STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 7, 2015
Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the "defend
our homes act" providing exemptions for ammunition feeding device
capacity in homes; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relat-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "defend our
2 homes act".
3 § 2. Subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law is amended by
4 adding a new paragraph 3-a to read as follows:
5 3-a. Possession of a magazine or similar ammunition feeding device
6 that contains more than seven rounds of ammunition, but that does not
7 have a capacity of or can readily be restored or converted to accept
8 more than ten rounds, in a safe storage depository, as defined in
9 section 265.45 of this article, in the home of the possessor for the
10 protection of a person or property.
11 § 3. The second undesignated paragraph of section 265.37 of the penal
12 law is REPEALED.
13 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
14 have been in full force and effect on March 16, 2013.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.