[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Pool Safety Program
[Adopted 9-20-2007 by Res. No. 927-2007 (Ch. 817, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]
The office of the Presiding Officer of the County Legislature shall conduct an annual "Be Pool Smart" campaign in elementary-level schools throughout the County of Suffolk, inviting students to participate in a poster contest requiring a student's interpretation of what can be done to protect children and families against accidental pool drownings.
Each Legislator shall judge entries made by elementary schools and recommend one winner from each school as a finalist. A Legislator from each district shall then recommend to the Presiding Officer of the County Legislature one poster to represent his or her legislative district.
The deadline for submitting eligible posters shall be April 30 of each year beginning with the year 2008; the Legislative Budget Review Office shall then select the winning poster, which shall be announced by the Presiding Officer at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Legislature in June each year.
Any student requesting to participate in said contest shall be furnished with a pamphlet from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services regarding pool safety tips, which pamphlet shall contain information and safety procedures developed by the Suffolk County Pool Safety Task Force, and any other relevant organization dedicated to pool safety, to protect children from accidental drownings.
Said pamphlet shall be disseminated by the County Department of Health Services no later than March 1 each year, and, except in the year 2008, the design on said pamphlet's cover shall contain an image of the preceding year's "Be Pool Smart" campaign winning poster.