Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin will hold three public hearings on local laws adopted recently by the Rensselaer County Legislature tonight, it was announced today.

The public hearings will start at 5 p.m. in Conference Room A on the fifth floor of the County Office Building. It is expected the public hearings will also be carried on a live stream on the county’s social media.

The laws being considered at the public hearing tonight include:

Establishment of a Rensselaer County Animal Abuse Registry: The law will establish an on-line registry for those convicted of animal abuse and neglect crimes.

Establishment of a Demonstration Program Imposing Owner Liability for Failure of an Operator to Stop for a School Bus Displaying a Red Visual Signal and Stop-Arm: The law will establish a program where projects can be engaged with school districts to expand enforcement options for failure to stop for school buses when picking up or discharging passengers.

Establishment of the Rensselaer County Opioid Safe Disposal Law: The law will establish a requirement for pharmacies and other prescribers of opioids to provide a deactivation pouch or bag for safe disposal of unused opioids. The law was introduced by County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

McLaughlin has the option to sign the three laws immediately following the public hearing. Residents and lawmakers have the ability to speak on the proposals during the public hearings.