Senator Jacobs introducing bill to revoke Green Light Law

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– State Senator Chris Jacobs introduced legislation today that would rescind the Green Light Law.

“I think many of the legislators who voted for this bill in Albany are now hearing from their constituents back home that they are angry and offended that they voted for such a flawed and dangerous piece of legislation,” said Jacobs.

He said he has several concerns with the current law, specifically that it could lead to voter fraud and that it goes against federal law. And because the bill passed by only a few votes, Jacobs said he wouldn’t be surprised if lawmakers decided to change their original vote after hearing from constituents.

Jacobs introduced the bill last week. The next step will be to find a co-sponsor in the Assembly. Once that happens, Jacobs said he’s hopeful to hold a special session in order to vote on the legislation, rather than wait until January.

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