senate Bill S2763

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of chemical weapons and kinetic energy munitions on civilian populations

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Jan 25, 2021 referred to codes

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S2763 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7457
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §837, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8516

S2763 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the division of criminal justice services to establish a policy prohibiting police agencies from using chemical weapons and kinetic energy munitions on civilian populations and from acquiring and stockpiling such weapons or munitions.

S2763 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2763 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2763
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RAMOS,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON, LIU, MYRIE, SEPULVEDA,
   STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when  printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Codes
 
 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06627-01-1

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