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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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Update: Gravity Knife Bill Has Been Signed!

Update: Governor Cuomo Signed the Gravity Knife Bill into Law! Thank you Governor Cuomo, Senator Savino, and Assemblyman Quart for making this happen!




Original Post: May 24, 2019 – NYSACDL Urges Governor Cuomo to Sign Gravity Knife Bill

Recently, NYS Bill S4863 (Savino) / A5944 (Quart) unanimously passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature. This bill would entirely remove references to gravity knives in various provisions of the penal law relating to firearms and other dangerous weapons. Such a change would eliminate potential confusion and shield those individuals who did not intend to possess a dangerous weapon by purchasing or otherwise using the tools associated with their trade or hobby.


Following this passage, NYSACDL President Lori Cohen sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to sign this bill into law. You can read that letter here.


NYSACDL thanks Sen. Savino & Assem. Quart for continuing the push to make this important change a reality!