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Legislator Morton announces free notary services provided at Legislature


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.

Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.

Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.

Legislator Ted Morton announces that a resolution he sponsored to provide free notary services to the public courtesy of the County Legislature Clerk’s staff was approved unanimously at the June 9, 2016 session.


“In many cases, a notary public will charge a small fee to residents who need to have their documents notarized. Since most of these documents must be filed in Old County Hall anyway it is convenient for someone to stop at the Legislature first, have their documents notarized free of charge, and then continue with the process in the same building. My resolution designates the Legislature Clerk Office staff, who are certified notaries public, to offer free notary services to anyone who comes to the Legislature during normal business hours,” said Legislator Morton.


Visitors are welcome to stop by the Legislature’s offices, 92 Franklin St., 4th floor, Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and have their documents conveniently notarized free of charge.


“This is a common sense initiative that will save our constituents’ money at no expense to the taxpayer,” concluded Legislator Morton.


For additional information, please contact Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or email