Legislative Report – July 10, 2024

Here are updates since June 26 affecting Erie County Federation members (and many others) covering not only legislation on a New York State level but also SCOTUS decision affecting our 2A rights. 

A late update: H.R. 615 has passed in the US House or Representatives and is being sent to the US Senate. This proposed bill protects our continued ability to use lead sinkers and ammo on Federal Lands and Waters in our recreational pursuits.

 

NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATIVE UPDATES through July 10, 2024

New York Assembly Bill 7555

Status

Completed Legislative Action Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0) Status: Passed on June 28 2024 – 100% progression Action: 2024-06-28 – signed chap.123 Takes effect immediately

Summary

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.

Redefines definitions of Firearms, Ammunition, Parts and Accessories.

Title

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.

 

New York Senate Bill 8644

Status

Completed Legislative Action Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0) Status: Passed on June 28 2024 – 100% progression Action: 2024-06-28 – SIGNED CHAP.158 Portions take effect immediately, portions take effect August 1, 2025.

Summary

Requires that a person hold a license, tag or privilege in an electronic or other acceptable format pursuant to regulations for the hunting of deer and bears.

Allows use of mobile phone stored license. Requires cell phone immediate registration of kill upon harvesting beginning in 2025.

Title

Requires that a person hold a license, tag or privilege in an electronic or other acceptable format pursuant to regulations for the hunting of deer and bears. 

 

The following NYS Bills have passed both the Assembly and Senate and are awaiting submission to the Governor for her signature or veto:

New York Senate Bill 8479

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0) Status: Engrossed on June 4 2024 – 50% progression Summary

Requires payment card networks to use certain merchant category-codes for firearm and ammunition dealers.

Title

Requires payment card networks to use certain merchant category-codes for firearm and ammunition dealers.

 

New York Senate Bill 8382

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0) Status: Engrossed on June 5 2024 – 50% progression Summary

Authorizes hunting big game by rifle in the county of Niagara except within the city of Niagara Falls, the city of Lockport and the city of North Tonawanda.

Title

Authorizes hunting big game by rifle in the county of Niagara except within the city of Niagara Falls, the city of Lockport and the city of North Tonawanda.

 

New York Senate Bill 6649

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0) Status: Engrossed on June 7 2023 – 50% progression

Summary

Requires firearms dealers to post and provide written warnings to purchasers of dangers posed by access to weapons in the home.

Title

Requires firearms dealers to post and provide written warnings to purchasers of dangers posed by access to weapons in the home.

 

New York Senate Bill 9760

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0) Status: Engrossed on June 3 2024 – 50% progression

Summary

Directs that statewide resources and information relating to safe storage of firearms, child access prevention and firearm violence prevention and information on county and local specific laws and regulations related to child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms shall be provided to individuals at the time of issuance of a firearm license; directs the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services to develop and implement a public awareness campaign on the safe storage of firearms, rifles and shotguns and child access and prevention.

Title

Directs that statewide resources and information relating to safe storage of firearms, child access prevention and firearm violence prevention and information on county and local specific laws and regulations related to child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms shall be provided to individuals at the time of issuance of a firearm license; directs the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services to develop and implement a public awareness campaign on the safe storage of firearms, rifles and shotguns and child access and prevention.

Legislative Report – June 20, 2024

Information is gleaned from a number of sources including but not limited to Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Gun Owners of America (GOA), Ammoland, New York State Conservation Council (NYSCC), Legiscan.com, NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), 2 AM Patriot, Concerned Citizens for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), and individuals in the legal field.

 

NYS BILL ACTIONS SINCE MAY 23 THROUGH JUNE 19, 2024.

Bills that saw action but did not pass in both the Assembly and Senate are not listed for brevity.


New York
 Senate Bill 6649

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 7 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-03 – returned to senate

Summary

Requires firearms dealers to post and provide written warnings to purchasers of dangers posed by access to weapons in the home.

2024-06-03 – Assembly – Assembly Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 98 N: 47 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2023-06-07 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 40 N: 21 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]

SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
Same As/Similar To

A02882 (Same As) 2024-06-03 – substituted by s6649

 

New York Senate Bill 9760

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 3 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-04 – returned to senate
Summary

Directs that statewide resources and information relating to safe storage of firearms, child access prevention and firearm violence prevention and information on county and local specific laws and regulations related to child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms shall be provided to individuals at the time of issuance of a firearm license; directs the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services to develop and implement a public awareness campaign on the safe storage of firearms, rifles and shotguns and child access and prevention.

2024-06-04 – Assembly – Assembly Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 145 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2024-06-03 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 53 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]

2024-06-03 SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.

Same As/Similar To

A10356 (Same As) 2024-06-04 – substituted by s9760

 

New York Assembly Bill 7555

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 3 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-04 – RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
Summary

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.Top of Form

2024-06-04 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 43 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2024-06-03 – Assembly – Assembly Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 89 N: 56 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]

2024-06-03 SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.

Same As/Similar To

S07392 (Same As) 2024-06-04 – SUBSTITUTED BY A7555A

 

New York Assembly Bill 7717

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 3 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-04 – RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
Summary

Relates to who can be a petitioner (from a law enforcement agency) for an extreme risk protection order.
2024-06-04 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 57 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2024-06-03 – Assembly – Assembly Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 143 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]

2024-06-03 SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.

New York Assembly Bill 6821

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 3 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-06 – RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of environmental conservation to enter into contracts for the lease or use of state lands for the purpose of maple tree tapping and sap production for a term of up to, but not to exceed, ten years.

2024-06-06 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 61 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2024-06-03 – Assembly – Assembly Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 145 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]

2024-06-03 SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.
Same As/Similar To

S06320 (Same As) 2024-06-06 – SUBSTITUTED BY A6821

 

New York Senate Bill 7365

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 6 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-07 – returned to senate

Summary

Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken to prevent the installation and use of a pistol converter.

2024-06-06 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 48 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2024-06-07 – Assembly – Assembly passed vote

2024-06-07 SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.

Same As/Similar To

A10053 (Same As) 2024-06-06 – substituted by s7365b

 

New York Senate Bill 8382

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 5 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-07 – returned to senate
Summary

Authorizes hunting big game by rifle in the county of Niagara except within the city of Niagara Falls, the city of Lockport and the city of North Tonawanda.

2024-06-05 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 57 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]2024-06-07 – Assembly – Assembly passed vote

2024-06-07 SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.
Same As/Similar To

A09130 (Same As) 2024-06-07 – substituted by s8382b

 

New York Senate Bill 8644

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on May 29 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-07 – returned to senate

Summary

Requires that a person hold a license, tag or privilege in an electronic or other acceptable format pursuant to regulations for the hunting

2024-05-29 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 59 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]

2024-06-07 – Assembly- passed Assembly

2024-06-07 SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.

Same As/Similar To

A10565 (Same As) 2024-06-07 – substituted by s8644a

 

New York Senate Bill 8479

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 4 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-07 – returned to senate

Summary

Requires payment card networks to use certain merchant category-codes for firearm and ammunition dealers.

2024-06-04 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 45 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]

2024-06-07 – Assembly – passed Assembly

2024-06-07 SENDING TO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.
Same As/Similar To

A09862 (Same As) 2024-06-06 – substituted by s8479a

 

New York Senate Bill 4598

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-1)
Status: Engrossed on June 6 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-06-05 – returned to senate
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]

Summary

Provides funding for school anti-violence education programs through the omnibus school violence prevention grant program.

Top of Form

Roll Calls

2024-06-06 – Assembly – Assembly Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 146 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2024-06-04 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 61 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]

 

  1. B.:

All of the above bills in the New York State Legislature have passed both the Assembly and the Senate and may be signed into law by the Governor on or before December 31, 2024. If the bill is not signed into law or never passed both houses, it may be reintroduced when the new legislative session resumes in January 2025. If it did not pass, it may only be brought up for a vote, before this year end in an emergency session called by the Governor.

 

 FEDERAL BILLS

 

US Congress Senate Bill 3369/US Congress House Bill 8600/

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-1)
Status: Introduced on November 30 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2023-11-30 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Action: 2024-06-03 – Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Summary

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to restrict the possession of certain firearms, and for other purposes.

Bottom of Form

Title

GOSAFE Act Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion Act

 

US Congress House Bill 8719

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-0)
Status: Introduced on June 12 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-06-12 – Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee

Summary

To amend title 18, United States Code, to require a Federal firearms licensee to provide secure firearms storage information to a prospective firearm transferee, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a gun safe credit, and for other purposes.

 

US Congress House Bill 8768

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)
Status: Introduced on June 14 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-06-14 – Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee

Summary

To authorize the Attorney General to make grants available to support State, Tribal, and local firearm destruction activities, and for other purposes.

 

US Congress House Bill 8764

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-0)
Status: Introduced on June 14 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-06-14 – Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee

Summary

To require the Attorney General to make publicly available a list of federally licensed firearms dealers with a high number of short time-to-crime firearm traces, and to prohibit Federal departments and agencies from contracting with such dealers.

To require the Attorney General to make publicly available a list of federally licensed firearms dealers with a high number of short time-to-crime firearm traces, and to prohibit Federal departments and agencies from contracting with such dealers.

 

US Congress House Bill 8763

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on June 14 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-06-14 – Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee

Summary

To provide grants to States to encourage the implementation and maintenance of firearms licensing requirements, and for other purposes.

 

US Congress House Bill 8780

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on June 18 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-06-18 – Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Pending: House Education And The Workforce Committee

Summary

To direct the Attorney General to authorize the youth gun violence prevention program.

 

 

LAWSUITS/LEGAL ISSUES

Supreme Court Rulings:

Braces on pistols are currently legal in federal laws, but not necessarily in a state.

Bump Stocks are currently legal in federal laws, but not necessarily in a state.

Both can be made illegal if properly worded legislative laws are passed.

 

Supreme Court Hearing results:

 

Gazzola v. Hochul, Petition for Writ of Certiorari was denied. This implies it is sent back to the discovery stage in the 2nd Circuit. Nothing changes in CCIA.

        Antonyuk v. James is held over for another week.

        Chevron case: still awaiting ruling.

 

2nd Circuit Court:

There are no changes in any rulings for the 2nd Circuit Court on any of the lawsuits or requests for relief on any of the cases.

Legislative Report – May 23, 2024

Information is gleaned from a number of sources including but not limited to Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Gun Owners of America (GOA), Ammoland, New York State Conservation Council (NYSCC), Legiscan.com, NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), 2 AM Patriot, Concerned Citizens for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), and individuals in the legal field.

Here are bills in New York State and the US Congress since April 25, 2024 through last night, that have bearing on environmental concerns and 2A rights, that have seen movement in the legislative bodies.

 

New York Senate Bill 5802

Status
Action: 2024-05-06 – referred to environmental conservation
Summary.

Allows for the hunting of deer by individuals aged sixty and older with a crossbow in a special archery season.

Title
Allows for the hunting of deer by individuals aged sixty and older with a crossbow in a special archery season.

Same As/Similar To

A06815 (Same As) 2024-02-01 – print number 6815a

 

New York Assembly Bill 8213

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Introduced on October 27 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-10 – print number 8213b

Summary

Provides for the disposition of certain fees and penalties; directs such fees to a conservation enforcement account in the state conservation fund.

Same As/Similar To

S07086 (Same As) 2024-05-08 – referred to environmental conservation.

 

New York Senate Bill 7428

NY State Legislature page for S07428

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on May 24 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-10 – PRINT NUMBER 7428A
Summary

Increases the handling fee paid by a deposit initiator to a dealer or operator of a redemption center from three- and one-half cents to five cents per container; decreases the amount of quarterly payments a deposit initiator must pay the commissioner of taxation and finance from eighty to forty-seven percent of the balance of initiator’s refund value account; provides for registration as a redemption center.

Same As/Similar To

A03375 (Same As) 2024-03-25 – print number 3375a

 

New York Assembly Bill 10194

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Introduced on May 10 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-10 – referred to codes
Summary

Makes it illegal for certain persons to possess or sell a pistol converter or a converted pistol.

Same As/Similar To

S09225 (Same As) 2024-05-07 – REFERRED TO CODES

 

New York Assembly Bill 10178

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on May 10 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-10 – referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Summary

Repeals provisions relating to the RAPID Act.

 

New York Assembly Bill 8085

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 23-0)
Status: Introduced on September 29 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-14 – held for consideration in codes
Summary

Permits those licensed to carry or possess a pistol or revolver or to purchase or take possession of a semi-automatic rifle or licensed to hunt wildlife to purchase or take possession of ammunition without requiring contacting the statewide license and record database.

No sign on by David DiPietro despite being introduce in September 2023.
2024-05-14 – Assembly – Assembly Codes Committee: Held for Consideration (Y: 14 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]

Same As/Similar To

S07674 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – REFERRED TO CODES

 

New York Senate Bill 9389

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on May 14 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-14 – REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Summary

Allows access to juvenile delinquency records for the purposes of a firearm background check; authorizes the denial of a firearm license for an applicant who is under the age of thirty and who as a juvenile was adjudicated delinquent for an offense which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a felony or serious offense.

Same As/Similar To

A10331 (Same As) 2024-05-17 – referred to codes.

 

New York Assembly Bill 8185

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 25-1)
Status: Introduced on October 27 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-14 – held for consideration in codes
Summary

Repeals certain provisions establishing a fee for background checks on certain firearm and ammunition purchases; removes such fees as a source of funds for the background check fund.

Despite being introduced in October 2023, David DiPietro has yet to sign on as a sponsor.
Same As/Similar To

S07645 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – REFERRED TO FINANCE

 

New York Senate Bill 6649

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 7 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-05-14 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Summary

Requires firearms dealers to post and provide written warnings to purchasers of dangers posed by access to weapons in the home.

Same As/Similar To

A02882 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – ordered to third reading cal.82.

 

New York Senate Bill 2086

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 18 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-21 – 1ST REPORT CAL.1287
Summary

Relates to establishing a voluntary waiver of the right to purchase firearms, rifles or shotguns; requires the division of state police to maintain statewide records of individuals who have waived the right to purchase firearms, rifles, or shotguns and any revocations of such waivers.
Same As/Similar To

A00565 (Same As) 2024-01-31 – print number 565a

 

New York Senate Bill 8479

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Introduced on February 5 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-15 – PRINT NUMBER 8479A

Summary

Requires payment card networks to use certain merchant category-codes for firearm and ammunition dealers.
Same As/Similar To

A09862 (Same As) 2024-05-17 – print number 9862a

 

New York Assembly Bill 8333

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Introduced on December 13 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-16 – print number 8333a
Pending: Assembly Codes Committee
Hearing: May 22 @ 11:30 am in Room 630 LOB
Summary

Enacts the “safer weapons, safer homes act”; requires the division of criminal justice services to certify the technological viability of personalized handguns and to establish requirements related to the sale of personalized handguns; defines personalized handgun; requires the division to establish and maintain a roster of all personalized handguns approved for retail sale to the public; requires the division to report to the legislature on the technological viability of personalized handguns.

Same As/Similar To

S07802 (Same As) 2024-05-22 – REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

 

New York Senate Bill 7364

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Introduced on May 22 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-16 – PRINT NUMBER 7364A

Summary

Relates to the regulation of three-dimensional printed firearms; provides that a person who intentionally sells, distributes, or disposes of a three-dimensional printed firearm is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

Same As/Similar To

A07489 (Same As) 2024-05-17 – print number 7489a

 

New York Senate Bill 9137

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)
Status: Introduced on April 30 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-22 – 1ST REPORT CAL.1449
Hearing: May 22 @ 10:00 am in Room 123 CAP

Summary

Prohibits openly carrying a rifle or shotgun; establishes exemptions from such prohibition.

Same As/Similar To

A10052 (Same As) 2024-05-17 – print number 10052a

 

New York Assembly Bill 10307

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on May 17 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-17 – referred to codes

Summary

Expands the firearm license to have and carry concealed, without regard to employment or place of possession, to include open carry.

Same As/Similar To

S08609 (Same As) 2024-02-21 – REFERRED TO CODES

 

New York Assembly Bill 9130

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 8 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-14 – print number 9130a
Summary

Authorizes hunting big game by rifle in the county of Niagara except within the city of Niagara Falls, the city of Lockport and the city of North Tonawanda.

Same As/Similar To

S08382 (Same As) 2024-05-21 – 1ST REPORT CAL.1313

 

 New York Senate Bill 2102

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 6 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-05-22 – 1ST REPORT CAL.1444
Hearing: May 22 @ 10:00 am in Room 123 CAP
Summary

Requires police officers to take temporary custody of firearms for not less than one hundred twenty hours when responding to reports of family violence.

than one hundred twenty hours when responding to reports of family violence.

Same As/Similar To

A02413 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to codes.

 

New York Senate Bill 7365

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Introduced on May 22 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-22 – 1ST REPORT CAL.1448
Hearing: May 22 @ 10:00 am in Room 123 CAP

Summary

Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken with respect to the sale, manufacturing, importing, and marketing of pistol converters.

Same As/Similar To

A10053 (Same As) 2024-05-02 – referred to codes.

 

New York Senate Bill 7802

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 11 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-05-22 – REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Hearing: May 22 @ 10:00 am in Room 123 CAP

Summary

Enacts the “safer weapons, safer homes act”; requires the division of criminal justice services to certify the technological viability of personalized handguns and to establish requirements related to the sale of personalized handguns; defines personalized handgun; requires the division to establish and maintain a roster of all personalized handguns approved for retail sale to the public; requires the division to report to the legislature on the technological viability of personalized handguns.

Same As/Similar To

A08333 (Same As) 2024-05-16 – print number 8333a

 

US Congress House Bill 8169

Status
Action: 2024-04-30 – Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Summary

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit the use of lead ammunition on all lands and waters under the jurisdiction and control of the Forest Service, and for other purposes.

Title

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit the use of lead ammunition on all lands and waters under the jurisdiction and control of the Forest Service, and for other purposes.

 

US Congress House Bill 615

Action: 2024-05-01 – Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Hearing: Jun 1 @ 1:00 am in H-313, CAPITOL

Summary

To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from prohibiting the use of lead ammunition or tackle on certain Federal land or water under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.

Title

Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023

Same As/Similar To

SB1185 (Same As) 2023-04-18 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
HR1173 (Related) 2024-04-30 – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

 

US Congress House Bill 354

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 44-0)
Status: Engrossed on May 20 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-05-20 – Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

To amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act and provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

Same As/Similar To

SB1462 (Related) 2023-05-04 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

HR1227 (Related) 2024-05-15 – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

 

US Congress House Bill 615

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 51-0)
Status: Engrossed on May 1 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-05-01 – Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Pending: Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
Hearing: Jun 1 @ 1:00 am in H-313, CAPITOL

Title

Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023

Same As/Similar To

SB1185 (Same As) 2023-04-18 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
HR1173 (Related) 2024-04-30 – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

US Congress House Bill 3018

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 150-0)
Status: Introduced on April 28 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2023-04-28 – Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Summary

To authorize the issuance of extreme risk protection orders.

Title

Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2023

Same As/Similar To

HB768 (Related) 2023-02-02 – Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
SB247 (Related) 2023-02-02 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S235)

 

May 19, 2024 Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) update:

In a decision released today in Bianchi v. Brown 23-863, regarding the assault weapons ban and definitions in a case currently before the 4th Circuit Court on appeal, SCOTUS decided not to hear the case. It is felt that because the 4th Circuit has not ruled on the constitutionality of the case, SCOTUS will not hear it.

SCOTUS has not yet ruled on hearing a similar case from the state of Illinois in the 7th Circuit.

Antonyuk v James is scheduled to be heard in conference on June 6 or 13 or 20 with a decision due the following Monday.

A decision in the Chevron U.S.A, Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 467 U.S. 837 (1984) is expected this term. A favorable ruling would greatly diminish the ability of Federal Government Agencies (e.g. ATF, IRS, et. al.) and the President to issue “rulings” or executive orders and have them enforced as law, thereby circumventing the Congressional legislative process. Bump stock and suppressor rulings would be gone as an example.

 In Congress, there is a bill being proposed to repeal the Federal Tax on firearms and accessories that are regulated under the 1934 National Firearms act.

The DHS is monitoring the purchase of 3-D printers sold through Amazon, E-Bay, and others.

 Please be advised that Alliant Powder (maker of Bullseye, Unique and a number of other powders favored by reloaders) has announced that for now it will no longer ship powder to retailers. It is committing to those ammo suppliers with which it has contracts and its military commitments.

Legislative Update – May 8, 2024

Please be aware that a number of Pro 2-A organizations are now realizing that the New York Firearms Association is not quite what it appears to be and in fact may be a broad (encompassing 15 or more organizations in more than 12 states) misleading business composed of several brothers who are deceiving generous Pro 2-A supporters of their donations for their personal benefit. I first reported on this over 18 months ago and this has now been reported in a number of states. In New York State this has been an alert put out by Ammoland, Gun Owners of America (New York Chapter), and S.C.O.P.E. to name a few.

Information is gleaned from a number of sources including but not limited to Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Gun Owners of America (GOA), Ammoland, New York State Conservation Council (NYSCC), Legiscan.com, NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), 2 AM Patriot, and Concerned Citizens for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).

In mid-May, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hold a hearing combining 5 or more cases for certiorari (right to be heard). These cases from Illinois and Maryland, originally brought by SAF and individuals, concern the bans (and definitions of) assault weapons and magazine capacity.

In mid-May, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hold a hearing combining 5 or more cases for certiorari (right to be heard). These cases from Illinois and Maryland, originally brought by SAF and individuals, concern the bans (and definitions of) assault weapons and magazine capacity.

Actions on proposed bills (4/28/2024 through 5/8/2024)

New York Senate Bill 9137
Action: 2024-04-30 – REFERRED TO CODES
Summary.

Prohibits openly carrying a rifle or shotgun; establishes exemptions from such prohibition.

Same As/Similar To

A10052 (Same As) 2024-05-02 – referred to codes.

 

New York Senate Bill 5802

Status
Action: 2024-05-06 – referred to environmental conservation
Summary.

Allows for the hunting of deer by individuals aged sixty and older with a crossbow in a special archery season.

Same As/Similar To

A06815 (Same As) 2024-02-01 – print number 6815a

 

New York Senate Bill 7365

Status
Action: 2024-05-01 – PRINT NUMBER 7365A
Summary

Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken with respect to the sale, manufacturing, importing, and marketing of pistol converters.

Same As/Similar To

A10053 (Same As) 2024-05-02 – referred to codes.

 

New York Senate Bill 9225

Status

Action: 2024-05-07 – REFERRED TO CODES
Summary

Makes it illegal for certain persons to possess or sell a pistol converter or a converted pistol.

 

New York Senate Bill 6649

Status
Action: 2024-05-08 – 1ST REPORT CAL.1009
Hearing: May 8 @ 9:30 am in Room 124 CAP

Summary

Requires firearms dealers to post and provide written warnings to purchasers of dangers posed by access to weapons in the home.

Sponsors

Same As/Similar To

A02882 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – ordered to third reading

 

 

 US Congress House Bill 8169

Status
Action: 2024-04-30 – Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Summary

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit the use of lead ammunition on all lands and waters under the jurisdiction and control of the Forest Service, and for other purposes.

 

US Congress House Bill 615

Action: 2024-05-01 – Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Hearing: Jun 1 @ 1:00 am in H-313, CAPITOL

Summary

To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from prohibiting the use of lead ammunition or tackle on certain Federal land or water under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.

 

Title

Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023

Same As/Similar To

SB1185 (Same As) 2023-04-18 – Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
HR1173 (Related) 2024-04-30 – Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

 The statement below is self-explanatory.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
May 3, 2024

Attorney General’s Press Office/212-416-8060 nyag.pressoffice@ag.ny.gov

Statement from Attorney General James on Court Decision Upholding New York’s Law on Background Checks for Ammunition Sales   

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York denied a preliminary injunction against New York’s law requiring background checks with ammunition sales in New York State Firearms Association v. James:  

“Our gun safety laws are meant to protect New Yorkers and help the residents of this state live free from gun violence. Part of these commonsense laws is a strong background check provision for purchasing ammunition, and this court decision will help keep that effort in place. My office will continue to fiercely defend New York’s gun laws because we know that every New Yorker deserves to feel safe in their home and community.” 

 New York’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA), enacted in July 2022, requires individuals to pass a background check when purchasing ammunition. In September 2023, the New York State Firearms Association and four individuals sued to block the enforcement of New York’s law on background checks of ammunition sales. The court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, finding that they had not shown any likelihood of success on the merits and allowing the law to stay in effect pending the duration of the litigation.

Legislative Report – April 25, 2024

The following are bills in the NYS Legislature that have had movement since the morning of the last Erie County Federation meeting on March 28, 2024.

Despite several people alerting me to the Hochul attempt to insert in the newly adopted budget a provision allowing NYS to override any NYS municipality or agency to determine feasibility and/or desirability of creating wind turbine farms (on land or in a body of water) or solar farms,

I have found nothing, nor have I heard any NYS Legislator make note of same as of 4/24/2024.

On a Federal level, many anti-gun groups in New York State seem to be enamored with the recent bill closing “closing gun show” loopholes. This has no effect in NYS state as it has been law that all firearms transfers must have a background check performed on the person purchasing the firearm, including internet sales, gun show sales and private transfers.

Federal Bill S3589/HR6981: To prevent unauthorized paramilitary training and more. This would prevent private citizens from crossing state lines to engage in training with semi-automatic firearms and limit state training to less than 3 people per session.

 As to lawsuits, nothing has changed in NYS regarding the 2nd Circuit lawsuits. Several challenges and appeals have been registered with the Court seeking relief. Several Plaintiffs have sought Writs before the Supreme Court to reduce the backlog. Nothing has happened as of this time.

The Supreme Court will likely hear a case addressing the legitimacy of homemade firearms (commonly known as “ghost guns”) before the end of this term.

Actions on proposed bills (3/28/2024 through 4/24/2024)

 

NY State S00785

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 6 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-28 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Title

Relates to the regulation of live restraint cable devices to take wildlife; authorizes regulations by the department of environmental conservation.

2024-03-28

Senate

ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Same As/Similar To

A06891 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to environmental conservation.

 NY State S06320

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)
Status: Introduced on April 13 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-28 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Title

Authorizes the commissioner of environmental conservation to enter into contracts for the lease or use of state lands for the purpose of maple tree tapping and sap production for a term of up to, but not to exceed, ten years.

2024-03-28

Senate

ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Same As/Similar To

A06821 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to ways and means.

 

NY State S04818

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Engrossed on May 30 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-03-28 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Bottom of Form

Title

Establishes a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of any firearm; establishes violations of such provisions shall constitute a class A misdemeanor.

2024-03-28

Senate

ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Same As/Similar To

A05696 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to codes.

 

NY State S01892

Bottom of Form

Title

Relates to adding ammunition to the list of prohibited items to purchase or dispose of after certain convictions.

2024-03-28

Senate

ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Same As/Similar To

A00659 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to codes.

 

NY State S06980

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 8 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-04-02 – referred to education
Pending: Assembly Education CommitteeBottom of Form

Title

Requires the dissemination of written materials regarding child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms to students and/or persons in a parental relationship to such students at the beginning of each semester or quarter of the regular school year beginning on and after July 1, 2024.

2024-04-02

Assembly

referred to education

2024-04-02

Senate

DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY

 Same As/Similar To

A07517 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to education.

 

NY State A09698

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on April 3 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-04-03 – referred to environmental conservation
Pending: Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee

Bottom of Form

Title

Prohibits banning the burning of wood, coal, natural gas, propane, or other fuels for the purposes of cooking or otherwise preparing food.

2024-04-03

Assembly

referred to environmental conservation

Same As/Similar To

S08974 (Same As) 2024-04-04 – REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION.

 

NY State S08461

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 31 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-04-03 – PRINT NUMBER 8461B
Pending: Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

Bottom of Form

Title

Establishes the sporting range good neighbor act requiring skeet field tracts at shooting ranges to be certain dimensions; prohibits them from including wetlands or open water sources; directs the department of environmental conservation to promulgate rules and regulations regarding environmental stewardship and lead ammo material reclamation.

2024-04-03

Senate

PRINT NUMBER 8461B

 

NY State A01903

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Engrossed on April 3 2024 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-04-03 – REFERRED TO FINANCE
Pending: Senate Finance Committee

Bottom of Form

Title

Relates to the development of uniform standards for the coloring of wind turbine rotor blades, to avoid or minimize, to the maximum extent practicable, any bird collisions arising from the siting, design, construction, and operation of a major renewable energy facility utilizing wind turbines.

2024-04-03

Senate

REFERRED TO FINANCE

2024-04-03

Assembly

passed assembly

Same As/Similar To

S06257 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – REFERRED TO FINANCE.

 

NY State A09743

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 17-1)
Status: Introduced on April 3 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-04-03 – referred to environmental conservation
Pending: Assembly Environmental Conservation CommitteeBottom of Form

Title

Exempts the burning of wood for recreation, building heating and cooking from certain greenhouse gas emissions reduction requirements.

2024-04-03

Assembly

referred to environmental conservation

 

NY State S02284

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 1 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-04-04 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Bottom of Form

Title

Relates to manufacturers’ reporting on the sale or distribution of firearms to the department of criminal justice services.

 

2024-04-04

Senate

ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

 

NY State S03302

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 13 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-04-09 – referred to environmental conservation
Pending: Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee

Title

Enacts the “Big Five African Trophies Act” relating to banning the importation, transportation and possession of certain African wildlife species and products.

2024-04-09

Assembly

referred to environmental conservation

2024-04-09

Senate

DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY

2024-04-09

Senate

PASSED SENATE

Same As/Similar To

A00584 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to environmental conservation.

 

Legislative Report – Mar. 28, 2024

Brief overview of lawsuits: There have been a number of filings for Summary Judgements with the 2nd District Court, on cases going back as far as March, 2021. They cover cases as to the legality of “stun guns and tasers” usage by civilians in NYS, definition of “common use” firearms, sensitive areas, and the legality of the CCIA.

Bills:A number of other pro 2A groups have brought up bills reintroduced from last year as concerns. These bills have not left committees, e.g. A1486/S367…no back tag requirement for hunting, S4126/A7874…mental health check required for each firearm purchased, and others, which may not come out of session.

Federally, Louisiana and South Carolina are the newest Constitutional Carry States, bringing that number up to 29.

The newest Federal Funding bill, signed into law last week, included language protecting the 2a rights of Veterans and cut $122 million from the ATF budget.

 

The following are from Legiscan.com:

New York Assembly Bill 9288

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on February 23 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-02-23 – referred to insurance
Pending: Assembly Insurance Committee

Summary

Requires owners of firearms to obtain liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars.

Same As/Similar To

S06033 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – REFERRED TO INSURANCE

 

New York Senate Bill 138

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Engrossed on June 7 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-02-28 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Summary

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.

Top of Form

Bottom of Form

Roll Calls

2023-06-07 – Senate – Senate Floor Vote – Final Passage (Y: 41 N: 20 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]

Same As/Similar To

A06663 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to codes.

 

New York Senate Bill 3302

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 13 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-03-04 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Summary

Enacts the “Big Five African Trophies Act” relating to banning the importation, transportation and possession of certain African wildlife species and products.

Same As/Similar To

A00584 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to environmental conservation.

 

New York Senate Bill 7392

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on May 22 2023 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-04 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Summary

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.

Same As/Similar To

A07555 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to economic development.

 

New York Senate Bill 8737

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 5 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-05 – REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Pending: Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

Summary

Allows a person who is at least ten years of age to hunt small game, fowl, deer or bear during applicable seasons without obtaining a hunting license or hunter’s education course certification and to possess or control a firearm if the person is within arm’s reach of a qualified hunting mentor.

Same As/Similar To

A09424 (Same As) 2024-03-14 – referred to environmental conservation.

New York Senate Bill 8775

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 11 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-11 – REFERRED TO FINANCE
Pending: Senate Finance Committee

Summary

Establishes procedures to disassemble and dispose of guns, rifles and firearms purchased by local municipalities and law enforcement agencies through a gun buyback program, including the creation of a log and video recordings.

Same As/Similar To

A08460 (Same As) 2024-01-03 – referred to codes.

New York Senate Bill 8644

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 26 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-14 – ADVANCED TO THIRD READING

Summary

Requires that a person hold a license, tag or privilege in an electronic or other acceptable format pursuant to regulations for the hunting of deer and bears.

 

New York Assembly Bill 9517

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 20 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-20 – referred to codes
Pending: Assembly Codes Committee

Summary

Relates to the criminal possession of a ghost gun; makes such possession a class C felony unless you are a licensed gunsmith or dealer in firearms with intent to manufacture and/or distribute such firearms; requires educational materials shall be provided for no less than 2 years after the effective date of such provisions.

 

New York Senate Bill 8461

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 31 2024 – 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-25 – REFERENCE CHANGED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Pending: Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

Summary

Establishes the sporting range good neighbor act requiring skeet field tracts at shooting ranges to be certain dimensions; prohibits them from including wetlands or open water sources; directs the department of environmental conservation to promulgate rules and regulations regarding environmental stewardship and lead ammo material reclamationTop of Form

 

New York Senate Bill 4818

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Engrossed on May 30 2023 – 50% progression
Action: 2024-03-26 – 1ST REPORT CAL.733
Summary

Establishes a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of any firearm; establishes violations of such provisions shall constitute a class A misdemeanor.

 

The following are major active bills as determined by the New York State Conservation Council (NYSCC) since February 28, 2024:

BILL NO.          SPONSOR                  TEXT                             SAME AS

S138A             Ryan                  Certifying small arms               A6663

                                                Instructors (See above)

S3116A          Mannion              Free or reduced fee license      A5907

                                                To persons with disability.

S3302            Sepulveda           Big Five African Trophies ACT   A584

                                                (See above) 

S7927A          Hoylman              Wolf protection                        A8295

A9424            Smullen               Establishes a hunting               S8737

                                                Mentorship program

S8461A          Harckham            Establishes the sporting            NONE

                                                Range good neighbor act. (See above)

S8863            Borrello               Prohibits unmanned aerial         NONE

                                                vehicles being used to aid in hunting.

Finally, in my mind proof of NYS legislative absurdity and Democrats idiocy: NYS Assembly Bill 9274, sponsored by a downstate Democrat and introduced on Friday, February 23, 2024 which would prohibit the manufacture, sale, and use of wire grill brushes and referred to the Environmental Conservation Committee.