Bill S459-2011

Repeals pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank

Repeals section 396-ff of the general business law relating to the pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 23, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jan 19, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 18, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.66
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 13, 2011: referred to codes
  • Jun 13, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 23, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 18, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 17, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.754
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Consumer Protection - May 17, 2011
Ayes (7): Zeldin, Ball, Fuschillo, Little, Marcellino, O'Mara, Hassell-Thompson
Ayes W/R (1): Huntley
Nays (2): Adams, Squadron
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Consumer Protection - Jan 18, 2012
Ayes (7): Zeldin, Ball, Fuschillo, Little, Marcellino, O'Mara, Hassell-Thompson
Ayes W/R (1): Adams
Nays (2): Huntley, Squadron

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S459

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal section 396-ff of the general business law relating to the pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To discontinue the use of the New York Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS) and to remove the shell casing requirement from state law.

JUSTIFICATION: It is the conclusion of two studies by the California Department of Justice conducted two years ago and a 2004 study conducted by the Maryland State Police that the ballistic database systems in these states are a waste of time, money and manpower. The Maryland report cited the complete failure of the New York Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS) to produce a single "hit" on a gun crime as complete failure of that system. The CoBIS system is costing taxpayers approximately $4 million per year and it is a certainty that the State Police could find a better use for those millions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4577 of 2005/2006 S.711 of 2007/2008 S.1152 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately after having become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 459 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to repeal section 396-ff of the general business law relating to the pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 396-ff of the general business law is REPEALED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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