The Hamilton Police Services Board has approved the expanded use of tasers for front line officers.
But paying for it will still be up to city council.
The board will ask for about a million dollars next year for the first phase of expanding the use of tasers and then 600-thousand dollars a year to keep the program going.
Included are the costs for 150 tasers, an additional two instructors, and costs to cover police shifts during training.
It comes a month after the province announced it would permit an expanded use of the weapons to rank and file officers.
Meanwhile, the police services board received the city’s request to limit 2014 budget requests to a “zero per cent increase.”