Suffolk County Legislature
The Steve Nelson Safety Act comes in response to the death of a restaurant manager in February.
The 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 Legislator Robert Calarco, D-Patchogue, has proposed a bill that would begin with voluntary inspections of training and cleanliness.
The 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.
Legislator-elect Monica Martinez wants to keep her job as an assistant principal at a Long Island school while she holds public office.
The deal is part of a $2.76 billion budget for 2014. The plan won unanimous approval.
Politicians, health officials and parents have joined forces to try to stop the disease from spreading.
Suffolk County lawmakers have voted unanimously to move 38 homeless sex offenders out of two construction trailers, and place them in scattered locations throughout the county.
The bill would add MDPV and Mephedrone to the list of controlled substances. Thirty-four states including New York have banned bath salts already.
The substance is most often sold in small convenience stores. It causes hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, suicidal behavior and violence as well as chest pains and increased blood pressure.
Sold inside blue or black packets, the bath salts are actually MDPV, a powder that when snorted causes hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and paranoia.