Legislator Sullivan moved for the adoption of the following resolution, seconded by Legislator Monell.
REFERRED TO: PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
RESOLUTION NO. 332-13
DENY PERMISSION FOR NYS TO USE COUNTY SEAL AND OFFICE NAMES FOR SAFE ACT CORRESPONDENCE
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 Tioga County and the names of the offices of the Tioga County Sheriff and Tioga County Clerk in pistol permit recertification notices; and
WHEREAS: The County Sheriff and County Clerk have voiced their strong objection to this request and suggestion; therefore be it
RESOLVED: That the Tioga County Legislature denies the State of New York permission to use the name, seal of Tioga County, letter head or address for purposes of correspondence with legal and registered gun owners regarding permit recertification or for any other purpose associated with the SAFE Act; and be it further
RESOLVED: That copies of this resolution should be transmitted to the Office of the Governor of New York State, the Superintendent of State Police, NYS Senator Thomas Libous, Assemblyman Christopher Friend and the Legislature of every County in the State of New York.
ROLL CALL VOTE
Yes – Legislators: Weston, Roberts, Sauerbrey, Standinger, Sullivan, Case,
Hollenbeck, Huttleston, and Monell.
No – None.
Absent – None.