Keeping you updated on New York State legislation affecting sportsmen and sportswomen in Erie County and across the state.

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...

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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% progressionAction: 2024-06-03 - returned to senate Summary Requires firearms dealers to post and provide...

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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 StatusAction: 2024-05-06 - referred to environmental conservationSummary. Allows for the hunting of deer by individuals aged sixty and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Legislative Report – Feb. 22, 2024

Bills Introduced or Re-introduced since January 24, 2024On a Federal level I am sure many of you have heard or read about S.3589. This bill is now in committee in the Senate. If it comes out of committee and passes in the Senate, it then must pass through the House before it can be given the President for his signature or veto. Among other things, it would restrict firearms training taken out of state, eliminate any magazine holding more than 10 rounds, restrict the type of training and limit the size of groups with semi-automatic weapons to 2 or less in training scenarios. These restrictions do not apply to Law Enforcement or Military Personnel.The other notable Federal Bill is S3407 introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren. It would...

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