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Patrick B. Burke

7TH District Erie County Legislator

92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-858-8480

Email: Patrick.Burke@Erie.Gov  


 

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The Mimosa Resolution   

Please sign the petition aiming to kick-start the repeal of current state legislation that prohibits the sale of alcohol before noon on Sunday!

 

 

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Burke Legislation Influences Statewide Agenda

Last year Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke proposed the “Mimosa Resolution,” which called for making Sunday alcohol sales the same as any other day of the week.

On Wednesday, April 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced recommendations made by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group. 

Renaming of the “Erie County Office for the Disabled” to the “Erie County Office for People with Disabilities.”

Erie County, NY — On Thursday, March 17th, the Legislature of Erie County unanimously passed a resolution changing the name of the “Erie County Office for the Disabled” to the “Erie County Office for People with Disabilities.” The change was introduced by Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District) and co-sponsored by all ten of his colleagues

Republican Erie County Legislators Play Dirty Politics with Youth Concussion Law

Erie County, NY- A local law intended to protect children from traumatic brain injury was clocked in by Democrat Legislator Patrick B Burke (7th District) on March 1, 2016 coinciding with Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month. In an effort to build bipartisan support, Legislator Burke gave advanced copies to Republican legislators and opened the concussion awareness legislation up for co-sponsorship. 

Burke Introduces Youth Concussion Legislation

ERIE COUNTY, NY- Coinciding with Brain Injury Awareness Month, Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District) has submitted Local Law 2-2 to the Legislature. This initiative would require all coaches, sports staff, referees and officials of organized contact and collision youth sports to be trained to identify the signs and symptoms of concussions.  According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 3.8 million sports related concussions occur each year. 135,000 of those that suffer from these brain injuries range from 5 to 18 years old.  This legislation will ensure that all minors participating in contact or collision sports in Erie County are properly supervised. 

New York State Reforms Regulations to Prevent Gay Conversion Therapy

Erie County, NY- In October of 2014, Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (D- 7th District) submitted a resolution that would deem the practice of conversion therapy to be defined as maltreatment under the law in Erie County and New York State.  Conversion therapy is defined as counseling or psychotherapy techniques that attempt to alter ones sexual desires or gender identity.

Legislator Burke Calls on the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority to Downsize

ERIE COUNTY, NY—Today a Resolution on the NFTA Pre-Tax MetroPerk Program, sponsored by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District) was unanimously passed in the Legislature’s Government Affairs Committee. 

Legislature Passes NFTA MetroPerk Resolution

ERIE COUNTY, NY—Today a Resolution on the NFTA Pre-Tax MetroPerk Program, sponsored by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District) was unanimously passed in the Legislature’s Government Affairs Committee. 

Legislator Pat Burke Requests Hearing on Animal Abuse Registry

ERIE COUNTY, NY- Recently media attention has been directed toward the drawn out legal battle between Beth Hoskins, the focus of the Erie County SPCA’s largest raid in its history, and the Erie County SPCA. The revived interest in the five year long Beth Hoskins case has highlighted a forgotten issue. Local Law 5-1, to establish an Erie County Animal Abuse registry, has been languishing in the Erie County Legislature’s committee on Energy and Environment for nearly a year.