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NY State Proposed Firearm Legislation

08/09/2023 1:44 PM | Anonymous

NY State Proposed Firearm Legislation

The current NY Legislature is in office for 2023 and 2024. Any proposed bills introduced in 2023, but not approved or rejected, are automatically carried over into 2024. If those bills are not acted on in 2024, they are dead and must be reintroduced as a new bill, with a new number, in 2025. Below is a list of bills concerning firearms that were introduced in 2023 and are still alive. (There are probably more!) Some bills have ’companion’ bills introduced in both the Senate and the Assembly and they are noted.

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They are also listed on the SCOPE website: NYS Legislation


Includes certain violations involving the use of a machine-gun, firearm silencer, firearm, rifle, shotgun, disguised gun, ghost gun or assault weapon as qualifying offenses for the purpose of imposing bail.


Establishes a private cause of action for certain violations regarding machine-guns, assault weapons, disguised guns, ghost guns, and unfinished frames or receivers.


Includes offenses involving the possession, display or discharge of a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine-gun, or disguised gun as qualifying offenses for the purpose of allowing a principal to be eligible to be held on bail.


Relates to gun buyback programs; requires entities operating such programs to check the serial number of all firearms obtained against the NYSPIN records and to obtain the express permission of the lawful owner of any firearm found to be stolen before the destruction thereof.


Authorizes the court the discretion to release persons charged with certain crimes involving possession of a firearm on their own recognizance or under non-monetary conditions, fix bail, or commit the person to the custody of the sheriff.


Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon.


Requires persons possessing any firearm to hold a firearms safety certificate; establishes application and training process therefor; makes technical corrections.


Relates to the regulation of three-dimensional printed firearms; provides that a person who intentionally sells, distributes, or disposes of a three-dimensional printed firearm is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.


Enacts the "children's weapon accident prevention act"; creates crimes of failure to store a weapon safely in the first and second degrees, aggravated failure to store a weapon safely, and criminally negligent storage of a weapon in the first and second degrees; provides affirmative defenses; directs the commissioner of education to develop a weapons safety program.


Prohibits the possession and use of live ammunition at a film production facility or a qualified film production facility; requires all persons employed or present at a film production facility or a qualified film production facility to receive proper training on the safe use, handling, storage and transportation of firearms.


Restricts the sale of ammunition to only individuals authorized to possess such weapon; creates the no-gun database under the division of criminal justice services.


Relates to suspension and revocation of firearms licenses; relates to private sale or

disposal of firearms, rifles or shotguns; establishes a minimum age to possess a firearm relating to gun control.


Prohibits gun industry members from marketing firearms and firearm related products to minors; establishes a private right of action for violations.


Prohibits entry to gun shows to anyone under twelve years of age.


Establishes the offense of unlawful possession of firearms by persons under twenty-one.


Increases penalties for criminal use of a firearm in the first degree when committing a drug related felony offense.


Requires the division of criminal justice services to establish and maintain a database of information relating to the sale or use of microstamped guns in the state and to promulgate regulations regarding the provision of information pertaining to the sale, use or delivery of such guns within the state.


Relates to establishing the civil rights restoration act; amends provisions regarding firearm licenses and destruction of firearms; exempts certain individuals from providing photographs in order to obtain a firearm license; expands the definition of immediate family.


Establishes the crimes of carjacking in first, second and third degrees, as the stealing of a motor vehicle from a person or presence of another person through the use or threatened use of force; increases penalties for causing injury to such victim, displaying a real or fake gun or using such a weapon; provides that all carjackings are violent felony offenses.


Expands juvenile offender status to include rape in the first degree, criminal sexual act in the first degree, aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree, aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree and aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree if committed by persons thirteen, fourteen or fifteen years of age.


Establishes the class A-I felony of criminal use of a firearm for possessing a deadly weapon or displaying what appears to be or is a rifle, pistol, revolver, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm during the commission of a class A or violent felony; repeals the offenses of criminal use of a firearm in the first or second degrees.


Provides for the posting of firearm signage in areas in which the rate of gun violence is above the national average.


Requires police officers to take temporary custody of firearms for not less than one hundred twenty hours when responding to reports of family violence.


Removes the prohibition on firearm silencers.


Relates to criminal penalties for possession, theft, or sale of stolen firearms, shotguns and rifles.


Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken with respect to the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of rapid fire modification devices.


Requires liability insurance for owners of firearms, rifles and shotguns.


Requires victims of firearm violence be offered and/or provided psychiatric care.


Makes clarifying changes to the definition of imitation weapon.


Prohibits the promotion, sale, transfer, exchange, giving or disposing of a weapon on property owned by the state or any political subdivision thereof.


Relates to limiting the acquisition of a rifle or shotgun to one per ninety-day period.


Enhances the penalties for crimes committed during a riot.


Relates to licensing and other provisions relating to firearms.


Relates to lowering the age for universal hunting licenses from 14 years old to 12 years old.


Expands qualifying offenses eligible for pretrial detention and bail.


Relates to hunting and hunting licenses.

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