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A05667 Summary:

Amd §265.00, Pen L
Relates to the definition of a gravity knife; removes reference to the application of centrifugal force from the definition of a gravity knife.
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A05667 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 14, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. QUART -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as
          amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the definition of a gravi-
          ty knife

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 265.00 of the penal law is amended
     2  to read as follows:
     3    5. "Gravity knife" means any knife which has a blade which is released
     4  from the handle or sheath thereof solely by the force of gravity [or the
     5  application of centrifugal force] which, when  released,  is  locked  in
     6  place by means of a button, spring, lever or other device.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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