At 10:00am today Senator Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Monique Chandler-Waterman will hold a press conference and introduce “gun violence awareness resolutions” in the legislature, Million Dollar Staircase, third floor, state Capitol, Albany.
Category: State Legislation
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Grow a pair
Some entertainment in Assembly Codes:
“… According to a video of the Codes Committee meeting viewed by NY1, things got heated when Committee Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz called for a vote on Westchester Democrat Amy Paulin’s bill, which requires police officers to take temporary custody of firearms when responding to reports of domestic violence. This was not the first time the bill had come before the committee and failed to gather enough votes to pass. Dinowitz, a Bronx Democrat, was challenged on that point by Manhattan Democrat Daniel O’Donnell … O’Donnell went on to say that it was unfair to the 149 other members of the House who can’t get their bills reconsidered. A short time later, a vote was held and once again, it didn’t have enough support to pass. After the vote, O’Donnell proceeded to walk out of the hearing room. As he passed Queens Assemblymember Carlina Cruz, a Democrat who voted in favor of the bill, he audibly whispered to her: “Grow a pair, honey.” Cruz became visibly upset, and immediately responded: “That was so disrespectful.” A few seconds later, Cruz stood up and declared: “I have something. I don’t care who is in here. I am a woman of color. I am an attorney. And to be spoken to like that, by a man. By a white man. In front of people. It is not ok.” Dinowitz then said: “I didn’t hear what he said. I’m sorry. What did he say?” As Cruz gets up to leave, she turns to Dinowitz and says: “He told me to grow a pair.” NY1 reached out to O’Donnell and Cruz for comment, but did not immediately hear back …”
S-4879, Relates to fees charged for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver in the county of Westchester, has been Reported. Companion A-5092.
A-2413, Requires police officers to take temporary custody of firearms for not less than one hundred twenty hours when responding to reports of family violence, is on the Codes Committee agenda for Tuesday the 23rd @ 11:00am. Companion S-2102.
S-4818, Establishes a 10 day waiting period for the purchase of any firearm, has been ordered to 3rd Reading. Companion A-5696.
Westchester pistol fees bill on Senate agenda
S-4879, Provides that the legislative body of the county of Westchester shall fix the fee to be charged for a license to carry or possess a pistol or revolver and provide for the disposition of such fees, is on the Senate Codes agenda for Monday 5/22 @ 11:00am.
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- At ‘Unity Summit,’ Hochul touts gun laws, hate crime prevention
- Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Commemorating The One Year Anniversary Of The Tragic Buffalo Mass Shooting
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S-3340, ERPO reporting, passed Senate
Changes in the state budget bill
There are some changes to the CCIA in one of the state budget bills A-3005C/S-4005C which was just enacted. Governor Hochul talked about doing it early on in the budget negotiations process then everybody got quiet about it.
Here is what changed:
- Exemption from place of worship sensitive location for “those persons responsible for security at such place of worship.”
- Privately held land within a public park is excluded from the private park section of the definition of sensitive location.
- The “forest preserve” as defined in subdivision six of section 41 9-0101 of the environmental conservation law is excluded from the definition of public park as a sensitive location. This effectively excludes parts, but not the entirety, of the Adirondack and Catskill Parks from falling under the public park sensitive location definition.
- Summer camps have a narrow exemption that allows them to maintain and use guns in some circumstances.
- Sensitive location exemption for hunting expanded and reworded. “persons while lawfully engaged in taking of wildlife or attempts to take wildlife pursuant to a hunting permit or license issued by the department of environmental conservation, or as otherwise authorized pursuant to the environmental conservation law, and persons while lawfully engaged in hunter education training, marksmanship practice, marksmanship competition or training, or training in the safe handling and use of firearms, in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.”
- Sensitive location exemption for employees of the revenue control and security departments of the MTA and the NYC transit authority who are authorized to carry a firearm as part of their employment.
- Sensitive location exemption for persons engaged in historical reenactments and motion picture or theatrical productions while in compliance with local, state, and federal law.
- Sensitive location exemption for persons while participating in military ceremonies, funerals, and honor guards.
- Sensitive location exemption for storage or display of antique firearms, rifles or shotguns at museums and historic sites.
- Sensitive location exemption for individuals traveling to or actively competing or training in biathlon, while complying with local, state, and federal law.
- Restricted location exemption for hunting. “persons while lawfully engaged in taking of wildlife or attempts to take wildlife pursuant to a hunting permit or license issued by the department of environmental conservation, or as otherwise authorized pursuant to section 11-0707 and 11-0709 of the environmental conservation law.”
- Restricted location exemption for employees of the revenue control and security departments of the MTA and the NYC transit authority who are authorized to carry a firearm as part of their employment.
- Police and military exemption for mandatory unload and lock of rifles, shotguns, and firearms when left in a vehicle.
The state budget is weeks late and that has been holding up action on other issues. It appears they will finalize it soon and a bunch of gun bills have either been amended and/or companions introduced over the last few days. I believe they will start taking them up right after the budget bills are passed.