State officials won’t be able to use Ulster County seal for SAFE Act

KINGSTON >> State officials will be prohibited from use of the official Ulster County seal for any purpose under a resolution that began as opposition to the way gun laws were tightened without public comment.

The restriction was adopted during a county Legislature meeting Tuesday, with the final resolution coming after a Democratic caucus that had lawmakers rejecting sections that would have prohibited state use of the county’s name or address.

“We can’t tell (the state) not to use the name of Ulster County,” legislative attorney Cappy Weiner said.

“Unless you copyrighted the name Ulster County you can’t tell someone not to use the name Ulster County,” he said. “It’s in the public domain … The seal is different. You created the seal. Our charter addresses it.”

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