Bill would make state law in West Virginia preempt local knife laws
Issue: Local knife laws
Summary: Adds knives to the existing firearms preemption Section 8-12-5a of the Code of West Virginia to prevent municipalities from regulating the purchase, transfer, ownership, carry, transport, sell or storage of knives.
Status: Introduced and to House Committee on Political Subdivisions on February 16.
Introduced by: Delegate Linda Lee Phillips (D-25) on February 16
Current Bill Text: 2016 WV HB 4541 would amend and reenact §8-12-5a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931
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The West Virginia Legislature convened on January 13, 2016 and is expected to adjourn March 12, 2016. The Governor’s projected deadline is March 30, 2016.
Effective date of legislation: 90 days after passage by the Legislature.