RE: RESOLUTION DENYING USE OF COUNTY NAME AND SEAL IN SAFE ACT RECERTIFICATION PROCESS POWERS FOR THE COUNTY OF SCHUYLER
WHEREAS, the State of New York has passed a gun control law referred to as the SAFE Act, and
WHEREAS, this act clearly indicates that the enforcement of this law is the responsibility of New York State, and
WHEREAS, in recent discussions the State has indicated an interest in using the Seal of each County and the names of the offices of the County Sheriff and County Clerk in pistol permit re-certification notices, and
WHEREAS, the County Sheriff and the Clerk have voiced their strong objection to this request and suggestion.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Schuyler County Legislature denies the State of New York permission to use the name, Seal of the County of Schuyler, letter head or address for purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit re-certification or for any other purpose associated with the SAFE Act, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that certified copies of this Resolution will be forwarded to the office of the Governor of New York State, the Superintendent of State Police, New York State Senator Thomas F. O’Mara, New York State Assemblyman Philip A. Palmesano, and the legislature of every County in the State of New York.