Suffolk County, NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature 3-22-2011 by Res. No. 196-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 1009-1 Legislative intent.

Long Island is home to a wealth of industries, including the highest-producing agricultural industry in the state, a well-educated work force trained in a variety of trades, and small businesses seeking opportunities to grow. Local consumers and merchants should be encouraged to seek out goods and services originating on Long Island. Local municipalities, working in conjunction with industry leaders and professional organizations on Long Island, can increase demand for local goods and services. By investing in local products, services and labor, Long Island residents can help revive our economy as we work to recover from the recent recession.

§ 1009-2 Creation; purpose.

The Long Island First Working Group is hereby created to devise ways to market and advertise Long Island businesses to Long Islanders, explore existing channels for such marketing, facilitate an environment which encourages residents to purchase Long-Island-based products, services and labor, and develop new means to advertise these services in the Long Island marketplace.

§ 1009-3 Membership.

This Working Group shall consist of the following 29 members:
A. 
The Executive Director of the Long Island Regional Planning Commission, who shall serve as chair of the Working Group.
B. 
The chairperson of the Suffolk County Legislature's Economic Development, Higher Education and Energy Committee, or his or her designee.
C. 
The chairperson of the Nassau County Legislature's Community Development and Labor Committee, or his or her designee.
D. 
The Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Workforce Housing, or his or her designee.
E. 
The Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Economic Development, or his or her designee.
F. 
The Regional Director of the New York State Empire State Development Corporation.
G. 
A Town Supervisor from Suffolk County, to be selected by the Chairman of the Working Group.
H. 
A Town Supervisor from Nassau County, to be selected by the Chairman of the Working Group.
I. 
A representative of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association.
J. 
A representative of the Nassau County Village Officials Association.
K. 
A representative of the Long Island Farm Bureau.
L. 
A representative of the Long Island Association.
M. 
A representative of the Long Island Federation of Labor.
N. 
A representative of the Long Island Forum for Technology.
O. 
A representative of the Hauppauge Industrial Association.
P. 
A representative of the Long Island Software and Technology Network.
Q. 
A representative of the Nassau Chamber of Commerce.
R. 
A representative of the Melville Chamber of Commerce.
S. 
A representative of the Hauppauge Industrial Development Association.
T. 
A representative of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.
U. 
A representative of the Long Island Board of Realtors.
V. 
A representative of the health care industry, to be selected by the legislative committee chairpersons appointed to this Working Group.
W. 
A representative of the education industry, to be selected by the legislative committee chairpersons appointed to this Working Group.
X. 
A representative of the manufacturing industry, to be selected by the legislative committee chairpersons appointed to this Working Group.
Y. 
A representative from Long Island's state parks.
Z. 
A representative of the professional, scientific or technical services industry, to be selected by the legislative committee chairpersons appointed to this Working Group.
AA. 
A representative of the financial and banking industry, to be selected by the legislative committee chairpersons appointed to this Working Group.
BB. 
A representative of the arts, cultural and entertainment industry, to be selected by the legislative committee chairpersons appointed to this Working Group.
CC. 
A representative of the information technology industry, to be selected by the legislative committee chairpersons appointed to this Working Group.

§ 1009-4 Initial meeting.

The Working Group shall hold its first meeting no later than 30 days after the oaths of office of all members have been filed, which meeting shall be convened by the Chairman of Working Group for the purpose of organization and the appointment of a Vice Chairperson and a secretary.

§ 1009-5 Compensation; term.

The members of said Working Group shall serve without compensation and shall serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing authorities.

§ 1009-6 Meetings.

The Working Group shall hold regular meetings, keep a record of all its proceedings, and determine the rules of its own proceedings, with special meetings to be called by the Chairperson upon his or her own initiative or upon receipt of a written request therefor signed by at least three members of the Working Group. Written notice of the time and place of such special meetings shall be given by the Secretary to each member at least four days before the date fixed by the notice for such special meeting.

§ 1009-7 Approval of resolutions and recommendations.

All resolutions and recommendations of the Working Group must be approved by a majority of the Working Group's total membership.

§ 1009-8 Quorum.

Fifteen members of the Working Group shall constitute a quorum to transact the business of the Working Group at both regular and special meetings.

§ 1009-9 Steering Committee.

There shall be a Nine-member Steering Committee headed by the Executive Director of the Long Island Regional Planning Commission and including the following members:
A. 
The Chairperson of the Suffolk County Legislature's Economic Development, Higher Education and Energy Committee, or his or her designee.
B. 
The Chairperson of the Nassau County Legislature's Community Development and Labor Committee, or his or her designee.
C. 
The Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Workforce Housing, or his or her designee.
D. 
The Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Economic Development, or his or her designee.
E. 
The Town Supervisor from Suffolk County.
F. 
The Town Supervisor from Nassau County.
G. 
The representative of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association.
H. 
The representative of the Nassau County Village Officials Association.

§ 1009-10 Expenses.

The Working Group may submit requests to the County Executive and/or the County Legislature for approval for the provision of secretarial services, travel expenses, or retention of consultants to assist the Working Group with such endeavors, said total expenditures not to exceed $5,000 per fiscal year, which services shall be subject to legislative approval.

§ 1009-11 Clerical services.

Clerical services involving the month-to-month operation of this Working Group, as well as supplies and postage as necessary, will be provided by the staff of the County Department of Economic Development and Workforce Housing.

§ 1009-12 Cooperation with legislative committees.

The Working Group shall cooperate with the legislative committees of the County Legislature and make available to each committee's use, upon request, any records and other data it may accumulate or obtain.

§ 1009-13 Annual report.

Working Group shall issue a written report to the Suffolk County Executive and to each member of the Suffolk County Legislature no later than December 31 of each year regarding the status of its program, its objectives, and its achievements during the prior calendar year.

§ 1009-14 Use of outside consultants.

These functions shall not be performed by any outside consultant or consulting firm unless explicit approval and authorization for such consultant or consulting firm is granted pursuant to a duly enacted resolution of the County Legislature.

§ 1009-15 When effective.

This chapter will only take effect when similar legislation is adopted by the County of Nassau.