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Keeping An Eye on the Suffolk County Legislature

Below are the times for all the upcoming committee meeting  for the Suffolk County Legislature.  The meeting will be held  from May 31- June 2, 2011. Unless otherwise noted, the committee meetings below are being held in the Rose Y. Caracappa Auditorium of the William H. Rogers Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, New York

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COMMITTEE WEEK AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

May 31- June 2, 2011

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building, Hauppauge

HOT TOPICS

1.     Financing for Health Centers (Vote Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, 2:00 p.m.)

2.     Creating a separate phone # for SCAT services (Vote Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.)

3.     Ban elected officials from collecting two public salaries (Vote Wed., 10:00 a.m.)

4.     Limiting the restraint of pets outdoors (Vote Thursday, 10:00 a.m.)

5.     Banning the sale of coal tar sealers (Vote Thursday, 2:00 p.m.)

BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA – Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.

IR 1354 mitigating the effects of expenditure reductions at two health centers resulting from Article 6 State Aid cuts. (D’Amaro)

PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORTATION – Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.

IR 1165 Increasing the bus fare and implementing limited Sunday Bus Service.  (Schneiderman)

IR 1337 Updating the leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Program. (Viloria-Fisher)

IR 1453 Establishing a central phone number for SCAT bus services. (Cilmi)

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE – Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.

IR 1243 To Prohibit Certain Language in County Contracts (Romaine)

IR 1267 Dedicating 30 acres of “Legacy Village” Property as Parkland (Browning)

IR 1313 to enact a Campaign Finance Reform Act to Limit campaign contributions from County contractors (Schneiderman)

IR 1371 to impose new limitations on the future employment of Co. officers and employees. (Muratore)

IR 1372 to prohibit County elected officials from collecting two public salaries. (Muratore)

PARKS & RECREATION – Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.

IR 1323 Directing the issuance of a request for expressions of interest and a request for proposal in connection with the operation of the County’s marinas with boat slips. (Romaine)

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

IR 1266 to register prepaid cell phones purchased in Suffolk County.  (Browning)

IR 1315 to limit the restraint of pets outdoors.  (Romaine)

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEEThursday, 2:00 p.m.

Presentation: Pavement Coatings Technology Council re: science of refined tar-based sealers

IR 1162 – To ban the sale and use of coal tar sealers in Suffolk County (Lindsay)

IR 1470 Establishing a policy of fair and equitable budget reductions at Co. Health Centers (Browning, D’Amaro)

From the office of the Press Secretary of the Suffolk County Legislature
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HOW TO SPEAK BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE

The public, after filling out a “speaker’s card,” has the opportunity to address the Legislature for three minutes on any topic during the “public portion” at the beginning of each Committee and General meeting. During official “public hearings” which have set times on the General Meeting agenda (2:30 p.m. for day meetings and 6:30 p.m. for night meetings), members of the public who fill out speaker’s cards may address the Legislature on specific resolutions on the agenda. Members of the public are allowed to speak for five minutes during public hearings.  Speaker’s Cards are available from the Legislative Clerk’s Office in the lobby before the meetings.  Arrive early, speaking order is first come, first heard.  Speakers will address the Legislature from the podium in front of the horseshoe.  Speakers will have the opportunity to submit their comments in writing to the Legislative Clerk, please bring 20 copies.

Taken from the legis.suffolkcountyny.gov

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