Bill Text: NY A07362 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires five public hearings to be conducted by the senate and assembly codes committees prior to the passage of any legislation relating to gun control.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 25-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-26 - referred to governmental operations [A07362 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07362-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          7362
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 26, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, BRABENEC, BYRNE, BYRNES,
          CROUCH, DeSTEFANO, FINCH, GIGLIO, KOLB,  LALOR,  LAWRENCE,  McDONOUGH,
          B. MILLER, MORINELLO, NORRIS, PALMESANO, SALKA, SMULLEN, REILLY, STEC,
          WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Oper-
          ations
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the legislative law, in relation to requiring public
          hearings prior to the passage  of  any  legislation  relating  to  gun
          control
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 32-b
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 32-b. Gun control legislation; public hearings.  After  introduction
     4  and a minimum of thirty days prior to voting on any bill relating to gun
     5  control  the  senate  codes  committee  and the assembly codes committee
     6  jointly or separately shall conduct a minimum of five public hearings on
     7  such bills. Such hearings shall be conducted regionally to provide indi-
     8  viduals and organizations throughout the state with  an  opportunity  to
     9  comment  on  such  bills. The committees shall make every effort to hear
    10  all those who wish to present statements at such  public  hearings.  The
    11  chairs  of the committees jointly or separately shall publish a schedule
    12  of hearings. The testimony from such hearings shall be compiled  into  a
    13  report  and  posted  on  the assembly's website and senate's website for
    14  public review. For purposes of this section the term "gun control legis-
    15  lation" shall mean any legislation which amends, restricts,  or  in  any
    16  other  manner  changes  an individual's right to own, possess, carry, or
    17  fire any pistol, handgun, rifle, shotgun, or other firearm.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10948-02-9
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