Albany County Legislator Tim Nichols announced today that he intends to push to override County Executive McCoy’s veto of his proposed local law that would have ended the sale of tobacco products from pharmacies in Albany County. Nichols’ announcement includes statements of support from a variety of federal, state, and local public health organizations and advocates. Read his press release here.
The Albany County Legislature passed Local Law D by a vote of 21-17 in August. To override a veto the Legislature needs 24 votes. Since the Legislature only has 45 days to attempt an override, it is likely that the vote will take place at the next regularly scheduled county legislature meeting on October 14.
If you live in Albany County, let your legislator know what YOU think.
Local legislators are eager to hear from their constituents on issues that are important to them. If you live in Albany County, contact your local legislator with your view on this issue prior to October 14.Visit the Albany County Legislature website for contact information. If you’re not sure who your Legislator is, you can find out on the Board of Elections website.
You can also share your views on October 14 during the public comment period which begins at 6:30 pm in the Legislative Chambers of the County Courthouse, followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm.
For more information about tobacco-free pharmacies, visit the Tobacco-Free Pharmacies page of our website.