STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
January 24, 2019
Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to requiring all firearms
manufactured, crafted or built by private individuals to have an iden-
tifying serial number
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.50 to
2 read as follows:
3 § 265.50 Failure to identify a firearm.
4 (1) Firearms manufactured, crafted, assembled or built by private
5 individuals shall have an identifying serial number engraved, casted,
6 stamped (impressing), or otherwise conspicuously placed on the frame or
7 receiver of the firearm. The serial number must be placed in a manner
8 not susceptible of being readily obliterated, altered, or removed, and
9 must not duplicate any serial number placed by the individual on any
10 other firearm.
11 (2) The individual shall submit the firearm's serial number to the
12 department of criminal justice services with the firearm's size and a
13 photograph of the firearm.
14 Failure to identify a firearm is a class C felony.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.