BILL NO A03350
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Tenney (MS)
COSPNSR Friend, Crouch, Ceretto, Katz, Hawley, McLaughlin, Palmesano, Stec,
Butler, Lopez, Lalor, Finch, Nojay
MLTSPNSR Blankenbush, Corwin, Duprey, Oaks
Rpld Chap 1 of 2013
Repeals chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, relating to the New York Safe Act of
TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal chapter 1 of the laws of 2013
amending the criminal procedure law and other laws relating to
suspension and revocation of firearms licenses
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to repealing chapter 1 of the
laws of 2013, relating to the New York Safe Act of 2013.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Chapter 1 of the laws of
2013 amending the criminal procedure law and other laws relating to
suspension and revocation of firearms licenses is REPEALED.
Section 2 contains the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Tragedy was struck into the hearts of Americans and New
Yorkers by mentally deranged and dangerous individuals. The fear that
arose in the wake of these horrific events was inappropriately used to
push for unprecedented and unjustified Second Amendment restrictions.
Our friends and neighbors are being denied an important facet of their
culture, heritage, and above all their fundamental rights.
The most terrible aspect of this assault on law-abiding citizens is
the means by which this bill was passed. There is a 72-hour aging
requirement on all bills before a vote can be taken on the floor.
This allows legislators the time to review legislation and to confer
with their constituents: a vital component of representational
democracy. Legislators were denied the three day review period due to
the Governor's message of necessity. In short order, my colleagues and
I were able to find glaring legal mistakes, which were not addressed
by the Governor. Instead, it was suggested to accept this legislation
on faith that chapter amendments would be delivered at some
undisclosed date and time so that law enforcement would not be
hamstrung by the provisions found in this crudely and hastily
While the Governor scoffed at demands that necessary changes must be
made to the way we deal with the mentally ill, he made sure that he
was in the national headlines as the most 'progressive' governor on
gun control. He received the headlines he so desperately sought, but
at the expense of law-abiding firearms owners. Where are the measures
to protect our school children? There are no measures to provide care
for those who suffer from mental illness.
This legislation will provide a total repeal of the flawed law passed,
and provide a clear slate for a serious discussion on how to better
provide for the mentally ill in our state, better protect our schools,
and strengthen our fight against illegal guns and criminals. Please
join me and my colleagues in working to root out the social problems
our nation and state face from the criminal use of firearms and find a
way to provide the appropriate care for those with the mental
difficulties that lead some down a path of unthinkable violence. Law
abiding citizens who wish to protect their Constitutional Second
Amendment rights deserve nothing less.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 03/04/13 referred to codes 01/08/14
referred to codes 04/07/14 held for consideration in codes
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Savings in
excess of 35 million dollars.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.