“We are excited that we have been able to get SB 5782 this far in the legislative process, and are working to get it passed in the House and signed by Governor Jay Inslee before the session ends in April,” said Jan Billeb, AKTI Executive Director.
“Traveling across this country can be stressful and time-consuming enough,” Wyden said.“Folks shouldn’t have to go through the ringer just to transport legal and securely stowed knives to their destination.”
Testimony was heard from Spencer Fraser of SOG Knives & Tools (AKTI Board of Regent member), knife retailer Jeff Swanson, and Mike Vellekamp, owner of V Knives, who has been the driving force behind this knife bill.
Allowing people in Washington to use the knives that can be manufactured there will create new jobs, invigorate knife manufacturers located in the Washington, and revitalize the state with new revenue.
“I’m proud to work with the American Knife and Tool Institute to ensure that Vermont’s laws allow law-abiding knife owners to carry and use theirs knives and tools the way they need to,” said Representative Brennan.