RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF BERNE TOWN BOARD
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 Berne seeks and considers public input as a standard process essential to the proper functioning of a democratic society; and
WHEREAS the Town Board of the Town of Berne 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;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the duly convened Town Board of the Town of Berne that the Town Board urges the Legislature to hold public hearings on the SAFE Act to allow for public comment and consideration; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the duly convened Town Board of the Town of Berne that the Town Clerk is hereby directed to send certified copies of this resolution to the Governor of the State of New York, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, and the Temporary President of the New York State Senate, the Senator of the 46th Senate District and the Assemblyman of 36th Assembly District.