Suffolk County Legislature

Recent Action
2014
06/17/14 Accepted a federal grant and amending the 2014 capital budget and program and appropriating funds in connection with the reconstruction of the Fire Island barrier beach and dune network from Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1502-14)
06/17/14 Established a LIPA Legislative Oversight Committee. (Muratore). (IR 1453-14)
06/17/14 Passed a locallLaw to bar environmental polluters from conducting business with Suffolk County. (Martinez). (IR 1501-14)
06/17/14 Reappointed Anne Shybunko-Moore to the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees. (Anker). (IR 1565-14)
06/17/14 Appropriated funds in connection with Suffolk County Disaster Recovery Project (CP 1729) (Presiding Officer, on request of the County Executive). (IR 1510-14)
06/17/14 Adopted the 2014 Suffolk County Multi-Jurisdictional pre-disaster mitigation plan. (Pres. Off. on request of Co. Exec.). (IR 1537-14)
06/17/14 Authorized an agreement to revitalize Cedar Point Lighthouse. (Schneiderman). (IR 1002-14)
06/17/14 Adopted the 2014-2015 operating budget total and county contribution for Suffolk County Community College. (IR 1626-14)
06/17/14 Transferred funds within the Traffic and Parking Violation Agency and authorizing the refund of administrative fees in accordance with Local Law no 6-2014. (IR 1557-14)
06/17/14 Directed the police department to study the feasibility of utilizing next generation 911 technology. (Hahn). (IR 1582-14)
06/17/14 Approved a contract with Hudson River Healthcare Inc. for the operation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Health Center in Wyandanch. (Presiding Officer on request of the County Executive). (IR 1581-14)
05/13/14 Adopted a resolution to enhance the transparency of the “Triple A Program”. (D’Amaro). (IR 1328-14)
05/13/14 Appropriated funds in connection with the Renewable Energy and STEM Center, Grant Campus. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1401-14)
05/13/14 Appropriated funds in connection with the Health and Sports facility, eastern campus. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1402-14)
05/13/14 Appropriated funds in connection with the Science, Technology and General Classroom Building, Ammerman Campus. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1423-14)
05/13/14 Authorized the County Executive to execute an agreement with the Suffolk County Faculty Association, Suffolk County Community College covering the terms and conditions of employment covered under Bargaining Unit No. 3 for the period September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2019. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1428-14)
05/13/14 Designated a “Discover Suffolk County Parks Day” on June 21, 2014. (Schneiderman).(IR 1322-14)
05/13/14 Authorized an agreement with Long Island ABATE for the use and maintenance of the former Long Island Beagle Club property. (Krupski). (IR 1380-14)
05/13/14 Adopted a local law to further strengthen the county’s regulation on the outdoor restraint of pets. (D’Amaro). (IR 1276-14)
05/13/14 Authorized the Vocational, Education and Extension Board of Suffolk County to participate in the County Self Insurance Program. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1448-14)
05/13/14 Amended the 2014 Operating Budget for the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES).. (IR 1449-14)
05/13/14 Amended the 2014 Capital Budget and Program and appropriating funds in connection with the restoration of Canaan Lake (CP 8715). (Calarco). (IR 1392-14)
04/29/14 A local law prohibiting the sale and use of hydraulic fracturing byproducts. (Spencer). (IR 1117-14)
04/29/14 Directing the Department of Public Works to partner with the Town of Brookhaven to establish a single stream recycling program at Suffolk County facilities. (Anker)(ADOPTED). (IR 1271-14)
04/29/14 Requiring installation of carbon monoxide detectors at County Facilities (“The Steve Nelson Safety Act”). (Kennedy) (ADOPTED). (IR 1247-14)
04/29/14 A local law to authorize tobacco-free policy for Suffolk County Community College. (Spencer) (ADOPTED). (IR 1270-14)
04/29/14 Appointing Sondra Cochran as a member of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. (Pres. Off.) (ADOPTED). (IR 1321-14)
04/29/14 Authorizing funding of infrastructure improvements and oversight of real property under the Suffolk County Affordable Housing Opportunities program, and execution of agreements (Concern-Ronkonkoma). (Co. Exec.) (ADOPTED). (IR 1298-14)
04/29/14 Imposing moratorium on the sale of the former Foley facility. (Schneiderman) (ADOPTED). (IR 1282-14)
04/29/14 Requesting legislative approval of a contract with Hudson River Healthcare Inc. for the operation of the Maxine S. Postal Tri-Community Health Center in Amityville. (Co. Exec.) (ADOPTED). (IR 1318-14)
03/18/14 Declared April 8th “Equal Pay Day” in Suffolk County for Women. (Martinez). (IR 1315-14)
03/18/14 Adopted a local Law to raise the legal age for the sale of tobacco products in Suffolk County. (Spencer). (IR 1039-14)
03/18/14 Passed a law taking common sense measures to protect front line employees from Carbon Monoxide. (Spencer). (IR 1251-14)
03/18/14 Established a Commercial Building Carbon Monoxide Task Force. (Kennedy). (IR 1271-14)
03/18/14 Authorized the acquisition of Farmland Development Rights under the New Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Program (Effective December 1, 2007) for the Luce Property – MKZ Farm – Town of Riverhead (Co. Exec.). (IR 1178-14)
03/18/14 Amended the 2014 Capital Budget and Program and appropriated funds in connection with dredging of County Waters Grand Canal (CP 5200). (Lindsay). (IR 1197-14)
03/18/14 Designated July 10th as Nikola Tesla Day in Suffolk County. (Anker). (IR 1207-14)
03/18/14 Directed the Department of Information Technology, in conjunction with the Department of Health Services and the Suffolk County Police Department, to develop and publish a website dedicated to bullying prevention and awareness. (Anker). (IR 1198-14)
03/18/14 Authorized the County Comptroller to authorize the issuance of not to exceed $100,000,000 Revenue Anticipation Notes of the County of Suffolk, New York, in anticipation of the receipt of certain revenues for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2014, to prescribe the terms, form and contents of such notes, and to provide for the sale and credit enhancement thereof. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1220-14)
03/18/14 Requested that the State of New York amend the Civil Service Law to permit the transfer of the positions of Suffolk County Parks Police Officers to the positions of Suffolk County Police Officers. (Co. Exec.). (HR 4-14)
03/18/14 Directed the County Attorney to examine the feasibility of commencing a legal action against major cigarette manufacturers. (Trotta). (IR 1249-14)
03/18/14 Amended Chapter 818 of the Suffolk County Code to modify the fees which may be applied by the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Bureau. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1150-14)
03/04/14 Advancing land acquisitions under the Old Drinking Water Protection Program. (Krupski). (IR 1141-14)
03/04/14 Appointed member of the Suffolk County Water Authority (Mario R. Mattera). (Pres. Off.). (IR 1170-14)
03/04/14 Created a Tick Control Advisory Committee. (Schneiderman). (IR 1095-14)
03/04/14 Amended resolution 8894-2011 to expand the Puppy and Dog Protection Rating Program. (Calarco). (IR 1040-14)
03/04/14 Directed the Department of Public Works to study the feasibility of using beet- based brines for treating roadways during winter storms. (Hahn). (IR 1153-14)
03/04/14 Authorized the County Executive to execute an agreement with the Suffolk County Superior Officers Association covering the terms and conditions of employment for the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2018. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1192-14)
03/04/14 Requested that State of New York enact legislation authorizing the County of Suffolk to establish a County-wide Master Electrician Licensing Program (Senate Bill No. S.5132 and Assembly Bill No. A.7298). (Cilmi). (HR 1-14)
03/04/14 Requested the State of New York to amend the Retirement and Social Security Law, in relation to performance of duty disability retirement of Suffolk County Probation Officers (Senate Bill No. S.5153 and Assembly Bill No. A.8160). (Pres. Off.). (HR 2-14)
03/04/14 Made permanent discounted golf fees for veterans and active military personnel. (Schneiderman). (IR 1044-14)
03/04/14 Appointed member of Suffolk County Board of Ethics (Dennis O’Doherty). (Pres. Off.). (IR 1151-14)
01/02/14 Election of Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory
01/02/14 Election of Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman. (Res. 1-14)
01/02/14 Adoption of the rules of the Legislature. (Res. 2-14)
01/02/14 Appointment of Clerk Timothy Laube. (Res. 3-14)
01/02/14 Appointment of Chief Deputy Clerk Renee Ortiz. (Res. 4-14)
01/02/14 Appointment of Counsel to the Legislature George Nolan. (Res. 5-14)
01/02/14 Meeting dates scheduled. (Res. 6-14)
01/02/14 All 18 Legislators sworn in.
   
2013
12/17/13 Directing the Division of Real Estate to canvass the owners of Master List Properties. (Hahn). (IR 1797-13)
12/17/13 Authorizing appraisal of land, the Ethel and Alexander Nicholson Foundation, Town of Babylon. (Horsley). (IR 2070-13)
12/17/13 A local law amending local law 38-2013 to clarify the fee structure for the Traffic and Parking Violations Bureau. (Calarco). (IR 2060-13)
12/17/13 Authorizing execution of an agreement with the United States concerning an investigation of the Suffolk County Police Department. (Co. Exec.). (IR 2104-13)
12/17/13 Authorizing the County Executive to execute an agreement with the Suffolk County Detectives Association covering terms and conditions of employment for the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2018. (Co. Exec.). (IR 2102-13)
12/17/13 Establishing new fee policy for county health centers. (Calarco). (IR 1599-13)
12/03/13 Named the North County Complex in honor of William J. Lindsay. (Spencer). (IR 2058-13)
12/03/13 Adopted a charter law to increase budget transparency. (Calarco). (IR 1949-13)
12/03/13 Adopted a local law to enhance and improve Suffolk County’s E-911 service. (Schneiderman). (IR 1698-13)
12/03/13 Adopted a local law to strengthen the Animal Abuse Offenders Registry. (D’Amaro). (IR 1877-13)
12/03/13 Adopted a local law to improve the county’s property redemption process. (Gregory). (Res. 1164-13)
12/03/13 Approved the reappointment of Rabbi Steven A. Moss as chair of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission. (Co. Exec.). (IR 2012-13)
12/03/13 Authorized the County Executive to execute and agreement with the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association Inc. Parks Police unit covering terms and conditions of employment October 30, 2013 through December 31. (Co. Exec.). (IR 2038-13)
12/03/13 Appointed Ralph Scordino as a member of the Long Island Regional Planning Board. (Co. Exec.). (IR 2065-13)
12/03/13 Appointed Arthur Cliff to the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees. (Horsley). (IR 2010-13)
12/03/13 Approved the Vector Control Plan of the Department of Public Works Division of Vector Control. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1998-13)
12/03/13 Amended the 2013 capital budget and program and appropriating funds in connection with beach erosion and coastline protection. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1999-13)
11/19/13 Approved the appointment of John O’Neill as Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Social Services. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1962-13)
11/19/13 Approved a local law amending Chapter 8 of the Suffolk County Code. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1700-13)
11/19/13 Gave the County Comptroller the powers to authorize the issuance of not to exceed $410,000,000 Tax Anticipation Notes of the County of Suffolk in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied or to be levied for the fiscal year commencing January 1, 2014 (Co. Exec.). (IR 1883-13)
11/19/13 Approved a local law to provide assessment and tax relief to property owners impacted by Superstorm Sandy. (Browning). (IR 1678-13)
11/19/13 Authorized the acquisition of land under the New Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Program open space component for the estate of Priscilla DeForest Willliams property Cold Spring Harbor Watershed Town of Huntington. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1916-13)
11/19/13 Appointed Anthony Giordano as a member of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. (Horsley). (IR 1887-13)
11/19/13 Directed the Department of Economic Development and Planning in partnership with state and county institutions of higher learning to study the feasibility of constructing affordable housing for young professionals. (Anker). (Res. 998-13)
11/19/13 Authorized the County Executive to execute an agreement with the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees Bargaining Units No. 2 and No. 6 covering the terms and conditions of employment for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1966-13)
10/08/13 Resolution proposed by Majority Leader DuWayne Gregory requiring that agencies funded by taxpayer dollars prove they are being effective at performing the work they are paid for. (Res. 871-13)
10/08/13 Directed the Division of Vector Control to develop and maintain plans to reduce tick-borne illnesses. (IR 1810-13)
10/08/13 Authorized the sale of the H. Lee Dennison building to the Suffolk County Judicial Facilities Agency and the leaseback of the H. Lee Dennison building from the JFA. (IR 1812-13)
10/08/13 Established the Long Island Commission on aquifer protection. (IR 1565-13)
10/08/13 Appointed member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, Nicholas J. Planamento. (IR 1788-13)
10/08/13 Authorized funding for infrastructure improvements and oversight of real property under the Suffolk County Affordable Housing Opportunities Program (Wyandanch Rising Building B). (IR 1803-13)
10/08/13 Authorized funding for infrastructure improvements and oversight of real property under the Suffolk County Affordable Housing Opportunities Program (Wincoram Commons). (IR 1804-13)
09/12/13 Passed a local law to amend local law 26-2004 to further reduce light pollution from county-owned facilities. (Res. 732-13)
09/12/13 Authorized a feasibility study for the use of the Foley facility in Yaphank. (Res. 757-13)
09/12/13 Directed the Sheriff to issue a request for proposals for an independent study of the county’s Alternatives to Incarceration programs. (Res. 731-13)
07/30/13 Passed a charter law to create a unified County Department of Financial Management and Audit. (IR 1567-13)
07/30/13 Ensured timely updates of Suffolk County’s Open Access website. (IR 1545-13)
07/30/13 Adopted a local law to improve the process of procuring surveying and environmental assessment services. (IR 1464-13)
07/30/13 Approved a local law to strengthen the regulation of precious metal and gem exchanges. (IR 1471-13)
06/18/13 Authorized sale of Foley facility and property, Yaphank. (Gregory). (IR 1357-13)
06/18/13 Tax Anticipation Note Resolution No.-2013, Resolution delegating to the County Comptroller the powers to authorize the issuance of not to exceed $105,000,000 Tax Anticipation Notes of the County of Suffolk, New York, in anticipation of the collection of taxes levied for County purposes or returned to the County for collection for the Fiscal Years commencing January 1, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and to prescribe the terms, form and contents, and provide for the sale and credit enhancement of such notes. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1492-13)
06/18/13 Directed the Department of Public Works to assess the vulnerability of Suffolk County infrastructure to sea water rise. (Hahn). (IR 1305-13)
06/18/13 Confirmed the appointment of Carl J. Copertino as District Court Judge for and of the Second District to fill a vacancy. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1453-13)
06/18/13 Appointed Christopher DiGregorio to the Suffolk County Board of Trustees of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation. (Krupski). (IR 1418-13)
06/18/13 Appointed Peter W. Leis to the Suffolk County Board of Trustees of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation. (Pres. Off.). (IR 1474-13)
06/04/13 Authorized the County Executive to enter into an agreement for the operation of a consolidated health center located on Southampton Hospital Campus and approving consolidation and operation of the existing Kraus Family Health Center at Southampton and the Suffolk County Health Center at East Hampton into a single FQHC Health Center to be operated by Hudson River Healthcare, Inc. (IR 1428-13)
06/04/13 Amended the 2013 Capital Budget and Program and appropriating funds in connection with improvements to the Brentwood Health Center (CP 4083). (IR 1422-13)
06/04/13 Limited the use of air curtain destructors by the Department of Public Works. (IR 1260-13)
06/04/13 Ensured that Suffolk County government internet connection is accessible to the print-disabled. (IR 1300-13)
06/04/13 Ensured adequate emergency response services to Suffolk County Residents. (IR 1427-13)
06/04/13 Amended Chapter 563 of the Suffolk County Code to further regulate the installation and servicing of swimming pools and spas. (IR 1359-13)
05/07/2013 Amended the 2013 capital budget and program and appropriating funds in connection with improvements and modifications to health centers. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1365-13)
05/07/2013 Advanced and improved Patient Advocacy Service in the County of Suffolk. (Browning). (IR 1036-13)
05/07/2013 Authorized a study to determine the feasibility of establishing Community Emergency Support Centers at veterans support organizations in Suffolk County. (Horsley) (IR 1301-13)
05/07/2013 Authorized the County Executive to execute an intermunicipal agreement with the Town of Brookhaven and accepting funds associated with the cost of part-time assignment of a Veterans Service Officer to the town. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1366-13)
05/07/2013 Established the South Shore Coast Protection Task Force. (Calarco) . (IR 1355-13)
05/07/2013 Directed the Department of Public Works to study the S62 and 5A bus routes. (Anker). (IR 1027-13)
05/07/2013 Passed a local law to ensure adequate ferry service. (Calarco). (IR 1173-13)
05/07/2013 Amended the 2013 Capital Program and Budget and appropriated funds in connection with the development of a Village Square at the intersection of CR 80 and CR 46, Shirley. (Browning). (IR 1293-13)
05/07/2013 To Appointed Robert Lipp as Director of the Budget Review Office. (Lindsay). (PM 9-13)
05/07/2013 Utilized state funds to expand bus service in Suffolk County. (Schneiderman). (IR 1295-13)
05/07/2013 Established an Educational Outreach Program on the economic value of Cultural Arts. (Hahn).. (IR 1253-13)
04/23/2013 Established a program to develop all hazard protocols for staff at all county facilities (Hahn). (IR 1198-13)
04/23/2013 Directed the Department of Social Services to implement an Emergency Housing Policy that will benefit homeless children (Gregory). (IR 1233-13)
04/23/2013 Amended Chapter 1070 of the code of Suffolk County for real estate appraisal, acquisition and disposition, and implementing the “Triple A” acquisition procedure (Co. Exec.). (IR 1254-13)
04/23/2013 Established the Jobs Opportunity Board (“JOB”) to centralize career advancement and educational opportunities in the County of Suffolk. (Anker) (IR 1116-13)
04/23/2013 Encouraged efficiencies during sewer infrastructure improvements. (Horsley) (IR 2192-13)
04/23/2013 Increased transparency in RFP process (Browning). (IR 1149-13)
04/23/2013 Confirmed appointment of County Director of Probation Patrice Dlhopolsky (Co. Exec.). (IR 1247-13)
03/19/2013 Passed a local law to protect minors from direct mail stimulant drink advertising and samples. (IR 1085-13)
03/19/2013 Adopted a local law to prohibit the sale and distribution of stimulant drinks to minors in County parks. (IR 1086-13)
03/19/2013 Enacted a local law to ensure the safety of children in child care facilities. (IR 1001-13)
03/19/2013 Directed the Department of Health Services to become a certified training center for Narcan overdose responders. (IR 1151-13)
03/19/2013 Authorized funding of infrastructure improvements and oversight of real property under the Suffolk County Affordable Housing Opportunities Program and execution of agreements (“Wyandanch Rising”). (IR 1200-13)
03/19/2013 Directed the Suffolk County Police Department to offer drug treatment referrals to individuals receiving Narcan. (IR 1943-12)
03/19/2013 Adopted a local law to deter motorists from leaving the scene of an accident. (IR 1087-13)
03/19/2013 Confirmed the appointment of Dennis M. Brown as County Attorney of Suffolk County. (IR 1169-13)
03/19/2013 Confirmed the appointment of Paul J. Margiotta as Executive Director of the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violations Bureau. (IR 1196-13)
03/05/2013 Established a policy to guard against gun violence. (Hahn). (IR 1121-13)
03/05/2013 Passed a local law to ensure the safety of children in child care facilities. (Hahn). (IR 1001-13)
03/05/2013 Delegated the County Comptroller to authorize the issuance of not to exceed $120,000,000 Revenue Anticipation Notes. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1069-13)
03/05/2013 Authorized a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $38,500,000 bonds to finance the cost of an arbitration award in favor of the Suffolk County Corrections Officers Association. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1127-13)
03/05/2013 Modified golf fees for veterans. (Schneiderman). (IR 1949-13)
03/05/2013 Established disclosure requirements for the Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affair. (“Consumer Awareness and Protection Act). (D’Amaro). (IR 1002-13)
03/05/2013 Authorized a study of Behavioral Health Care Services for incarcerated youths and adults. (Anker) . (IR 1026-13)
03/05/2013 Amended the 2013 operating budget to assure adequate health care education for the children of Suffolk County. (Spencer). (IR 1122-13)
03/05/2013 Appointed Albert Krupski as a member of the Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District. (Lindsay). (IR 1091-13)
03/05/2013 Reappointed Chairman of the Suffolk County Water Authority (James F. Gaughran). (Presiding Officer) APPROVED. (IR 1114-13)
03/05/2013 Passed a local law to enlarge qualifications for Museum Director. (Presiding Officer). (IR 1020-13)
03/05/2013 Approved the reappointment of Yvonne Isabella Milewski, M.D., as Chief Medical Examiner. (County Executive). (IR 1049-13)
02/05/2013 Passed a Certificate of Necessity from County Executive Steve Bellone on new comprehensive plan to monitor sex offenders in Suffolk County (A local law to be known as the “Community Protection Act”). (IR 1125-13)
02/05/2013 Passed a local law providing exemptions from sales and compensating use taxes for sales of commercial solar energy systems equipment and installation services. (IR 2227-12)
02/05/2013 Created a task force to enhance the county’s procurement process. (IR 1017-13)
02/05/2013 Approved an examination of the feasibility of installing emergency notifications in schools throughout Suffolk County. (IR 1031-13)
02/05/2013 Appointed Paul J. Tonna as a member of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. (IR 1018-13)
01/02/2013 Unanimously reelected County Legislator William J. Lindsay to a record-setting eight term as Presiding Officer.
01/02/2013 Reelected Legislator Wayne Horsley as Deputy Presiding Officer. (Res. 1-13)
01/02/2013 Reappointed Tim Laube as Clerk of the Legislature and Renee Ortiz as Chief Deputy Clerk. (Res. 3-13)
01/02/2013 Reappointed George Nolan as Counsel to the Legislature. (Res. 5-13)
01/02/2013 Set the schedule for 2013 meetings of the Legislature. (Res. 6-13)
   
2012
12/18/2012 Authorized the conveyance of the county-owned Long Wharf in Sag Harbor to the Village of Sag Harbor. (IR 2207-12)
12/18/2012 Passed a local law to safeguard the personal information of minors in Suffolk County. (IR 2016-12)
12/18/2012 Passed a charter law to establish a Traffic and Parking Violations Bureau. (IR 2026-12)
12/04/2012 Approved a Local Law to authorize a real property tax exemption for improvements to Real Property Meeting Certification Standards for Green Buildings. (IR 2023-12)
12/04/2012 Approved a Local Law to reduce exposure to Bisphenol A in Suffolk County (“The Safer Sales Slip Act”). (IR 2062-12)
12/04/2012 Extended the Narcan Pilot Program to the entire police district. (IR 2086-12)
12/04/2012 Directed the Department of Public Works to study establishing concessionaires at certain County facilities.. (IR 2017-12)
12/04/2012 Adopted a Charter Law making certain technical changes to Legislative Reapportionment Plan. (IR 2005-12)
12/04/2012 Set the date for a Special Election to fill the vacancy in the 1st Legislative District.. (IR 2166-12)
11/20/2012 Adopting Climate Smart Community goals in the County of Suffolk. (IR 1950-12)
11/20/2012 A charter law to strengthen and improve the County’s economic efforts by consolidating functions within a newly created Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs. (IR 1926-12)
11/20/2012 Prohibiting the use of hydraulic fracturing brine on county property or roadways. (IR 1939-12)
11/20/2012 Designating January 27 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in Suffolk County. (IR 2058-12)
11/07/2012 County Legislature’s omnibus budget plan. (IR 907-12 and IR 908-12)
11/07/2012 Amending the 2012 capital budget and program and appropriating funds in connection with construction of the Traffic and Parking Violations Bureau. (IR 2011-12)
10/09/2012 Authorizing the County Executive to execute an agreement with the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association covering the terms and conditions of employment for the period of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2018. (IR 1915-12)
10/09/2012 Ratifying and approving the memorandum of agreement with the county’s employee unions relating to the Employee Medical Health Plan. (IR 1886-12)
10/09/2012 Directing the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services to develop an on-line firefighter training program. (IR 1877-12)
10/09/2012 Directing the Department of Public Works to study alternative methods for purchasing transit fares. (IR 1908-12)
09/13/2012 A local law authorizing the County Executive to sell the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility. (IR 1811-12)
09/13/2012 A Local Law authorizing the County Executive to execute agreements for the sale of vacant land at Yaphank County Center. (IR 1695-12)
09/13/2012 A local law to establish boating safety instruction requirements (“Suffolk’s Safer Waterways Act”). (IR 1797-12)
09/13/2012 Approving the criteria for the county’s Pet Store Rating Program. (IR 1756-12)
09/13/2012 Establishing a task force to optimize early intervention for children with special needs. (IR 1876-12)
09/13/2012 Naming a portion of Nicholls Road in Setauket in honor of Lieutenant Joseph DiBernardo. (IR 1800-12)
09/13/2012 Honoring an American hero, Specialist Jacob S. Fletcher, by renaming a portion of County Road 34. (IR 1839-12)
09/13/2012 Authorizing sponsor of advertising on the county website. (IR 1692-12)
08/21/2012 Confirming appointment of County Commissioner of Suffolk County Police Department. (IR 1828-12)
08/21/2012 Adopting a charter law to ensure the independence and integrity of the County Ethics Process. (IR 1586-12)
08/21/2012 Adopting a Local Law establishing registration requirement for Health Department expeditors. (IR 1480-12)
08/21/2012 Confirming the appointment of Adam Halpern as Fourth District Court Judge. (IR 1832-12)
08/21/2012 Appointing Grant Hendricks as a member of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. (IR 1809-12)
08/21/2012

Confirming appointment of County Commissioner of Suffolk County Police Department. (IR 1828-12)

08/21/2012 Adopting a charter law to ensure the independence and integrity of the County Ethics Process. (IR 1586-12)
08/21/2012 Adopting a Local Law establishing registration requirement for Health Department expeditors. (IR 1480-12)
08/21/2012 A local law establishing an independent Office of the Medical Examiner. (IR 1696-12)
08/21/2012 Establishing a new policy requiring health insurance contributions by exempt employees. (IR 1824-12)
08/21/2012 Appointing Michael Kaufman as a member of the County Planning Commission. (IR 1174-12)
08/21/2012 Appointing John J. Finn as a member of County Planning Commission. (IR 1772-12)
08/21/2012 Confirming the appointment of Kathleen Kerr as District Court Judge for the Third District. (IR 1695-12)
08/21/2012 Confirming the appointment of Adam Halpern as Fourth District Court Judge. (IR 1832-12)
08/21/2012 Appointing Grant Hendricks as a member of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. (IR 1809-12)
08/07/2012 Authorizing an amendment of the Second Ballpark License Management and Operations Agreement between the Long Island Ducks Professional Baseball Club. LLC and the County of Suffolk. (IR 1638-12)
08/07/2012 Authorizing the inclusion of new parcels into existing certified agricultural districts in the County of Suffolk. (IR 1566-12)
08/07/2012 A local law to sure advance planning for emergencies by nursing homes, long term health care facilities and group homes for the disabled. (“Prepared To Protect Our Most Vulnerable Citizens Act.”). (IR 1528-12)
06/19/2012 Establish a Voluntary Wage Freeze Program for elected officials. (Horsley) (IR 1603-12)
06/19/2012 Naming a portion of CR 96 in West Babylon in honor of United States Sergeant William McKenna. (Horsley) (IR 1488-12)
06/19/2012 Naming a portion of CR 16 in Farmingville in honor of Lieutenant Richard Nappi. (Muratore) (IR 1487-12)
06/19/2012 A Charter Law to reapportion Suffolk County Legislative Districts. (Pres. Off.) (IR 1527-12)
06/19/2012 Appointing member Robin L. Long as a member of the Suffolk County Board of Ethics. (Co. Exec.) (IR 1637-12)
06/19/2012 A Local Law to prohibit smoking in County parks. (Spencer) (IR 1521-12)
06/19/2012 Establishing a Long-Term Pediatric Care Task Force in Suffolk County. (Romaine) (IR 1578-12)
06/05/2012 Passage of a Certificate of Necessity restoring positions in the Health Department. (Co. Exec.)
06/05/2012 Passage of a Certificate of Necessity authorizing an early retirement program for exempt employees. (Co. Exec.)
06/05/2012 Passage of a Local Law to protect public health at hookah bars. (Spencer)
06/05/2012 Approval of bonding of $1.6 million for emergency bridge work. (Co. Exec.)
06/05/2012 Renaming the County Park in Montauk and designating the Third House. (Schneiderman)
05/08/2012 Approved IR 1476-12, an Omnibus County Economic Savings Plan for Fiscal Year 2012.
05/08/2012 Approved IR 1452-12, requiring health insurance contributions by exempt employees.
05/08/2012 Approved IR 1367-12, appointing Anne Shybunko Moore as a member to the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees and IR 1478, appointing James Morgo to the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees.
05/08/2012 Approved IR 1112-12, appointing Peter Fox Cohalan as Suffolk County Historian.
04/24/2012 Amended the 2012 operating budget to restore certain county positions (IR 1471-12).
04/24/2012 Established a policy to govern the use of non-County personnel in rating proposed land acquisitions (IR 1346-12).
04/24/2012 Directed the Department of Economic Development and Planning to strengthen the Land Preservation Program and maximize environmental protection (IR 1359-12).
04/24/2012 Authorized planning steps for the acquisition of land under the Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Program, Maple Avenue property - Town of Brookhaven (IR 1204-12).
04/24/2012 Confirmed appointment of County Commissioner of Information Technology Donald C. Rodgers (IR 1352-12).
04/24/2012 Appropriated funds to develop Village Square at the intersection of CR 80 and CR 46 in Shirley (IR 1273-12).
04/24/2012 Established a Narcan Pilot Program in the Suffolk County Police Department (IR 1281-12).
04/24/2012 Increased licensing fees for motor fuel facilities operating in Suffolk County (IR 1055-12).
03/13/2012 The Suffolk County Legislature passed Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay’s local law requiring stores offering layaway plans to prominently post all fees associated with those plans. Many layaway plans include exorbitant fees that are not fully disclosed.
01/17/2012 Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay has proposed a local law requiring stores offering layaway plans to prominently post all fees associated with those plans. Many layaway plans include exorbitant fees that are not fully disclosed.
01/03/2012 Eighth District County Legislator William J. Lindsay elected Presiding Officer of the County Legislature for a record-tying seventh term at the January 3, 2012 organizational meeting. Fourteenth District County Legislator Wayne R. Horsley elected Deputy Presiding Officer.
01/03/2012 Suffolk County Legislature records another year of groundbreaking achievements in 2011.
   
2011
12/06/2011 Securitization of tobacco suit settlement monies authorized.
12/06/2011 Cap on the county’s sales tax on gasoline repealed.
12/06/2011 Hardship criteria for real property redemptions expanded.
12/06/2011 The time animal abuse offenders must remain on the county’s Animal Abuse Offenders Registry extended from five to 10 years.
12/06/2011 Term of the Welfare to Work Commission extended to 2021.
12/06/2011 Rabbi Steven Moss reappointed as chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission.
11/22/2011 County Legislature overrides County Executive’s vetoes of omnibus budget amendments.
11/22/2011 County Legislature adopts law requiring sex offenders to report to park police if they are spending the night at any county park.
11/22/2011 County Legislature adopts a Historic Structure Restoration pilot program in which private enterprises could use historic structures in return forrestoring the property.
11/22/2011 County Legislature establishes a “Puppy and Dog Protection” rating program for Suffolk pet stores.
11/09/2011 County Legislature makes hard choices, adopts omnibus budget that lays off 88 people rather than the 710 in County Executive Levy’s proposed budget.
11/09/2011 County Legislature approves lag payroll next year for management and confidential employees and a voluntary lag payroll for elected officials.
11/09/2011 Closed public hearings on two bills requiring companies doing business with the county and holders of occupational licenses to use Social Security Number Verification Service and the E-Verify Program for all employees.
08/16/2011 Ban the sale of Fuel Gel in Suffolk “Michael’s Law”.
08/16/2011 Limiting the Restraint of Pets Outdoors.
06/21/2011 Created a Public Financing Commission.
06/21/2011 Passed a law to require moving vehicles to be free of accumulated ice or snow.
06/07/2011 Approved a Capital Budget plan for 2012.
06/07/2011 Passed legislation which financed the continued operation of the Coram and Huntington Station Health Centers for another month.
06/07/2011 Banned the sale of Coal Tar Sealers in Suffolk county.
05/11/2011 Directed its Budget Review Office (BRO) to issue an RFP for a Public-Private Partnership to save the Foley Nursing Home.
05/11/2011 Passed a law to require pet shops to check perspective pet owner’s names against the animal abuse registry before selling pets.
05/11/2011 Approved the AME contract.
04/26/2011 Legislature declared 247 acres as surplus to clear the way for its sale or lease.
04/26/2011 Legislature banned the sale of synthetic cocaine “bath salts.”
04/26/2011 Legislature authorized the creation of a public nuisance web site.
04/26/2011 Legislature approved the appointment of Sarah Landsdale as Director of the Suffolk County Department of Planning.
04/26/2011 Legislature approved strengthening of the county’s crack house law.
03/22/2011 Legislature acted to require the proper disposal of prescription medication by health care providers.
03/22/2011 Legislature established Understanding, Accepting, & Respecting our Cultural Differences Week” in remembrance of Marcelo Lucero.
03/22/2011 Established Sunday Bus service on two East End Routes.
03/22/2011 Passed legislation authorizing a subscription to Shotspotter Gunshot Location System in five Suffolk Communities.
03/08/2011 The legislature voted to regulate the sale of tattoo equipment
03/03/2011 The Legislature votes to sell the Foley Skilled Nursing Facility
02/01/2011 Banned Sex Offenders from living near amusement parks.
02/01/2011 Banned the incineration of waste at the Bergen Point.
01/03/2011 Legislature reelects Lindsay Presiding Officer and Viloria-Fisher Deputy PO.
   
2010
12/21/2010 Approved a 50¢ Bus Fare Increase to fund a pilot study for Sunday Bus Service.
12/21/2010 Authorized Ducks Stadium title sponsorship for Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
12/21/2010 Approved a law to allow the DA, Sheriff, Treasurer, Clerk and Comptroller to fill their own budgeted positions.
12/07/2010 Passed legislation reducing minors’ access to spray paint.
12/07/2010 Established minimum standards for Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices.
12/07/2010 Expanded Suffolk’s Social Host Law.
10/12/2010 Acted to grant subpoena power for the Special Legislative Committee overseeing the Suffolk County Ethics Commission.
10/12/2010 Approved legislation creating a registry for Animal Abuse Offenders.
10/12/2010 Passed a bill requiring phone calls to residents prior to mosquito spraying in Suffolk’s neighborhoods.
09/16/2010 Legislature approved a measure to find a location for a Police substation in Huntington Station.
09/16/2010 Legislature approved legislation to raise the age from 18 to 21 to sell jewelry at exchanges.
08/17/2010 The Legislature approved the creation of a network of safe sober homes.
08/17/2010 The Legislature approved the hiring of Joseph Conway as special counsel to the Legislature’s Ethics Commission Oversight Committee.
08/17/2010 The Legislature established a notification requirement for consultant contracts.
08/03/2010 Legislature approved a cap of $3 on gasoline tax at the pump.
08/03/2010 The Legislature passed a law clarifying its authority to remove department heads when warranted.
08/03/2010 The Legislature approved legislation regulating utility poles on county roadways.
06/22/2010 Legislature establishes a Gun Offender Registry.
06/22/2010 Passes 2 laws prohibiting cyber bullying and cyber stalking.
06/22/2010 Legislature reforms title insurance contracting practices.
06/22/2010 Presiding Officer establishes a special Legislative Committee to investigate the County Ethics Commission
06/22/2010 Legislature passes law to increase independence of the County Ethics Commission
06/08/2010 Legislature approves its Capital Budget Plan, including major projects for Suffolk County Community College.
06/08/2010 Legislature votes to override County Executive’s veto of Homeless sex offender plan.
06/08/2010 Legislature bans the sale of aerosol dusting products to minors.
06/08/2010 Legislature votes to require legislative approval of plans to eliminate or transfer police functions.
06/08/2010 Legislature approves bill to prohibit demonstrations at funeral services.
05/11/2010
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Suffolk Legislature honors NYC Mounted Police Officer Wayne Rhatigan from Holbrook with its Hometown Hero Award for his immediate action to protect New York City from a bomb in Times Square.
05/11/2010 Legislature votes to end the voucher system for homeless sex offenders.
05/11/2010 Legislature bans the sale of synthetic cannabinoids.
04/27/2010 Legislature approves requirement for advisory boards to conduct open meetings.
04/27/2010 Legislature expands the law against Bias Acts (Lucero’s Law).
04/27/2010 Legislature Bans the Sale of Drinking Games to minors.
03/23/2010 Legislature approves requirement for Homeless Sex Offenders to wear GPS tracking devices.
03/23/2010 Legislature passes legislation requiring any bill that cuts taxes to identify offsetting cost cuts.
03/23/2010 Legislature directs DHS to make its database of AED locations available to emergency 911 dispatchers and to develop signs for AED locations.
03/23/2010 Legislature establishes property tax exemptions for disabled veterans.
03/02/2010 Legislature approved the creation of a Hate Crimes Victims Advocate.
03/02/2010 Legislature required the publicizing of the Text-A-Tip program with Crime Stoppers promotion.
03/02/2010 Legislature directed the County’s IT department to study the feasibility of creating a Smart Phone Application for AED locations.
02/02/2010 Legislature approves leasing parking lots for Solar Carports: will bring in almost a half a million dollars annually.
01/19/2010 Presiding Officer Lindsay Shifts Legislature Meetings to Riverhead.
01/04/2010 Lindsay Re-Elected Suffolk's Presiding Officer - Viloria-Fisher Re-Elected as Deputy Presiding Officer.

2009
12/15/2009 Passed Head Injury Awareness Legislation.
12/01/2009 Passed legislation to prevent sex offenders from maintaining accounts on social networking websites.
12/01/2009 Prohibited sex offenders from living near their victims.
12/01/2009 Regulated the privatization of County owned marinas.
11/17/2009 Overrode Veto by County Executive of 200 new Police Officers
11/17/2009 Banned false advertising by unlicensed electricians and plumbers
11/17/2009 Directed the Assessment of the Community Service Program
11/17/2009 Created a Home Energy Efficiency Task Force
11/17/2009 Created a Domestic Violence Registry
10/13/2009 Passed a 1st in the Nation Ban on Drop Side Cribs
10/13/2009

Established a Teen Pregnancy Task Force

09/17/2009 Suffolk Hits Back at City for MTA Tax - Hike in Hotel/Motel Tax Will Recoup Some of County Cash Funding City Transit
09/17/2009 Approves Increase in funding for comprehensive sewer study
09/17/2009 Approves adding Immigrant Advocate to Hate Crimes Task Force
08/18/2009 Mandated swimming pool retailers post signs re: State pool alarm requirements
08/18/2009 Suffolk Passes 1st in the nation E-cigarette Ban.
08/04/2009 The Legislature passed a procedural motion granting subpoena power to the Public Safety Committee chaired by Legislator Jack Eddington to investigate the staffing practices of the Suffolk County Police Department.
08/04/2009 The Legislature passed a resolution which increases oversight of how the County hires consultants.
08/04/2009 The Legislature passed a resolution sponsored by Legislator Jon Cooper directing the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development to establish a Shop Suffolk Promotional Campaign.


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