PCFGA Legislative Report – 2015-02-06

2015-02-06 PCFGA Legislative

  • Recent News
    • Tom King, President of NYSRPA and NRA Director, has endorsed Joseph P. DeBergalis for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors. DeBergalis has been selected by the NRA Nominating Committee and is currently serving as Vice President of NYSRPA.
    • NYSRPA Legislative Report #3 is now online: http://nysrpa.org/files/nysrpa-lr.pdf
    • NYSRPA lost its case in the US District Court Southern District of New York, challenging NYC premises permit restrictions, such as the inability to transport a handgun to a second residence outside the city. They are reviewing the ruling and considering their options.
    • There is no decision yet from the 2nd Circuit Court in the NYSRPA case against the unSAFE Act.
    • NYSPRA LDF Raffle: http://nysrpa.kintera.org/springraffle
    • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under Federal investigation and has stepped down as speaker. He has been replaced by Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie. It is reported by Capital New York that Heastie has steered hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to his campaign contributors. Additionally, his donors include individuals with business before the committee he chairs and supporters of bills that he has introduced. His campaign expenditures include international plane tickets and over $60,000 in unitemized expenses. You can expect that little real change will occur in the Assembly under Heastie’s regime. http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/02/8561369/heastie-rewarded-contributors-racked-unusual-expenses
    • NYAGV has appointed Alexandra Dubroff as Regional Coordinator for the Hudson Valley. Dubroff spearheaded the “Moms Demand Action” attack against the Putnam County Legislature at the Historic Courthouse in April 2013. Many of you attended our counter-protest in solidarity with the Legislature’s stance against the unSAFE Act. https://www.longislandexchange.com/press-releases/new-yorkers-against-gun-violence-appoints-hudson-valley-coordinator/
  • Legislative News
    • S511-2015: Sue Serino (SD41) is a co-sponsor of Nozzolio’s full repeal bill (leaving Mark’s Law intact)
    • A2651-2015: Assemblyman Katz has introduced a “same as” companion bill to Senator Marchione’s S1476-2015 full repeal bill, as promised. Katz is also a co-sponsor of A3943-2015, the companion to Marchione’s other full repeal bill (S1193-2015).
    • Action Items
      • Contact your State Senator and ask them to co-sponsor S511, S1193, S1476 (thank Sue Serino for co-sponsoring S511).
      • Contact your Assembly representative and ask them to sponsor or co-sponsor an Assembly companion bill to S511.
      • Contact your Assembly representative and ask them co-sponsor A2651 and A3943 (Thank Steve Katz for already supporting both of these bills).
      • Sign the petition supporting this repeal bill: http://www.nysenate.gov/webform/sign-petition-support-senator-nozzolios-legislation-s511