A01059 Summary:

BILL NO    A01059 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Heastie (MS)

COSPNSR    DenDekker, Jaffee, Colton, Aubry

MLTSPNSR   Arroyo, Dinowitz, Ortiz, Perry, Scarborough

Add S265.07, Pen L

Establishes a twenty-four hour toll-free statewide hotline to report criminal
or unlawful possession of a weapon.
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A01059 Actions:

BILL NO    A01059 

01/09/2013 referred to codes
01/08/2014 referred to codes
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A01059 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01059 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A1059

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the penal law, in relation to
establishing a 24 hour toll-free statewide hotline to report criminal
or unlawful possession of a weapon

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend penal law, in
relation to establishing a 24 hour toll-free statewide hotline to
report criminal possession of a weapon.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

S1 of this bill amends section 265 of the penal law to empower the
commissioner to establish and maintain a 24 hour toll-free statewide
tip hotline to assist in the investigation and prevention of criminal
or unlawful possession of a weapon. Such toll free number may be used
by persons to report observations or knowledge of persons engaging in
unlawful conduct involving weapons.

Subsection 2 of this bill also requires that information obtained
through the toll free number to be transmitted to the appropriate law
enforcement authorities. This section also requires the commissioner
to produce an annual report concerning the number, location and nature
of the calls received.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation will provide a unique tool for law
enforcement to fight gun violence by receiving and coordinating tips
to prevent gun violence. On October 291h, 2009, Sadie Mitchell was
watching television in her home when she was struck by a bullet fired
by a local teenager. This tragic event illustrates that more must be
done to keep guns out of the hands of our youth and those individuals
who will use them criminally.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A3237 of the 2011-2012 legislative session.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law.
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A01059 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1059

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  HEASTIE,  DenDEKKER, JAFFEE, GIBSON, COLTON,
         AUBRY, STEVENSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ARROYO,  DINOWITZ,
         GABRYSZAK, ORTIZ, SCARBOROUGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Codes

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the penal law, in relation to establishing a 24 hour
         toll-free statewide hotline to report criminal or unlawful  possession
         of a weapon

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

    1    Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.07  to
    2  read as follows:
    3  S 265.07 CRIMINAL OR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON HOTLINE.
    4    1. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL
    5  ESTABLISH  AND  MAINTAIN  A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR TOLL-FREE STATEWIDE HOTLINE
    6  NUMBER FOR USE IN THE INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION OF CRIMINAL OR UNLAW-
    7  FUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON  IN  VIOLATION  OF  SECTION  265.01,  265.02,
    8  265.03,  265.04, 265.05 OR 265.06 OF THIS ARTICLE. SUCH TOLL-FREE NUMBER
    9  MAY BE USED BY PERSONS TO REPORT OBSERVATIONS OR  KNOWLEDGE  OF  PERSONS
   10  ENGAGING  IN  CONDUCT  SPECIFIED  IN  SECTIONS  265.01,  265.02, 265.03,
   11  265.04, 265.05 AND 265.06 OF THIS ARTICLE.
   12    2. INFORMATION CONCERNING CRIMINAL OR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A  WEAPON
   13  OBTAINED  FROM  USE  OF THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER SHALL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE
   14  APPROPRIATE STATE OR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  REGU-
   15  LATIONS  PROMULGATED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER,  THE  DIVISION  OF CRIMINAL
   16  JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT WHICH PROVIDES  INFORMA-
   17  TION CONCERNING THE NUMBER, LOCATION AND NATURE OF THE CALLS RECEIVED ON
   18  THE  CRIMINAL  OR  UNLAWFUL  POSSESSION  OF A WEAPON HOTLINE. THE ANNUAL
   19  REPORT SHALL BE PUBLISHED ON THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE  SERVICES'
   20  WEBSITE.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04944-01-3
       A. 1059                             2

    1    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    2  have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
    3  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
    4  for the implementation of this act on its effective date  is  authorized
    5  and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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