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A07013 Summary:

BILL NOA07013
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05125
 
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 NOA07013
 
03/29/2017referred to consumer affairs and protection
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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: A7013
 
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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A07013 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7013
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 29, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. RAMOS -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Consumer Affairs and Protection
 
        AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to prohibiting the
          sale or promotional distribution of machetes to minors
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  399-qq  of the general business law, as added by
     2  chapter 243 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 399-qq.  Sale  or  promotional  distribution  of  machetes,  utility
     4  knives,  box cutters, or box cart cutters. 1. No person, firm, or corpo-
     5  ration shall sell or offer to sell or give away as either  a  retail  or
     6  wholesale  promotion  a  machete, utility knife, box cutter, or box cart
     7  cutter to any person under eighteen years of age.
     8    2. For purposes of  this  section,  the  term  "utility  knife",  "box
     9  cutter", or "box cart cutter" means a knife consisting of a razor blade,
    10  retractable  or non-retractable, attached to or contained within a plas-
    11  tic or metal housing.  The term "machete" means a large heavy knife with
    12  a broad blade, used primarily for cutting brush or vegetation.
    13    3. The provisions of this section shall  not  preclude  the  temporary
    14  transfer  of a machete, utility knife, box cutter, or box cart cutter to
    15  a person under eighteen years of age by  such  person's  employer  where
    16  such device is possessed only on the employer's premises and only during
    17  the course and scope of such person's employment.
    18    4.  No  provision  of  this  section  shall  be deemed to restrict the
    19  authority of any county, city, town or  village  to  enact  and  enforce
    20  additional  local  laws,  ordinances  or  codes,  or  portions  thereof,
    21  provided the provisions thereof are not inconsistent with the provisions
    22  of this section.
    23    5. Any person, firm, or corporation who  violates  the  provisions  of
    24  this  section  shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than five
    25  hundred dollars.
    26    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10261-01-7
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