assembly Bill A5944

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Removes references of gravity knives as a dangerous weapon from certain provisions of the penal law relating to firearms and other dangerous weapons

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 10, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 21, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.161
Mar 18, 2019 reported
Feb 20, 2019 referred to codes

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A5944 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4863
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.01, 10.00, 265.00, 265.10, 265.15 & 265.20, Pen L

A5944 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes references of gravity knives as a dangerous weapon from certain provisions of the penal law relating to firearms and other dangerous weapons.

A5944 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 3898                                                  A. 5944

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

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

                            February 20, 2019
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. JACKSON -- 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 gravity knives

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of  section  265.01  of  the  penal  law,  as
amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  (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.  Subdivision 12 of section 10.00 of the penal law, as amended by
chapter 257 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  12. "Deadly weapon" means any loaded weapon from which a shot, readily
capable of producing death or other  serious  physical  injury,  may  be
discharged,  or  a  switchblade  knife, [gravity knife,] pilum ballistic
knife, metal knuckle knife, dagger, billy, blackjack, plastic  knuckles,
or metal knuckles.
  §  3.  Subdivision 5-c of section 265.00 of the penal law, as added by
chapter 510 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  5-c. "Automatic knife" includes a stiletto, a  switchblade  knife,  [a
gravity  knife,]  a  cane  sword,  a  pilum ballistic knife, and a metal
knuckle knife.
  § 4. 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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08025-02-9

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