PRINTER'S NO. 546
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
515
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY BAKER, BREWSTER, HAYWOOD, COSTA AND YUDICHAK,
APRIL 4, 2019
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, APRIL 4, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, further providing
for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court
facility.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The definition of "dangerous weapon" in section
913(f) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is
amended to read:
ยง 913. Possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court
facility.
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(f) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
subsection:
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"Dangerous weapon." A bomb, any explosive or incendiary
device or material when possessed with intent to use or to
provide such material to commit any offense, graded as a
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misdemeanor of the third degree or higher, grenade, blackjack,
sandbag, metal knuckles, dagger, [knife (the blade of which is
exposed in an automatic way by switch, push-button, spring
mechanism or otherwise) or other implement for the infliction of
serious bodily injury which serves no common lawful purpose.]
knife, cutting instrument, cutting tool, nunchaku and any other
tool, instrument or implement capable of inflicting serious
bodily injury.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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