Town of Know resolution opposing the SAFE Act passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION #44 – TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF KNOX URGES THE LEGISLATURE TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE SAFE ACT TO ALLOW FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND CONSIDERATION
On motion of Councilwoman Pokorny, seconded by Councilman Decker, the following resolution was ADOPTED
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WHEREAS, on January 15, 2013, the Governor of the State of New York signed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (Safe Act) into law, just one day after it was first introduced in the Legislature; and
WHEREAS, The Town Board of the Town of Knox seeks and considers public input as a standard process essential to the purpose of a democratic society; and
WHEREAS, The Town Board of the Town of Knox believes that the Statement of Necessity allowing the precipitous passage of the Safe Act cut off debate and full consideration of the act and its attendant consequences;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, AS FOLLOWS:
The Town Board of the Town of Knox urges the Legislature to hold public hearings on the Safe Act to allow for public comment and consideration; and
The Town Board of the Town of Knox directs the Knox Town Clerk to send copies of this resolution to the Office of the Governor of the State of New York, the Office of the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, The Office of the Temporary President of the New York State Senate, The Office of the Senator of the 46th Senate District and the Office of the Assemblyman of the 111th Assembly District.