NEVER NEVER NEVER take the word of a law enforcement officer on ANY aspect of the law. First, cops are not lawyers. Second, most cops know very little about the law, especially a new law that no one seems to fully understand. Third, it is in their interest to lie and entrap you so they can build up their arrest record.
Read the law. If something is not clear, write (no e-mail) the state Attorney General and ask for a written ruling. If you or your family are questioned or threatened by a state officer, get an attorney. Don't wait until you are arrested and "accidentally" killed by Cuomo's Gestapo wannabes.