senate Bill S6483A

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the definitions of a switchblade knife and a gravity knife

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9042 - Vetoed by Governor


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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 31, 2016 tabled
vetoed memo.299
Dec 20, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.386
substituted for s6483a
Jun 15, 2016 substituted by a9042a
Mar 17, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 16, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 15, 2016 1st report cal.386
Mar 03, 2016 print number 6483a
Mar 03, 2016 amend and recommit to codes
Jan 19, 2016 referred to codes

S6483 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9042
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, Pen L

S6483 - Summary

Relates to the definitions of a switchblade knife and a gravity knife; excludes knives which have a spring, detent, or other mechanism designed to create a bias toward closure and that requires exertion applied to the blade by hand, wrist, or arm to overcome the bias toward closure and open the knife.

S6483 - Sponsor Memo

S6483 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6483                                                  A. 9042

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 19, 2016
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. QUART -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in  relation  to  the  definitions  of  a
  switchblade knife and a gravity knife

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 4 and 5 of section 265.00 of the penal law are
amended to read as follows:
  4. "Switchblade knife" means any knife which has a blade  which  opens
automatically  by  hand  pressure  applied  to a button, spring or other
device in the handle of the knife.  "SWITCHBLADE KNIFE" DOES NOT INCLUDE
A KNIFE THAT HAS A SPRING, DETENT, OR OTHER MECHANISM DESIGNED TO CREATE
A BIAS TOWARD CLOSURE AND THAT REQUIRES EXERTION APPLIED TO THE BLADE BY
HAND, WRIST, OR ARM TO OVERCOME THE BIAS TOWARD  CLOSURE  AND  OPEN  THE
KNIFE.
  5. "Gravity knife" means any knife which has a blade which is released
from  the handle or sheath thereof by the force of gravity or the appli-
cation of centrifugal force which, when released, is locked in place  by
means  of a button, spring, lever or other device.  "GRAVITY KNIFE" DOES
NOT INCLUDE A KNIFE THAT  HAS  A  SPRING,  DETENT,  OR  OTHER  MECHANISM
DESIGNED  TO  CREATE  A  BIAS  TOWARD CLOSURE AND THAT REQUIRES EXERTION
APPLIED TO THE BLADE BY HAND, WRIST, OR ARM TO OVERCOME THE BIAS  TOWARD
CLOSURE AND OPEN THE KNIFE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11809-02-5

Co-Sponsors

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S6483A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9042
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, Pen L

S6483A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definitions of a switchblade knife and a gravity knife; excludes knives which have a spring, detent, or other mechanism designed to create a bias toward closure and that requires exertion applied to the blade by hand, wrist, or arm to overcome the bias toward closure and open the knife.

S6483A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6483A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 6483--A                                            A. 9042--A

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 19, 2016
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  QUART,  COLTON,  GOTTFRIED,
  O'DONNELL,  MILLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Codes -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in  relation  to  the  definitions  of  a
  switchblade knife and a gravity knife

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 4 and 5 of section 265.00 of the penal law are
amended to read as follows:
  4. "Switchblade knife" means any knife which has a blade  which  opens
automatically  by  hand  pressure  applied  to a button, spring or other
device in the handle of the knife.  "SWITCHBLADE KNIFE" DOES NOT INCLUDE
A KNIFE THAT HAS A SPRING, DETENT, OR OTHER MECHANISM DESIGNED TO CREATE
A BIAS TOWARD CLOSURE AND THAT REQUIRES EXERTION APPLIED TO THE BLADE BY
HAND, WRIST, OR ARM TO OVERCOME THE BIAS TOWARD  CLOSURE  AND  OPEN  THE
KNIFE.
  5. "Gravity knife" means any knife which has a blade which is released
from  the handle or sheath thereof by the force of gravity or the appli-
cation of centrifugal force which, when released, is locked in place  by
means  of a button, spring, lever or other device.  "GRAVITY KNIFE" DOES
NOT INCLUDE A KNIFE THAT HAS  A  SPRING,  DETENT,  OR  OTHER  MECHANISM,
INCLUDING  BUT NOT LIMITED TO RESISTANCE TO OPENING DESIGNED TO CREATE A
BIAS TOWARD CLOSURE AND THAT REQUIRES EXERTION APPLIED TO THE  BLADE  BY
HAND,  WRIST,  OR  ARM  TO OVERCOME THE BIAS TOWARD CLOSURE AND OPEN THE
KNIFE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11809-03-6

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