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Agenda for Session No. 23 - December 6, 2018
Roll Call  
Invocation    Chair Savage
Pledge of Allegiance    Ms. Dixon

Tabled Items      

Items for Reconsideration from Previous Meeting       

Minutes of Previous Meeting –  Meeting No. 21

Public Hearing      
Miscellaneous Resolutions:    
Submitted By Description      
MILLS  Honoring the Orchard Park Police Department for Continuing its D.A.R.E. Program into its 25th Year
DIXON  Recognize and Celebrate the 115th Charity Ball that will be Held by the Maria Love Convalescent Fund 
LORIGO, MILLS, RATH, HARDWICK & DIXON  Congratulating the NFTA on the J.D. Power Ranking as Number One in Customer Satisfaction Among Medium-sized Airports
MILLER-WILLIAMS  Memorial Proclamation Commemorating Evelyn Miller, Mother of Kimberly Beaty 
BASKIN, BRUSO & DIXON  In Remembrance of Robert A. Mendez 

Proposed Local Laws:

Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
LL Intro. 1-2  10/3/17 Burke A LL to Prevent Medical Waste from Entering the Great Lakes, Also Known as the Erie County Pharmaceutical Water Pollution Act Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 4-1  2/27/17 Burke Preventing Underground Tattoo Parlors: A LL to Increase the Ability of Law Enforcement to Prevent Illegal Tattooing Government Affairs
LL Intro. 12-1  7/10/17 Lorigo A LL Requiring Disclosure of Origin and Composition of All Manufactured Parts in Surgically Implanted Dental Devices Health & Human Services
LL Intro. 14-1  9/21/17 Burke A LL in Relation to Erie County Investing in Local Businesses and Residents, and in Doing so Investing in American Produced Products and Citizens, Also Known as "The Invest in Erie, Invest in America Act" Economic Development
LL Intro. 15-1  10/3/17 Burke A LL Amending Local Law No. 1-1959, Constituting the Erie County Charter, as Amended, Amending Article 10, in Relation to Establishing an "Erie County Water Quality Commission" Energy & Environment
LL Intro. 16-1  10/3/17 Burke A LL Protecting Children's Respiratory Health: Banning Smoking in the Car with Children Health & Human Services
LL Intro. 17-1  10/5/17 Burke A LL Entitled, "SPRAWL PREVENTION ACT" Otherwise known as "MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACT" for the Creation of an Erie County Planning Board Finance & Management
LL Intro. 20-1  11/1/17 Morton A LL Requiring that All County Contracts Include Provisions that Ensure Goods and Materials Purchased or Used Shall be Manufactured in New York Economic Development
LL Intro. 23-1  12/7/17 Mills A LL Banning Smoking Near and Inside Bus Shelters Health & Human Services

LL Intro. 2-1  3/8/18

Dixon, Lorigo, Rath, Hardwick & Mills A LL Amending LL #2 (2014) to Include the Known Abuse of Drugs on Property as a Violation of the Social Host Law Health & Human Services

LL Intro. 3-1  3/13/18

Rath A LL banning individuals from holding elected offices or being appointed to certain boards or commissions who are convicted of certain felony charges Government Affairs 
LL Intro. 6-1 7/16/18 Burke  A LL Entitled "The Erie County Campaign Finance Reform Act, Ending Pay to Play"  Government Affairs 
LL Intro. 7-1 7/23/18 Savage, Mills & Burke A LL Entitled "The Public Health Protection Act of 2018" Health & Human Services 
LL Intro. 8-1 9/6/18  Baskin  A LL Entitled "ERIE COUNTY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST ADVISORY BOARD" in relation to establishing an advisory board for the Erie County Jail Management Division  Public Safety 
LL Intro. 9-1 9/18/18 Bruso A LL Entitled the "Energize NY Benefit Financing Program Law of Erie County" in relation to establishing a sustainable energy loan program in Erie County Energy & Environment 
LL Intro. 2-2 11/19/18 Dixon, Lorigo, Rath, Hardwick & Mills  A LL Amending LL #2 (2014) to Include the Known Abuse of Drugs on Property as a Violation of the Social Host Law   
LL Intro. 10-1 11/21/18   Burke  A LL Entitled "Restriction of Paraphernalia From Grocers"   
Committee Reports:      


Legislator Resolutions:      
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
INTRO. 23-1 LORIGO, RATH, MILLS, HARDWICK & DIXON Opposition to Proposed NYS Legislation Requiring Social Media & Search Engine Reviews Prior to Approval of Applications for Renewal of Pistol or Revolver Permits
Communications Discharged From Committee:  
Item Number From the Description Reference
INTRO. 19-5  Government Affairs Committee 

Fairness and Safety for Wendt Corporation Employees


Suspension of the Rules:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 23E-24 BASKIN Letter to Sheriff - Invitation to Appear at Next Public Safety Committee  
COMM. 23E-25 SHERIFF Medical Care Subscription to a Database for up to Date Community & Healthcare Standards  

Abstention on Vote on Buffalo Police Athletic League Funding


Abstention on Vote on Kids Escaping Drugs Funding


Letter to Chair, Energy & Environment Committee - Erie County Water Authority Hiring Practices


Letter to Chair of Legislature, Regarding Local Law Intro. No. 7-1 (2018)


Letter to Chair of Legislature, Regarding 2019 Legislature Budget Allocation

COMM. 23D-4  DEPARTMENT OF LAW  Opinion as to Form - Local Law Intro. No. 7-1 (2018) 
COMM. 23D-5  DEPARTMENT OF LAW   Opinion Concerning Procedure of Adoption for Local Law Intro. No. 7-1 (2018)   
Communications from Elected Officials:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 23E-1  LORIGO Letter to Commissioner of EC Dept. of Parks & Recreation Regarding EC Fall Festival Locations Energy & Environment
COMM. 23E-2   DIXON Letter to Chair of Legislature Regarding Local Law Intro. 2-2 (2018) as Amended Government Affairs
COMM. 23E-3   SAVAGE Final Report Concerning the Former Commissioner of Social Services Government Affairs
COMM. 23E-4   COMPTROLLER A Report on IGT Payments to ECMCC Finance & Management
COMM. 23E-5  COUNTY EXECUTIVE DSS & DEP - Healthy Homes Erie County Health & Human Services
COMM. 23E-6 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  ECSD No. 6 - Close Out of Contract with Kandey Company, Inc. Energy & Environment
COMM. 23E-7  COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Establishing Benefit Enrollment Center Grant Funding 2019-2020  Health & Human Services
COMM. 23E-8 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Notice of Adoption - ECSD 2018 Assessment Rolls Energy & Environment 
COMM. 23E-9  COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Section 520 Exemption Charges for 2019 Finance & Management
COMM. 23E-10  COUNTY EXECUTIVE Levy & Apportionment of EC Real Property Tax for 2019 Finance & Management
COMM. 23E-11  COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Establishing NYSOFA Grant to Expand the Aging Mastery Program Health & Human Services 
COMM. 23E-12  COUNTY EXECUTIVE EMS - New Training Fee Schedule Health & Human Services
COMM. 23E-13  COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Adoption of the Downtown Pedestrian Transit Mall Special District Service Charge Roll for 2019 Finance & Management
COMM. 23E-14 COUNTY EXECUTIVE ECSD No. 5 - Flow Monitoring & Infiltration/Inflow Quantification Project Energy & Environment 
COMM. 23E-15  COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Budget Revision & No-Cost Extension - WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable Grant Finance & Management 
COMM. 23E-16 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Establishing Access to Home for Medicaid 2018-2020 Grant Health & Human Services
COMM. 23E-17 COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Authorization to Enter into Contract with Amerigroup IPA of NY, LLC Health & Human Services
COMM. 23E-18  COUNTY EXECUTIVE  Appointments & Reappointments to the Erie County Fair Housing Board Government Affairs 
COMM. 23E-19  COUNTY EXECUTIVE Appointments & Reappointments to the Senior Services Advisory Board Government Affairs  
COMM. 23E-20  COUNTY CLERK Extension of Lease for Space - SUNY Erie South Auto Bureau Government Affairs
COMM. 23E-21  SAVAGE 2019 Schedule of Legislative Sessions RFP
COMM. 23E-22  DIXON & LORIGO Request for Witness Memo. Referenced in Special Counsel Report Government Affairs 
COMM. 23E-23  DIXON Request for College Findings Related to Former Commissioner of DSS Government Affairs 
Communications from the Departments:    
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 23D-1  DEPARTMENT OF LAW Opinion as to Form - Local Law Intro. No. 2-1 (2018) Health & Human Services 
COMM. 23D-2   COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH Changes to Septic System Inspection Policy Health & Human Services 
COMM. 23D-3   DIRECTOR OF BUDGET & MANAGEMENT Economic Concerns & Potential Impact on the 2019 Budget Finance & Management
Communications from the People and Other Agencies:  
Item Number Submitted By Description Reference
COMM. 23M-1  REV. PATRICK E. HILKEY Letter to Legislature Regarding Local Law No. 1 (2018) Government Affairs
COMM. 23M-2   NFTA NFTA's Annual 17A Report FYE 2018 Economic Development
COMM. 23M-3   VISIT BUFFALO NIAGARA 3rd Quarter Reports for 2018  Community Enrichment
COMM. 23M-4   EC MINORITY & WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISES UTILIZATION ADVISORY BOARD Minutes of Meeting Held on October 1, 2018 Minority & Women Business Enterprise
COMM. 23M-5   AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Letter to Chair of Legislature in Support of Local Law Intro. 7-1 (2018) Health & Human Services
COMM. 23M-6  AUDIT COMMITTEE FOR EC  Annual Report - Year Ended December 31, 2017  Finance & Management
Memorial Resolutions  



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