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Jun
9
2015

Southampton NY- On June 2 the Suffolk County Legislature supported two resolutions sponsored by Deputy Presiding Officer Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays) authorizing the donation of surplus county para-transit busses to St. Michaels Windmill Housing Development Fund Corporation and Camp Soulgrow at fair market value.

"Not-for-profits on the East End are in dire need for additional transportation resources" said Legislator Schneiderman "...read more »

Jun
3
2015

Southampton NY- At it's June 2 Meeting the Suffolk County Legislature amended the 2016 to 2018 proposed capital budget to restore $4 Million to fund the reconfiguration of the Riverside traffic circle in 2016 instead of the original date of 2018.

The Riverside traffic circle is routinely backed up and is expected to worsen in the future as traffic volume increases. The Riverside community rallied behind Legislator Schneiderman, in...read more »

May
27
2015

Candidate Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays) secured the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Party nominations!read more »

May
22
2015

Today, Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays) announced his bid for Southampton Town Supervisor and will seek the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Party nominations. With the recent news that Supervisor Throne-Holst will not seek re-election Schneiderman is pleased to announce his candidacy.

During his tenure in office, Schneiderman championed the East End with 16 consecutive years of property tax reductions,...read more »

May
20
2015

On May 12, the Suffolk County Legislature voted and supported several pieces of Legislation sponsored by Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays). Legislator Schneiderman was able to secure additional East End mental health funding, appointed Stephen H Long to the Citizens Advisory Board for the Arts, and directed Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services (FRES) to develop a county-wide extreme weather plan.

Legislator...read more »

Apr
7
2015

Southampton NY- Legislator Schniderman (I-Hampton Bays) led the way in adding Sunday bus service to the East End. Since then an additional seven routes were added to Sunday service.

Legislator Jay Schneiderman sponsored Introductory Resolution 366-2013 which expanded bus service to Sundays. The resolution made more than two million dollars in state and federal transportation assistance available for Suffolk Transit to expand bus...read more »

Mar
25
2015

A resolution to fund the development of a hydrothermal model of the Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary was approved by the Suffolk County Legislature at its March 24th general meeting. The model will help predict future environmental impacts from point sources of heat being discharged into the Long Island Sound from utilities including the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford, Connecticut.

The fact that average water...read more »

Feb
26
2014

The measure, cosponsored by Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman and Legis. William Spencer (D-Huntington) takes advantage of the opportunity opened up by a new state law sponsored by Sen. Ken LaValle that allows municipalities to regulate pet dealers.

“New York State’s 'pet dealer' law wasn’t strong enough to end the reign of unregulated puppy mills," LaValle said in a press release last month announcing the bill's signing by the...read more »

Feb
24
2014

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-...read more »

Jan
14
2014

Long Island, NY-One of the first responsibilities of Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) of the Suffolk County Legislature is to make committee assignments for his colleagues. Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman (I-Southampton) has been selected to chair the Parks and Recreation Committee while also serving on Government Operations, Personnel, Housing, and Consumer Protection; and Economic Development committees.

“I...read more »

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