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Group of citizens attempt to appeal SAFE Act, citing three day rule

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ALBANY, N.Y. – The controversy surrounding New York’s SAFE Act continues as a group of citizens take their concerns to Albany County Court. 

More than 50 Albany County residents and those from surrounding counties are meeting on Tuesday to sign the notice of appeal being brought to the state’s court of appeals in the coming weeks.

The residents are part of a group of more than 1,200 New York residents who say the SAFE Act’s passage violated New York’s constitution by bypassing the three day rule. The rule states that all bills must be on lawmaker’s desks three days before the vote can take place.

The three day rule can only be bypassed in an emergency situation. The group said there was no emergency when the SAFE Act was passed.

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