For those hoping to see Democrat politicians — well, perhaps almost all politicians — withdraw from the power trip many were on in 2020 subside here in 2021, it may not happen.
At least if a bill filed in New York is any indicator.
Democrat Noah Nicholas Perry introduced the bill, which would allow the removal and detention of cases, contacts and carriers who are or may be a danger to public health.
It could be used in the event the governor declares a state of health emergency due to an epidemic of any communicable disease.
It literally says the governor may order the removal and/or detention of a person carrying a contagious disease.
The wording of the bill even includes the phrase “suspected case.”
The governor could issue 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 and complying with subdivision five of this section.”