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We have a separate page for resolutions prohibiting New York State from using County Seals / Names / Logos in SAFE act related communications.

Governor Cuomo’s office responds to our 2014 FOIL request

On February 22nd, many of us sent a FOIL request to the office of Governor Cuomo to send us a list of Resolutions he has received on the SAFE act.  April 15th we got a response:

 

Dear Mr. Hempel:

This letter responds to your correspondence dated February 22, 2014 which, pursuant to FOIL, requested:

lists of the following categories:

1. all counties which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights

2. all cities which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights

3. all towns which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights

4. all villages which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights

5. all law enforcement groups which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights

6. all other governmental bodies which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights

7. all counties which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding use of their county seal, letterhead, or other identifying information

In each of these lists, provide the name of the entity and whether the resolution or statement was in favor of the SAFE act, in opposition, or neutral.

The Executive Chamber has conducted a diligent search for the records you request. Although we do not possess lists containing the information you seek, we located eight hundred seventy-one (871) pages of resolutions and official statements that respond to your request. You may access the records here: https://www.hightail.com/download/elNLRGwzQVNRR2RjR05Vag. Please note that this link will expire after thirty (30) days.

To the extent you are not satisfied with this response, pursuant to Public Officers Law § 89(4)(a), you have thirty (30) days to take a written appeal of this determination. You may make an appeal by writing: FOIL Appeals Officer, Executive Chamber, State of New York, Albany, New York, 12224.

Very truly yours,

Sherry Hwang
FOIL Counsel
Records Access Officer

Copy of response

Embedded scribd document coming soon. For now download here: https://www.hightail.com/download/elNLRGwzQVNRR2RjR05Vag.

Columbia County Supervisors: No seal for SAFE Act

The Board of Supervisors voted recently to deny the use of Columbia County’s seal in correspondence related to the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, to eliminate any alleged endorsement.

Members supported the resolution County Clerk Holly Tanner brought before the board’s County Government Committee on Feb. 25 by 2,768 to 458 votes, with 475 absent. Supervisor Bill Hughes, D-Hudson4, the board’s minority leader, requested roll-call votes on the SAFE Act resolution

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Iroquois Rod & Gun Club Resolution Condemning the NYS SAFE Act 0f 2013, and Supporting Citizens Inalienable Rights to Bear Arms

Iroquois Rod & Gun Club Resolution Condemning the NYS SAFE Act 0f 2013, and Supporting Citizens Inalienable Rights to Bear Arms. Passed unanimously by the Iroquois Board and General Membership March 18, 2014.

Iroquois Rod Gun Club Resolution Page 1
Iroquois Rod Gun Club Resolution Page 2

Fulton County denies the State the right to use their County Seal

The board also formally denied the state permission to use the Fulton County seal or the seal of its sheriff’s department, for “purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or any other purpose” associated with the new Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, or SAFE Act.

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Erie County Seal resolution

Erie County Seal Resolution

Passed March 13th.

RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE USE OF THE ONEIDA COUNTY SEAL, NAME, ADDRESS OR LETTERHEAD BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK ON DOCUMENTATION ASSOCIATED WITH PISTOL PERMIT RECERTIFICATION AND/OR THE NY SAFE ACT OF 2013

 

 

INTRODUCTORY F.N. 2014-077

 

NO. 63

 

ONEIDA COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS

 

RESOLUTION NO. 63

 

 

INTRODUCED BY: Messrs. Flisnik, Porter, Waterman, Joseph, Mandryck, Goodman, Koenig, Davis, Leach

 

2ND BY: Mr. Miller

 

 

RE: RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE USE OF THE ONEIDA COUNTY SEAL, NAME, ADDRESS OR LETTERHEAD BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK ON DOCUMENTATION ASSOCIATED WITH PISTOL PERMIT RECERTIFICATION AND/OR THE NY SAFE ACT OF 2013

 

 

WHEREAS the State of New York has passed a gun control law referred to as the New York SAFE Act signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on January 15, 2013, and:

 

 

WHEREAS, the State of New York has indicated it will assume the fiscal and programmatic responsibilities for any new activities stemming from this law, and

 

 

WHEREAS, the Legislature of the County of Oneida did, on February 13, 2013, oppose the SAFE Act and call for its immediate annulment, and

 

 

WHEREAS, agencies of the State of New York have expressed their intention to issue pistol permit recertification notices utilizing the seals of the respective counties of residence of pistol permit holders, and

 

 

WHEREAS,the Legislature of Oneida County opposes the expropriation of the Oneida County seal by the State of New York for use in matters related to the NY SAFE Act, and has denied the State of New York permission to utilize the same, now, therefore, be it

 

 

RESOLVED: That the Oneida County Board of Legislators objects to the expropriation of the Oneida County Seal by the State of New York and other external entities, and be it further

 

 

RESOLVED: That the Oneida County Board of Legislators does hereby deny the State of New York and other external entities permission to use the name, letterhead, address or seal of the County of Oneida for purposes of correspondence with or notices to legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or for any other purpose associated with implementation or exercise of the NY SAFE Act, and be it further

 

 

RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution should be transmitted to the office of the Governor of New York State, the Superintendent of the New York State Police, New York State Senator Joseph Griffo, New York State Assembly Representative Anthony Brindisi, New York State Senator David Valesky, New York State Assembly Representative Claudia R. Tenney, New York State Assembly Representative Ken Blankenbush, New York State Assembly Representative William Magee, New York State Assembly Representative Marc Butler, County Executive Anthony Picente, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, Oneida County Clerk Sandra DePerno, Oneida County Court  Judge Michael Dwyer and Pistol Permit Assistant Daniel P. Sullivan and all others deemed necessary and proper.

 

 

APPROVED: Public Safety (March 5, 2014)

 

Ways & Means Committee (March, 12, 2014 )

 

DATED: March 12, 2014

 

Adopted by the following vote as amended:

 

AYES 16 NAYS 4 (Tallarino, Hendricks, Furgol, Sacco) ABSENT 3 (Fort, Convertino, Speciale)

 

 

Putnam County Legislature Passes Resolution Opposing State Police Use of County Seal

With no opposition from either its own members or the audience, the Putnam County Legislature Tuesday night (March 4) unanimously passed a resolution opposing unauthorized use of the official county seal, such as its inclusion on New York State Police notices reminding handgun owners to re-certify their weapons. The legislature’s Rules Committee had previously endorsed the ban.

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Lewis County lashes out against state over SAFE Act

Lewis County legislators unanimously passed a resolution denying the state the use of the Lewis County name, seal, letterhead and address for the purposes of any correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or for any other purposes associated with the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.

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RESOLUTION OPPOSING USE OF MADISON COUNTY SEALS BY STATE OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 58-14

OPPOSING USE OF MADISON COUNTY SEALS BY STATE OF NEW YORK

WHEREAS, the State of New York has passed a gun control law referred to as the New York SAFE Act; and

WHEREAS, this Act clearly indicates that the enforcement of this law is the responsibility of New York State; and

WHEREAS, in recent discussions the State has indicated an interest in using the
Madison County Seal and the names of the offices of Madison County Sheriff and Madison County Clerk in pistol permit recertification notices, and

WHEREAS, the Madison County Sheriff and the Madison County Clerk have voiced their strong objection to this request and suggestion;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Madison County Board of Supervisors denies the State of New York permission to use the name, seal of the County, letter head or address for purposes of corresponding with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification for any other purpose associated with the SAFE Act; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be transmitted to the office of the Governor of New York State, the Superintendent of Police, NYS Senator David Valesky and NYS Assemblyman William Magee.

ADOPTED: AYES – 1500 NAYS – 0

In SAFE Act defiance, Dutchess County Legislature says state can’t use county seal for gun recertification (VIDEO)

Dutchess County is telling New York state it can’t use the county seal on letters being sent to county residents who hold pistol permits.

In a 22-3 vote, members of the Dutchess County Legislature on Monday adopted a resolution specifically denying the state permission to use the “name, seal of the county, and county letterhead,” on recertification letters or other purposes connected to the New York SAFE Act gun control legislation.

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