STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
February 16, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. MEEKS, CLARK, LUNSFORD, DE LA ROSA, FERNANDEZ,
EPSTEIN, ANDERSON, McDONALD, KELLES, TAYLOR, HEVESI, JACKSON, GALLAGH-
ER, SIMON, MAMDANI, MITAYNES, BARRON, BURDICK, GONZALEZ-ROJAS, HUNTER,
DICKENS -- 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 prohibiting the use of
chemical agents by police officers against minors
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 4 of section 840 of the execu-
2 tive law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 5 to read as follows:
3 (5) The model law enforcement use of force policy and every use of
4 force policy established pursuant to subparagraph three of this para-
5 graph shall prohibit the use of any chemical agent, including, but not
6 limited to, oleoresin capsicum, pepper spray and tear gas against any
7 minor under the age of eighteen in any circumstance.
8 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.