A-8569, 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, advanced to 3rd Reading. Companion S-8044 passed Senate.
S-2364A, Establishes an “operation SNUG” program within the Division of Criminal Justice Services which provides grant awards to reduce, prevent or respond to gun violence, has been Reported. Companion A-7302.
S-3340, 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 A-5873.
Rep. Mike Lawler introduced H.R. 7040, Extends the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 years.
According to CBS News:
“A federal law that makes it harder to sneak firearms past metal detectors is set to expire in just a few weeks. A local congressman is pushing for bipartisan support to keep the law on the books. Seventeen quarters, two dimes and a nickel is metal weighing 3.7 ounces, and that’s the minimum amount of metal federal law requires in all firearms so they cannot be sneaked past metal detectors, such as those used at music and sporting events. “Because it’s common sense. It’s about insuring the safety of the public and preventing criminals from using undetectable firearms,” said Rep. Mike Lawler, a Republican representing parts of the Hudson Valley …”
The law is largely unenforceable crap and, in light of the Bruen decision, might not stand up in court.
Senate Codes agenda for Monday January 22:
S-2364A, Establishes an “Operation SNUG” program within the Division of Criminal Justice Services which provides grant awards to reduce, prevent or respond to gun violence. Companion A-7302.
Assembly Codes agenda for Tuesday January 23:
A-8569, Defines the term mass shooting for purposes of emergency response measures and access to emergency funding. Companion S-8044.
Governor Hochul delivered her State of the State this morning.
Her Budget Briefing Book does not call for specific gun control proposals, but does list some spending:
“Actions to Reduce and Prevent Gun Violence. The Executive Budget continues the historic investment of $347 million in programs to prevent and reduce gun violence in our communities. Since this unprecedented funding level, shooting incidents have declined by 38 percent in New York City and 35 percent in Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) jurisdictions. This investment will continue to allow communities, law enforcement, and nonprofit groups to stem gun violence in New York State.”