FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Legislator Piccirillo’s sponsored legislation to reduce the Suffolk County Parks Green Key Card for Healthcare Workers passes
Suffolk County Legislature with unanimous vote”
On Tuesday April 20th, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously passed Legislation aimed to thank Healthcare workers for all they have done for the residents of Suffolk County throughout the pandemic. IR 1174 Introduced by Freshman Legislator Anthony Piccirillo of Holtsville, and co-sponsored by more than five Legislators reduces the Green Key card rate for Suffolk County parks and beaches for Healthcare workers who reside in Suffolk County. The Legislation reduces the Green Key rate by 50% for those who are Healthcare workers. “Healthcare workers in Suffolk County have gone above and beyond over this past year putting their health and mental well being on the line for our residents, this is just a small gesture to say thank you” said Legislator Piccirillo.
The Green Key Card will cost $15 for all Healthcare workers. The reduced rate will for a one period from May 1st, 2021 to April 30th, 2022. Each Green Key is valid for three years and can be acquired by going to one of the designated County Parks sites and showing a valid work id. “Healthcare workers have worked exceptionally hard under difficult circumstances, and I hope they accept this small gesture as a token of our appreciation” said the Legislator. “As the weather begins to get warmer, I hope that all of our healthcare workers in Suffolk County will take advantage of this program and explore our county parks and beaches” added the Legislator.
In addition to this bill, Legislator Piccirillo sponsored two bills aimed to honor Healthcare workers. Earlier this year he passed a bill to honor Healthcare workers from each Legislative District every year during the June General Meeting. In 2020, Legislator Piccirillo passed legislation designating June in Suffolk County as Healthcare Heroes Month. On every June 8th, the H. Lee Dennison Building is lit up blue in Honor of all of the sacrifice’s healthcare workers have made during the coronavirus. “While we were told to stay home these heroes went to work everyday and put themselves and their families in harms way. I sincerely thank all of our healthcare professionals and appreciate all that they have done and continue to do for us” said Piccirillo.
If you are a Healthcare worker and want to find out more information on how you can quire a discounted Green Key Card contact my office by calling 631-854-9611 or email Anthony.Piccirillo@suffolkcountyny.gov during normal business hours.