Governor Cuomo's office responds to county clerk's letter regarding SAFE Act Opt Out form
Posted at: 04/01/2013 9:59 PM | Updated at: 04/01/2013 11:27 PM
The governor's office is responding to a letter sent by Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo, regarding the "opt out" form for the SAFE Act.
Under the law, all pistol owners must register their guns with the state. Those who fill out a form by May 15 can keep their information private. Taxpayer money is spent to process those forms.
Dinolfo says Monroe County has received about 11,000 and that number is excepted to grow. She says it will cost more than $177,000 to process the forms it has already received. She wants to know how the state plans to reimburse counties for those expenses.
A spokesman for the governor's office said, "By any reasonable standard, making all forms readily available online and setting a grace period that will keep pistol permit information private until each opt-out form is processed mitigate costs to local governments."
The deadline to submit the forms is May 15.