senate Bill S3455

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the manufacture, transport, shipment or possession of an undetectable knife

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Feb 09, 2015 referred to codes

S3455 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4697
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.00, 265.01 & 265.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10036
2011-2012: A3622
2013-2014: S4784, A2092
2017-2018: S8475, A3729
2019-2020: S4202, A4816

S3455 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the manufacture, transport, shipment or possession of an undetectable knife.

S3455 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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