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A02556 Summary:

BILL NOA02556
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORLavine
 
COSPNSRSimon, Griffin
 
MLTSPNSRGalef
 
Add 265.60, Pen L
 
Relates to requiring all firearms manufactured, crafted or built by private individuals to have an identifying serial number.
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A02556 Actions:

BILL NOA02556
 
01/19/2021referred to codes
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A02556 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2556
 
SPONSOR: Lavine
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring all firearms manufactured, crafted or built by private individuals to have an identi- fying serial number   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require that all firearms manufactured, crafted, assembled or built by private individuals have an identifying serial number engraved, cast- ed, or impressed on the frame or receiver of the firearm.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.50   JUSTIFICATION: In 2015, New York State charged three residents for illegally assembling and selling untraceable military-grade assault weapons known as "Ghost Guns." These ghost guns are assembled and require no serial number, therefore, causing concern that non-law abiding citizens can easily make completely untraceable firearms. State Attorney General Eric T. Schneid- erman has stated that these ghost guns are the next frontier of illegal firearm trafficking. Currently, there are no federal laws requiring private individuals to report a weapon they have made, or assembled at home when the firearm has been produced without the intent to sell. However, as the evolution of technology continues to progress, legiti- mate safety concerns need to be remedied.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: referred to codes 2017-18: referred to codes   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: Shall take effect immediately.
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A02556 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2556
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. LAVINE, SIMON, GRIFFIN -- Multi-Sponsored by --
          M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee on Codes
 
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation  to  requiring  all  firearms
          manufactured, crafted or built by private individuals to have an iden-
          tifying serial number

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.60  to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 265.60 Failure to identify a firearm.
     4    (1)  Firearms  manufactured,  crafted,  assembled  or built by private
     5  individuals shall have an identifying serial  number  engraved,  casted,
     6  stamped  (impressing), or otherwise conspicuously placed on the frame or
     7  receiver of the firearm. The serial number must be placed  in  a  manner
     8  not  susceptible  of being readily obliterated, altered, or removed, and
     9  must not duplicate any serial number placed by  the  individual  on  any
    10  other firearm.
    11    (2)  The  individual  shall  submit the firearm's serial number to the
    12  department of criminal justice services with the firearm's  size  and  a
    13  photograph of the firearm.
    14    Failure to identify a firearm is a class C felony.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06603-01-1
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