Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $137.2 billion budget proposal includes an additional $3.2 million for personnel costs related to the SAFE Act, according to the head of the state police.
Superintendent Joseph D’Amico told lawmakers at a budget hearing this week that the money will go toward hiring civilian employees to help with administrative duties related to the gun laws, including the processing of assault-weapon registrations and maintaining records.
Cuomo’s spending proposal is for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins April 1.
The current year’s state budget included $3.2 million for personnel services, which allowed the state police to hire 19 people to assist with implementing the SAFE Act, D’Amico said.