Several New York State Assembly members will hold a public hearing to discuss the implementation of the NY-SAFE Act at Amherst Town Hall.
Among the atendees will be Assemblyman Michael Montesano from the 15th District on Long Island.
"We're out there trying to (get) information from the local government officials such as the Sheriffs, County Clerks, and the mental health professionals as to what the difficulties they're having, if any, with the implementation of the Safe Act are" said Montesano.
While helpful information may be gathered at the hearing, for many opposed to the SAFE Act it is far overdue.
"We should have been doing this before we enacted this stupid law," said Assemblyman David DiPietro of the 147th District. "If we would have done this before this law was enacted, the law never would have been enacted."
In addition to Assemblymen, representatives from the County Sheriffs and County Clerks offices, as well as mental health professionals will be testifying. Absent from that list is the State Police, who will not be participating.
"I'm very disappointed," said Assemblyman Ray Walter of the 146th District about not having a State Police representative at the hearing. "They're really at the forefront of implementing this."
The hearing at the Amherst Town Hall will be held from 11AM until 1PM on Friday.