Senators Support Knife Preemption in Idaho
UPDATE (March 23, 2015) – BILL FAILED – By one vote the House Judiciary Committee killed SB 1092 to make Idaho state law supreme over local knife laws. Concerns were raised that the wording of the legislation would not allow school districts and jails to have knife policies.
UPDATE (March 17, 2015) – Yesterday the Idaho knife bill to enact preemption passed the Senate 25-10. SB 1092 now moves to the House Judiciary Committee.
If you live, work, travel or do business in Idaho, please contact your state Representative or the appropriate Representative and politely ask them to please support SB 1092. Contact your Idaho Representative here and follow the links to send them an email or call their direct number.
SB 1092 would repeal all existing local knife regulations and prohibit any future knife regulations, making state knife law supersede any city or county laws.
UPDATE (March 11, 2015) – Idaho Senate Bill 1092 introduced by the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee passed the Senate Committee on State Affairs with a recommendation to the to do pass the bill.
Contact your Idaho state Senators to ask their Yes vote on SB 1092 to repeal all existing local knife regulations and prohibit any future knife regulations, making state knife law supreme over the entire state.
- Prohibit any political subdivision from enacting certain rules, ordinances or taxes relating to knives
- Void any knife rules and ordinances from a political subdivision (city, municipality, county)
- Prohibit any city, county or other political subdivision from enacting any rule or ordinance relating to the manufacture of a knife that is more restrictive than any other commercial goods
Passing this pro-knife bill will mean that there will be no more restrictive knife law in Idaho than the state laws regarding knives. Current law requires anyone carrying concealed a knife with a blade longer than 4 inches to have a license to carry concealed weapons.
SB 1092 has been referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee. Contact committee members and ask for approval to move this bill for a vote by the Senate.
The Idaho legislature convened on January 12, 2015 and is scheduled to adjourn approximately March 20, 2015. That’s not much time! Encourage your legislators to support this pro-knife bill!
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