1/13/2014 By Dave Rowley, News Director
Several county lawmakers have co-sponsored a measure that would not let New York State use Chautauqua County’s name and seal in connection with the SAFE Act. County Legislator John Runkle says he has learned about the state’s intent from two key officials…County Sheriff Joseph Gerace and County Clerk Larry Barmore.
The proposal would also apply for the names of the county officers. Runkle and eight other legislators, all Republicans, are opposed the apparent action. The Legislature’s Public Safety committee is expected to take up the measure during a meeting this week.
AT THE REQUEST OF:
County Legislators John Runkle, Borrello, Scudder, Gould, Tarbrake, Vanstrom, Lemon, Wilfong, and Niebel:
Chautauqua County having previously joined with 51 other counties in opposing the SAFEact, is now moving to join with 16 other counties and the NYS Association of County Clerks to reinforce that message:
Counties have begun passing resolutions denying New York state the right to use their county seal, logo, name, etc from being used in conjunction with SAFE act related letters or other messages (for example pistol permit renewals). This is a method to show continued resistance and to prevent county residents from thinking their county endorses the so called SAFE act in any way.