The Pennsylvania legislature will end its session tomorrow and, in these waning hours, is considering legislation AKTI has championed that would remove the state’s prohibition on manufacturing, selling, and possessing automatic knives. In fact, the bill was scheduled for a final vote yesterday, and passage was expected, but a Senator attempted to add non-germane language to the bill, which caused the Senate to “pass over” the bill instead.
AKTI is working tirelessly to see this bill through, working with legislators on both sides of the aisle, the Governor’s office, and coalition partners to advocate for the bill’s passage before the end of the legislative session.
AKTI and its members spent considerable time securing & building legislative support, building a coalition of in-state companies and advocacy groups, and educating key stakeholders. Before yesterday’s actions, the bill had broad bipartisan support passing the House and Senate Judiciary Committees unanimously and the House of Representatives with just one no vote.
If you live in Pennsylvania, please contact your State Senator now to ask them to support and advocate for the passage of HB 1929 as drafted.