RESOLUTION # 369 – IN OPPOSITION OF THE USE OF ESSEX COUNTY’S NAME AND/OR SEAL BY NEW YORK STATE ON PISTOL PERMIT RE-CERTIFICATION NOTICES.
The following resolution was moved by Mr. Scozzafava, seconded by Mr. Whitson and duly adopted with Ms. Montgomery-Corey opposed.
DOUGLAS: Under discussion? All in favor signify by saying aye, any opposed?
MONTGOMERY-COREY: I’m opposed.
From the meeting agenda. Full resolution posted below and on Essex County’s website.
Resolution No. 369
December 2, 2013
Regular Board Meeting
RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION OF THE USE OF ESSEX COUNTY’S NAME AND/OR SEAL BY NEW YORK STATE ON PISTOL PERMIT RE-CERTIFICATION NOTICES
The following resolution was offered by Supervisor Scozzafava, who moved its adoption. Upon the recommendation of the Finance Committee, with the approval of the Ways and Means Committee of this Body, and the same appearing proper and necessary.
WHEREAS, the State of New York has passed a gun control law referred to as the SAFE Act; and
WHEREAS, this act clearly dictates that the enforcement of this law is the responsibility of New York State; and
WHEREAS, the State has indicated an interest in using the Seal of Essex County and the names of the offices of the Essex County Clerk on pistol permit re-certification notices; and
WHEREAS, the Essex County Sheriff and Essex County Clerk have voiced their strong objections to this request and suggestion.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Essex County Board of Supervisors hereby denies the State of New York permission to use Essex County’s Name, Seal, letterhead or address for the purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding pistol permit re-certification or any other purposes associated with the SAFE Act; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is hereby instructed to send copies of this resolution to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Superintendent of the New York State Police, New York State Association of Counties; Senator Elizabeth O’C. Little, Assemblyman Daniel Stec and Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages.
This resolution was duly seconded by Supervisor Whitson, and adopted with Supervisor, Montgomery-Corey opposed.