SECTION 1. Section 53A½ of Chapter 44 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no police or fire department in any city or town may apply to the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense or the Department of Justice or any other body or agency to procure or accept as gifts any aircraft, including unmanned aerial vehicles, armored vehicles, bayonets, bombs, directed-energy weapons, grenade launchers, international mobile subscriber identity catchers, launch vehicles, mines, missiles, radioactive or nuclear weapons, rockets, silencers, torpedoes, toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and associated equipment, or ultrasonic devices used for crowd dispersal without the prior authorization of the mayor and city council, in a city, or the board of selectmen, town meeting or other governing body, in a town.
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