Suffolk County Legislature

Committee meetings will be held in the Auditorium of the
William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, New York 11787
Year 2017 meetings are scheduled for Tuesdays to start at 10:30 A.M. on the days listed below unless otherwise noted

CHAIR: Lou D'Amaro - VICE CHAIR: Monica R. Martinez

MEMBERS: Thomas F. Barraga - Kate M. Browning - Leslie Kennedy - Steve Stern

January 31 February 28
March 21 April 18 May 9 May 18
(Capital Budget)
Marked Agenda Marked Agenda Marked Agenda Marked Agenda Marked Agenda Minutes Pending
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May 30 June 13 July 18 August 29 September 26 October
(Operating Budget)
Minutes Pending Minutes Pending Minutes Pending Minutes Pending Minutes Pending Minutes Pending
November 14 November 28
December 12      
Minutes Pending Minutes Pending Minutes Pending      

This Committee shall have jurisdiction over resolutions to amend the Suffolk County operating budget during a fiscal year; and shall have jurisdiction over resolutions to transfer and/or release funds from any contingency account, pursuant to Section C4-23 of the SUFFOLK COUNTY CHARTER.

This Committee shall review and consider all legislative proposals amending, modifying, or affecting the budgetary process for any County budget; review and consider all actions, legislation, and proposals affecting the budget and spending cap laws, the simplified dual budgetary process, and the capital budget offset law; consider resolutions waiving financial disclosure requirements and administrative expense limitations applicable to contract agencies; review, consider, and report upon all proposals, actions, and/or legislation affecting each County budget (except for the Community College) from a County-wide perspective rather than from a department-wide, district-wide, or town-wide perspective; review how the County Comptroller is investing the County’s monies to maximize investment returns; review proposals to issue revenue and tax anticipation notes and to refund previously issued bonds; and consider whether or not the County is effectively managed on the executive level.

This Committee shall have jurisdiction over the implementation of the Suffolk County ¼% Drinking Water Protection Program as to the sewer rate stabilization and taxpayer portions thereof; and proposals to increase taxes, decrease taxes, and/or generate revenues of whatever kind and nature for use by the County of Suffolk or any other level of government.

This Committee shall also consider and vote on any appointment to a board, commission, department, agency, authority, task force, or comparable entity under the jurisdiction of this Committee as well as any outside consultant which may be authorized by this Committee.


Established via Section C2-19(C) of the SUFFOLK COUNTY CHARTER to maintain general supervision of and liaison with the Legislative Budget Review Office.

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