HOUSE BILL NO. 242
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 2, OF TITLE 11, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO A DEFINITION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ORDINARY POCKETKNIFE.
WHEREAS, the law of Delaware presently makes it a crime to carry a concealed deadly weapon; and
WHEREAS, a deadly weapon is defined as "a knife of any sort (other than an ordinary pocketknife carried in a closed position)"; and
WHEREAS, there is no definition of what is an ordinary pocketknife;
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend §222(5), Chapter 2, Title II of the Delaware Code by adding the following:
"For the purpose of this definition, an ordinary pocketknife shall be a folding knife having a blade not more than three (3) inches in length."
Approved July 7, 1981.