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S02240 Summary:

Amd §898, Gen Bus L
Relates to limiting the acquisition of a rifle or shotgun to one per ninety-day period.
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S02240 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 23, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  limiting  the
          acquisition of a rifle or shotgun to one per ninety-day period
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
     2  declares  that  although  many  illegal guns are obtained outside of New
     3  York state, existing laws governing gun sellers should  be  strengthened
     4  to  prevent the diversion of guns to the illegal marketplace. The legis-
     5  lature finds that it is imperative that additional protections be imple-
     6  mented to ensure that New York  state  continues  to  lead  the  way  in
     7  preventing gun violence.
     8    §  2.  Subdivision  6  of  section 898 of the general business law, as
     9  added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
    10    6. a. No dealer in rifles and shotguns shall: (i) sell more  than  one
    11  rifle  or  shotgun  to  any  individual as part of the same sales trans-
    12  action; or (ii) sell a rifle or shotgun to any individual if the  dealer
    13  knows or should know that such individual has purchased a firearm, rifle
    14  or shotgun within the prior ninety days.
    15    b.  The  provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to the sale of
    16  firearms, rifles or shotguns to  a  police  officer,  as  such  term  is
    17  defined  in  section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law, or to a federal
    18  law enforcement officer, as such term is defined in section 2.15 of  the
    19  criminal procedure law, or to a public agency in furtherance of official
    20  business.
    21    7.  Any  person  who knowingly violates the provisions of this article
    22  shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor punishable as provided  for  in
    23  the penal law.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    25  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    26  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    27  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
    28  completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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