Report Title:

Dangerous Weapons; Pocket Knives; Sale

 

Description:

Prohibits sale of pocket knives. Defines pocket knife.

 


THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

126

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 134, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part III to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"134‑   Pocket knives; sale prohibited; penalty. Any person who knowingly manufactures, sells, transfers, possesses, or transports a pocket knife in the State shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

As used in this section:

"Pocket knife" means a knife with a blade that folds into the handle and which is suitable for carrying in the pocket."

SECTION 2. Upon the effective date of this Act, no person shall import or manufacture pocket knives into the State for the purpose of selling or distributing pocket knives.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2010.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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