4. Resolution No. - 458 of 2014

Establishing A Policy Against Suspicionless Warrant Checks At The Entrance Of Certain County Buildings

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee (Chairman

Richard Parete and Legislators Donaldson, Greene, Roberts, and Ronk)

Legislator Tracey A. Bartels offers the following:

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Ulster County Charter, the Ulster County

Legislature is the policy making branch of government; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature has determined that the safety of

its citizens, employees and visitors is vitally important; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature has also determined that the civil

and constitutional rights of the citizens is also vitally important; and

WHEREAS, Law Enforcement can, at its discretion, if it deems necessary for

the protection of the visitors and employees, conduct weapons checks at certain

public buildings and employ the use of both standing and hand held magnetometers

to search for weapons, therefore insuring that weapons will not be brought into

County buildings; and

WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature has further determined that

suspicionless warrant checks are not necessary to ensure the safety of the employees

and users of County buildings, and that suspicionless warrant checks could possibly

subject the County to expensive and unnecessary litigation; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that it shall be the policy of the County of Ulster that Law

Enforcement personnel shall not conduct suspicionless warrant checks and/or warrant

searches at the entrance of County buildings, or require users of County buildings to

present identification for the purpose of undergoing warrant checks; and be it further

RESOLVED, this policy does not apply to the Ulster County Jail and shall not

be deemed to prevent warrant checks by law enforcement personnel for other lawful


and move its adoption.


AYES: 10 NOES: 13

(Ayes: Legislators Allen, Archer, Bartels,

Donaldson, Greene, Gregorius, Loughran,

Provenzano, Rodriguez, and Wishnick) 


Defeated in Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on December 15,


Petition to Discharge successfully executed on December 17, 2014


Referred back to Laws and Rules Governmental Services Committee at Legislative

Organizational Meeting on January 7, 2015, with a deadline for vote by full

Legislature at March Session

No Action Taken: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee February 16,

2015 or March 16, 2015






I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is

the original resolution DEFEATED by the Ulster County Legislature on the 17th Day of March in the year Two Thousand

and Fifteen, and said resolution shall remain on file in the office of said clerk.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 20th Day of March

in the year Two Thousand and Fifteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

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Updated: October 9, 2020

Votes on this Resolution

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