subdivision four of section 265.02 of the penal law
   26  when the defendant has not been previously convicted of a class A misde-
   27  meanor  defined in the penal law in the five years preceding the commis-
   28  sion of the offense. 
SECTION 3, Sale of Trigger Locks
Adds a new section, 396-ee to the general business law.
First part mandates that all FFLs sell a "GUN  LOCKING  DEVICE" with every rifle, shotgun or firearm, (handgun) or that the gun has the device as an INTEGRATED DESIGN FEATURE.  It includes that the State Police will decide (!) what devices meet the new law.
Second part mandates that a sign urging safe storage of guns and ammunition be posted.
Third part provides:
That the first conviction is a violation and, under Penal Law 70.15, (4).   "Violation.  A sentence of imprisonment for a violation shall be a definite sentence.  When such a sentence is imposed the  term  shall  be fixed by the court, and shall not exceed fifteen days."
And that :
Additional convictions are a CLASS  A MISDEMEANOR, under Penal Law 70.15, (1).  "Class  A  misdemeanor.   A  sentence of imprisonment for a class A misdemeanor shall be a definite  sentence.   When  such  a  sentence  is imposed  the  term shall be fixed by the court, and shall not exceed one year; provided, however, ..."
(Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
(Section  26.  Nothing  in  this act shall be construed to prohibit a municipality or other unit of local government from adopting or maintaining  a stricter  standard ... by local law or ordinance.)
CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE STATE POLICE'S RULE 17 AND FAQ ON TRIGGER LOCKS
New section added to the general business law.
Penal Law 70.15
   29    S 3. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  396-
   30  ee to read as follows: 
   31    S  396-EE.  SALE  OF CERTAIN WEAPONS; LOCKING DEVICES THEREFOR. (1) NO
   32  PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE RETAIL  BUSINESS  OF  SELLING
   33  RIFLES,  SHOTGUNS  OR  FIREARMS,  AS  SUCH  TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SECTION
   34  265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW, SHALL SELL, DELIVER OR TRANSFER ANY SUCH RIFLE,
   35  SHOTGUN OR FIREARM TO ANOTHER PERSON UNLESS THE TRANSFEREE  IS  PROVIDED
   36  AT  THE TIME OF SALE, DELIVERY OR TRANSFER WITH A GUN LOCKING DEVICE AND
   37  A LABEL CONTAINING THE QUOTED LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
   38  THIS  SECTION  IS  EITHER  AFFIXED  TO SUCH RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR FIREARM OR
   39  PLACED IN THE CONTAINER IN WHICH SUCH RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR FIREARM IS SOLD,
   40  DELIVERED OR TRANSFERRED. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM
   41  "GUN  LOCKING  DEVICE"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  INTEGRATED DESIGN FEATURE OR AN
   42  ATTACHABLE ACCESSORY THAT IS RESISTANT TO TAMPERING AND IS EFFECTIVE  IN
   43  PREVENTING  THE  DISCHARGE OF SUCH RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR FIREARM BY A PERSON
   44  WHO DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE KEY, COMBINATION OR OTHER MECHANISM USED
   45  TO DISENGAGE THE DEVICE. THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL DEVELOP  AND
   46  PROMULGATE  RULES  AND REGULATIONS SETTING FORTH THE SPECIFIC DEVICES OR
   47  THE MINIMUM STANDARDS AND CRITERIA THEREFOR WHICH CONSTITUTE  AN  EFFEC-
   48  TIVE GUN LOCKING DEVICE. 
   49    (2)  EVERY  PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE RETAIL BUSINESS
   50  OF SELLING RIFLES, SHOTGUNS OR FIREARMS, AS SUCH TERMS  ARE  DEFINED  IN
   51  SECTION  265.00 OF THE PENAL LAW, SHALL, IN THE PLACE WHERE SUCH RIFLES,
   52  SHOTGUNS OR FIREARMS ARE DISPLAYED OR TRANSFERRED TO THE PURCHASER, POST
   53  A NOTICE CONSPICUOUSLY STATING IN BOLD PRINT THAT: "THE USE OF A LOCKING
   54  DEVICE OR SAFETY LOCK IS ONLY ONE ASPECT OF RESPONSIBLE FIREARM STORAGE.
   55  FOR INCREASED SAFETY FIREARMS SHOULD BE STORED UNLOADED AND LOCKED IN  A

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    1  LOCATION THAT IS BOTH SEPARATE FROM THEIR AMMUNITION AND INACCESSIBLE TO
    2  CHILDREN AND ANY OTHER UNAUTHORIZED PERSON." 
    3    (3)  ANY  PERSON,  FIRM  OR  CORPORATION  WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE
    4  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A VIOLATION PUNISHABLE  AS
    5  PROVIDED IN THE PENAL LAW. ANY PERSON, FIRM, OR CORPORATION WHO FAILS TO
    6  COMPLY  WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AFTER HAVING BEEN PREVIOUSLY
    7  CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF  A  CLASS  A
    8  MISDEMEANOR, PUNISHABLE AS PROVIDED IN THE PENAL LAW. 

SECTION 4, BALLISTIC IDENTIFICATION DATA BANK
Adds a new section, 396-ff to the general business law.
1st Part: Defines (A), Manufacture and (B) "shell casing.
2nd Part sets March 1st, 2001 as the date that all new handguns shipped by the manufacture into NY will include in a "SEPARATE SEALED CONTAINER""(A) A SHELL CASING OF A BULLET  OR  PROJECTILE  DISCHARGED  FROM  SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER; AND   (B) ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT IDENTIFIES SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER AND SHELL CASING AS REQUIRED BY SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS." 
3rd Part allows if the handgun does not have the shell casing the FFL can, within 10 days, (A). return the handgun or (B) notify the state police and "OBTAIN A SUBSTITUTE SEALED CONTAINER THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN A  PROGRAM  OPERATED  BY  THE  STATE  POLICE"
4th Part by October 1st, 2000 the State Police will have "PROMULGATE  RULES AND REGULATIONS" and that by 1/1/01 the State Police will have 5 regional centers that an FFL can ship a gun to that will fire the gun and provide the SEALED CONTAINER.
5th Part sets March 1st, 2001 as the starting date that the FFL must ship the SEALED CONTAINER to the State Police within 10 days of selling the handgun.
6th Part states the the State Police will enter the information into a database.
7th  Part sets 1st conviction is a VIOLATION and following convictions are Class A misdemeanor. See Section 3 part 3
9    S  4. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 396-
   10  ff to read as follows: 
   11    S 396-FF. PISTOL AND REVOLVER BALLISTIC IDENTIFICATION DATABANK.   (1)
   12  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
   13  FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 
   14    (A) "MANUFACTURER" MEANS ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION POSSESSING  A
   15  VALID  FEDERAL  LICENSE THAT PERMITS SUCH PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION TO
   16  ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF MANUFACTURING PISTOLS OR REVOLVERS OR  AMMUNI-
   17  TION THEREFOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF SALE OR DISTRIBUTION. 
   18    (B) "SHELL CASING" MEANS THAT PART OF AMMUNITION CAPABLE OF BEING USED
   19  IN  A  PISTOL OR REVOLVER THAT CONTAINS THE PRIMER AND PROPELLANT POWDER
   20  TO DISCHARGE THE BULLET OR PROJECTILE. 
   21    (2) ON AND AFTER MARCH FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ONE, ANY MANUFACTURER  THAT
   22  SHIPS, TRANSPORTS OR DELIVERS A PISTOL OR REVOLVER TO ANY PERSON IN THIS
   23  STATE SHALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE
   24  DIVISION  OF  STATE POLICE, INCLUDE IN THE CONTAINER WITH SUCH PISTOL OR
   25  REVOLVER A SEPARATE SEALED CONTAINER THAT ENCLOSES: 
   26    (A) A SHELL CASING OF A BULLET  OR  PROJECTILE  DISCHARGED  FROM  SUCH
   27  PISTOL OR REVOLVER; AND 
   28    (B) ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT IDENTIFIES SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER
   29  AND SHELL CASING AS REQUIRED BY SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS. 
   30    (3)  A  GUNSMITH  OR  DEALER IN FIREARMS LICENSED IN THIS STATE SHALL,
   31  WITHIN TEN DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF ANY PISTOL OR REVOLVER FROM A MANUFAC-
   32  TURER THAT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS  SECTION,  EITHER
   33  (A)  RETURN  SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER TO SUCH MANUFACTURER, OR (B) NOTIFY
   34  THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE OF SUCH NONCOMPLIANCE AND THEREAFTER OBTAIN
   35  A SUBSTITUTE SEALED CONTAINER THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN A  PROGRAM  OPER-
   36  ATED  BY  THE  STATE  POLICE  AS  PROVIDED  IN  SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS
   37  SECTION. 
   38    (4) THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL NO LATER  THAN  OCTOBER  FIRST,
   39  TWO  THOUSAND,  PROMULGATE  RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE OPERATION OF A
   40  PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES A GUNSMITH OR A DEALER IN  FIREARMS  LICENSED  IN
   41  THIS  STATE  WITH  A  SEALED  CONTAINER ENCLOSING THE ITEMS SPECIFIED IN
   42  SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. THE PROGRAM SHALL AT A MINIMUM: 
   43    (A) BE OPERATIONAL BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ONE; 
   44    (B) OPERATE IN AT LEAST FIVE REGIONAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE STATE; AND 
   45    (C) SPECIFY PROCEDURES BY WHICH SUCH GUNSMITH OR DEALER IS TO  DELIVER
   46  A  PISTOL OR REVOLVER TO THE REGIONAL PROGRAM LOCATION CLOSEST TO HIS OR
   47  HER PLACE OF BUSINESS FOR TESTING AND PROMPT RETURN OF  SUCH  PISTOL  OR
   48  REVOLVER. 
   49    (5)  ON  AND AFTER MARCH FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ONE, A GUNSMITH OR DEALER
   50  IN FIREARMS LICENSED IN THIS STATE SHALL, WITHIN TEN DAYS OF  DELIVERING
   51  TO  ANY  PERSON A PISTOL OR REVOLVER RECEIVED BY SUCH GUNSMITH OR DEALER
   52  IN FIREARMS ON OR AFTER SUCH DATE, FORWARD  TO  THE  DIVISION  OF  STATE
   53  POLICE,  ALONG WITH THE ORIGINAL TRANSACTION REPORT REQUIRED BY SUBDIVI-
   54  SION TWELVE OF SECTION 400.00 OF THE PENAL  LAW,  THE  SEALED  CONTAINER
   55  ENCLOSING  THE  SHELL  CASING  FROM  SUCH  PISTOL OR REVOLVER EITHER (A)
   56  RECEIVED FROM THE MANUFACTURER, OR (B) OBTAINED THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN

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    1  THE PROGRAM OPERATED BY THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE IN ACCORDANCE  WITH
    2  SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION. 
    3    (6) UPON RECEIPT OF THE SEALED CONTAINER, THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE
    4  SHALL  CAUSE TO BE ENTERED IN AN AUTOMATED ELECTRONIC DATABANK PERTINENT
    5  DATA AND OTHER BALLISTIC INFORMATION RELEVANT TO IDENTIFICATION  OF  THE
    6  SHELL CASING AND TO THE PISTOL OR REVOLVER FROM WHICH IT WAS DISCHARGED.
    7  THE AUTOMATED ELECTRONIC DATABANK WILL BE OPERATED AND MAINTAINED BY THE
    8  DIVISION  OF  STATE POLICE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS RULES AND REGULATIONS
    9  ADOPTED AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION  AND
   10  THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND
   11  FIREARMS TO ENSURE COMPATIBILITY WITH NATIONAL BALLISTIC TECHNOLOGY. 
   12    (7)  ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WHO KNOWINGLY VIOLATES ANY OF THE
   13  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A VIOLATION, PUNISHABLE AS
   14  PROVIDED IN THE PENAL LAW. ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WHO KNOWINGLY
   15  VIOLATES ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AFTER HAVING BEEN  PREVI-
   16  OUSLY  CONVICTED  OF  A VIOLATION  OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A
   17  CLASS A MISDEMEANOR, PUNISHABLE AS PROVIDED IN THE PENAL LAW. 
 

SECTION 5, SALE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS AT GUN SHOWS
Adds a new section, 39-DD to the general business law.
1st PART; S 895 Definitions of gun show, size and number of guns, who a "FIREARM  EXHIBITOR" and "GUN  SHOW  OPERATOR" is, and "FIREARM, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN" use standard meaning.
2nd PART; S 896. OPERATION OF A GUN SHOW. 1. A GUN SHOW OPERATOR SHALL:  Post signs, notify dealers , provide someone to do a NICS  Check or require dealers to do a NICS check at cost.  4473 form to be filled out and held for 10 years.  2. That the ATTORNEY GENERAL ... MAY  BRING AN ACTION OR SPECIAL PROCEEDING IN THE SUPREME COURT ... to shut down a show and fine the operator up to $10,000.  The Gun Show Operator can fight back in Civil Court.
3rd PART; S 897. SALE OF A FIREARM, RIFLE  OR  SHOTGUN  AT  A  GUN  SHOW.  1, all gun sales must have NICS Check, 2, you can not evade by arranging to deliver the gun away from the show, 3, violation is CLASS A MISDEMEANOR
   18    S 5. The general business law is amended by adding a new article 39-DD
   19  to read as follows: 
   20                                ARTICLE 39-DD 
   21                    SALE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS 
   22                                AT GUN SHOWS 
   23  SECTION 895. DEFINITIONS. 
   24          896. OPERATION OF A GUN SHOW. 
   25          897. SALE OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN AT A GUN SHOW. 
   26  S 895. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE:
   27    1. "GUN SHOW" MEANS AN EVENT SPONSORED, WHETHER FOR PROFIT OR NOT,  BY
   28  AN  INDIVIDUAL,  NATIONAL,  STATE  OR LOCAL ORGANIZATION, ASSOCIATION OR
   29  OTHER ENTITY DEVOTED TO THE COLLECTION, COMPETITIVE USE,  SPORTING  USE,
   30  OR  ANY  OTHER LEGAL USE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS, OR AN EVENT AT
   31  WHICH (A) TWENTY PERCENT OR MORE OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF  EXHIBITORS  ARE
   32  FIREARM EXHIBITORS OR (B) TEN OR MORE FIREARM EXHIBITORS ARE PARTICIPAT-
   33  ING  OR  (C)  A  TOTAL  OF  TWENTY-FIVE OR MORE PISTOLS OR REVOLVERS ARE
   34  OFFERED FOR SALE OR TRANSFER OR (D) A TOTAL OF FIFTY OR  MORE  FIREARMS,
   35  RIFLES  OR  SHOTGUNS ARE OFFERED FOR SALE OR TRANSFER. THE TERM GUN SHOW
   36  SHALL INCLUDE ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR FACILITY WHERE FIREARMS, RIFLES
   37  OR SHOTGUNS ARE OFFERED FOR SALE OR TRANSFER AND  ANY  GROUNDS  USED  IN
   38  CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT. 
   39    2.  "FIREARM  EXHIBITOR"  MEANS  ANY PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, CORPO-
   40  RATION OR COMPANY THAT EXHIBITS, SELLS, OFFERS FOR SALE,  TRANSFERS,  OR
   41  EXCHANGES FIREARMS, RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS AT A GUN SHOW. 
   42    3.  "GUN  SHOW  OPERATOR"  MEANS ANY PERSON, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, CORPO-
   43  RATION OR COMPANY THAT ORGANIZES, PRODUCES, SPONSORS OR OPERATES  A  GUN
   44  SHOW. 
   45    4. "FIREARM" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN 18 U.S.C.
   46  921(A)(3),  BUT  SHALL  NOT INCLUDE AN "ANTIQUE FIREARM" AS THAT TERM IS
   47  DEFINED IN 18 U.S.C. 921(A)(16). 
   48    5. "RIFLE" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN  18  U.S.C.
   49  921(A)(7). 
   50    6. "SHOTGUN" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN 18 U.S.C.
   51  921(A)(5). 
   52 S 896. OPERATION OF A GUN SHOW. 1. A GUN SHOW OPERATOR SHALL: 
   53    (A)  AT  ALL  TIMES  DURING  SUCH SHOW CONSPICUOUSLY POST AND MAINTAIN
   54  SIGNS STATING "A NATIONAL INSTANT  CRIMINAL  BACKGROUND  CHECK  MUST  BE
   55  COMPLETED  PRIOR  TO  ALL FIREARM SALES OR TRANSFERS, INCLUDING SALES OR
   56  TRANSFERS OF RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS". SIGNS MUST BE POSTED AT ALL  ENTRANCES

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    1  TO  THE  GUN SHOW, AT ALL PLACES WHERE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE GUN SHOW
    2  ARE SOLD AND NOT LESS THAN FOUR ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS WITHIN THE  GROUNDS
    3  OF THE GUN SHOW; 
    4    (B)  NOTIFY  ALL FIREARM EXHIBITORS IN WRITING THAT A NATIONAL INSTANT
    5  CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ALL  FIREARM  SALES
    6  OR TRANSFERS, INCLUDING SALES OR TRANSFERS OF RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS; AND 
    7    (C)  PROVIDE ACCESS AT THE GUN SHOW TO A FIREARM DEALER LICENSED UNDER
    8  FEDERAL LAW WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO PERFORM  A  NATIONAL  INSTANT  CRIMINAL
    9  BACKGROUND  CHECK  WHERE THE SELLER OR TRANSFEROR OF A FIREARM, RIFLE OR
   10  SHOTGUN IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT  SUCH  A  CHECK  BY  (I)  REQUIRING
   11  FIREARM  EXHIBITORS  WHO  ARE FIREARM DEALERS LICENSED UNDER FEDERAL LAW
   12  AND WHO ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT A NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
   13  CHECK TO PROVIDE SUCH A CHECK AT COST OR  (II)  DESIGNATING  A  SPECIFIC
   14  LOCATION  AT  THE GUN SHOW WHERE A FIREARM DEALER LICENSED UNDER FEDERAL
   15  LAW WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT A NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL  BACKGROUND
   16  CHECK  WILL  BE  PRESENT  TO  PERFORM SUCH A CHECK AT COST.  ANY FIREARM
   17  DEALER LICENSED UNDER FEDERAL LAW WHO PERFORMS A NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMI-
   18  NAL BACKGROUND CHECK PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL PROVIDE THE SELLER
   19  OR TRANSFEROR OF THE FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN WITH A COPY OF THE UNITED
   20  STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO  AND  FIREARMS
   21  FORM  ATF  F 4473 AND SUCH DEALER SHALL MAINTAIN SUCH FORM AND MAKE SUCH
   22  FORM AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR  A  PERIOD
   23  OF TEN YEARS THEREAFTER. 
   24    2. WHENEVER THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL BELIEVE FROM EVIDENCE SATISFAC-
   25  TORY  TO  HIM  OR  HER  THAT A GUN SHOW OPERATOR HAS VIOLATED ANY OF THE
   26  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY  BRING AN ACTION OR
   27  SPECIAL PROCEEDING IN THE SUPREME COURT FOR  A  JUDGMENT  ENJOINING  THE
   28  CONTINUANCE  OF  SUCH VIOLATION AND FOR A CIVIL PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT NOT
   29  TO EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. IF IT SHALL APPEAR TO  THE  SATISFACTION
   30  OF  THE  COURT OR JUSTICE THAT THE DEFENDANT HAS VIOLATED ANY PROVISIONS
   31  OF THIS SECTION, NO PROOF SHALL BE REQUIRED THAT  ANY  PERSON  HAS  BEEN
   32  INJURED  THEREBY  NOR  THAT  THE  DEFENDANT  INTENTIONALLY VIOLATED SUCH
   33  PROVISION. IN SUCH ACTION PRELIMINARY RELIEF MAY BE GRANTED UNDER  ARTI-
   34  CLE  SIXTY-THREE OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES. IN CONNECTION WITH
   35  ANY SUCH PROPOSED APPLICATION, THE ATTORNEY  GENERAL  IS  AUTHORIZED  TO
   36  TAKE  PROOF, ISSUE SUBPOENAS AND ADMINISTER OATHS IN THE MANNER PROVIDED
   37  IN THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES. 
   38 S 897. SALE OF A FIREARM, RIFLE  OR  SHOTGUN  AT  A  GUN  SHOW.  1.  A
   39  NATIONAL  INSTANT  CRIMINAL  BACKGROUND  CHECK SHALL BE CONDUCTED AND NO
   40  PERSON SHALL SELL OR TRANSFER A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN AT A GUN SHOW,
   41  EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF 18 U.S.C. 922(T). 
   42    2. NO PERSON SHALL OFFER OR AGREE TO SELL OR TRANSFER A FIREARM, RIFLE
   43  OR SHOTGUN TO ANOTHER PERSON AT A GUN SHOW AND TRANSFER OR DELIVER  SUCH
   44  FIREARM,  RIFLE OR SHOTGUN TO SUCH PERSON OR PERSON ACTING ON HIS OR HER
   45  BEHALF THEREAFTER AT A LOCATION OTHER THAN THE GUN SHOW FOR THE  PURPOSE
   46  OF EVADING OR AVOIDING COMPLIANCE WITH 18 U.S.C. 922(T). 
   47    3.  ANY  PERSON  WHO  KNOWINGLY VIOLATES ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
   48  SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE AS  PROVIDED
   49  FOR IN THE PENAL LAW. 

SECTION 6, Sentence for violent felony
Amends parts of Sec 70.02. Sentence of imprisonment for a violent felony offense by adding the (7) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES AN ASSAULT WEAPON; OR (8) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 70.02. Sentence of imprisonment for a violent felony offense.
Sec 120.05. Assault in the second degree.
Sec 120.60. Stalking in the first degree.
Sec 130.65. Sexual abuse in the first degree.
Sec 130.80. Course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree.
Sec 130.66. Aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree.
Sec 265.02. Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.
Sec 215.16. Intimidating a victim or witness in the second degree.
Sec 220.20. Plea; meaning of lesser included offense for plea purposes.
   50    S  6.  Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 1 of section 70.02 of the
   51  penal law, paragraph (c) as amended by chapter 635 of the laws  of  1999
   52  and  paragraph  (d)  as  amended by chapter 378 of the laws of 1998, are
   53  amended to read as follows: 
   54    (c) Class D violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any  of  the
   55  class  C  felonies  set  forth  in  paragraph (b); assault in the second
   56  degree as defined in section 120.05, stalking in the  first  degree,  as

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    1  defined  in subdivision one of section 120.60, sexual abuse in the first
    2  degree as defined in section 130.65, course of sexual conduct against  a
    3  child  in  the  second  degree  as defined in section 130.80, aggravated
    4  sexual  abuse in the third degree as defined in section 130.66, criminal
    5  possession of a weapon in the third degree as defined in  {subdivisions}
    6  SUBDIVISION four, five {and}, six, SEVEN OR EIGHT of section 265.02, and
    7  intimidating  a  victim  or  witness  in the second degree as defined in
    8  section 215.16. 
    9    (d) Class E violent felony offenses: an attempt to commit any  of  the
   10  felonies  of  criminal  possession  of  a  weapon in the third degree as
   11  defined in {subdivisions} SUBDIVISION four, five {and},  six,  SEVEN  OR
   12  EIGHT  of section 265.02 as a lesser included offense of that section as
   13  defined in section 220.20 of the criminal procedure law. 

SECTION 7, Amends Sec 70.02. Sentence of imprisonment for a violent felony offense
Amends parts of Sec 70.02. Sentence of imprisonment for a violent felony offense by adding the (7) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES AN ASSAULT WEAPON; OR (8) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.  ("No less than one year" sentence.)  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
   14    S 7. Paragraph (b) and the  opening  paragraph  of  paragraph  (c)  of
   15  subdivision  2  of section 70.02 of the penal law, as amended by chapter
   16  33 of the laws of 1999, are amended to read as follows: 
   17    (b) Except as provided in subdivision six of section 60.05 and  subdi-
   18  vision  four  of  this  section,  the sentence imposed upon a person who
   19  stands convicted of a class D violent felony  offense,  other  than  the
   20  offense  of  criminal  possession  of  a  weapon  in the third degree as
   21  defined in {subdivisions} SUBDIVISION four {and}, five, SEVEN  OR  EIGHT
   22  of  section 265.02, must be in accordance with the applicable provisions
   23  of this chapter relating to sentencing for class  D  felonies  provided,
   24  however, that where a sentence of imprisonment is imposed which requires
   25  a  commitment  to  the  state  department of correctional services, such
   26  sentence shall be a determinate sentence in  accordance  with  paragraph
   27  (c) of subdivision three of this section. 
   28    Except  as  provided in subdivision six of section 60.05, the sentence
   29  imposed upon a person who stands convicted of the class D violent felony
   30  offenses of criminal possession of a  weapon  in  the  third  degree  as
   31  defined  in  {subdivisions} SUBDIVISION four {and}, five, SEVEN OR EIGHT
   32  of section 265.02 or the class E violent felonies of attempted  criminal
   33  possession  of a weapon in the third degree as defined in {subdivisions}
   34  SUBDIVISION four {and}, five, SEVEN OR EIGHT of section 265.02 must be a
   35  sentence to a determinate period of imprisonment, or,  in  the  alterna-
   36  tive,  a  definite sentence of imprisonment for a period of no less than
   37  one year, except that: 
SECTION 8, PL 265.00, adds ASSAULT WEAPON to definition of "FIREARM"
Adds to PL Sec 265.00. Definitions "FIREARM" to include ASSAULT WEAPON (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 265.00. Definitions.
   38    S 8. Subdivision 3 of section 265.00 of the penal law, as  amended  by
   39  chapter 264 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: 
   40    3. "Firearm" means (a) any pistol or revolver; or (b) a shotgun having
   41  one  or more barrels less than eighteen inches in length; or (c) a rifle
   42  having one or more barrels less than sixteen inches in  length;  or  (d)
   43  any weapon made from a shotgun or rifle whether by alteration, modifica-
   44  tion, or otherwise if such weapon as altered, modified, or otherwise has
   45  an  overall  length  of  less  than twenty-six inches; OR (E) AN ASSAULT
   46  WEAPON. For the purpose of this subdivision the length of the barrel  on
   47  a shotgun or rifle shall be determined by measuring the distance between
   48  the  muzzle  and the face of the bolt, breech, or breechlock when closed
   49  and when the shotgun or rifle is cocked; the overall length of a  weapon
   50  made from a shotgun or rifle is the distance between the extreme ends of
   51  the  weapon  measured  along  a  line parallel to the center line of the
   52  bore. Firearm does not include an antique firearm. 
SECTION 9, PL265, Adds ASSAULT WEAPON, LARGE CAPACITY  AMMUNITION  FEEDING  DEVICE 
 Sec 265.00. Definitions Adds ASSAULT WEAPON, LARGE CAPACITY  AMMUNITION  FEEDING  DEVICE to subdivisions 8 & 9.  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
 Sec 265.00. Definitions
53    S 9.  Subdivisions 8 and 9 of section 265.00 of the penal law,  subdi-
   54  vision 8 as amended by chapter 588 of the laws of 1972 and subdivision 9
   55  as  amended  by  chapter 462 of the laws of 1974, are amended to read as
   56  follows: 

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    1    8. "Gunsmith" means any  person,  firm,  partnership,  corporation  or
    2  company  who engages in the business of repairing, altering, assembling,
    3  manufacturing,  cleaning,  polishing,  engraving  or  trueing,  or   who
    4  performs  any mechanical operation on, any firearm,  or machine-gun. 
    6    9.  "Dealer  in  firearms" means any person, firm, partnership, corpo-
    7  ration or company who engages in the business  of  purchasing,  selling,
    8  keeping  for  sale, loaning, leasing, or in any manner disposing of, any
    9  ASSAULT WEAPON, LARGE CAPACITY  AMMUNITION  FEEDING  DEVICE,  pistol  or
   10  revolver.

SECTION 10,  Sec 265.00. Definitions, Additions
CLICK HERE TO LINK TO SEE PART OF THE SENATE FLOOR DEBATE ON THIS SECTION.
Adds 3 new subdivisions to PL Sec 265.00. Definitions:
21. "SEMIAUTOMATIC" MEANS ...,

22. "ASSAULT WEAPON" MEANS ... (E) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE: ... (IV)  A RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR PISTOL, OR A REPLICA OR A DUPLICATE THEREOF, SPECIFIED IN APPENDIX A TO SECTION 922 OF 18 U.S.C. AS SUCH  WEAPON  WAS MANUFACTURED  ON  OCTOBER FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-THREE. ... (V) A SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE, A SEMIAUTOMATIC SHOTGUN OR A  SEMIAUTOMATIC PISTOL  OR  ANY OF THE WEAPONS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF THIS SUBDIVISION LAWFULLY POSSESSED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER FOURTEENTH, NINETEEN  HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR. 

23. "LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE" MEANS A MAGAZINE, BELT, DRUM,  FEED STRIP, OR SIMILAR DEVICE, MANUFACTURED AFTER SEPTEMBER THIR TEENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR ...
(Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
(Section  26.  Nothing  in  this act shall be construed to prohibit a municipality or other unit of local government from adopting or maintaining  a stricter  standard ...by local law or ordinance.)

Sec 265.00. Definitions
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FEDERAL: SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS and LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES under Title 18, UNITED STATES CODE, CHAPTER 44  as amended by Public Law 103-322 The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (enacted September 13, 1994) 
   11    S  10.  Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding three new
   12  subdivisions 21, 22 and 23 to read as follows: 
   13  21. "SEMIAUTOMATIC" MEANS ANY  REPEATING  RIFLE,  SHOTGUN  OR  PISTOL,
   14  REGARDLESS  OF BARREL OR OVERALL LENGTH, WHICH UTILIZES A PORTION OF THE
   15  ENERGY OF A FIRING CARTRIDGE OR SHELL TO  EXTRACT  THE  FIRED  CARTRIDGE
   16  CASE  OR  SPENT  SHELL  AND CHAMBER THE NEXT ROUND, AND WHICH REQUIRES A
   17  SEPARATE PULL OF THE TRIGGER TO FIRE EACH CARTRIDGE OR SHELL. 
   18  22. "ASSAULT WEAPON" MEANS (A) A SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE THAT HAS AN ABIL-
   19  ITY TO ACCEPT A DETACHABLE MAGAZINE AND HAS AT LEAST TWO OF THE  FOLLOW-
   20  ING CHARACTERISTICS: 
   21    (I) A FOLDING OR TELESCOPING STOCK; 
   22    (II)  A PISTOL GRIP THAT PROTRUDES CONSPICUOUSLY BENEATH THE ACTION OF
   23  THE WEAPON; 
   24    (III) A BAYONET MOUNT; 
   25    (IV) A FLASH SUPPRESSOR OR THREADED BARREL DESIGNED TO  ACCOMMODATE  A
   26  FLASH SUPPRESSOR; 
   27    (V) A GRENADE LAUNCHER; OR 
   28    (B)  A  SEMIAUTOMATIC  SHOTGUN  THAT HAS AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING
   29  CHARACTERISTICS: 
   30    (I) A FOLDING OR TELESCOPING STOCK; 
   31    (II) A PISTOL GRIP THAT PROTRUDES CONSPICUOUSLY BENEATH THE ACTION  OF
   32  THE WEAPON; 
   33    (III) A FIXED MAGAZINE CAPACITY IN EXCESS OF FIVE ROUNDS; 
   34    (IV) AN ABILITY TO ACCEPT A DETACHABLE MAGAZINE; OR 
   35    (C)  A SEMIAUTOMATIC PISTOL THAT HAS AN ABILITY TO ACCEPT A DETACHABLE
   36  MAGAZINE AND HAS AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS: 
   37    (I) AN AMMUNITION MAGAZINE THAT ATTACHES TO THE PISTOL OUTSIDE OF  THE
   38  PISTOL GRIP; 
   39    (II)  A  THREADED BARREL CAPABLE OF ACCEPTING A BARREL EXTENDER, FLASH
   40  SUPPRESSOR, FORWARD HANDGRIP, OR SILENCER; 
   41    (III) A SHROUD THAT IS ATTACHED TO, OR PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY  ENCIR-
   42  CLES,  THE  BARREL AND THAT PERMITS THE SHOOTER TO HOLD THE FIREARM WITH
   43  THE NONTRIGGER HAND WITHOUT BEING BURNED; 
   44    (IV) A MANUFACTURED WEIGHT OF FIFTY OUNCES OR MORE WHEN THE PISTOL  IS
   45  UNLOADED; 
   46    (V) A SEMIAUTOMATIC VERSION OF AN AUTOMATIC RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR FIREARM;
   47  OR 
   48    (D)  ANY  OF  THE  WEAPONS, OR FUNCTIONING FRAMES OR RECEIVERS OF SUCH
   49  WEAPONS, OR COPIES OR DUPLICATES OF SUCH WEAPONS, IN ANY CALIBER,  KNOWN
   50  AS: 
   51    (I) NORINCO, MITCHELL, AND POLY TECHNOLOGIES AVTOMAT KALASHNIKOVS (ALL
   52  MODELS); 
   53    (II) ACTION ARMS ISRAELI MILITARY INDUSTRIES UZI AND GALIL; 
   54    (III) BERETTA AR70 (SC-70);
   55    (IV) COLT AR-15; 
   56    (V) FABRIQUE NATIONAL FN/FAL, FN/LAR, AND FNC; 

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    1    (VI) SWD M-10, M-11, M-11/9, AND M-12; 
    2    (VII) STEYR AUG; 
    3    (VIII) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC-DC9 AND TEC-22; AND 
    4    (IX)  REVOLVING  CYLINDER SHOTGUNS, SUCH AS (OR SIMILAR TO) THE STREET
    5  SWEEPER AND STRIKER 12; 
    6    (E) PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE: (I) ANY RIFLE,
    7  SHOTGUN OR PISTOL THAT (A) IS MANUALLY OPERATED BY BOLT, PUMP, LEVER  OR
    8  SLIDE ACTION; (B) HAS BEEN RENDERED PERMANENTLY INOPERABLE; OR (C) IS AN
    9  ANTIQUE FIREARM AS DEFINED IN 18 U.S.C. 921(A)(16); 
   10    (II)  A  SEMIAUTOMATIC  RIFLE THAT CANNOT ACCEPT A DETACHABLE MAGAZINE
   11  THAT HOLDS MORE THAN FIVE ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION; 
   12    (III) A SEMIAUTOMATIC SHOTGUN THAT CANNOT HOLD MORE THAN  FIVE  ROUNDS
   13  OF AMMUNITION IN A FIXED OR DETACHABLE MAGAZINE; 
   14    (IV)  A RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR PISTOL, OR A REPLICA OR A DUPLICATE THEREOF,
   15  SPECIFIED IN APPENDIX A TO SECTION 922 OF 18 U.S.C. AS SUCH  WEAPON  WAS
   16  MANUFACTURED  ON  OCTOBER FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-THREE. THE MERE
   17  FACT THAT A WEAPON IS NOT LISTED IN APPENDIX A SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO
   18  MEAN THAT SUCH WEAPON IS AN ASSAULT WEAPON; OR 
   19    (V) A SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLE, A SEMIAUTOMATIC SHOTGUN OR A  SEMIAUTOMATIC
   20  PISTOL  OR  ANY OF THE WEAPONS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
   21  SION LAWFULLY POSSESSED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER FOURTEENTH, NINETEEN  HUNDRED
   22  NINETY-FOUR. 
   23 23. "LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE" MEANS A MAGAZINE, BELT,
   24  DRUM,  FEED STRIP, OR SIMILAR DEVICE, MANUFACTURED AFTER SEPTEMBER THIR-
   25  TEENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR, THAT HAS A CAPACITY  OF,  OR  THAT
   26  CAN  BE READILY RESTORED OR CONVERTED TO ACCEPT, MORE THAN TEN ROUNDS OF
   27  AMMUNITION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT  SUCH  TERM  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE  AN
   28  ATTACHED  TUBULAR  DEVICE  DESIGNED  TO ACCEPT, AND CAPABLE OF OPERATING
   29  ONLY WITH, .22 CALIBER RIMFIRE AMMUNITION.

SECTION 11, PL 265.02,  Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, adds AW and LCAFD
Adds Politically Correct SUCH PERSON and deletes {HE} from 265.02
Adds (7) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES AN ASSAULT WEAPON; OR  (8) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 265.02. Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.
   30    S 11. Subdivisions 4, 5 and 6 of section  265.02  of  the  penal  law,
   31  subdivision  4 as added by chapter 1041 of the laws of 1974, subdivision
   32  5 as amended by chapter 175 of the laws of 1981  and  subdivision  6  as
   33  added by chapter 378 of the laws of 1998, are amended and two new subdi-
   34  visions 7 and 8 are added to read as follows: 
   35    (4)  {He}  SUCH  PERSON  possesses any loaded firearm. Such possession
   36  shall not, except as provided in subdivision one OR SEVEN, constitute  a
   37  violation  of  this  section  if  such  possession  takes  place in such
   38  person`s home or place of business{.}; OR 
   39    (5) (i) {He} SUCH PERSON possesses twenty or more  firearms;  or  (ii)
   40  {he}  SUCH  PERSON possesses a firearm and has been previously convicted
   41  of a felony or a class A misdemeanor defined in this chapter within  the
   42  five  years immediately preceding the commission of the offense and such
   43  possession did not take place in the person`s home  or  place  of  busi-
   44  ness{.}; OR 
   45    (6) {He} SUCH PERSON knowingly possesses any disguised gun{.}; OR 
   46    (7) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES AN ASSAULT WEAPON; OR 
   47    (8) SUCH PERSON POSSESSES A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE. 
SECTION  12; PL 265.10 adds AW & LCAFD
Adds to PL 265.10 ASSAULT WEAPON, LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE wording  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 265.10. Manufacture, transport, disposition and defacement of weapons
   48    S 12. Section 265.10 of the penal law, subdivisions 1 and 2 as amended
   49  by  chapter 378 of the laws of 1998, subdivision 3 as amended by chapter
   50  695 of the laws of 1987, subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 233 of  the
   51  laws  of 1980, subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 3 of the laws of 1978
   52  and subdivision 7 as amended by chapter 1041 of the  laws  of  1974,  is
   53  amended to read as follows: 
   54  S  265.10  Manufacture, transport, disposition and defacement of weapons
   55  and dangerous instruments and appliances. 

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    1    1. Any person who  manufactures  or  causes  to  be  manufactured  any
    2  machine-gun, ASSAULT WEAPON, LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE or
    3  disguised gun is guilty of a class D felony. Any person who manufactures
    4  or causes to be manufactured any switchblade knife, gravity knife, pilum
    5  ballistic  knife, metal knuckle knife, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, metal
    6  knuckles, Kung Fu star, chuka stick, sandbag, sandclub or  slungshot  is
    7  guilty of a class A misdemeanor. 
    8    2. Any person who transports or ships any machine-gun, firearm silenc-
    9  er,  ASSAULT  WEAPON  OR  LARGE  CAPACITY  AMMUNITION  FEEDING DEVICE or
   10  disguised gun, or who transports or ships as merchandise  five  or  more
   11  firearms,  is  guilty  of a class D felony. Any person who transports or
   12  ships as merchandise any firearm, OTHER THAN AN ASSAULT WEAPON,  switch-
   13  blade  knife,  gravity  knife,  pilum ballistic knife, billy, blackjack,
   14  bludgeon, metal knuckles, Kung Fu star, chuka stick, sandbag  or  slung-
   15  shot is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. 
   16    3.  Any  person who disposes of any machine-gun, ASSAULT WEAPON, LARGE
   17  CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE or firearm silencer is  guilty  of  a
   18  class D felony. Any person who knowingly buys, receives, disposes of, or
   19  conceals  a  machine-gun,  firearm,  LARGE  CAPACITY  AMMUNITION FEEDING
   20  DEVICE, rifle or shotgun which has  been  defaced  for  the  purpose  of
   21  concealment or prevention of the detection of a crime or misrepresenting
   22  the  identity  of  such  machine-gun, firearm, LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION
   23  FEEDING DEVICE, rifle or shotgun is guilty of a class D felony. 
   24    4. Any person who disposes of  any  of  the  weapons,  instruments  or
   25  appliances  specified  in  subdivision  one  of section 265.01, except a
   26  firearm, is guilty of a class A misdemeanor, and he is guilty of a class
   27  D felony if he has previously been convicted of any crime.
   28    5. Any person who disposes of any of the weapons, instruments,  appli-
   29  ances  or  substances  specified  in  section 265.05 to any other person
   30  under the age of sixteen years is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. 
   31    6. Any person who wilfully defaces  any  machine-gun,  LARGE  CAPACITY
   32  AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE or firearm is guilty of a class D felony. 
   33    7. Any person, other than a wholesale dealer, or gunsmith or dealer in
   34  firearms   duly   licensed  pursuant  to  section  400.00,  lawfully  in
   35  possession of a firearm, who disposes of the same without first  notify-
   36  ing  in  writing the licensing officer in the city of New York and coun-
   37  ties of Nassau and Suffolk and elsewhere  in  the  state  the  executive
   38  department,  division  of  state police, Albany, is guilty of a class A
   39  misdemeanor. 

SECTION 13, PL265.11 adds LCAFD and DEFACED LCAFD Criminal sale 3rd degree
Adds to PL 265.11 LARGE  CAPACITY  AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE, to selling, exchanges, gives or disposes  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 265.11. Criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree.
   40    S 13. Subdivision 1 of section 265.11 of the penal law, as amended  by
   41  chapter 310 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: 
   42    (1) sells, exchanges, gives or disposes of a firearm OR LARGE CAPACITY
   43  AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE to another person; or 
SECTION 14, PL265.15 adds LCAFD and Defaced LCAFD
Adds to PL 265.15,  LARGE  CAPACITY  AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE, ... DEFACED LARGE CAPACITY  AMMUNITION  FEEDING  DEVICE, to possession  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 265.15. Presumptions of possession, unlawful intent and defacement.
   44    S  14. Subdivision 3 of section 265.15 of the penal law, as amended by
   45  chapter 219 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: 
   46    3. The presence in an automobile, other than a stolen one or a  public
   47  omnibus,  of  any  firearm,  LARGE  CAPACITY  AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE,
   48  defaced firearm, defaced rifle or shotgun, DEFACED LARGE CAPACITY  AMMU-
   49  NITION  FEEDING  DEVICE, firearm silencer, explosive or incendiary bomb,
   50  bombshell, gravity knife,  switchblade  knife,  pilum  ballistic  knife,
   51  metal  knuckle  knife,  dagger, dirk, stiletto, billy, blackjack, metal
   52  knuckles, chuka stick, sandbag, sandclub  or  slungshot  is  presumptive
   53  evidence  of  its possession by all persons occupying such automobile at
   54  the time such weapon, instrument or appliance is found, except under the
   55  following circumstances: (a) if such weapon, instrument or appliance  is
   56  found upon the person of one of the occupants therein; (b) if such weap-

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    1  on,  instrument  or  appliance is found in an automobile which is being
    2  operated for hire by a duly licensed driver in the due, lawful and prop-
    3  er pursuit of his OR HER trade, then such presumption shall not apply to
    4  the  driver;  or  (c) if the weapon so found is a pistol or revolver and
    5  one of the occupants, not present  under  duress,  has  in  his  OR  HER
    6  possession a valid license to have and carry concealed the same.

SECTION 14-a, New PL 265.17 Criminal Purchase of a Weapon.
Adds new section, PL 265.17 CRIMINAL PURCHASE OF A WEAPON. and defines as Class A Misdemeanor.  (Allows a person not allowed to own a weapon to be arrested for buying a weapon and allows arrest of straw purchaser.)  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
New Law
    7    S  14-a.  The penal  law is amended by adding a new section 265.17 to
    8  read as follows: 
    9  S 265.17 CRIMINAL PURCHASE OF A WEAPON. 
   10    A PERSON IS GUILTY OF CRIMINAL PURCHASE OF A WEAPON WHEN: 
   11    1. KNOWING THAT HE OR SHE IS  PROHIBITED  BY  LAW  FROM  POSSESSING  A
   12  FIREARM,  RIFLE  OR  SHOTGUN BECAUSE OF A PRIOR CONVICTION OR BECAUSE OF
   13  SOME OTHER DISABILITY WHICH  WOULD  RENDER  HIM  OR  HER  INELIGIBLE  TO
   14  LAWFULLY  POSSESS A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN IN THIS STATE, SUCH PERSON
   15  ATTEMPTS TO PURCHASE A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN FROM ANOTHER PERSON; OR
   16    2. KNOWING THAT IT WOULD BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANOTHER PERSON TO  POSSESS  A
   17  FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, HE OR SHE PURCHASES A FIREARM, RIFLE OR SHOT-
   18  GUN FOR, ON BEHALF OF, OR FOR THE USE OF SUCH OTHER PERSON. 
   19    CRIMINAL PURCHASE OF A WEAPON IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. 
SECTION 15, Sec 265.20. Exemptions (Possession allowed of LCAFD) . 
Adds to 265.20 LARGE  CAPACITY  AMMUNITION  FEEDING DEVICE  wording to items allowed by certain state employees.  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 265.20. Exemptions.
   20    S 15. Paragraph 2 of subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law,
   21  as  amended  by  chapter  328 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as
   22  follows: 
   23    2. Possession of a  machine-gun,  LARGE  CAPACITY  AMMUNITION  FEEDING
   24  DEVICE,  firearm,  switchblade  knife,  gravity  knife,  pilum ballistic
   25  knife, billy or blackjack by a  warden,  superintendent,  headkeeper  or
   26  deputy  of a state prison, penitentiary, workhouse, county jail or other
   27  institution for the detention of persons convicted or accused  of  crime
   28  or  detained as witnesses in criminal cases, in pursuit of official duty
   29  or when duly authorized by regulation or order to possess the same. 
SECTION 15-a, to allow 18 to 21 year olds to posses and use firearms at a range.
CLICK HERE TO SEE AN UPDATE ON INFORMATION AS OF 11/20/00
New section to 265.20, (7-e) to allow 18 to 21 year olds without a license to use handguns at ranges and competitions under supervision..  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
New section to Sec 265.20. Exemptions.
   30    S 15-a. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by
   31  adding a new paragraph 7-e to read as follows: 
   32    7-E. POSSESSION AND USE OF A PISTOL  OR  REVOLVER,  AT  AN  INDOOR  OR
   33  OUTDOOR  PISTOL  RANGE  LOCATED IN OR ON PREMISES OWNED OR OCCUPIED BY A
   34  DULY INCORPORATED ORGANIZATION ORGANIZED FOR CONSERVATION PURPOSES OR TO
   35  FOSTER PROFICIENCY IN SMALL ARMS OR AT A TARGET PISTOL SHOOTING COMPETI-
   36  TION UNDER THE AUSPICES OF OR APPROVED BY AN ASSOCIATION OR ORGANIZATION
   37  DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 7-A OF THIS SUBDIVISION FOR THE PURPOSE OF  LOAD-
   38  ING  AND  FIRING THE SAME BY A PERSON AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE BUT
   39  UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE WHO HAS NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED  OF  A
   40  FELONY  OR  SERIOUS  OFFENSE,  AND  WHO DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE, OR POSE A
   41  THREAT TO BE, A DANGER TO HIMSELF OR TO OTHERS; PROVIDED  HOWEVER,  THAT
   42  SUCH  POSSESSION  SHALL  BE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER DULY LICENSED TO AND
   43  SHALL BE USED UNDER THE IMMEDIATE SUPERVISION, GUIDANCE AND  INSTRUCTION
   44  OF, A PERSON SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH SEVEN OF THIS SUBDIVISION. 
SECTION 16, PL265.20 add AW & LCAFD wording
Add to 265.20 a (8) ASSAULT WEAPONS,  LARGE  CAPACITY AMMUNITION  FEEDING  DEVICES, wording to allow manufacture and shipment for use by state and city and others.  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 265.20. Exemptions.
   45    S 16. Paragraph 8 of subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law,
   46  as  amended  by  chapter  378 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as
   47  follows: 
   48    8. The manufacturer of machine-guns, ASSAULT WEAPONS,  LARGE  CAPACITY
   49  AMMUNITION  FEEDING  DEVICES,  disguised  guns,  pilum ballistic knives,
   50  switchblade or gravity knives, billies or blackjacks as merchandise  and
   51  the  disposal  and shipment thereof direct to a regularly constituted or
   52  appointed state or municipal police department,  sheriff,  policeman  or
   53  other  peace  officer,  or  to  a state prison, penitentiary, workhouse,
   54  county jail or other institution for the detention of persons  convicted
   55  or  accused  of  crime or held as witnesses in criminal cases, or to the
   56  military service of this state or of the United States. 

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SECTION 17,  Amend 265.20 Paragraphs 11 and 16 of subdivision a 
11 Allows Police or peace officer to have FIREARM OR LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE while on the job.
16 Excludes AN ASSAULT WEAPON in sections of PL 265.20
(Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 265.20. Exemptions.
    1    S 17. Paragraphs 11 and 16 of subdivision a of section 265.20  of  the
    2  penal  law, paragraph 11 as added by chapter 498 of the laws of 1976 and
    3  paragraph 16 as added by chapter 378 of the laws of 1998, are amended to
    4  read as follows: 
    5    11.  Possession  of  a  {pistol or revolver} FIREARM OR LARGE CAPACITY
    6  AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE by a police officer or sworn peace officer  of
    7  another state while conducting official business within the state of New
    8  York. 
    9    16.  The terms "RIFLE," "SHOTGUN," "pistol," "revolver," and "firearm"
   10  as used in paragraphs three, FOUR, FIVE, SEVEN, seven-a, seven-b,  nine,
   11  nine-a,  ten,  twelve, thirteen and thirteen-a of this subdivision shall
   12  not include a disguised gun OR AN ASSAULT WEAPON. 
SECTION 18, PL 400, adds 21 as mim. age for pistol license
Adds 21 year old age requirement for issue or renewal of pistol license.
(Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
(Section  26.  Nothing  in  this act shall be construed to prohibit a municipality or other unit of local government from adopting or maintaining  a stricter  standard ... or the amendments made to paragraph (a) of subdivision  1  ofsection 400.00 of the penal law by section eighteen of this act by local law or ordinance. )
Sec 400.00. Licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms.
   13    S 18. Subdivision 1 of section 400.00 of the penal law, as amended  by
   14  chapter 446 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: 
   15    1. Eligibility. No license shall be issued or renewed pursuant to this
   16  section  except  by  the licensing officer, and then only after investi-
   17  gation and finding that all statements in a  proper  application  for  a
   18  license  are  true.  No license shall be issued or renewed except for an
   19  applicant (a) TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT
   20  WHERE  SUCH  APPLICANT  HAS  BEEN  HONORABLY  DISCHARGED FROM THE UNITED
   21  STATES ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS,  AIR  FORCE  OR  COAST  GUARD,  OR  THE
   22  NATIONAL  GUARD  OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, NO SUCH AGE RESTRICTION SHALL
   23  APPLY; (B) of good moral character; {(b)} (C) who has not been convicted
   24  anywhere of a felony or a serious offense;  {(c)}  (D)  who  has  stated
   25  whether  he OR SHE has ever suffered any mental illness or been confined
   26  to any hospital or institution, public or private, for  mental  illness;
   27  {(d)}  (E)  who  has  not  had  a  license revoked or who is not under a
   28  suspension or ineligibility order issued pursuant to the  provisions  of
   29  section  530.14  of  the criminal procedure law or section eight hundred
   30  forty-two-a of the family court act; {(e)} (F) in the  county  of  West-
   31  chester,  who  has  successfully  completed a firearms safety course and
   32  test as evidenced by a certificate of completion issued in  his  or  her
   33  name  and endorsed and affirmed under the penalties of perjury by a duly
   34  authorized instructor,  except  that:  (i)  persons  who  are  honorably
   35  discharged  from  the  United  States  army, navy, marine corps or coast
   36  guard, or of the national guard of the state of New  York,  and  produce
   37  evidence  of  official  qualification  in  firearms  during  the term of
   38  service are not required to have completed those  hours  of  a  firearms
   39  safety  course pertaining to the safe use, carrying, possession, mainte-
   40  nance and storage of a firearm; and (ii) persons who  were  licensed  to
   41  possess  a  pistol or revolver prior to the effective date of this para-
   42  graph are not required to have completed a firearms  safety  course  and
   43  test;  and {(f)} (G) concerning whom no good cause exists for the denial
   44  of the license. No person shall engage in the business  of  gunsmith  or
   45  dealer  in  firearms unless licensed pursuant to this section. An appli-
   46  cant to engage in such business shall also be a citizen  of  the  United
   47  States,  more than twenty-one years of age and maintain a place of busi-
   48  ness in the city or county where the license is issued. For  such  busi-
   49  ness,  if  the  applicant  is a firm or partnership, each member thereof
   50  shall comply with all of the requirements set forth in this  subdivision
   51  and  if  the  applicant  is a corporation, each officer thereof shall so
   52  comply. 
SECTION 19. PL 400, excludes AW from being licensed
AN  ASSAULT  WEAPON can not be added to a license under PL 400  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 400.00. Licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms.
   53    S 19. Subdivision 2 of section 400.00 of the penal law, as amended  by
   54  chapter 378 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: 
   55    2.  Types  of  licenses.  A license for gunsmith or dealer in firearms
   56  shall be issued to engage in such business. A license for  a  pistol  or

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    1  revolver,  other  than  AN  ASSAULT  WEAPON OR a disguised gun, shall be
    2  issued to (a) have and possess in his dwelling  by  a  householder;  (b)
    3  have  and possess in his place of business by a merchant or storekeeper;
    4  (c)  have  and carry concealed while so employed by a messenger employed
    5  by a  banking  institution  or  express  company;  (d)  have  and  carry
    6  concealed by a justice of the supreme court in the first or second judi-
    7  cial  departments, or by a judge of the New York city civil court or the
    8  New York city criminal court; (e) have and  carry  concealed  while  so
    9  employed by a regular employee of an institution of the state, or of any
   10  county,  city,  town  or  village,  under  control  of a commissioner of
   11  correction of the city or any warden, superintendent or head  keeper  of
   12  any state prison, penitentiary, workhouse, county jail or other institu-
   13  tion  for the detention of persons convicted or accused of crime or held
   14  as witnesses in criminal cases, provided that application is made there-
   15  for by such commissioner, warden, superintendent  or  head  keeper;  (f)
   16  have  and  carry  concealed,  without  regard  to employment or place of
   17  possession, by any person when proper  cause  exists  for  the  issuance
   18  thereof;  and (g) have, possess, collect and carry antique pistols which
   19  are defined as follows: (i) any single shot, muzzle loading pistol  with
   20  a  matchlock,  flintlock,  percussion  cap,  or similar type of ignition
   21  system manufactured in or before l898, which is not designed  for  using
   22  rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition; and (ii) any repli-
   23  ca of any pistol described in clause (i) hereof if such replica-- 
   24    (1)  is  not  designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional
   25  centerfire fixed ammunition, or 
   26    (2) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which  is
   27  no  longer  manufactured  in  the United States and which is not readily
   28  available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade. 

SECTION 20, PL 400.00 (8),  sales must comply with General Business law 39-DD, Gun Show Sales
Adds to PL 400 (8), OR HER & OR SHE wording.  Also requires that NICS check be done at gun shows.
Sec 400.00. Licenses to carry, possess, repair and dispose of firearms.
See SECTION 5, SALE OF FIREARMS, RIFLES OR SHOTGUNS AT GUN SHOWS
   29    S 20. Subdivision 8 of section 400.00 of the penal law, as amended  by
   30  chapter 320 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows: 
   31    8.  License:  exhibition  and display. Every licensee while carrying a
   32  pistol or revolver shall have on his OR HER person a  license  to  carry
   33  the  same.    Every  person  licensed to possess a pistol or revolver on
   34  particular premises shall have the license for the same  on  such  prem-
   35  ises.  Upon demand, the license shall be exhibited for inspection to any
   36  peace officer, who is acting pursuant to his OR HER special  duties,  or
   37  police  officer.  A  license  as gunsmith or dealer in firearms shall be
   38  prominently displayed on the licensed premises. A gunsmith or dealer  of
   39  firearms  may  conduct business temporarily at a location other than the
   40  location specified on the license if  such  temporary  location  is  the
   41  location  for  a  gun show or event sponsored by any national, state, or
   42  local organization, or any affiliate of any such organization devoted to
   43  the collection, competitive use or other sporting use of firearms.   ANY
   44  SALE  OR  TRANSFER AT A GUN SHOW MUST ALSO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
   45  ARTICLE THIRTY-NINE-DD OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW. Records  of  receipt
   46  and  disposition  of  firearms  transactions conducted at such temporary
   47  location shall include the location of the sale or other disposition and
   48  shall be entered in the permanent records of the gunsmith or  dealer  of
   49  firearms  and retained on the location specified on the license. Nothing
   50  in this section shall authorize any licensee to  conduct  business  from
   51  any  motorized or towed vehicle. A separate fee shall not be required of
   52  a licensee with respect to business conducted  under  this  subdivision.
   53  Any inspection or examination of inventory or records under this section
   54  at  such temporary location shall be limited to inventory consisting of,
   55  or records related to, firearms  held  or  disposed  at  such  temporary
   56  locations.  Failure  of any licensee to so exhibit or display his OR HER

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    1  license, as the case may be, shall be presumptive evidence  that  he  OR
    2  SHE is not duly licensed. 

SECTION 21, Executive Law Section 230, Creates GUN  TRAFFICKING  INTERDICTION  PROGRAM
Adds Executive Law Section 230, that creates the GUN  TRAFFICKING INTERDICTION  PROGRAMProgram is to track ... (1), GUNS ILLEGALLY ENTERING NEW YORK WITH A FOCUS ON THOSE "SUPPLIER" STATES FROM WHICH SUBSTANTIAL NUMBERS OF GUNS ILLEGALLY ENTER THIS STATE....  (2) THE STRATEGY  SHALL  INCLUDE  IDENTIFYING AND  PROSECUTING  GUN  TRAFFICKERS AND SUPPLIERS ...(3) ... SHALL AWARD GRANT MONIES TO DISTRICT ATTORNEYS FOR PROGRAMS ... (4) ... STATE POLICE SHALL  ESTABLISH AND  MAINTAIN  WITHIN  THE  DIVISION  A  CRIMINAL GUN CLEARINGHOUSE ... (5) ... SUBMIT  A REQUEST  TO  THE NATIONAL TRACING CENTER 
New law, Executive Law
   3    S 21. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 230 to read
    4  as follows: 
    5    S  230.  GUN  TRAFFICKING  INTERDICTION  PROGRAM.  1.  THERE IS HEREBY
    6  CREATED WITHIN THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES A GUN TRAFFICK-
    7  ING INTERDICTION PROGRAM TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE COMMISSIONER  OF  THE
    8  DIVISION  OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO DISTRIBUTE FUNDS IN ACCORDANCE
    9  WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF INTERDICTING GUNS
   10  AND COMPONENTS OF GUNS ILLEGALLY ENTERING NEW YORK WITH A FOCUS ON THOSE
   11  "SUPPLIER" STATES FROM WHICH SUBSTANTIAL NUMBERS OF GUNS ILLEGALLY ENTER
   12  THIS STATE. 
   13    2. THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, IN  COOPERATION
   14  WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBAC-
   15  CO  AND FIREARMS AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS IN NEW YORK STATE, SHALL DEVELOP
   16  AND IMPLEMENT A STRATEGY FOR THE INTERDICTION OF GUNS ILLEGALLY ENTERING
   17  NEW YORK FROM SUPPLIER STATES. THE STRATEGY  SHALL  INCLUDE  IDENTIFYING
   18  AND  PROSECUTING  GUN  TRAFFICKERS AND SUPPLIERS OF SUCH GUNS WHO MAY BE
   19  VIOLATING FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS, AND COOPERATING WITH THE  UNITED
   20  STATES  DEPARTMENT  OF TREASURY, BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS
   21  AND APPROPRIATE PROSECUTORIAL AGENCIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGENCIES  IN
   22  SUPPLIER  STATES  IN  THE  INVESTIGATION  AND  ENFORCEMENT OF SUCH LAWS.
   23  DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ARE AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENTS
   24  WITH PROSECUTORIAL AND  OTHER  GOVERNMENTAL  AGENCIES  AND  ENTITIES  IN
   25  SUPPLIER  STATES  IN AN EFFORT TO STOP THE MOVEMENT OF ILLEGAL GUNS INTO
   26  NEW YORK. 
   27    3. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL
   28  AWARD GRANT MONIES TO DISTRICT ATTORNEYS FOR PROGRAMS WHICH ARE DESIGNED
   29  TO INTERDICT THE FLOW OF ILLEGAL GUNS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE BORDERS.  IN
   30  ORDER  TO QUALIFY FOR SUCH GRANT MONIES, A DISTRICT ATTORNEY MUST SUBMIT
   31  AN APPLICATION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF  CRIMINAL  JUSTICE
   32  SERVICES  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  GUIDELINES PRESCRIBED BY THE DIVISION OF
   33  CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.  THE APPLICATION SHALL  IDENTIFY  A  STRATEGY
   34  AND  IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR PREVENTING THE ENTRY OF ILLEGAL GUNS ACROSS
   35  NEW YORK`S BORDERS. FUNDS AWARDED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL NOT  BE  USED
   36  TO  SUPPLANT  FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL FUNDS.  NO MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT
   37  OF THE FUNDS AVAILABLE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IN ANY ONE  FISCAL  YEAR
   38  SHALL  BE  AWARDED  FOR  PROGRAMS  WITHIN A SINGLE CITY, COUNTY, TOWN OR
   39  VILLAGE. 
   40    4. THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE SHALL  ESTABLISH
   41  AND  MAINTAIN  WITHIN  THE  DIVISION  A  CRIMINAL GUN CLEARINGHOUSE AS A
   42  CENTRAL REPOSITORY OF INFORMATION REGARDING ALL GUNS SEIZED,  FORFEITED,
   43  FOUND  OR OTHERWISE COMING INTO THE POSSESSION OF ANY STATE OR LOCAL LAW
   44  ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHICH ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED IN  THE  COMMIS-
   45  SION  OF  A  CRIME.  THE  SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE
   46  SHALL ADOPT AND PROMULGATE REGULATIONS PRESCRIBING REPORTING  PROCEDURES
   47  FOR SUCH STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE FORM FOR
   48  REPORTING  SUCH  INFORMATION. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER INFORMATION WHICH
   49  THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE MAY REQUIRE, THE FORM
   50  SHALL REQUIRE (A) THE SERIAL NUMBER OR OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION  ON
   51  THE  GUN,  IF AVAILABLE AND (B) A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES
   52  UNDER WHICH THE GUN CAME INTO THE  POSSESSION  OF  THE  LAW  ENFORCEMENT
   53  AGENCY,  INCLUDING  THE  CRIME WHICH WAS OR MAY HAVE BEEN COMMITTED WITH
   54  THE GUN. 
   55    5. IN ANY CASE WHERE A STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY  INVESTI-
   56  GATES  THE  COMMISSION  OF  A  CRIME IN THIS STATE AND A SPECIFIC GUN IS

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    1  KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN USED IN  SUCH  CRIME,  SUCH  AGENCY  SHALL  SUBMIT  A
    2  REQUEST  TO  THE NATIONAL TRACING CENTER OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
    3  OF TREASURY, BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS TO TRACE THE  MOVE-
    4  MENT  OF  SUCH GUN AND SUCH FEDERAL AGENCY SHALL BE REQUESTED TO PROVIDE
    5  THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE  AND  THE  LOCAL  LAW
    6  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCY  WITH THE RESULTS OF SUCH A TRACE.  THIS SUBDIVISION
    7  SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE THE SOURCE OF A GUN IS ALREADY KNOWN  TO  A  LOCAL
    8  LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. 

SECTION 22, State Finance law, new section, S 97-WWW. GUN TRAFFICKING INTERDICTION FUND.
 Provides funding for program
New law
    9    S  22. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-www
   10  to read as follows: 
   11    S 97-WWW. GUN TRAFFICKING INTERDICTION FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB-
   12  LISHED IN THE CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER  A  SPECIAL  FUND  TO  BE
   13  KNOWN AS THE "GUN TRAFFICKING INTERDICTION FUND". 
   14    2.  SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONEYS APPROPRIATED FOR THE PURPOSE
   15  OF SUCH FUND, ALL OTHER MONEYS CREDITED  OR  TRANSFERRED  TO  SUCH  FUND
   16  PURSUANT  TO  LAW, ALL MONEYS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
   17  OR ANY OTHER LAW TO BE PAID INTO OR  CREDITED  TO  SUCH  FUND,  AND  ALL
   18  MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE FUND OR DONATED TO IT. 
   19    3.  MONEYS OF SUCH FUND SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR APPROPRIATION AND ALLO-
   20  CATION TO THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF
   21  FUNDING THE GUN TRAFFICKING INTERDICTION PROGRAM AS SET FORTH IN SECTION
   22  TWO HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. 
   23    4.  MONEYS  SHALL  BE  PAID  OUT ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT OF THE COMP-
   24  TROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  THE
   25  DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES. 
SECTION 23, PL 400.10 (1), Require 24 hour report of theft of gun.
Amends PL 400.10 to require report of gun within 24 hours.  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;)
Sec 400.10. Report of theft or loss of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.
   26    S  23.  Subdivision  1 of section 400.10 of the penal law, as added by
   27  chapter 531 of the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows: 
   28    1. (A) ANY OWNER OR OTHER PERSON LAWFULLY IN POSSESSION OF A  FIREARM,
   29  RIFLE  OR  SHOTGUN  WHO  SUFFERS  THE LOSS OR THEFT OF SAID WEAPON SHALL
   30  WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE LOSS  OR  THEFT  REPORT
   31  THE  FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE LOSS OR THEFT TO A POLICE DEPARTMENT
   32  OR SHERIFF`S OFFICE. 
   33    (B) Whenever a person reports the theft or loss of a firearm, rifle or
   34  shotgun to any {peace officer,} police department or  sheriff`s  office,
   35  the  officer or department receiving such report shall forward notice of
   36  such theft or loss to the division of state  police  via  the  New  York
   37  {State  Automated  Criminal Justice Information System} STATEWIDE POLICE
   38  INFORMATION NETWORK.  The notice shall contain information in compliance
   39  with the New York Statewide Police Information Network Operating Manual,
   40  including the caliber,  make,  model,  manufacturer`s  name  and  serial
   41  number,  if  any,  and any other distinguishing number or identification
   42  mark on the weapon. 
SECTION 24, PL 400.10, up to $100 fine for failing to report theft of gun.
New section 3, Up to $100 fine for failing to report theft of gun.  (Section 28, this act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have become  a  law;)
Sec 400.10. Report of theft or loss of a firearm, rifle or shotgun.
   43    S 24. Section 400.10 of the penal law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
   44  subdivision 3 to read as follows: 
   45    3.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A VIOLATION OF PARA-
   46  GRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE ONLY BY
   47  A FINE NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. 
SECTION 25, SMART GUN STUDY
Directs State Police to conduct a study of smart guns due October 1, 2001
   48    S 25. The legislature believes that many  needless  deaths  caused  by
   49  firearms  may  be  prevented  by  the use of personalized firearms, more
   50  commonly known as "smart guns", which may only be fired by  the  author-
   51  ized  user.   As an important first step in the possible use of this new
   52  type of personalized or "smart gun", the legislature is hereby directing
   53  the division of state police to conduct a  comprehensive  study  of  the
   54  feasibility of requiring the use of personalized firearms in this state.
   55    2.  The  superintendent  of  the  division  of  state police shall, in
   56  consultation with the United States Secretary of the Treasury, bureau of

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   1  alcohol,  tobacco  and  firearms,  the  National  Law  Enforcement   and
    2  Correction  Technology  Lab  located  in  Rome, New York, and such other
    3  private and public entities as  the  superintendent  deems  appropriate,
    4  conduct  a  comprehensive study of the availability and effectiveness of
    5  existing technology for the use of personalized firearms, commonly known
    6  as "smart guns" which may only be fired by  the  authorized  user.  Such
    7  study,  shall  include,  but  not  be  limited to, an examination of the
    8  availability and effectiveness of personalized firearms that incorporate
    9  within their design, and as part of their original manufacture, technol-
   10  ogy which limits their operational use and an examination of the  avail-
   11  ability  and  effectiveness  of technology to transform non-personalized
   12  firearms into personalized firearms. Such technology may involve a vari-
   13  ety of systems, such as mechanical or electronic systems, which restrict
   14  the operation of the firearm  through  radio  frequency  tagging,  touch
   15  memory,  remote  control,  fingerprint, magnetic encoding or other auto-
   16  mated user identification systems. In addition, the superintendent shall
   17  examine and evaluate reports and studies conducted on the use of person-
   18  alized firearms. 
   19    The superintendent of the division of state police shall,  in  collab-
   20  oration  with  the  United  States  Secretary of the Treasury, bureau of
   21  alcohol,  tobacco  and  firearms,  the  National  Law  Enforcement   and
   22  Correction  Technology  Lab  located  in  Rome, New York, and such other
   23  public or private entities  as  the  superintendent  deems  appropriate,
   24  formulate the necessary testing procedures for personalized firearms and
   25  test  such firearms and prototypes of firearms or observe the testing of
   26  firearms and prototypes of firearms, to evaluate the  effectiveness  and
   27  safety  of  such  firearms,  including, but not limited to, whether such
   28  personalized firearms effectively preclude or prevent  the  personalized
   29  characteristics of such firearms from being deactivated. 
   30    A report, with recommendations, shall be submitted to the governor and
   31  the  legislature not later than October 1, 2001. As part of such report,
   32  the superintendent of the division of state police shall make  recommen-
   33  dations  as  to  the feasibility or desirability of requiring the use of
   34  personalized  firearm  technology   for   all   firearms   manufactured,
   35  possessed,  sold,  offered  for  sale,  received,  transferred, shipped,
   36  transported or distributed within this state, including whether,  or  to
   37  what extent the use of personalized firearm technology may not be appro-
   38  priate for certain categories of firearms. For purposes of this section,
   39  the  terms: (a) "authorized user" means the person who lawfully owns the
   40  firearm or a person to whom the  owner  has  given  express  consent  to
   41  lawfully use the firearm; and (b) "firearm" means a pistol or revolver. 

SECTION 26, Local governments can adopt stricter standards for TRIGGER LOCKS, AW BAN & MIN. AGE
Allows stricter standards.
   42    S  26.  Nothing  in  this act shall be construed to prohibit a munici-
   43  pality or other unit of local government from adopting or maintaining  a
   44  stricter  standard  regulating the subject matters contained in sections
   45  three, ten or the amendments made to paragraph (a) of subdivision  1  of
   46  section 400.00 of the penal law by section eighteen of this act by local
   47  law or ordinance. 
SECTION 27, Severability
If a court rules against any section or sections of this law the rest of the law in not affected.
   48    S  27.  Severability.   If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or
   49  part of this act shall be adjudged by any court of  competent  jurisdic-
   50  tion  to be invalid, the judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate
   51  the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in  its  operation  to  the
   52  clause,  sentence,  paragraph,  section  or  part  of  this act directly
   53  involved in the controversy  in  which  the  judgment  shall  have  been
   54  rendered. 
SECTION 28, When sections will take effect
   55    S 28. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that:

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    1    1.  Sections  one through three, six through nineteen and twenty-three
    2  and twenty-four of this act shall take effect on the first day of Novem-
    3  ber next succeeding the date on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law;
    4  provided,  further,  however, that effective immediately the division of
    5  state  police  is  authorized  and directed to promulgate such rules and
    6  regulations as may be necessary to effectuate the provisions of sections
    7  three and four of this act; provided, further, that  the  amendments  to
    8  subdivision  3  of section 265.00 of the penal law made by section eight
    9  of this act shall apply to offenses committed in  violation  of  article
   10  265  or  400 of the penal law on or after the first day of November next
   11  succeeding the date on which this act shall have become a law; and 
   12    2.  The gun trafficking interdiction program and  gun  tracer  program
   13  contained  in  section twenty-one of this act shall take effect November
   14  1, 2000, provided further, however, that the superintendent of the divi-
   15  sion of state police is authorized and directed  to  immediately  adopt,
   16  amend  and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary and
   17  desirable to effectuate the purposes of sections twenty-one and  twenty-
   18  two of this act. 

.SO DOC C 8234/11535    *END*                    BTXT                 1999


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