Preemption Bill in Indiana Would Protect Knife Owners and Manufacturers
UPDATE (April 5, 2014) – This pro-knife bill failed to move during this legislative session. Please be prepared to support it next year and help get it done!
(January 14, 2014) – Indiana State Senators Johnny Nugent and Jim Tomes introduced SB 301 to enact knife preemption – the regulation of knives by political subdivisions. If passed this legislation will prohibit political subdivisions from:
(1) regulating the possession, carrying, transportation, sale, purchase, transfer, licensing, registration, or use of a knife or the components used to make a knife; and
(2) adopting an ordinance, a rule, or a policy concerning the manufacturing of knives that is more restrictive than an ordinance, a rule, or a policy concerning the manufacturing of any other commercial goods.
Void any provision of an ordinance, a rule, a policy, or any other regulation of a political subdivision:
(1) that pertains to or affects the regulation of knives; and
(2) that is enacted, adopted, or undertaken before, on, or after June 30, 2014.
The bill has been referred to the Committee on Public Policy. See About Knife Preemption for more information.
The Indiana legislative session for 2014 started November 19, 2013 and has a projected adjourn date of March 14, 2014.
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