2018 Resolutions

Introductory Resolutions

  • Sponsored legislation to develop a pilot program to attract and retain millennials through which Suffolk County will provide a mechanism that assists young adults in paying down their student loans while facilitating home ownership in Suffolk County (Introductory Resolution 1644-18 (PDF))
  • Established a “Protect Suffolk Taxpayers” Task Force to study the potential costs and benefits associated with school districts and local governments establishing charitable gift reserve funds and offering tax credits to persons who donate to these funds (Introductory Resolution 1564-18 (PDF))
  • Sponsored a local law to increase transparency in the Suffolk County land acquisition process by requiring sellers to disclose campaign donations to elected county officials and candidates for county office made during the preceding four years and clarifying existing legislation requiring sellers to disclose whether they are officers or employees of the county (Introductory Resolution 1762-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a local law to restrict information regarding salary and earnings (“Rise” Act) by prohibiting employers from inquiring about and relying on prior or current salary information when setting compensation for new employees (Introductory Resolution 1856-18 (PDF))
  • Established a Suffolk County Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council to allow government and private industry to work with local communities to attract good-paying jobs to the region and encourage the growth of the marine sector of the local economy (Introductory Resolution 1337-18 (PDF))
  • Sponsored a local law to ensure that businesses owned by service-disabled veterans have a fair and sufficient opportunity to contract and do business with Suffolk County by adding services-disabled veteran-owned businesses to the chapter of the Suffolk County Code that creates equal-opportunity participation in contracting for minority and women-owned businesses (Introductory Resolution 1216-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a local law to amend the County Social Host law to include illegal drug use (Introductory Resolution 1197-18 (PDF))
  • Led efforts to expedite the productive use of the 186-acre, county-owned BOMARC Site in Westhampton, including directing the issuance of a Request for Expressions of Interest for the property; appropriating funds for and ordering the testing of the soil and groundwater to determine the property’s environmental health status; and appropriating funds for and financing security enhancements (Introductory Resolution 1577-18 (PDF); Introductory Resolution 2129-18 (PDF); Introductory Resolution 1868-18 (PDF); Introductory Resolution 2004-18 (PDF); and Introductory Resolution 1819-18 (PDF))
  • Sponsored legislation to ensure the timely and expeditious processing of applications for absentee ballots and to reduce wait times for voters seeking absentee ballots in person at the Board of Elections by adding temporary positions at the BOE for 2018 General Election (Introductory Resolution 2127-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a resolution to rename a portion of County Road 13 in Bay Shore in honor of Det. John E. Thomas Sr., the first African-American police officer in Suffolk County (Introductory Resolution 2168-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a local law requiring the use of propeller guards on instructional vessels (“Ryan’s Law”). (Introductory Resolution 1402-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a local law to establish a permanent policy on language assistance for Suffolk County to facilitate access to government information, programs, and services for individuals with limited English proficiency (Introductory Resolution 1033-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored legislation to ensuring that new employees have access to “Know Your Rights” information to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination as well as legislation to ensure timely reporting of sexual harassment and discrimination information to the Legislature   (Introductory Resolution 1008-18 (PDF)); and Introductory Resolution 1009-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a local law to prohibit the disclosure of intimate images without consent in Suffolk County (Introductory Resolution 1756-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a local law to improve and strengthen the County’s Public Nuisance Property Law (Introductory Resolution 1964-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a resolution to encourage Suffolk County Police Department Explorers to take civil service examinations by establishing an application fee waiver policy (Introductory Resolution 1851-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a resolution authorizing a “shark tank” forum to promote efficiency in County government (Introductory Resolution 1838-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a resolution allocating and appropriating funds in connection with the Downtown Revitalization Program (Introductory Resolution 1806-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a local law to safeguard the privacy of County employee information (Introductory Resolution 1752-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a resolution to designate June 2nd as “Gun Violence Awareness Day” in Suffolk County (Introductory Resolution 1036-18 (PDF))
  • Sponsored legislation making a SEQRA determination in connection with a proposed Suffolk County Forensic Science Latent Fingerprint ID Lab at the Suffolk County Yaphank County Center (Introductory Resolution 1409-18 (PDF))
  • Sponsored legislation making a SEQRA determination in connection with the proposed rehabilitation of Deer Lake in the towns of Babylon and Islip (Introductory Resolution 1408-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a resolution requesting legislative approval of a contract award for a New Stabilization Center Program for the Department of Health Services (Introductory Resolution 1256-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a resolution directing the Department of Health Services to develop educational materials on human trafficking to aid health professionals (Introductory Resolution 1234-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a local law to extend the property tax exemption for Cold War veterans (Introductory Resolution 1155-18 (PDF))
  • Co-sponsored a resolution designating March 19th as a day of celebration of women in public office in Suffolk County (Introductory Resolution 1149-18 (PDF))
  • Sponsored a resolution to appropriate funds in connection with installing lactation stations in county facilities (Introductory Resolution 1165-18 (PDF))