Bill Text: NY S00314 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to limiting ammunition for assault weapons to two times the capacity of an authorized weapon over a one hundred twenty day period.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-06 - REFERRED TO CODES [S00314 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S00314-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           314

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen. PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the sale of ammunition for
          assault weapons

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section  270.00  of the penal law, as
     2  amended by chapter 180 of the laws  of  1997,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    4.  Sales  of  ammunition  not  prohibited.  Nothing contained in this
     5  section shall be construed to prevent, or interfere in any way with, the
     6  sale of ammunition for revolvers or pistols of any kind, or for  rifles,
     7  shot  guns,  or other arms, belonging or which may belong to any persons
     8  whether as sporting or hunting weapons or for the purpose of  protection
     9  to them in their homes, or, as they may go abroad; and manufacturers are
    10  authorized  to  continue  to manufacture, and wholesalers and dealers to
    11  continue to deal in and freely to sell ammunition to  all  such  persons
    12  for such purposes. Provided, however, the sale of ammunition for assault
    13  weapons,  as defined by subdivision twenty-two of section 265.00 of this
    14  title, shall be limited to two times the capacity of an authorized weap-
    15  on over a one hundred twenty day period. For purposes of  this  subdivi-
    16  sion,  "authorized  weapon" shall mean a weapon registered in accordance
    17  with subdivision sixteen-a of section 400.00 of this chapter.   Notwith-
    18  standing  any  law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the violation of
    19  this subdivision shall constitute a class E felony.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03620-01-1
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