Kentucky knife law would enact preemption and remove undefined knife from deadly weapons list – FAILED ADJOURNED
Issue: Local knife laws and definitions
Summary: Adds knives to the existing firearms preemption statute to prevent city, county or local governments from regulating knives (statewide preemption). Removes the undefined “any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife” from the list of deadly weapons.
Status: To Senate Committee on State and Local Government on January 21. FAILED ADJOURNED
Introduced by: Senator Robin L. Webb (D-18)
Current Bill Text: 2016 KY SB 112
Read more About Statewide Knife Preemption.
Contact Your Kentucky Legislators and politely ask them to support this pro-knife bill. This is very similar legislation that Senator Webb has introduced every year since 2013. Let’s help get this bill passed in 2016!
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The Kentucky General Assembly convened on January 5, 2016 and is expected to adjourn April 12, 2016. The Governor’s projected deadline is April 23, 2016.
Effective date of legislation: 90 days after the General Assembly adjourns, unless it contains a later effective date or an emergency clause.