Legislative update

Senate Codes Committee agenda for Tuesday, February 27 @ 11:30am:

S-7392A, Relates to the dangers to safety and health and the creation of a public nuisance caused by the sale, manufacturing, distribution, importing, and marketing of firearms. Companion A-7555.

Newsbits

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City of Albany calls for Gun Violence Hotline

The City of Albany Common Council will hold a Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 5:30pm to discuss Resolution 9.12.24R calling upon the state legislature to implement a Gun Violence Hotline and “consider toughing laws regarding the use and possession of illegal handguns.”

Legislative update

A-5873, Requires Extreme Risk Protection Orders to be reported to the statewide computerized registry of orders of protection and certain warrants of arrest, advanced to 3rd Reading. Companion S-3340 on 3rd Reading.

S-8586, Requires a criminal history background check for the purchase of a three-dimensional printer capable of creating firearms; prohibits sale to a person who would be disqualified on the basis of criminal history from being granted a license to possess a firearm, introduced as a companion to A-8132.

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Gun Violence Intervention Hotline

New bill introduced to the NYC Council Committee on Public Safety:

INT 82-2024, Requires the Office for Neighborhood Safety and the Prevention of Gun Violence to establish a three-digit emergency hotline, known as the Gun Violence Intervention Hotline, to aid individuals seeking assistance with mental health and supportive services and programs related to gun violence intervention.

Legislative update

Assembly Codes agenda for Tuesday 2/13 @ 11:00am:

A-5873, Requires Extreme Risk Protection Orders to be reported to the statewide computerized registry of orders of protection and certain warrants of arrest. Companion S-3340.

Pilip soft on gun rights

Tom Suozzi has been touting his antigun credentials in his bid to return to office in this week’s special election.

Mazi Pilip doesn’t appear much better:

“… On Thursday, Suozzi sought to put the focus of the campaign on gun safety, an issue that has come up repeatedly in candidate interviews. He cast Pilip’s stated support for a machine gun ban as an attempt to hoodwink Long Island and Queens voters into thinking she supports a revival of the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 … “Mazi is a firm believer in the right to bear arms,” said the statement. “She believes law-abiding citizens should have a route to have access to guns, but not automatic assault weapons.” …”

Plus:

“… Democrats are attempting to flip the seat after disgraced Republican George Santos was expelled last year. The suburban district is seen as a bellwether for what’s to come in November. Suozzi said he’s “more conservative than 90% of the Democrats,” while Pilip, a registered Democrat who is running as a Republican, appeared to adopt Democratic talking points on abortion and guns …”

Legislative update

A-8569/S-8044, Defines the term “mass shooting” for purposes of emergency response measures and access to emergency funding as a shooting incident in which at least four people are murdered with a firearm, rifle, or shotgun, passed the Assembly and Senate.

Senate Codes agenda for Monday, February 5 @ 11:30am:

S-138A, Relates to certifying instructors in small arms practice; provides that after December 31, 2026 individuals certified as an instructor in small arms practice shall seek recertification subject to the standards and curriculum promulgated by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Companion A-6663A.