Bill Text: NY A00352 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits the purchase or possession of a body vest; establishes that the purchase or possession of a body vest shall be a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for each subsequent offense.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-06 - referred to codes [A00352 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A00352-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                           352

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON, McDONOUGH, MONTESANO, GOTTFRIED -- read
          once and referred to the Committee on Codes

        AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, in relation to the unlawful purchase or
          possession of a body vest

          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 270.21 to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 270.21 Unlawful purchase or possession of a body vest.
     4    A person is guilty of the unlawful purchase or possession  of  a  body
     5  vest  when  he  or she knowingly and unlawfully purchases or possesses a
     6  body vest, as such term is defined in subdivision two of section  270.20
     7  of  this article. This section shall not apply to active law enforcement
     8  officers or those whose occupations require the use  of  body  vests  as
     9  determined by the department of state.
    10    Unlawful  purchase or possession of a body vest is a class A misdemea-
    11  nor for a first offense and a class E felony for any subsequent offense.
    12    § 2. Any person currently in possession of a body vest, as  such  term
    13  is  defined in subdivision two of section 270.20 of the penal law, shall
    14  have 15 days from the effective date of this act to dispose of such body
    15  vest at any local or state law enforcement agency.
    16    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    17  have become a law.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05227-01-1
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