Illinois bill would make auto-open knives legal to sell, make and own.
Issue: Selling, manufacturing, buying possessing and carrying of auto-open knives
Summary: Allows for the legal sell, manufacture, purchase, possession or carry of a knife which has a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, commonly referred to as a switchblade.
Status: Passed the Senate. Passed House Committee on Judiciary Criminal on May 10.
Introduced by: Senator Tim Bivins (R-45) on January 27.
Current Bill Text: 2016 IL SB 2294
STATUS: Passed Senate (56-0). Amended June 10 in House. Final passage deadline extended to June 30, 2016. Referred to RULES.
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The Illinois General Assembly convened on January 11, 2016 and is expected to adjourn January 1, 2017. The Governor’s projected deadline is April 10, 2017.
Effective date of legislation: Per legislation Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.