July 9, 2009, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 1447 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Cornyn to Amendment SA 1373.
July 9, 2009, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 1447 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Full Text of this Amendment
Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
On page 77, between lines 16 and 17, add the following:
SEC. 556. DEFINITION OF SWITCHBLADE KNIVES.
Section 4 of the Act entitled ``An Act to prohibit the introduction, or manufacture for introduction, into interstate commerce of switchblade knives, and for other purposes'' (commonly known as the Federal Switchblade Act) (15 U.S.C. 1244) is amended--
(1) by striking ``or'' at the end of paragraph (3);
(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting ``; or'' and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``(5) a knife that contains a spring, detent, or other mechanism designed to create a bias toward closure of the blade and that requires exertion applied to the blade by hand, wrist, or arm to overcome the bias toward closure to assist in opening the knife.''.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 8, 2009.)