A10497 Summary:

BILL NOA10497
 
SAME ASSAME AS S09407-B
 
SPONSORRules (Jacobson)
 
COSPNSRO'Donnell, Peoples-Stokes, Simon, McMahon, Griffin, Otis, Rosenthal L, Burdick, Carroll, Glick, Cymbrowitz, Walker, Dinowitz, Lavine, Fernandez, Zebrowski, Abinanti, Darling, Bichotte Hermelyn, Meeks
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §§270.21 & 270.22, Pen L; add §396-eee, Gen Bus L; add §144-a, Exec L
 
Prohibits the purchase of a body vest; establishes that the purchase of a body vest shall be a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for each subsequent offense; establishes that the unlawful sale of a body vest shall be a class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a class E felony for any subsequent offense; creates a civil penalty for the unlawful sale or delivery of body vests.
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A10497 Actions:

BILL NOA10497
 
05/30/2022referred to codes
06/02/2022reported referred to rules
06/02/2022reported
06/02/2022rules report cal.664
06/02/2022substituted by s9407b
 S09407 AMEND=B KAVANAGH
 05/24/2022REFERRED TO CODES
 05/30/2022AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
 05/30/2022PRINT NUMBER 9407A
 05/30/2022AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CODES
 05/30/2022PRINT NUMBER 9407B
 06/02/2022COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/02/2022ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1872
 06/02/2022PASSED SENATE
 06/02/2022DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/02/2022referred to codes
 06/02/2022substituted for a10497
 06/02/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.664
 06/02/2022passed assembly
 06/02/2022returned to senate
 06/03/2022DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 06/06/2022SIGNED CHAP.210
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A10497 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
 
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A10497 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10497
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Jacobson)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, the general business law and the execu- tive law, in relation to the unlawful purchase and unlawful sale or delivery of a body vest   PURPOSE: This bill would make the purchase or possession of a bullet-proof vest illegal unless one is an active law enforcement officer, firefighters, and other first responders, or employed in an occupation which requires the use of body vests.   SUMMARY OF PROVISION: Section 1 makes it illegal to purchase or own a body vest (bullet-proof vest) except if one is an active law enforcement officer, firefighter, and other first responders, or employed in an occupation which require the use of body vests as determined by the Department of State. An unlawful purchase or possession of a body vest is a class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a class E felony for any subse- quent offense. Section 2 provides that any person in possession of a body vest shall have 15 days from the effective date of this act to dispose of such body vest at any local or state law enforcement agency. Section 3 sets forth the effective date. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall become a law.   JUSTIFICATION: Individuals working in law enforcement or as firefighters, first respon- ders, or in certain other occupations, such as armored car drivers or as security guards, have a legitimate need to own and wear bullet proof vests (known in New York State law as a body vest). Other than these professionals, no others have a legitimate reason to purchase or own a bullet-proof vest. Bullet-proof vests are necessary to protect those in law enforcement or in other professions that carry risk of injury from gunfire. Too often, however, bullet proof vests are being used by individuals who want to protect themselves from law enforcement while they are carrying out a crime. A bullet proof vest emboldens the person wearing it and gives them a feeling of invincibility. The shooter in the recent Buffalo Tops Grocery Store massacre was wear- ing a bullet proof vest. This individual had performed reconnaissance on the store prior to the massacre and knew that he would encounter the store's armed security guard. The day of the massacre, the security guard shot the perpetrator, who was protected by his body armor. The shooter then returned fire and killed the security guard. This pre-medi- tated attack claimed ten innocent lives before the shooter surrendered, virtually unharmed, to law enforcement. By restricting the possession of bullet proof vests to those in laws enforcement and other legitimate occupations, we can limit the damage caused by criminals who use guns and help law enforcement to stop mass killers like the Buffalo shooter.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A8538 - referred to codes   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: No fiscal impact to the state. Local and state law enforcement agencies may incur some minor expenses for collection and disposal of body vests.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.
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