senate Bill S3422

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of a switchblade knife and gravity knife

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to codes
Feb 06, 2019 referred to codes

S3422 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §265.00, Pen L

S3422 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of a switchblade knife and a gravity knife.

S3422 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3422 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3422

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

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  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.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09706-01-9

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