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Public Hearings Scheduled on Two Proposed Laws

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Legislature scheduled public hearings on two proposed Local Laws, to take place at its next meeting April 21.  One proposed law under provisions of State law would permit the sale of sparkling devices in restricted periods during the year.  That measure passed 11-1, Legislator Will Burbank voting no, saying that while the devices are safe enough, they are not harmless, and can cause the risk of fire and injury, especially to children. 

The other proposed law would ban the sale, application, and disposal of waste associated with oil and natural gas exploration, extraction, and storage activities.  That measure was approved without dissent among those present.  (Legislators Martha Robertson and Nate Shinagawa were excused.)

The hearings will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 21 at County Legislature Chambers, located in the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building, 121 E. Court Street (second floor), Ithaca.