ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy has vetoed Local Law G, after a period of community deliberation.
The Albany County Dealers Association, New York Civil Liberties Union, Capital District Coin Dealers Association and Citizens Against Law G were vocal in their opposition against the law throughout the decision making process.
"We are supportive of any effort to recover stolen property, return it to its rightful owner and prosecute the individuals who stole it," said Jason Pierce, President of the Albany County Dealers Association. "What we are not in favor of, however, is a law that violates the constitutionally protected rights of Albany County citizens and business owners in the name of accomplishing this goal."
McCoy commended the intention of Local Law G, but said that its implementation would have placed an undue burden on businesses. He said it would also have created issues for law enforcement members collecting the information.
After two public hearings regarding Local Law G, McCoy said that not one person spoke on behalf of the law.