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A07013 Summary:

BILL NOA07013A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05125-A
 
SPONSORRamos
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 399-qq, Gen Bus L
 
Prohibits the sale or promotional distribution of machetes to minors; machete means a large heavy knife with a broad blade, used primarily for cutting brush or vegetation.
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A07013 Actions:

BILL NOA07013A
 
03/29/2017referred to consumer affairs and protection
05/10/2017amend and recommit to consumer affairs and protection
05/10/2017print number 7013a
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A07013 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7013A
 
SPONSOR: Ramos
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the sale or promotional distribution of machetes to minors   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prohibit businesses from selling machetes to minors.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Of the general business law, no person, firm, or corporation shall sell or offer to sell or give away as either a retail or wholesale promotion a machete to any person under eighteen years of age. To define, the term "machete" means a large heavy knife with a broad blade, used primarily for cutting brush or vegetation. Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: In recent years, the number of violent assaults between and among gangs have increased in the State of New York. In many of these attacks, machetes have been the weapon of choice. By prohibiting sale to minors, this bill seeks to reduce accessibility of this dangerous weapon. Currently under New York State law, it is illegal for a minor to possess a machete with intent to use as a weapon; however, it is still legal for businesses to sell machetes to minors. This bill would expand the list of items prohibited to sell to minors to include machetes.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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