The Suffolk County Legislature in Riverhead Tuesday hosted a public hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana in New York State.
In response to that plan, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta introduced legislation in January that would allow Suffolk County to opt out of the law. READ
Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn last month introduced a package of bills aimed at reducing plastic litter countywide. (more…)
The Suffolk County Legislature is hosting public hearings on three controversial proposals during its meeting next week at the County Center in Riverside. READ
A new law unanimously passed by Suffolk County lawmakers Tuesday requires amusement parks and water parks to report crimes, including sexual misconduct, to police immediately.
The language of the legislation explicitly references a “troubling incident that occurred at a popular water park in Suffolk County, when several girls reported being groped by a group of men in the park’s wave pool.” READ
On Tuesday, DuWayne Gregory, presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, announced that a bill to create a Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council, has been passed.
It is hoped the council will help boost the industry, attract and retain jobs and boost related tourism. Suffolk County has over 980 miles of shoreline and more than 300 bodies of water, Mr. Gregory said. READ
What was once planned for 10 mixed-use commercial buildings along the north side of Main Road in Jamesport will now become a hamlet park with a Native American burial ground that will be cordoned off as a “sacred site.” READ
Legislation to freeze automatic raises for Suffolk County elected officials has taken a step forward.
On Wednesday, the Suffolk County Legislature’s committee on government operations, personnel housing and information technology approved the bill by a 6-0 vote. The Legislature is expected to vote on it next Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the county center in Riverside.
Suffolk County lawmakers are urging the passage of state legislation that would permit development for agricultural uses on protected farmland.