What does a County Legislator do?

Very basically, the Legislature is the policy-making branch of County government. We make some of the laws that impact Suffolk County residents and businesses. Additionally, we amend and adopt the County Executive’s proposed Operating Budget (make this a link) and Capital Budget (make this a link).

The County is responsible (in part) for:

Maintaining County roads and buildings

Administering most public assistance

Providing for public safety through the Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney and Probation, as well as operate three correctional facilities;

Overseeing public and environmental health

Funding Suffolk County Community College

Managing a variety of Civil Service responsibilities

Providing a variety of referral services and funding related to veterans, seniors and disabled persons among others

Providing for public transportation through our bus system

Providing consumer protection through our Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs

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1. How do I know if Legislator Piccirillo is my representative on the County Legislature?
2. Where is the 8th Legislative District Office Located?
3. When is the office open?
4. What does a County Legislator do?
5. Why would I call my County Legislator?
6. How can I sign-up for Legislator Piccirillo’s E-Newsletter?
7. How many legislative districts are in Suffolk County?
8. How do I contact the Clerk of the Legislature?
9. How do I report a County Road maintenance concern? How do I know it's a County road?
10. How can I search the laws of Suffolk County?
11. How do I obtain a Suffolk County Green key Card?
12. How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
13. Where can I get a Senior Card?
14. When is the next General Meeting?
15. How many legislative districts are in Suffolk County?