Assembly budget analysis

The Assembly “yellow book” analysis of the Governor’s proposed budget has been posted.  It is interesting that it assumes repealing CoBIS would give only a $200,000 savings.

Page 31 in the PDF:

… Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS): The Executive proposes to repeal the requirement that the State maintain its own independent digital database of the marking of gun casings registered in New York. Rather, the Executive proposes to invest in local labs so they can participate in the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) …

Page 73:

… Repeal the requirement for a pistol and revolver ballistic identification database, known as CoBIS.  This part would repeal the requirement that the Division of State Police maintain the Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS), an automated electronic databank containing data and other ballistic information relevant to the identification of shell casings and to the pistols or revolvers from which such casings were discharged. This part would also repeal the requirement that manufacturers include a ballistic sample with any pistol or revolver shipped into the state of New York and that firearms dealers submit such sample to the State Police for inclusion in CoBIS …

Page 116:

… The Executive recommends Article VII legislation that would: … repeal the requirement that the state maintain its own independent pistol and revolver ballistic identification database, the Combined Ballistic Identification System …

Page 151:

… The Executive proposes repeal of the requirement that the state maintain its existing independent pistol and revolver ballistic identification database, the Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS). Instead, the Executive would invest $200,000 in savings associated with the repeal of CoBIS to support local and state law enforcement use of the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network …

Page 152:

… The Executive recommends Article VII legislation that would: … repeal the requirement that the state maintain its independent pistol and revolver ballistic identification database …

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3 thoughts on “Assembly budget analysis

  1. Markie Marxist sez: “At least the money would be shuffled from CoBIS to NIBIN. We certainly don’t want the money being used for law enforcement. Our Marxist/warrior/hero/criminals and their community supporters wouldn’t like that. They might be disinclined to vote for my Commiecrat compadres in the New York State Legislature.”

  2. It doesn’t say that repealing COBIS will only result in $200k savings – or at least, the quoted passage doesn’t. It says that $200k FROM the savings associated with repealing COBIS will be used for NIBIN. The quoted passages don’t say exactly how much will be saved.

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