A03350 Summary:

COSPNSRFriend, Crouch, Ceretto, Katz, Hawley, McLaughlin, Palmesano, Stec, Butler, Lopez, Lalor, Finch, Tedisco, Murray, Brabenec
MLTSPNSRBlankenbush, Corwin, Duprey, Oaks
Rpld Chap 1 of 2013
Repeals chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, relating to the New York Safe Act of 2013.
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A03350 Actions:

01/22/2015referred to codes
04/22/2015held for consideration in codes
01/06/2016referred to codes
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A03350 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Tenney (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal chapter 1 of the laws of 2013 amend- ing 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2013 amending the criminal procedure law and other laws relating to suspension and revocation of firearms licenses is REPEALED.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 require- ment 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. Legisla- tors 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 chap- ter 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 conceived law. 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.
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