assembly Bill A7457

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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May 10, 2021 referred to codes

A7457 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2763
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §837, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8516

A7457 (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.

A7457 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7457
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PERRY -- read once and referred 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.
   (B) "TOXIC CHEMICAL" MEANS ANY CHEMICAL  WHICH  THROUGH  ITS  CHEMICAL
 ACTION  ON  LIFE  PROCESSES CAN CAUSE DEATH, TEMPORARY INCAPACITATION OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.