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Eligible professions for the purchase, sale, and use of body armor
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 6
§ 144-a. Eligible professions for the purchase, sale, and use of body
armor. The secretary of state in consultation with the division of
criminal justice services, the division of homeland security and
emergency services, the department of corrections and community
supervision, the division of the state police, and the office of general
services shall promulgate rules and regulations to establish criteria
for eligible professions requiring the use of body armor, as such term
is defined in subdivision two of section 270.20 of the penal law. Such
professions shall include those in which the duties may expose the
individual to serious physical injury that may be prevented or mitigated
by the wearing of body armor. Such rules and regulations shall also
include a process by which an individual or entity may request that the
profession in which they engage be added to the list of eligible
professions, a process by which the department shall approve such
professions, and a process by which individuals and entities may present
proof of engagement in eligible professions when purchasing body armor.