HB 790

85(R) - 2017

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


J.M. Lozano

Bill Caption

Relating to the definition of an illegal knife.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a dagger, stiletto, or poniard were among the definitions for an illegal knife. This bill would take away those provisions from the Penal code.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill affirms our principle of individual liberty because it takes away provisions of the law concerning illegal knifes that are vague at best. These banned tools could be used for normal, everyday use and should not be illegal. Therefore we support this bill.