It is my honor to serve as Legislator for the Second Legislative District of Suffolk County. Our district is unlike any other. Extending from Montauk to East Moriches, we are the largest geographically and have the highest cost of living. This places a difficult burden on our many seniors and working families. With each passing year, changes threaten our cherished small town way of life and our fragile environment.


Both as East Hampton Town Supervisor, and as your representative in Suffolk County government, I have worked hard to find responsible solutions to our area’s many challenges. In that effort, I have sponsored numerous initiatives aimed at:

  • Improving our health
  • Protecting our environment
  • Safeguarding our children
  • Relieving traffic congestion
  • Cutting taxes
As always, my staff and I are here to assist you in answering any questions about county government, its programs, and anything else that may be important to a constituent. Please feel free to stop by my office on Washington Street in Sag Harbor or call me anytime at (631) 852-8400.





Notice is hereby given that the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Board will conduct two public meetings to review and consider the 32 sites identified in lease applications that were submitted under the 2015 Lease Application Cycle. The first meeting, to be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Division of Planning and Environment, Fourth Floor Conference Room, H. Lee Dennison Bldg., 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY., will be devoted to presentation of all sites submitted under the 2015 Lease Application Cycle, and review of all written comments on these sites that have been received by the Division of Planning and Environment during the 60-day public notice period. The public will also be given the opportunity to present comments orally and submit additional written testimony on the lease sites at this meeting.

The public is also invited to attend the second meeting of the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Board, which will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Division of Planning and Environment, Fourth Floor Conference Room, H. Lee Dennison Bldg., 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY. The Aquaculture Lease Board will make its formal decision on which sites will be eligible for lease by Suffolk County at this meeting.

Should any questions arise on the content of this Public Notice, please contact Ms. Susan Filipowich of my staff at 631-853- 4775.

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Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) announces extended office hours on weekends his legislative district office will be open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The intention of the extended office hours is to have a legislative aide assist constituents with county issues on Saturdays. It is a hardship for many constituents who work Monday through Friday that cannot take time off from work that need assistance from their representative in Suffolk County government.

Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases of Suffolk County Publication

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A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers, First Edition, 2013

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-- Co-sponsored legislation to strengthen lobbyist registration and reporting requirement.  (Res. 356-15)

-- Co-sponsored legislation prioritizing monitoring of domestic violence offenders.  (Res. 403-15)

-- Co-sponsored legislation to sell county-owned real estate pursuant to section 72-h of the general municipal law (Town of Southampton) (SCTM No. 0900-344.00-01.00-024.003 & 0900-344.00-01.00-024.004).  (Res. 437-15)

-- Co-sponsored legislation to enhance enforcement of domestic violence orders of protection using electronic (GPS) monitoring.  (Res. 402-15)


Bellone, Kennedy, Legislators Announce Plan to Expedite Merger On May 27, 2015, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy and members of the Suffolk County Legislature, to announce a plan to expedite the merger of the Comptroller and Treasurer’s office which was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum last year by Suffolk County voters. Originally proposed by County Executive Bellone in 2013, the plan calls to move the merger date to January 2016, two years ahead of the schedule set forth by the referendum. Legislators Kevin McCaffrey and William Lindsay III have introduced a local law subject to permissive referendum to move forward the timeline to merge the offices of Comptroller and Treasurer by two years. This plan will improve the process by eliminating the need to hold an additional election this November for the remaining two years of the Treasurer’s Office as well as the confusion of having to submit separate budget requests for the offices. Last November, 62% of Suffolk County voters supported a referendum to merge the offices at the end of 2017.



June 20, 2015 is “Discover Suffolk County Parks Day” with a rain date of June 21, 2015. This measure is designed to entice Suffolk County residents and visitors to discover the beautiful parks and recreational resources that Suffolk County Parks have to offer.

This resolution introduced by Legislator Jay Schneiderman will allow all visitors to pay the discounted green key card rate at all County Parks.  Generally at life-guard supervised beach parks, green key cardholders pay $8 while non-green key cardholders pay $15; and at inland parks green key cardholders pay $6 while non-green key cardholders pay $13.

“In these challenging economic times, many county residents are staying on Long Island instead of vacationing elsewhere during the summer months,” said Legislator Schneiderman. “This discounted admission fee will allow visitors the opportunity to explore these opportunities close to home.”

While visiting the parks, residents are encouraged to inquire about the Suffolk County Parks Green Key card which would allow them to continue to receive discounted rates for parking and other activities year round.   Additional discounts are available for Seniors, Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Personnel, and Active Military Personnel.  You can also visit the Suffolk County Parks website for further information on the County’s Park system and a list of the County Parks.

The next Tick Control Advisory Committee (TCAC) meeting will be held on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 11:00am at the Maxine S. Postal Auditorium Evans K. Griffing Building, Riverhead County Center 300 Center Drive Riverhead, New York 11901.