Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 06, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8516
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8516 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8516 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8516 SPONSOR: RAMOS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the division of criminal justice services to establish a policy prohibiting police agencies from using chemical weapons and kinetic energy munitions on civilian populations PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the division of criminal justice services to establish a policy prohibiting police agencies from using chemical weapons and kinetic energy munitions on civilian populations. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Section 837 of the Executive Law, establishing a writ- ten policy prohibiting police agencies from developing, producing, or otherwise acquiring or stockpiling, retaining, or transferring, directly
2019-S8516 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8516 I N S E N A T E June 6, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the division of criminal justice services to establish a policy prohibiting police agencies from using chemical weapons and kinetic energy munitions on civilian populations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 837 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 23 to read as follows: 23. ESTABLISH A WRITTEN POLICY PROHIBITING POLICE AGENCIES FROM USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS AND KINETIC ENERGY MUNITIONS ON CIVILIAN POPULATIONS. SUCH POLICY SHALL PROHIBIT POLICE AGENCIES FROM DEVELOPING, PRODUCING, OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRING OR STOCKPILING, RETAINING, OR TRANSFERRING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, CHEMICAL WEAPONS OR KINETIC ENERGY MUNITIONS. SUCH POLICY SHALL ALSO REQUIRE POLICE AGENCIES TO DESTROY ANY CHEMICAL WEAPONS POSSESSED BY SUCH AGENCY OR LOCATED IN A PLACE UNDER THE JURIS- DICTION OR CONTROL OF SUCH AGENCY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION: (A) "CHEMICAL WEAPONS" MEANS: (I) TOXIC CHEMICALS AND THEIR PRECURSORS, EXCEPT WHERE INTENDED FOR PURPOSES NOT PROHIBITED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION AND WHERE THE TYPES AND QUANTITIES OF SUCH CHEMICALS ARE CONSISTENT WITH SUCH PURPOSES; (II) MUNITIONS AND DEVICES SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO CAUSE DEATH OR OTHER HARM THROUGH TOXIC PROPERTIES OF TOXIC CHEMICALS AS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH WHICH WOULD BE RELEASED AS A RESULT OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF SUCH MUNITIONS AND DEVICES; OR (III) ANY EQUIPMENT SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR USE DIRECTLY IN CONNECTION WITH THE EMPLOYMENT OF MUNITIONS AND DEVICES AS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH. (B) "TOXIC CHEMICAL" MEANS ANY CHEMICAL WHICH THROUGH ITS CHEMICAL ACTION ON LIFE PROCESSES CAN CAUSE DEATH, TEMPORARY INCAPACITATION OR PERMANENT HARM TO HUMANS OR ANIMALS. TOXIC CHEMICALS INCLUDE ALL CHEMI- CALS DEFINED AS TOXIC CHEMICALS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, REGARD- LESS OF THE ORIGIN OR METHOD OF PRODUCTION OF THE CHEMICAL AND REGARD- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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