senate Bill S4863

Signed By Governor
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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Current Bill Status Via A5944 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2019 approval memo.2
signed chap.34
May 23, 2019 delivered to governor
May 13, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.588
substituted for s4863
May 13, 2019 substituted by a5944
May 08, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2019 1st report cal.588
Mar 28, 2019 referred to codes

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S4863 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5944
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§265.01, 10.00, 265.00, 265.10, 265.15 & 265.20, Pen L

S4863 (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.

S4863 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4863 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4863

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SAVINO, JACKSON -- 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 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:
  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,]

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

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