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Board of Supervisors will not weigh in on SAFE Act

Feb 19, 2013 5:39 am
Nathan Mayberg reports in the Register Star the Columbia County Board of Supervisors has no intention of taking a position on the new gun control law recently signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Board of Supervisors Chairman Patrick Grattan said there was a consensus among the supervisors not to weigh in on the New York SAFE Act. Grattan said supervisors are are advising constituents to contact their state representatives directly about any concerns they might have. Greene County Legislature Chairman Wayne Speenburgh announced at a press conference Fri., Feb. 15, lawmakers in that county will vote on a resolution tonight, expressing opposition to the legislation. Ulster County officials are expected to take similar action, as well. Grattan, a Republican, said in his personal opinion, “the state has dumped a tremendous unfunded mandate on the counties.” He said the law translates into new costs at the county level, including more paperwork for the Sheriff’s Department to handle the renewal of pistol permits. Read the full story in the Register Star.