Prohibits a law enforcement agency from receiving or purchasing the following property from a military equipment surplus program operated by the federal government: (i) drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; (ii) aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; (iii) grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; (iv) silencers; (v) militarized armored vehicles; (vi) camouflage uniforms; (vii) bayonets; (viii) riot gear; (ix) firearms or ammunition; (x) explosives or pyrotechnics; or (xi) chemical incapacitants; defines terms; makes related provisions.
STATE OF NEW YORK
June 17, 2020
Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Kim) -- read
once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations --
committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to limitations on certain
excess property provided to local law enforcement
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 837 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
2 subdivision 23 to read as follows:
3 23. (a) Prohibit a law enforcement agency from receiving or purchasing
4 the following property from a military equipment surplus program oper-
5 ated by the federal government:
6 (i) drones that are armored, weaponized, or both;
7 (ii) aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded;
8 (iii) grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers;
9 (iv) silencers;
10 (v) militarized armored vehicles;
11 (vi) camouflage uniforms;
12 (vii) bayonets;
13 (viii) riot gear including batons, helmets, and shields;
14 (ix) firearms or ammunition;
15 (x) explosives or pyrotechnics; or
16 (xi) chemical incapacitants.
17 (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "law enforcement agency" means
18 any agency which is empowered by law to conduct an investigation or to
19 make an arrest for a felony, and any agency which is authorized by law
20 to prosecute or participate in the prosecution of a felony.
21 (c) If a law enforcement agency requests property from a military
22 equipment surplus program, the law enforcement agency shall publish a
23 notice of the request on its publicly accessible website within fourteen
24 days after such request.
25 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.