BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Staffing interpreters within the Erie County Clerk's Office is the latest concern that Mickey Kearns has about the state's controversial Green Light Law. The clerk estimated that it would cost his office $667,550 at a rate of $50 per hour for the interpreters for all the languages around the world.
Even though he said he will not enforce the law, Kearns said that it's unlikely that he will receive the extra funds from the legislature. On Wednesday, Kearns filed his appeal to a federal judge's ruling that he does not have any grounds to bring a lawsuit that sought a preliminary injunction against the bill.
The Green Light Law takes effect statewide on December 14.