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State Senate exempts retired cops from SAFE Act

Jun 21, 2013 6:58 am
Jimmy Vielkind reports at Capitol Confidential the state Senate has taken action to exempt retired law enforcement officers from the new ammunition restrictions in New York's SAFE Act. All other provisions of the law would apply. A bill was passed early Fri., June 21, without warning, after the measure came to the Senate floor shortly before 2 a.m. The law enforcement exemption passed the Assembly in May, but languished in the Senate because of the split among Republicans who voted for the SAFE Act and those who believe it should be repealed completely. The measure now heads to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for his signature. Read the full post at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.