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Short Titles as Introduced

Knife Owners' Protection Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions, and to repeal Federal provisions related to switchblade knives which burden citizens.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/03/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
01/25/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/03/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/03/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2019Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (6)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 01/08/2019
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 01/08/2019

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/03/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations01/03/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce01/03/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce01/25/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)

Knife Owners' Protection Act of 2019

This bill permits an individual to transport a knife between two places (i.e., states) where knife possession, carry, or transport is legal. A knife must be securely stored during transport, unless it is an emergency knife designed to cut seat belts.

The bill prohibits the arrest or detention of an individual for a knife violation unless there is probable cause to believe the individual failed to securely store the knife during transport. An individual may assert compliance with this bill as a claim or defense in any civil or criminal proceeding.

This bill repeals provisions, commonly known as the Federal Switchblade Act, that prohibit the introduction of switchblade knives into interstate commerce. It also repeals the Ballistic Knife Prohibition Act of 1986, which prohibits the possession, manufacture, sale, or importation of a ballistic knife.

Finally, it eliminates two criminal provisions—one that restricts the mailability of switchblade knives, and one that restricts the mailability of ballistic knives.