Town of Highlands resolution opposing the SAFE Act



Council Member Gunza moved the following resolution which was seconded by Council Member Edsall.

Whereas, the Town of Highlands Town Council does reaffirm its oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York; and

Whereas, the NY SAFE Act, which was signed into law on January 15, 2013 did not proceed through the usual process and may have benefited by further thought; and

Whereas, the NY SAFE Act has sections that are being challenged and may need further improvement; and

Whereas, the NY SAFE Act has certain sections that are beneficial to the public

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Town of Highlands Town Board requests our New York State Legislators to review and work toward necessary corrections, clarifications and improvements to the NY SAFE Act and amend it as necessary; and

Be It Further Resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator William Larkin and Assemblyman James Skoufis.

The question of the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote which resulted as follows:

William Edsall, Council Member Aye

James Stradley, Council Member Absent

June Gunza, Council Member Aye

Holly Gokey, Council Member Aye

Mervin R. Livsey, Supervisor Aye

The foregoing constitutes a true and complete copy of a resolution duly made, seconded and adopted at a meeting of the Town Board, Town of Highlands, on March 11, 2013.

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