HOUSE BILL NO. 4066

January 28, 2021, Introduced by Reps. Fink, Reilly, Steven Johnson, Carra, Bellino, Paquette, Damoose, LaFave, Markkanen, Maddock, Meerman, Eisen, LaGrand, Roth and Outman and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Municipal Finance.

A bill to prohibit political subdivisions in this state from imposing certain restrictions on the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, gift, devise, licensing, registration, manufacturing, or use of knives or components of knives.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Michigan knife rights act".

Sec. 2. As used in this act:

(a) "Knife" means a cutting instrument and includes a sharpened or pointed blade.

(b) "Political subdivision" means any county, city, village, township, municipal corporation, or special district, or any board, commission, or agency of a county, city, village, township, municipal corporation, or special district.

Sec. 3. (1) A political subdivision in this state shall not enact any ordinance, rule, or tax relating to the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, gift, devise, licensing, registration, or use of a knife or knife making components that is more restrictive than state law.

(2) A political subdivision in this state shall not enact any rule or ordinance relating to the manufacture of a knife that is more restrictive than any rule or ordinance relating to the manufacture of any other commercial goods.

(3) Any rule or ordinance adopted by a political subdivision in this state that conflicts with this section, enacted before or after the effective date of this act, is void.