Tue April 2, 2013
County Clerk: "Cost of NYSAFE Act is Burdensome"
Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo has written to Governor Cuomo asking how the county will be reimbursed for costs associated with the state's new gun legislation.
Dinolfo says Monroe County has already spent over $177,000 processing Opt Out Privacy forms from local gun owners who don't want their personal information included in public data bases that could be accessed through the Freedom of Information Act. Dinolfo says her office has already received about 11,000 forms and they continue to come in at a rate of 250 a day. "These costs are very real and are burdensome to counties that can ill afford to absorb the expenditures of a State program. The NYSAFE Act states that an costs associated with the program will be paid out of the Division of State Police capital budget and I am simply requesting how we will be reimbursed," says Dinolfo in a written statement.
Dinolfo says the state has yet to make clear the procedures by which County Clerks will be reimbursed for their costs.