senate Bill S3686

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to possession of a gravity knife for purposes of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Feb 11, 2013 referred to codes

S3686 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง265.01, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6813, A9522

S3686 - Summary

Provides that possession of a gravity knife shall constitute criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree only if the defendant has intent to use the same unlawfully against another.

S3686 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 possession  of  a  gravity
  knife  for  purposes  of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth


  Section  1.   Section 265.01 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1
of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
S 265.01 Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.
  A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon  in  the  fourth
degree when:
  (1)  He  or she possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, electronic
stun gun, [gravity knife,] switchblade  knife,  pilum  ballistic  knife,
metal  knuckle  knife,  cane  sword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, plastic
knuckles, metal knuckles, chuka stick, sand bag,  sandclub,  wrist-brace
type slingshot or slungshot, shirken or "Kung Fu star"; or
  (2)  He  OR  SHE  possesses  any dagger, dangerous knife, dirk, razor,
stiletto, GRAVITY KNIFE, imitation pistol, or  any  other  dangerous  or
deadly  instrument  or  weapon  with  intent  to use the same unlawfully
against another; or
  [(3); or
  (4)] (3) He possesses a rifle, shotgun, antique firearm, black  powder
rifle, black powder shotgun, or any muzzle-loading firearm, and has been
convicted of a felony or serious offense; or
  [(5)]  (4)  He  possesses  any dangerous or deadly weapon and is not a
citizen of the United States; or
  [(6)] (5) He is a person  who  has  been  certified  not  suitable  to
possess a rifle or shotgun, as defined in subdivision sixteen of section
265.00,  and  refuses  to yield possession of such rifle or shotgun upon
the demand of a police officer. Whenever a person is certified not suit-

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


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