Relates to the prohibition of illegal gun trafficking; makes the violation of such prohibition a class D felony.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the prohibition of illegal gun trafficking
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase penalties for illegal gun trafficking.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would amend the penal law to add a new section 265.50, which would specify that a person is guilty of illegal gun trafficking. when such a person knowingly and intentionally distributes, transports, ships, receives, barters, purchases, or sells a firearm that has: been used during the commission of a crime; been stolen; had the importer's or manufacturer's serial number removed, obliterated or altered; or been defaced. Illegal gun trafficking would be a class D felony.
Section 2 of the bill sets forth the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: This law will help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and will assist law enforcement officials in making our neighborhoods safe.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: A.02936 (Benjamin)- Codes 2009: A.02938 (Benjamin)- Codes 2008; A.11845 (Benjamin)- Codes
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1811--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. ESPAILLAT, AVELLA, KENNEDY, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the prohibition of illegal gun trafficking THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.50 to read as follows: S 265.50 ILLEGAL GUN TRAFFICKING. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF ILLEGAL GUN TRAFFICKING WHEN SUCH PERSON KNOW- INGLY AND INTENTIONALLY DISTRIBUTES, TRANSPORTS, SHIPS, RECEIVES, BARTERS, PURCHASES OR SELLS ANY FIREARM WHICH HAS: 1. BEEN USED DURING THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME; 2. BEEN STOLEN; 3. HAD THE IMPORTER'S OR MANUFACTURER'S SERIAL NUMBER REMOVED, OBLIT- ERATED OR ALTERED; OR 4. BEEN DEFACED. ILLEGAL GUN TRAFFICKING IS A CLASS D FELONY. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02236-02-3