REPORT TITLE:
Dangerous; Deadly Weapons


DESCRIPTION:
Prohibits manufacture, sale, transfer, transport or possession of
butterfly knives.  (HB1496 CD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1        
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                S.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            C.D. 1

                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO DEADLY OR DANGEROUS WEAPONS.



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

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 134, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "134-      Butterfly knives; prohibitions; penalty.  (a)
 
 5 Whoever knowingly manufactures, sells, transfers, possesses, or
 
 6 transports in the State any butterfly knife, being a knife having
 
 7 a blade encased in a split handle that manually unfolds with hand
 
 8 or wrist action with the assistance of inertia, gravity or both,
 
 9 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
 
10      (b)  Whoever knowingly possesses or intentionally uses or
 
11 threatens to use a butterfly knife while engaged in the
 
12 commission of a crime shall be guilty of a class C felony."
 
13      SECTION 2.  Section 134-51, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
14 amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
 
15      "(a)  Any person, not authorized by law, who carries
 
16 concealed upon the person's self or within any vehicle used or
 
17 occupied by the person or who is found armed with any dirk,
 
18 dagger, [butterfly knife,] blackjack, slug shot, billy, metal
 
19 knuckles, pistol, or other deadly or dangerous weapon shall be
 

 
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 1 guilty of a misdemeanor and may be immediately arrested without
 
 2 warrant by any sheriff, police officer, or other officer or
 
 3 person.  Any weapon, above enumerated, upon conviction of the one
 
 4 carrying or possessing it under this section, shall be summarily
 
 5 destroyed by the chief of police or sheriff."
 
 6      SECTION 3.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that
 
 7 matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were
 
 8 begun before its effective date.
 
 9      SECTION 4.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
10 New statutory material is underscored.
 
11      SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.