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Suffolk County lawmakers approved a 5-cent fee on single-use paper and plastic bags in a measure intended to encourage the use of reusable bags when shoppers make purchases at local stores. Legislators passed the bill Wednesday by a vote of 13-4 and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signaled his intent to sign the bill into law. Retailers that fail to collect the nickel would be subject to a $500 fine, once the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
A revised version of the bill is expected to focus on public safety rather than privacy.
At least 20 drone incidents were reported to authorities on Long Island amid debate over how to regulate the new technology.
Footage from a pilot program prompted a push for a state bill to legalize a program similar to red light cameras.
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