Orleans County Calls for Repeal of the SAFE Act

The Orleans County Legislature unanimously passed it’s second resolution against the SAFE Act at it’s meeting on April 24th. The board originally passed a resolution on February 13th against certain provisions of the SAFE Act. This resolution, “calls for reconsideration and repeal of the so called NY SAFE Act of 2013.”

 ORLEANS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ALBION, NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 173-413

ORLEANS COUNTY LEGISLATURE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF THE “NEW YORK SAFE ACT”

WHEREAS, the New York State Legislature enacted and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (NY SAFE ACT); and

WHEREAS, this legislation is viewed by many citizens of the State of New York as being extremely controversial as those citizens view this Legislation as infringing upon their rights guaranteed to them under the second Amendment of the United State Constitution; and

WHEREAS, each and every issue that comes before the New York State Legislature before an enactment deserves a fair and open discussion which incorporates all points of views in order to ensure that all citizens are heard and that the Legislation incorporates the various points of view expressed during that discussion and benefits all of the citizens of the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, the NY SAFE ACT was adopted after minimal public discussion, contains serious flaws, i.e., police officers are not exempt, and having been on the desks of the members of the New York State Legislature for only a few hours, thereafter was literally adopted in the night and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo; and

WHEREAS, the Governor has pledged to inflict no new unfunded mandates on local governments yet the Act contains no provision for funding the additional duties being imposed upon local Mental Health Departments, County Clerks, or local law enforcement agencies and as such constitutes yet another unfunded mandate by the State upon local municipal government with no corresponding revenue; and

WHEREAS, the Orleans County Legislature, by passage of Resolution No. 82-213, opposed the process of enactment and certain provisions contained within the New York Safe Act; and

WHEREAS, it is believed that many Orleans County residents are deeply concerned with this legislation, its effects, and the undue haste with which it was enacted; be it

RESOLVED, that the Orleans County Legislature calls for reconsideration and repeal of the so called NY SAFE ACT of 2013; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies be sent to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator George Maziarz, Assembly members Steve Hawley and Jane Corwin, NYSAC, Orleans County Towns and Villages, and all others deemed necessary and appropriate.

Moved, Allport; second, Johnson.

Adopted. 6 ayes; 0 nays; 1 absent, Bower. ORLEANS COUNTY LEGISLATURE ALBION, NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 173-413

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COUNTY OF ORLEANS

STATE OF NEW YORK

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct transcript of a resolution duly adopted by the Orleans County Legislature on the 24th day of April, 2013.

Dated at Albion, New York

April 25, 2013

Nadine P. Hanlon, Clerk

Orleans County Legislature

County of Orleans, New York

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