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NY Senate passes a number of gun control bills

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The New York Senate passed a number of anti-gun violence legislation on Tuesday.

The following bills were passed in the Senate:

🏛 – indicates bill passed both the Senate and Assembly.

  • 🏛 Extreme Risk Protection Orders. Allows law enforcement officials, family and household members and certain school officials to seek a court order requiring a person likely to harm themselves or others to relinquish any firearms in their possession. [Read the bill]
  • Effective Background Check Act. Establishes an extension of time up to thirty calendar days for national in-state background checks. [Read the bill]
  • 🏛 Bump Stock Ban. Prohibits the possession of a device that accelerates the rate of fire of a firearm. [Read the bill]
  • 🏛 Preventing School Districts from Allowing Teachers to Be Armed. Prevents K-12 schools from authorizing anyone other than a security officer, school resource officer, or law enforcement officer to carry a firearm on school grounds. [Read the bill]
  • 🏛 Gun Buy Backs. Directs the State Police to devise regulations for gun buyback programs so that all buyback programs across the state are operated consistently with uniform best practices. [Read the bill]
  • 🏛 Out of State Mental Health Records. Would require out-of-state applicants for gun permits to allow New York permitting authorities to review out-of-state mental health records. [Read the bill]

Senate Democrats voted against a measure that would given schools the authority and resources to hire an armed school resource officer, improve security in and around the building, and increase the number of health professionals on staff to identify and address problems.

The extreme risk protection bill and expanded background check bill heads to the Assembly for a vote. All other bills have passed the Assembly.

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