RESO 2013-34: OPPOSITION TO ANY ATTEMPT BY THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE TO ENACT LEGISLATION WHICH BUNDLES ISSUES RELATING TO GUN CONTROL AND AMENDMENT OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW
Mr. Bullock moved for the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Conklin is aware that two bills have been introduced in the New York State Senate, Bill Numbers S.2131 and S.2132, which propose amendments to the New York State Freedom of Information Law exempting disclosure of gun permit holders in certain instances, and
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Conklin supports legislation that would exempt from disclosure records pertaining to gun permit holders except for law enforcement purposes, and
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Conklin is aware of efforts to enact stricter gun control legislation, but has not had an opportunity to review and consider this legislation, and
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Conklin believes that the issues surrounding disclosure of gun permit holders and those of enacting stricter gun control are separate issues which should not be bundled together in one law,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of the Town of Conklin in regular session duly convened as follows:
1. The Town Board of the Town of Conklin hereby approves of legislation which would exempt from disclosure those individuals who hold gun permits.
2. The Town Board of the Town of Conklin opposes any effort by the New York State Legislature to enact stricter gun control measures without an opportunity of the residents of the state to debate the merits of the legislation.
3. The Town Board of the Town of Conklin opposes any effort by the State of New York to bundle together stricter gun control legislation with legislation that would exempt the records pertaining to gun permit holders from disclosure under the New York State Freedom of Information Law as it is set out in the Public Officers Law.
4. Certified copies of this resolution be sent to Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand; Congressman Richard L Hanna; New York State Senator Thomas W. Libous; New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver; Assemblyman Clifford Crouch; Broome County Executive Debra Preston and the New York State Association of Towns.
Seconded by Mr. Francisco.
VOTE: Bullock – Yes, Minoia – Yes, Francisco – Yes, Finch – Yes. Motion passed unanimously.