New York Bill Allows for State to Detain You If You Are 'Carrier' of Virus or Contact With Carrier

Kevin P. Coughlin/ Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP

We mentioned this bill in an earlier story today, but it really deserves its own focus and attention.

It’s quite surprising that it hasn’t gotten more attention considering what it’s actually advocating.


The bill A416, obviously meant to deal with the Wuhan virus, allows for the detention of any carrier of a disease (or contacts that person has had) to be detained in a medical facility or “other appropriate facility or premises designated by the governor.” The governor or his designee can simply have anyone locked up under this if he puts out the order. Talk about troubling and dangerous. Read this.

The language is so ambiguous it can give license to lock up anyone, even those without illness, if they just had “contact” with someone who might have been ill and “cases” could mean anything including asymptomatic people.

This isn’t even close to being constitutional and violates almost everything you can imagine.

The governor can determine, on his own opinion, if you get locked up. And the governor in New York right now is someone who has already proved we should be quite concerned about.


Commissioner? What happened to a judge? And charges?

Now remember this is just from a virus for which we now have multiple vaccines as well as multiple treatments and is over 99% survivable.

This is what happened in Canada but it could quickly be coming to us, if we let things like the New York bill get through into law.

Oh, and in case you think they’re just talking about the virus or even just medical illnesses, maybe not just viruses.


It’s why people are sensitive to mask rules, give government an inch and they take far more than a mile. They will take whatever they think they can get away with. That’s how you get to the point of a bill like this.

Hopefully, the folks in New York have the sense to stand against this. But there’s a lot of liberal pathology going on in New York, so I wouldn’t bet on it.

HT: Twitchy



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