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

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


    Ulster panel recommends lawmakers withhold county seal from SAFE Act enforcement effort

    Ulster panel recommends lawmakers withhold county seal from SAFE Act enforcement effort - Ulster County legislators plan to ask the state not to use the county’s seal when requiring gun owners to renew their pistol permits every five years under the SAFE Act.  The Laws and Rules Committee of the county Legislature voted unanimously Monday evening to oppose the use of the county seal, said committee member Kenneth Ronk.  “This is not for or against the Safe Act,” said Ronk, R-Shawangunk. “This is just about the state overreaching and using county resources, essentially, to do a state function.”


    SAFE Act repeal rejected in Assembly committee

    SAFE Act repeal rejected in Assembly committee - An attempt to repeal the state's tough gun-control law didn't make it out an Assembly committee today, Assemblyman David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, Erie County, said.  Republican lawmakers and gun-rights advocates have been pushing the Legislature to repeal the SAFE Act, which was adopted in January 2013. The repeal has no chance of passage in the Legislature, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hailed the law as making the state safer after the Newtown school shootings in December 2012.  The SAFE Act repeal bill was unanimously rejected by the Democratic-led Assembly Codes Committee. A bill needs to be approved out of committee before it can be brought to the floor for a vote by the full chamber.


    Jefferson County Wants State To Stop Using Seal For SAFE Act

    Jefferson County Wants State To Stop Using Seal For SAFE Act - It's a direct shot at the NY SAFE Act, the state's gun control legislation.  It's something that started in January with a meeting of county clerks.  "We did a round table and realized that this was a high concern," said Jefferson County Clerk Gizelle Meeks.  What they realized was that the state was adding each county's seal to pistol permits without any of the counties' approval.  Meanwhile, Jefferson County legislators were hearing about it from constituents.  "Two or three calls, two or three emails in a district my size, very gun friendly, very concerned with the SAFE Act as a whole," said Legislator Jeremiah Maxon (R. - District 10).


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