In the next legislative session beginning January 5th, 2022, the New York State Senate and Assembly could vote on a bill that would grant permissions to remove and detain cases, contacts, carriers, or anyone suspected of presenting a “significant threat to public health” and remove them from public life on an indefinite basis.
The bill, titled A416,(originally introduced in 2016 Pre-pandemic) was introduced by democratic assemblyman Nick Perry,The bill was written in 2015 after a woman refused to quarantine after working closely with patients who had Ebola.
The bill states that the governor or health commissioner, “upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a case, contact or carrier…may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or of a group of such persons by issuing a single order.” The bill gives the Governor of New York, his or her delegates – including but not limited to the commissioner and heads of local health departments – the right to remove and detain any individuals or groups of people through issuing a single order. The orders only have to include the individual’s name(s) or “reasonably specific descriptions of the individuals or groups.” (Anti-Vaxx “extremists???)
A416 goes on to read:
Upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a case, contact or carrier, or suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that, in the opinion of the governor, after consultation with the commissioner, may pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health resulting in severe morbidity or high mortality, the governor or his or her delegee, including, but not limited to the commissioner or the heads of local health departments, may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or of a group of such persons by issuing a single order, identifying such persons either by name or by a reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained. Such person or group of persons shall be detained in a medical facility or other appropriate facility or premises designated by the governor or his or her delegee.
The designated departments can decide to hold a person or group of people in a medical facility or any other they deem appropriate. The language is purposefully vague.
Though the bill attempts to state that no one shall be held for more than 60 days, the language allows for court orders to waive this maximum detention time. After 60 days, the court is allowed an additional 90 days to consider the detention of an individual, a cycle that can last indefinitely per the opinion of the department. (Now I wonder where,they learned that trick from? Guantanamo..?? Anybody remember that?)
The bill has seen several iterations in coming to the state assembly since 2016. It has been introduced in the 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020 legislative sessions, and the current session.
As per a similar article from earlier in 2021.
When confronted with the Truth..What’s the simplest Defense??…Claim ignorance
Now that the Sexual Molester in chief is out of office it doesn’t help that his replacement is a Rabid Covid Cult advocate. Who most likely would wield such “little a Authoratarian” power with gleeful abandon in “keeping the public safe”. Medical Martial law at it’s finest.