Sponsored Legislation

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

       

    Sponsored or Cosponsored in 2016

  • Sponsored a Local Law  to register retailers of liquid nicotine in Suffolk County). (IR 1598-16)
  •  Sponsored a Charter Law to improve the County's budget approval and amendment process to increase transparency and accountability ("Taxpayer Awareness Act"). (IR 1503-16)
  • Sponsored a Local Law to increase penalties for violation of social host laws. (IR 1471-16)
  • Sponsored  a resolution to develop and maintain an online affordable housing directory in Suffolk County. (IR 1439-16)
  • Sponsored a resolution establishing the Suffolk County safer streets program . (IR 1407-16)
  • Sponsored a Local Law to elicit public input and require legislative approval of fee changes. (IR 1151-16)







          

    Sponsored or Cosponsored in 2015

  • Sponsored a resolution directing the Suffolk County Police Department to study the feasibility of establishing an online preliminary Police Report System  (IR 1711-15)
  • Sponsored a resolution to amend procedures for Procuring Consultant Services  (IR 1693-15)
  • Sponsored a resolution directing the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to establish a Helping Our Veterans (HOV) Lane Program to expedite applications form veterans for financial assistance and support services.  (IR 1624-15)
  • Sponsored a resolution directing the development of a cost benefit analysis for retaining a County architect.  (IR 1511-15)
  • Sponsored a resolution improving communication between the public and the Department of Public Works.  (IR 1369-15)
  • Sponsored a resolution directing the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services to identify budget savings.  (IR 1368-15)
  • Sponsored a resolution reappointing Lynda A Moran as a member of the Suffolk County Citizens Advisory Board for the Arts. (IR 1048-15)
  • Co-sponsored a resolution to expedite training for experienced police officers. (IR 1200-15)
  • Co-sponsored  a resolution to create a Gaming Facility Community Advisory Committee. (IR 1187-15)
  • Co-sponsored a Charter Law to expedite the consolidation of financial management functions in the County Department of  Audit and Control. (IR 1245-15)
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to clarify licensing requirements for the sellers of home furnishings. (IR 1053-15)

 

Sponsored or Cosponsored in 2014

  • Sponsored a resolution appointing Robin G. Mayr, LMSW to the Suffolk  County Disabilities Advisory Board.  (IR 2001-14)
  • Sponsored a  resoluton directing  the Board the Elections to post referendum propositions online. (IR 1997-14)
  • Sponsored  a resolution that  would  create a Taxpayer Protection and Notification Program. (IR 1819-14)
  • Sponsered a resolution authorizing a study  to detemine the best use of the Old Fourth Precinct property, Hauppauge. (IR 1812-14)
  • Sponsored a Local Law to strengthen Public Nuisance Law. (IR 1659-14)
  • Sponsored a resolution amending  the rules of the Legislature to maximize public participation in the Legislative Process.  (IR 1558-14)
  • Sponsored a resolution establishing County webpage dedicated to the promotion of Narcan Training Programs in Suffolk County. (IR 1538-14).
  • Co-sponsored  a Charter Law to improve budget and fiscal communication in County Government. (IR 1488-14).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to modify the County's hardship property redemption process. (IR 1507-14).
  • Sponsored a resolution amending procedures for procuring consultant services.  (IR 1330-14).
  • Sponsored a resolution authorizing the illumination of the H. Lee Dennison Executive Office Building in recognition of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week.  (IR 1049-14).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to strengthen policy against dual public salaries.  (IR 1043-14).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution to make permanent discounted golf fees for veterans and active military personnel.  (IR 1044-14).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution amending the 2014 Capital Budget and Program and appropriating funds in connection with dredging of County Waters (CP 5200).  (IR 1197-14).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution requiring installation of carbon monoxide detectors at County Facilities (“The Steve Nelson Safety Act”).  (IR 1247-14).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution directing the County Attorney to examine the feasibility of commencing a legal action against major cigarette manufacturers.  (IR 1249-14).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution declaring August 7th as “Purple Heart Day” in Suffolk County.  (IR 1381-14).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution accepting the donation of $500,000 in consulting services from IBM Corporation’s Smarter Cities Challenge in connection with the County’s Water Quality Initiative.  (IR 1424-14).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution authorizing Lt. Michael Murphy Sea Cadet Program at West Sayville.  (IR 1455-14).

 

Sponsored or Cosponsored in 2013

  • Sponsored a resolution declaring January 26th as "Langerhans Cell Histiocytsis Awareness Day" in Suffolk County.  (IR 2105-13).
  • Sponsored a resolution directing an audit of the Traffic and Parking Violations Agency.  (IR 2069-13).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to strengthen policy against dual public salaries.  (IR 2068- 13).
  • Sponsored a Chartler Law to improve budget and fiscal communication in County Government.  (IR 1977-13).
  • Sponsored a resolution requesting review by the Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments.  (IR 1976-13).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to improve the accuracy of Fiscal Impact Statements.  (IR 1716-13).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to establish a two-year Budget Planning Process.  (IR 1605 -13).
  • Sponsored a resolution to termate the County's ShotSpotter Program.  (IR 1592- 13).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to institute a departmental Omnibus Budget Amendment Process.  (IR 1591-13).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to improve the County's Budget approval and amendment process in increase transparency and accountability (Taxpayer Awareness Act").  (IR 1570-13).
  • Sponsored a resolution that ehances affordability, predictability and transparency by implementing a new Impact Assessment Fee Schedule.  (IR 1468-13).
  • Sponsored a resolution to secure adequate emergency response services in Suffolk County.  (IR 1427-13).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to clafity employee residency requirements.  (IR 1208- 13).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to improve transparency and participation in setting spending priorities. (“Taxpayer Awareness Act Part 3”).  (IR 1034-13).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law requiring open deliberations in budget amendment process. (“Taxpayer Awareness Act Part 2”).  (IR 1033-13).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to adopt tax policy prior to Election Day (“Taxpayer Awareness Act Part 1”).  (IR 1032-13).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution to examine the feasibility of installing Emergency Notification Systems in schools throughout Suffolk County.  (IR 1031-13).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to deter motorists from leaving the scene of an accident.  (IR 1087-13).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution to establish the South Shore Coastal Protection Task Force.  (IR 1355-13).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution naming the New Suffolk County Police Department Motor Carrier Inspection Station after Police Officer Glen Ciano.  (IR 1507-13).
  • Co-sponsored a Charter Law to implement performance measurement to increase accountability and enhance service delivery by contract agencies.  (IR 1694-13).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution making a SEQRA determination in connection with the proposed demolition of the Bavarian Inn building structure, Town of Smithtown.  (IR 1719-13).
  • A Co-sponsored a resolution amending the 2013 Capital Budget and Program and appropriating funds in connection with decommissioning and demolition of County facilities (CP 1665).  (IR 1808-13).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution directing the Division of Vector Control to develop and maintain plans to reduce tick-borne illnesses.  (IR 1810-13).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution authorizing the sale of County-owned real property pursuant to Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law to the Incorporated Village of Islandia for Affordable Housing purposes (SCTM No. 0504-017.00-02.00-029.002).  (IR 1922-13).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution authorizing the sale of County-owned real property pursuant to Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law to the Incorporated Village of Islandia for Affordable Housing purposes (SCTM No. 0504-017.00-02.00-029.001). (.  (IR 1923-13).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution authorizing the sale, pursuant to Local Law No. 16-1976, of real property acquired under Section 46 of the Suffolk County Tax Act Wheeler Road Holding Corp. (SCTM No. 0500-120.00-04.00-024.000).  (IR 2031-13).

 

Sponsored or Cosponsored in 2012

  • Sponsored a resolution designating the week of February 7th through February 14th as "Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week" in Suffolk County.  (IR 2206-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution that increases transparecy of the 72-h Program.  (IR 2205- 12).
  • Sponsored a resolution to establishing permanent Contract Agency Oversight Committee.  (IR 2060-12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to strengthen oversight of County contract agencies.  (IR 2041-12).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to maximize use of County funds provided to contract agencies.  (IR 2020-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution directing the Department of Public Works to study establishing concessionaires at certain County facilities.  (IR 2017-12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to establish multi-year budget plan.  (IR 1947-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution directing the Department of Public Works to study the feasibility of siting a solar farm on County-owned property.  (IR 1875-12).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to eliminate item pricing waiver fee.  (IR 1203-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution that would eliminate impact assessment fee.  (IR 1802- 12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law requiring legislative approval of fee changes.  (IR 1708- 12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to improve transparency and participation in setting spending priorities. (“Taxpayer Awareness Act Part 3”).  (IR 1705-12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law requiring open deliberations in budget amendment process. (“Taxpayer Awareness Act Part 2”).  (IR 1704-12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to adopt tax policy prior to Election Day (“Taxpayer Awareness Act Part 1”).  (IR 1703-12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to make transparent the County’s rule making process.  (IR 1702-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution that requires County departments to post promulgated rules and regulations on departmental websites.  (IR 1701-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution that authorizes sponsorships of the County website.  (IR 1692 -12).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to further strengthen the County’s registration of nonprofit veterans organizations.  (IR 1295-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution to accelerate the evaluation and remediation of Brownfields in Suffolk County.  (IR 1200-12).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to require legislative approval of changes to the fee structure for review of septic, sewer and water systems.  (IR 1021-12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to require timely filing of budget amendments to increase public awareness.  (IR 1020-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution directing the Planning Department to conduct a feasibility study on incorporating LEAN Government principles in Suffolk County.  (IR 1019-12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to promote openness and participation in legislative business.  (IR 1017-12).
  • Sponsored a Local Law that would sunset living wage subsidies.  (IR 1015- 12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to ensure accountability and honest in the budget adoption process.  (IR 1014-12).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law that would require legislative approval of Department rules and regulations.  (IR 1012-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution to establish a Uniform Telephone Answering Policy for the Suffolk County Police Department.  (IR 1010-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution requiring County Departments to post promulgated rule and regulations on departmental websites.  (IR 1007-12).
  • Sponsored a resolution to reduce the printing costs associated with the County’s Direct Deposit Payment System.  (IR 1005-12).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to amend the County prohibition on the sale of synthetic cannabinoids.  (IR 1013-12).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law amending Resolution No. 1130-2011 to expand the “Contractors Wall of Shame” to include all professions licensed by Suffolk County.  (IR 1105-12).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to create the Suffolk County Landbank Corporation.  (IR 1296-12).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution authorizing the submission of a Brownfield Opportunity Area Grant Application to the New York State Department of State by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning.  (IR 1354-12).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution directing the Department of Health Services to establish a County Comprehensive Cancer Information Website.  (IR 1439-12).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution naming a portion of CR 96 in West Babylon in honor of United States Sergeant William McKenna.  (IR 1488-12).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution permitting the East Islip Fire District to purchase fuel from the County.  (IR 1524-12).

 

Sponsored or Cosponsored 2011

  • Sponsored a resolution to establish a new policy for FIT reimbursement.  (IR 1774- 11).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to amend the Drinking Water Protection Program to fund remediation of contaminated commercial sites.  (IR 1729-11).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to require legislative approval of Major Water Management Policy Initiatives.  (IR 1566-11).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to require timely submission of budget amendments.  (IR 1414 -11).
  • Sponsored a Charter Law to ensure transparency in the County budget process.  (IR 1289-11).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution for approval of a contract award for implementation of a Collection System Treatment Process Improvement Project for Sewer District No. 3 – Southwest.  (IR 1209-11).
  • Co-sponsored an amendment to the 2011 Operating Budget and authorizing Suffolk County to enter into an agreement with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“SPCA”).  (IR 1307-11).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to prohibit County elected officials from collecting two public salaries.  (IR 1372-11).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution approving the appointment of Bryan Prosek, as a member of the Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Commission.  (IR 1433-11).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution naming the Veterans Plaza in Raynor Beach County Park in honor of Robert J. Molinari.  (IR 1559-11).
  • Co-sponsored a Charter Law utilizing Assessment Stabilization Reserve surpluses to enhance sewer capacity and provide tax relief.  (IR 1714-11).
  • Co-sponsored a Charter Law to authorize the use of development rights for municipal fire, ambulance and police districts in Suffolk County.  (IR 1772-11).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to authorize advertising in the County tax map album and set advertising rates.  (IR 2036-11).

 

Sponsored or Cosponsored 2010

  • Sponsored a resolution that directs the Department of Public Works to study improvements to deter wrong way driving.  (IR 2270-10).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to enhance transparency in County Budget process.  (IR 2106- 10).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution that named a trial at Lakeland County Park as “The Suffolk County Veterans Purple Heart Trail”.  (IR 2090-10).
  • Sponsored a Local Law that would change the Charter Law so that an increase in transparency and accountability in the County Budget Process would exist.  (IR 2057-10).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to strengthen the Social Host Law in Suffolk County.  (IR 2010 -10).
  • Sponsored a Local Law that would sunset living wage subsidies.  (IR 1947- 10).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution that establishes an automated calling policy prior to mosquito spraying in Suffolk County.  (IR 1877-10).
  • Co-sponsored a bill that directs the County Attorney to bring an action against New York State regarding the MTA payroll Tax.  (IR 1875-10).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to register non-for-profit veterans’ organizations in Suffolk County.  (IR 1866-10).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution that accepts and appropriates one hundred percent Federal pass-through grant funds from the United States Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency for the recruitment and retention of volunteers for the Volunteer Fire Departments Serving Suffolk and Nassau Counties.  (IR 1843-10).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to safe guard the integrity of sales made at precious metal and gem exchanges.  (IR 1753-10).
  • Sponsored a resolution authorizing and directing a Gulf oil spill emergency response plan for Suffolk County.  (IR 1627-10).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law prohibiting demonstrations at funeral services in the County of Suffolk.  (IR 1452-10).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution that amended the 2010 Operating Budget to reallocate funding for a new initiative, the Heroin Treatment Program for Young Adults.  (IR 1391-10).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law banning the sale of certain synthetic cannabinoids to minors in Suffolk County.  (IR 1352-10).
  • Sponsored a Local Law to encourage the sale of substandard properties in the County’s inventory to adjacent property owners.  (IR 1431-10).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution that renamed the intersection of CR 4, Commack Road and CR 67, Vanderbilt (Motor) Parkway, as “Glen Ciano Place”.  (IR 1128-10).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution establishing a policy barring the release of home address information of law enforcement personnel.  (IR 1062-10).
  • Co-sponsored a Local Law to prohibit cyber-bullying in Suffolk County.  (IR 1390- 10).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution that requires the timely filing of information by law enforcement agencies in cases of parental child abduction.  (IR 1301-10).
  • Co-sponsored a resolution to re-establish the Lake Ronkonkoma Advisory Board.  (IR 1169-10).
  • Sponsored a Local Law banning the sale of drinking games to minors.  (IR 1230- 10).