2 alpha-numeric and geometric code on an expended cartridge casing will
3 provide an initial lead for law enforcement by enabling law enforcement
4 to match the cartridge casing found at a crime to the original owner of
5 the firearm; that information from completed crime gun tracing is an
6 important element utilized by COMPSTAT and other crime analysis systems
7 to target illegal firearms trafficking; that microstamping technology
8 continues to produce identifiable markings onto expended cartridge
9 casings even after thousands of rounds of testing; that this additional
10 tool will help law enforcement investigate illegal gun trafficking,
11 close firearm-related criminal cases and protect the public; and that
12 legislative action is necessary to require all new semiautomatic pistols
13 sold after January 1, 2012 to be microstamp-ready.
14 S 3. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding two new
15 subdivisions 24 and 25 to read as follows:
16 24. "MICROSTAMP-READY," WHEN USED WITH REFERENCE TO A SEMIAUTOMATIC
17 PISTOL, MEANS THAT SUCH PISTOL IS MANUFACTURED TO PRODUCE A UNIQUE
18 ALPHA-NUMERIC OR GEOMETRIC CODE ON AT LEAST TWO LOCATIONS ON EACH
19 EXPENDED CARTRIDGE CASE THAT IDENTIFIES THE MAKE, MODEL, AND SERIAL
20 NUMBER OF THE PISTOL.
21 25. "MICROSTAMPING COMPONENT OR MECHANISM," WHEN USED WITH REFERENCE
22 TO A SEMIAUTOMATIC PISTOL, MEANS A COMPONENT OR MECHANISM OF SUCH PISTOL
23 DESIGNED AND INTENDED TO PRODUCE A UNIQUE ALPHA-NUMERIC OR GEOMETRIC
24 CODE ON AN EXPENDED CARTRIDGE THAT IDENTIFIES THE MAKE, MODEL, AND SERI-
25 AL NUMBER OF THE PISTOL.