Knife Rights’ Ohio Knife Law Reform Bill Signed by Governor!

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  1. Critter

    Critter Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    [Post in General approved by Spark]

    Knife Rights’ Ohio Knife Law Reform Bill, SB 140, has been signed by Governor Mike DeWine. We sincerely thank Gov. DeWine for signing this important bill. Thanks, also, to all of you who used Knife Rights Legislative Action Center for the hundreds of emails and calls to the governor.

    NOTE: The new law does not take effect until April 10, 2021, 90 days after signing. Existing law is still in effect until then.

    NOTE: We have not yet passed Knife Rights signature knife law preemption in Ohio, so individual cities and towns may still have knife ordinances more restrictive than state law. Knife Rights’ LegalBlade™ Knife Law App will be updated when the new law goes into effect. LegalBlade™ App includes laws in a number of Ohio cities as well as provides links to find municipal codes of many Ohio cities and towns.

    SB 140 reforms Ohio knife law by making two separate substantive changes:

    1. The ban on manufacture and sale of “switchblade,” “spring blade” and “gravity” knives is repealed;

    2. It clears up the vague and confusing Ohio law regarding carry of ANY knife by defining a knife, razor or cutting instrument as a “deadly weapon” or “weapon” ONLY if it is used as a weapon. This would allow carrying any knife concealed under state law.

    Knife Rights was honored to work closely with a number of Ohio legislators over the past six years to get this bill introduced and passed.

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  2. onionfan


    Nov 29, 2008
    Thanks to all involved with helping make this happen.
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