Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to codes
|Feb 09, 2015||
referred to codes
Senate Bill S3455
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S3455 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S3455 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3455 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting the manufacture, transport or shipment of undetectable knives and prohibiting the possession of such knives PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit the manufacture, transportation, shipment and possession of undetectable knives as defined. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends § 265.00 of the penal law to add a new subdivision 5-d defining "undetectable knife." Section 2 amends § 265.01, subdivision (2) of the penal law to read that any person who possesses an undetectable knife with the intent to use unlawfully against another will be charged with a class A misdemeanor. Section 3 amends § 265.10 subdivisions (1) and (2) of the penal law, making the manufacture, transportation or shipment of an undetectable knife a class A misdemeanor. JUSTIFICATION:
2015-S3455 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3455 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 9, 2015 ___________ 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 prohibiting the manufac- ture, transport or shipment of undetectable knives and prohibiting the possession of such knives THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 265.00 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-d to read as follows: 5-D. "UNDETECTABLE KNIFE" MEANS ANY KNIFE OR OTHER INSTRUMENT, WHICH DOES NOT UTILIZE MATERIALS THAT ARE DETECTABLE BY A METAL DETECTOR OR MAGNETOMETER WHEN SET AT A STANDARD CALIBRATION, THAT IS CAPABLE OF READY USE AS A STABBING OR CUTTING WEAPON AND WAS COMMERCIALLY MANUFAC- TURED TO BE USED AS A WEAPON. S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 265.01 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: (2) He OR SHE possesses any dagger, dangerous knife, dirk, razor, stiletto, imitation pistol, UNDETECTABLE KNIFE or any other dangerous or deadly instrument or weapon with intent to use the same unlawfully against another; or S 3. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 265.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 257 of the laws of 2008, are amended to read as follows: 1. Any person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured any machine-gun, assault weapon, large capacity ammunition feeding device or disguised gun is guilty of a class D felony. Any person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured any switchblade knife, gravity knife, pilum ballistic knife, metal knuckle knife, UNDETECTABLE KNIFE, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, plastic knuckles, metal knuckles, Kung Fu star, chuka stick, sandbag, sandclub or slungshot is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06697-01-5
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