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2013 House Bill 4262: Revise ban on carrying dangerous weapons
  1. Introduced by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on February 14, 2013, to revise details of the law prohibiting carrying concealed edged weapons “with unlawful intent.” The new language would replace references to specific types of blades with language that prohibits carrying an “object designed, manufactured, or intended to be used to cause death or injury.” The bill also clarifies that the prohibition does not apply to weapons being transported to the field if they are securely encased and not readily accessible for immediate use.
    • Referred to the House Tourism Committee on February 14, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 7, 2013, with the recommendation that the following amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on March 13, 2013, to establish a new date on which the bill will go into effect if passed. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 13, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on April 9, 2013, to clarify some of the definitions in the bill. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 9, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on April 9, 2013, to establish a new date on which the bill will go into effect if passed. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 9, 2013.
  2. Passed 107 to 2 in the House on April 9, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on April 10, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 10, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 12, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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