Proposed Amendment to NYS Safe Act

Please read the bill (S04039) below, an amendment to the NYS SAFE Act that proposes to exempt “off-duty police officers and peace officers and retired police officers and peace officers from provisions pertaining to large capacity ammunition feeding devices.”

STATE OF NEW YORK

4039–A

2013-2014 Regular Sessions

IN SENATE

March 5, 2013

Introduced by Sen. ADAMS — 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 exemptions pertaining to large capacity ammunition feeding devices and off-duty and retired police officers and peace officers

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by adding a new paragraph 11-a to read as follows:

11-A. POSSESSION OF A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE THAT CONTAINS MORE THAN SEVEN ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION OR IS OBTAINED AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN WHICH ADDED THIS PARAGRAPH AND HAS A CAPACITY OF, OR THAT CAN BE READILY RESTORED OR CONVERTED TO ACCEPT, MORE THAN SEVEN ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, BY AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER, OR A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER, AS “POLICE OFFICER” IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THIRTY-FOUR OF SECTION 1.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW AND “PEACE OFFICER” IS DEFINED IN SECTION 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW.

S 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 23 of section 265.00 of the penal law, as amended by section 38 of chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, take effect.