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Suffolk pol pitching tick advisory committee

Jennifer Gustavson
The Suffolk Times

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays) is sponsoring a bill to create a tick control advisory committee.

The legislation is expected to be discussed at the county Legislature’s Public Works & Public Transportation Committee meeting at 2 p.m. in Hauppauge.

According to the bill, a tick control advisory committee would be able to assist the Division of Vector Control in developing a plan to reduce tick-borne illnesses.

In October, the Legislautre approved another bill Mr. Schniderman sponsored that requires Vector Control, which is charged with controlling the spread of insect-borne diseases, to submit an annual plan to combat the increase in cases of tick-borne disease.