senate Bill S617

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the manufacture, import or export for commercial sale, or possession of an undetectable knife is guilty of a class A misdemeanor

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 30, 2012 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jan 05, 2011 referred to codes

S617 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §265.41, amd §§265.01 & 265.20, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6938

S617 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the class A misdemeanor of criminal manufacture, import or export of undetectable knives for commercial sale; requires manufacturers of undetectable knives to include materials detectable by a metal detector; exempts such knives sold to certain entities; includes the possession of such a knife within the provisions of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

S617 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S617 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   617

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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 prohibiting  the  manufac-
  ture,  import  or  export  of undetectable knives for commercial sale,
  prohibiting the possession of such knives, requiring manufacturers  of
  undetectable  knives to include materials detectable by a metal detec-
  tor and exempting such knives sold to certain entities

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 265.45 to
read as follows:
S 265.45 CRIMINAL MANUFACTURE, IMPORT OR EXPORT OF  UNDETECTABLE  KNIVES
           FOR COMMERCIAL SALE.
  1.  A  PERSON  IS  GUILTY OF CRIMINAL MANUFACTURE, IMPORT OR EXPORT OF
UNDETECTABLE KNIVES FOR COMMERCIAL SALE WHEN,  HE  OR  SHE  COMMERCIALLY
MANUFACTURES  OR  CAUSES  TO  BE COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED, OR KNOWINGLY
IMPORTS INTO THE STATE FOR COMMERCIAL SALE, OR  KNOWINGLY  EXPORTS  FROM
THIS  STATE  FOR  COMMERCIAL, DEALER, WHOLESALER OR DISTRIBUTOR SALE, OR
KEEPS FOR COMMERCIAL SALE OR OFFERS OR EXPOSES FOR  COMMERCIAL,  DEALER,
WHOLESALER OR DISTRIBUTOR SALE, ANY UNDETECTABLE KNIFE.
  2.  AS  USED  IN THIS ARTICLE, "UNDETECTABLE KNIFE" MEANS ANY KNIFE OR
OTHER INSTRUMENT WITH OR WITHOUT A HAND GUARD THAT IS CAPABLE  OF  READY
USE  AS  A  STABBING WEAPON, THAT MAY INFLICT SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR
DEATH, AND THAT IS COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED TO BE USED AS A WEAPON  AND
IS  NOT  DETECTABLE BY A METAL DETECTOR OR MAGNETOMETER, EITHER HANDHELD
OR OTHERWISE, WHEN SET AT STANDARD CALIBRATION.
  3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ON  AND  AFTER  JANUARY
FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  TWELVE,  ALL  KNIVES OR OTHER INSTRUMENTS WITH OR
WITHOUT A HAND GUARD THAT ARE CAPABLE OF READY USE AS A STABBING WEAPON,
THAT MAY INFLICT SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH WHICH ARE COMMERCIALLY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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