There may be relief coming to New York State in its fight against ticks and the diseases they may carry, such as Lyme Disease and the Powassan Virus. Media outlets throughout the state are reporting on the Tick Identification Pilot Program Act of 2017. This bill’s goal is to inform the public in states like New York about the dangers of ticks. It also seeks to collect data on tick populations. Under the program, the CDC will allow states to apply for grants to establish their own tick identification programs. This is a bipartisan piece of legislature, being announced by Representatives John Katko and Sean Patrick Maloney. Representatives throughout New York State have co-sponsored the bill.