Patrick B. Burke
7TH District Erie County Legislator
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor Buffalo, NY 14202
469 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY
This community was founded on its water. Its past, present, and future economic vitality will be based on our proximity to clean water. As populations migrate towards fresh water sources, it is inevitable that our region will grow dramatically. We call this future economic opportunity the blue economy.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.