Suffolk Considering Law That Would Ban Employers From Asking About Criminal Convictions Until Late In Hiring ProcessSome legislators in the suburbs are uncomfortable with a proposal to prohibit private businesses from asking job applicants about their criminal history.
Suffolk County Considers Banning The Drug KratomLegislator Steve Stern, D-Huntington, says it's making users seriously sick.
Suffolk Legislature OKs Payment Plan For Parking, Traffic FinesThe bill, sponsored by Legislator Kara Hahn, D-Setauket, was introduced after lawmakers head one woman's nightmare story about how she could not afford to pay a $350 ticket.
Higher Park Fees In Suffolk County Take Effect Jan. 1Many residents call the fees another hidden tax on the working class.
Suffolk Lawmakers Approve Smoking Ban In Common Areas At Apartment ComplexesViolators would face a $250 fine. Repeat offenders could be fined up to $1,000 or sentenced to six months in jail.
Suffolk County Residents To Weigh In On Red Light Cameras ThursdayThe legislators believe yellow lights have been shortened so that more tickets are given out and want the program halted until an investigation is conducted.
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.