Presiding Officer of the Legislature DuWayne Gregory
Presiding Officer of the Legislature DuWayne Gregory

Suffolk County Legislature

Suffolk Seeking Public Input on Allowing Videoconferencing at Legislature Meetings

William J. Lindsay County Complex, William H. Rogers Building,
725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY 11787

WHAT:  A public hearing on permitting legislators to participate in meetings of the Suffolk County Legislature via videoconferencing

WHENWednesday, December 11, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHEREWilliam H. Rogers Legislature Building Auditorium
William J. Lindsay Complex, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Members of the Suffolk County Legislature are seeking the public’s input on whether legislators should be permitted to participate in legislative meetings through videoconferencing.

A public hearing on the issue will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the William H. Rogers Legislature Building. Speakers will have 3 minutes to share their thoughts.

An ad hoc committee of legislators formed earlier this year has been discussing the issue. Now, the committee is looking to hear from members of the public.

“As elected officials, we represent the constituents of Suffolk County, and this is not a decision that should be made without their input. There is much to consider, and we look forward to hearing what the public has to say,” said Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory.

Written comments may be emailed to

To allow for videoconferencing at meetings of the legislature, Suffolk lawmakers would have to approve a change to the rules of the county legislature’s proceedings. A vote could occur as early as the organizational meeting on Jan. 2, 2020. 

Public Hearing Videoconferencing Flyer (PDF)

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