senate Bill S4202

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2019 1st report cal.810
Mar 04, 2019 referred to codes

Votes

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May 20, 2019 - Codes committee Vote

S4202
9
4
committee
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Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Codes Committee Vote: May 20, 2019

S4202 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4816
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
2015-2016: S3455, A4697
2017-2018: S8475, A3729

S4202 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4202 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4202 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4202

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 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 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.
  §  2.  Subdivision 2 of section 265.01 of the penal law, as amended by
chapter 269 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
  (2) He or she possesses any dagger, dangerous  knife,  dirk,  machete,
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
  §  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.

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