NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
The New York State Assembly proposed a bill to detain “disease carriers” the Governor deems “dangerous to the public health.”
The bill was authored by N. Nick Perry, a Democrat member of the New York State Assembly.
Bill A416 relates to “the removal of cases, contacts and carriers of communicable diseases that are potentially dangerous to the public health.”
The Governor would have sweeping powers to indefinitely detain American citizens and put them in internment camps.
According to the proposed bill, the Governor will also be able to detain people who have come in contact with the “carrier.”
The only way an individual would be released from detainment is if the “department” determines the person is no longer contagious.
Read the text from the proposed bill:
Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2120-a to read as follows:
§ 2120-A. REMOVAL AND DETENTION OF CASES, CONTACTS AND CARRIERS WHO ARE OR MAY BE A DANGER TO PUBLIC HEALTH; OTHER ORDERS.
1. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE UTILIZED IN THE EVENT THAT THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF HEALTH EMERGENCY DUE TO AN EPIDEMIC OF ANY COMMUNICABLE DISEASE.
2. 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 CONTAGIOUS DISEASE THAT, IN THE OPINION OF THE GOVERNOR, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER,