Suffolk County Legislature


Recent Action

November 22, 2016

  • Required the Department of Public Works to provide notice of certain Capital Projects to Town and Villages. (Fleming) (IR 1867-16)
  • Appropriated funds in connection with Dredging of County Waters (CP 5200). (Co. Exec.) (IR 1899-16)
  • Established a working group to maximize the level of transportation services provided by Suffolk County. (Fleming) (IR 1941-16)
  • Authorized execution of an agreement by the Administrative Head of Suffolk County Sewer District No. 3 – Southwest and Ronkonkoma Hub (BR-1692). (County Executive) (IR 1949-16)
  • Authorized the County Executive to execute an agreement with the Guild of Administrative Officers, Suffolk County Community College, covering the terms and conditions of employment for employees covered under Bargaining Unit No. 4 for the period September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2019. (County Executive) (IR 1975-16)
  • Authorized funding of infrastructure improvements and oversight of real property under the Suffolk County Affordable Housing Opportunities Program (Peconic Crossing). (Co. Exec.) (IR 1909-16)
  • Authorized the County Executive to execute an agreement with the Suffolk County Probation Officers Association covering the terms and conditions of employment for the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2016. (County Executive) (IR 1984-16)
  • Amended the 2016 Capital Budget and appropriating funds in connection with the Historic Restoration and Preservation Fund (CP 7510), for Cedar Island Lighthouse. (County Executive) (IR 1910-16)
  • 1875. Adopted a Local Law to improve the County Alarm Permitting Process. (Hahn) (IR 1875-16)
  • Honored William Solomon by renaming a portion of Carleton Avenue. (Martinez) (IR 1930-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to enhance enforcement of smoking restrictions at multiple dwelling buildings. (Martinez) (IR 1772-16)

November 9, 2016

  • Adopted Resolution 920, which removes $26.7 million of Bond Anticipation Note revenue in 2017 ($7.8 million in the General Fund and $18.9 million in the Police District) as it is unclear whether or not New York State will grant the County the authority to borrow for terminal pay. The revenue decrease is offset by a reduction in expenses for deferred pay in the Police Department.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 916-2016, adopting the 2017 Operating Budget, maintaining service levels by restoring the Public Health Nursing Bureau, Tobacco Education & Control Program, and Day Care to its 2016 service level and reducing or eliminating select fee increases (Discretionary)
  • Adopted Resolution No. 915-2016, adopting the 2017 Operating Budget, maintaining service levels by restoring the Public Health Nursing Bureau, Tobacco Education & Control Program, and Day Care to its 2016 service level and reducing or eliminating select fee increases (Mandated)

October 5, 2016

  • Passed a Local Law to register retailers of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in Suffolk County. (Cilmi) (IR 1598-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to regulate animal rescue organizations operating in Suffolk County. (Martinez) (IR 1760-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to Strengthen regulation of pet dealers and pet stores in Suffolk County. (Martinez) (IR 1761-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to Prohibit unregulated synthetic Opioids in Suffolk County. (Stern) (IR 1758-16)
  • Appointed a member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission (John A. Condzella). (Co. Exec.) (IR 1740-16)
  • Authorized the Construction of the Clean Lakes in Patchogue Project, using the New Enhanced Suffolk County Water Quality Protection Program Funds. (County Executive). (IR 1860-16)
  • Authorized the Reconstruction of the Riverside Roundabout, Riverhead, using the New Enhanced Suffolk County Water Quality Protection Program Funds (CP 8733). (County Executive). (IR 1861-16)
  • Authorized the Mud Creek Mitigation Stormwater Improvements and Stream Restoration, Town of Brookhaven, using the New Enhanced Suffolk County Water Quality Protection Program Funds (CP 8733). (County Executive). (IR 1862-16)
  • Appropriated funds in connection with the Historic Restoration and Preservation Fund for the Cedar Island Lighthouse (CP 7510). (Fleming). (IR 1371-16)
  • Honored an American Hero, Army Ranger Sgt. Jason Santora, by renaming a portion of County Road 16. (Muratore). (IR 1812-16)
  • Adopted a local law to amend Chapter 353 of the Suffolk County Code to authorize the County Department of Audit and Control to register nonprofit veterans organizations. (County Executive). (IR 1752-16)
  • Appointed a member to the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees (E. Christopher Murray). (IR 1774-16)
  • Confirmed the appointment of the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation (Phillip A. Berdolt). (County Executive). (IR 1849-16)

September 7, 2016

  • Adopted a local law to reduce the use of carryout bags in retail sales. (Spencer). (IR 1649-16)
  • Amended the Adopted 2016 Operating Budget to transfer funds from Fund 477 Water Quality Protection, amending the 2016 Capital Budget and Program, and appropriating funds in connection with a Living Shoreline Demonstration Project within the Town of Southold (CP 8710.417). (Co. Exec.). (IR 1703-16)
  • Appointed member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission (Rodney Anderson). (Co. Exec.). (IR 1740-16)
  • Appointed member to the Council on Environmental Quality, Constance Kepert. (Anker). (IR 1690-16)
  • Appointed member to the Council on Environmental Quality, Frank De Rubies. (Calarco). (IR 1691-16)
  • Appointed member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, Rodney Anderson. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1740-16)
  • Appointed member to the Council on Environmental Quality, Michael Doall. (Krupski). (IR 1766-16)
  • Re-established the Tick Control Advisory Committee. (Fleming). (IR 1668-16)
  • Appointed member of the Suffolk County Community College Board of Trustees, Gemma Deleon-Lopresti. (Presiding Officer). (IR 1753-16)
  • Authorized planning steps for implementation of Suffolk County Workforce Housing Program (Sandy Hollow Cove).(County Executive). (IR 1750-16)
  • Authorized planning steps for implementation of Suffolk County Workforce Housing Program (Speonk Commons). (County Executive). (IR 1751-16)
  • Authorized Navy SEAL Museum at West Sayville. (Lindsay). (IR 1689-16)
  • Approved a local law to cap tax map verification fees. (Lindsay). (IR 1622-16)
  • Established a vibrant communities policy in Suffolk County. (Lindsay). (IR 1660-16)

July 27, 2016

  • Adopted a Local Law to identify and reserve tax default properties appropriate for siting Community Wastewater Treatment Systems. (Fleming). (IR 1564-16)
  • Authorized the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to amend policy and authorizing the Suffolk County Board of Health to amend the Suffolk County Sanitary Code to allow for the approval, registration and management of innovative and Alternative On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems. (County Executive). (IR 1571-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to amend the County’s purchasing and contract eligibility requirements. (Stern). (IR 1581-16)
  • Confirmed appointment of Suffolk County Commissioner of Information Technology (Scott Mastellon). (County Executive). (IR 1619-16)
  • Established the Suffolk County Next Generation Advisory Council. (Presiding Officer). (IR 1650-16)
  • Authorized the filing of a grant application to develop a Suffolk County Blueway Trail System. (Hahn). (IR 1647-16)
  • Amended Resolution No. 1114 -2015, in connection with a new Patchogue Health Center (CP 4087). (County Executive). (IR 1646-16)
  • Established a public information campaign on the dangers of Conversion Therapy. (Spencer). (IR 1593-16)
  • Confirmed the reappointment of James L. Tomarken as Commissioner of Health Services. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1640-16)
  • Approved county funding for a contract agency (Suffolk County Historical Society). (Krupski). (IR 1599-16)

June 21, 2016

  • Adopted a Local Law to improve and strengthen the County’s purchase of Development Rights Program. (Krupski). (IR 1478-16)
  • Amended the 2016 Operating Budget and amended the 2016 Capital Budget and Program and appropriated funds in connection with the Sewer Infrastructure Program to provide funding for Mobile Home Park Wastewater Treatment Demonstration Program (CP 8721.110). (County Executive). (IR 1565-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to provide designated parking for veterans at County Facilities. (Muratore). (IR 1007-16)
  • Refunded Bond Resolution of the County of Suffolk, New York Adopted, 2016, authorized the refunding of certain outstanding serial bonds of said county, stating the plan of refunding, appropriating an amount not to exceed $540,000,000 for such purpose, authorized the issuance of not to exceed $540,000,000 refunding bonds to finance said appropriation, and made certain other determinations relative thereto. (County Executive). (IR 1495-16)
  • Authorized the County Executive to enter into a Start-Up NY affiliation agreement with Suffolk County Community College for the purpose of including County owned land, located adjacent to the Ammerman Campus (Selden), in the College’s Start-Up NY Campus Plan for designation as a tax-free New York area. (County Executive). (IR 1579-16)
  • Adopted a local law to increase penalties for violation of social host laws. (Cilmi). (IR 1471-16)
  • Approved the 2016-2017 Suffolk County Community College Budget. (IR 1645-16)

June 1, 2016

  • Adopted a Local Law to regulate Pet Grooming businesses operating in Suffolk County (“Ginger’s Law”) (Calarco). (IR 1310-16)
  • Appropriated funds in connection with Riverside Traffic Circle (CP 5557). (County Executive). (IR 1447-16)
  • Directed County participation in regulatory proceedings. (Krupski). (IR 1465-16)
  • Adopted a Charter Law to implement one-year rolling debt policy under 5-25-5 Law to mitigate budgetary shortfall. (Co. Exec.) . (IR 1367-16)
  • Required notification of building permits issued by Suffolk County Community College (Martinez). (IR 1327-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to further regulate synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cocaine in Suffolk County. (Spencer). (IR 1370-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to increase awareness of dry cleaning chemical use. (Hahn). (IR 1000-16)

May 10, 2016

  • Amended the 2016 operating budget and appropriating funds in connection with a payment of a salary deferral to Deputy Sheriffs. (IR 1480-16)
  • Amended Resolution No. 1019-2015, extending authorization for the Town of Southampton Stormwater Abatement Project in the Reeves Bay Watershed and authorizing Water Quality Review Committee approved changes (CP 8240.325). (County Executive). (IR 1365-16)
  • Amended the Adopted 2016 Operating Budget to transfer funds from Fund 477 Water Quality Protection, amending the 2016 Capital Budget and Program, and appropriating funds in connection with the H. F. Corwin and Son’s Agricultural Waste Storage Facility System (CP 8240.337). (Co. Exec.). (IR 1381-16)
  • Appropriated funds in connection with preparing a Sewering Feasibility Study for Downtown Central Islip (CP 8198). (Co. Exec.). (IR 1388-16)
  • Amended the 2016 Operating Budget and transferring funds to provide funding for LIGALY (Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth). (Pres. Off.). (IR 1373-16)
  • Amended the Suffolk County Classification and Salary Plan in connection with new titles for use in the Department of Economic Development and Planning (Senior, Principal and Chief Community Development and Planning Specialist). (Co. Exec.). (IR 1392-16)
  • Named the Suffolk County handicapped accessible playground in West Sayville as the “Betty Whitehouse Playground”. (Lindsay). (IR 1324-16)
  • Reappointed member to the Suffolk County Landbank Cooperation Board of Directors. (Thomas Cilmi). (McCaffrey). (IR 1329-16)
  • Reappointed member to the Suffolk County Landbank Corporation Board of Directors (DuWayne Gregory). (Hahn). (IR 1403-16)

April 12, 2016

  • Adopted a charter law to ensure balanced representation on the Planning Commission.(Fleming). (IR 1225-16)
  • Accepted the updated Suffolk County Agricultural Stewardship Plan. (Krupski). (IR 1311-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law amending Chapter 563 of the Suffolk County Code to permit use of a government issued passport as acceptable personal identification. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1229-16)
  • Authorized the County Executive to execute an agreement with the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees Bargaining Units no. 2 and No. 6 amending the terms and conditions of employment for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1288-16)
  • Clarifyied county policy waiving civil service examination fees for fire district and ambulance company volunteers. (Browning. (IR 1289-16)
  • Established a reporting requirement for the Sheriff’s Internal Affairs Bureau. (Calarco). (IR 1308-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to ban the sale of formaldehyde for use in holding tanks. (Spencer). (IR 1020-16)

March 22, 2016

  • Established a reporting requirement for the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau. (Calarco). (IR 1106-16)
  • Adopted a Charter Law requiring joint certification of County Operating Budget. (Presiding Officer). (IR 1100-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to update and strengthen the hotel and motel tax statute. (Lindsay). (IR 1006-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to expand public notification of sewage contamination in Suffolk County. (Krupski). (IR 1156-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law amending provisions relating to the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. (Presiding Officer Gregory). (IR 1158-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to waive contract agency requirement in 2016. (Presiding Officer Gregory). (IR 1095-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to establish a Child Fatality Review Team. (Hahn). (IR 1148-16)
  • Adopted a Local Law to amend Chapter 42 of the Suffolk County Code to authorize the indemnification and defense of hearing officers appointed by the County. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1149-16)
  • Appointed Eric A. Kopp as a member of Suffolk County Board of Ethics. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1205-16)

March 1, 2016

  • Establishing a committee to maximize use of County property in Yaphank. (Browning). (IR 1005-16)
  • Authorizing and directing an update to Agricultural Stewardship Program. (Krupski). (IR 1057-16)
  • Reappointing member to the Suffolk County Water Authority (Patrick Halpin). (Presiding Officer). (IR 1050-16)
  • A Local Law to enhance the County’s Tourism Promotion Program. (Lindsay). (IR 1025-16)

February 9, 2016

  • Confirmed appointment of Timothy D. Sini, County Commissioner of Suffolk County Department of Police. (Co. Exec.). (IR 1014-16)
  • Established the Suffolk County Child Care Commission. (Martinez). (IR 1023-16)
  • Honored an American here, Staff Sgt. Louis M. Bonacassa, by renaming a portion of County Road 21, Rocky Point-Yaphank Road, as well as the intersection of County Road 21 with New York State 25, Jericho Turnpike. (IR 1155-16)
  • Appointed member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission (Errol S. Kitt). Exec.). (IR 1008-16)
  • Appointed member of the Suffolk County Planning Commission (Nicholas Gould Morehead). (Co. Exec.). (IR 1013-16)
  • Authorized the County Executive to enter into and execute a “Municipal Agreement” relating to the Sustainable Energy Loan Program. (Krupski). (IR 1022-16)

January 4, 2016

  • Elected 7th District Legislator Rob Calarco as Deputy Presiding Officer. (Res. 1-16)
  • Reappointed Jason Richberg as Clerk of the Legislature. (Res. 3-16)
  • Appointed Amy Ellis as Chief Deputy Clerk of the Legislature. (Res. 4-16)
  • Reappointed George Nolan as the Legislature’s counsel. (Res. 5-16)
  • Reappointed Dr. Robert Lipp as Director of the Legislature’s Office of Budget Review. (Res. 6-16)
  • Set meeting dates for the coming year. (Res. 7-16)
  • Swore into office all 18 legislators, including the only new member, 2nd District Legislator Bridget Fleming.


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