Suffolk County Legislature

Bellone Defends Suffolk Red Light Camera Program, Says Accidents Are DownSuffolk County Republican lawmakers are calling for the camera program to be discontinued, arguing it is a money grab.
Suffolk County Considers Ban On Products That Have MicrobeadsCitizens Campaign's executive director, Adrienne Esposito, said there are several alternatives to microbeads in beauty products.
Lawmaker Pushing For Order Of Protection Offenders To Wear GPS Ankle BraceletsSuffolk legislator Kara Hahn, D-Port Jefferson, says in the last few years, domestic violence offenders have violated more than 1,500 orders of protection.
Suffolk County Nixes Speed Cameras In School ZonesCounty Executive Steve Bellone said Monday that he and county legislators have decided to nix the idea.
Suffolk County Lawmakers Vote To Arm Off-Duty Correction OfficersCounty lawmakers voted unanimously to arm some 200 officers with Glock 9 mm pistols.
Suffolk County Votes To Ban Sales Of Powdered Caffeine To MinorsSuffolk County legislators voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the sale of highly concentrated powdered caffeine to minors.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Signs Carbon Monoxide Detector LawThe Steve Nelson Safety Act comes in response to the death of a restaurant manager in February.
Environmental Groups Sue Suffolk Country For Diverting Water-Protection FundsThe tax, which has been approved by voters five times since 1987, is intended to go toward protecting Long Island's drinking water supply. The tax has raised about $1.5 billion to date.
Suffolk County Could Become First To Regulate Pet GroomersSuffolk County Legislator Robert Calarco, D-Patchogue, has proposed a bill that would begin with voluntary inspections of training and cleanliness.
Suffolk Lawmakers Set To Vote On Plan To Refund Motorists For Administrative FeeThe Suffolk County executive reportedly supports a plan to reimburse the $30 to $50 fees. The legislation is expected to pass when lawmakers vote on the issue next week.
Soon-To-Be Suffolk Legislator Seeks To Keep Job As PrincipalLegislator-elect Monica Martinez wants to keep her job as an assistant principal at a Long Island school while she holds public office.
Suffolk Union Trades Lower Entry-Level Pay For Job Security In 2014 Budget DealThe deal is part of a $2.76 billion budget for 2014. The plan won unanimous approval.