senate Bill S1136

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes it unlawful for any person age 16 or older to knowingly possess a knife on grounds used for educational purposes

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S1136 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.06, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1441
2009-2010: S379

S1136 - Bill Texts

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Makes it unlawful for any person age 16 or older to knowingly possess a knife on grounds used for educational purposes.

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BILL NUMBER:S1136

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to unlawful possession of a knife
upon school grounds

PURPOSE:
This act would make it unlawful for any person age sixteen or older to
knowingly possess a knife in an educational institution.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:;
Section one amends Section 265.06 of the Penal law by adding knives
among dangerous weapons prohibited in or on the grounds of any
school, college or university, without written authorization of such
educational institutions, by those persons over the age of sixteen.

JUSTIFICATION:
Creating and maintaining a safe learning environment is essential.
While educational institutions remain among the safest places for
young people, instances of violence among high school students have
been on the rise. Current law makes it unlawful for any person age
sixteen or younger to possess any type of air gun or dangerous knife
in or upon a building or grounds used for educational purposes, of
any school, college or university, without the written authorization
of such educational institution. With regard to those persons age
sixteen or older, the law disallows only air guns on school grounds.
This legislation simply adds knives to the list of weapons already
prohibited on school grounds by those sixteen years of age or older.
Knives are among one of the most devastating and easily concealed
weapons available. Preventing school violence is necessary in
promoting a healthy learning environment. This provision will help
school officials and police officers to more effectively address
incidents involving weapons on the grounds of and within educational
institutions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011/2012 - S.1441 Referred to Senate Committee on Codes
2009/2010 - S.379 Remained in the Senate Committee on Codes
2007/2008 - S.713 Passed the Senate
2005/2006 - S.7372 Remained in the Senate Committee on Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
On the ninetieth day after it shall have become law.

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

                                  1136

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BRESLIN, ADAMS, KRUEGER, SAMPSON -- 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 unlawful possession of a
  knife upon school grounds

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

  Section 1. Section 265.06 of the penal law, as added by chapter 268 of
the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
S 265.06 Unlawful possession of a weapon upon school grounds.
  It  shall be unlawful for any person age sixteen or older to knowingly
possess any KNIFE, air-gun, spring-gun or other instrument or weapon  in
which  the propelling force is a spring, air, piston or CO2 cartridge in
or upon a building or grounds, used for  educational  purposes,  of  any
school, college or university, without the written authorization of such
educational institution.
  Unlawful possession of a weapon upon school grounds is a violation.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01766-01-3

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