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Freedom of Commerce Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to repeal certain provisions of the Federal Switchblade Act to allow domestic manufacturers to ship and sell their products to buyers located in other States, to permit the importation of certain knife parts, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
05/22/2019Introduced in Senate

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05/22/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]* 05/22/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation05/22/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/22/2019)

Freedom of Commerce Act

This bill repeals provisions restricting the sale, transport, and distribution of switchblade knives. In addition, the bill prohibits all ballistic knives (i.e., knives with detachable blades that are propelled by spring-operated mechanisms) from being deposited in, carried by the mails, or delivered by any officer or employee of the U.S. Postal Service, except to certain military and governmental officials and manufacturers, under specified conditions.