senate Bill S5125A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the sale or promotional distribution of machetes to minors

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2017 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.807
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 08, 2017 print number 5125a
May 08, 2017 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Mar 09, 2017 referred to consumer protection

S5125 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7013
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §399-qq, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S658, A4900
2021-2022: S6145, A4983

S5125 - Summary

Prohibits the sale or promotional distribution of machetes to minors; machete means a large heavy knife with a broad blade, used primarily for cutting brush or vegetation.

S5125 - Sponsor Memo

S5125 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5125

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale or promotional distribution of machetes to minors

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

  Section  1.  Section  399-qq  of the general business law, as added by
chapter 243 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  § 399-qq.  Sale  or  promotional  distribution  of  MACHETES,  utility
knives,  box cutters, or box cart cutters. 1. No person, firm, or corpo-
ration shall sell or offer to sell or give away as either  a  retail  or
wholesale  promotion  a  MACHETE, utility knife, box cutter, or box cart
cutter to any person under eighteen years of age.
  2. For purposes of  this  section,  the  term  "utility  knife",  "box
cutter", or "box cart cutter" means a knife consisting of a razor blade,
retractable  or non-retractable, attached to or contained within a plas-
tic or metal housing.  THE TERM "MACHETE" MEANS A LARGE HEAVY KNIFE WITH
A BROAD BLADE, USED PRIMARILY FOR CUTTING BRUSH OR VEGETATION.
  3. The provisions of this section shall  not  preclude  the  temporary
transfer  of a MACHETE, utility knife, box cutter, or box cart cutter to
a person under eighteen years of age by  such  person's  employer  where
such device is possessed only on the employer's premises and only during
the course and scope of such person's employment.
  4.  No  provision  of  this  section  shall  be deemed to restrict the
authority of any county, city, town or  village  to  enact  and  enforce
additional  local  laws,  ordinances  or  codes,  or  portions  thereof,
provided the provisions thereof are not inconsistent with the provisions
of this section.
  5. Any person, firm, or corporation who  violates  the  provisions  of
this  section  shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than five
hundred dollars.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S5125A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7013
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §399-qq, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S658, A4900
2021-2022: S6145, A4983

S5125A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the sale or promotional distribution of machetes to minors; machete means a large heavy knife with a broad blade, used primarily for cutting brush or vegetation.

S5125A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5125A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5125--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
  sale or promotional distribution of machetes to minors

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

  Section  1.  Section  399-qq  of the general business law, as added by
chapter 243 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  § 399-qq.  Sale  or  promotional  distribution  of  MACHETES,  utility
knives,  box cutters, or box cart cutters. 1. No person, firm, or corpo-
ration shall sell or offer to sell or give away as either  a  retail  or
wholesale  promotion  a  MACHETE, utility knife, box cutter, or box cart
cutter to any person under eighteen years of age.
  2. For purposes of  this  section,  the  term  "utility  knife",  "box
cutter", or "box cart cutter" means a knife consisting of a razor blade,
retractable  or non-retractable, attached to or contained within a plas-
tic or metal housing.   FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM
"MACHETE"  MEANS  A LARGE HEAVY KNIFE WITH A BROAD BLADE, USED PRIMARILY
FOR CUTTING BRUSH OR VEGETATION.
  3. The provisions of this section shall  not  preclude  the  temporary
transfer  of a MACHETE, utility knife, box cutter, or box cart cutter to
a person under eighteen years of age by  such  person's  employer  where
such device is possessed only on the employer's premises and only during
the course and scope of such person's employment.
  4.  No  provision  of  this  section  shall  be deemed to restrict the
authority of any county, city, town or  village  to  enact  and  enforce
additional  local  laws,  ordinances  or  codes,  or  portions  thereof,
provided the provisions thereof are not inconsistent with the provisions
of this section.

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

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