Research from the state's Department of Health found more than half of adult deer ticks carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

The state Assembly is pushing for a bill to protect you against Lyme disease.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara from Albany introduced a measure that would set aside state funds for research into a possible vaccine.

Just last month, research from the state's Department of Health found more than half of adult deer ticks carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Santabarbara wants to eliminate fears of the disease across the state.

"It's threatening our communities at this point so we have to take action," Assembly Santabarbara said. "We have a chance to do it in the state legislature. I introduced a bill with the backing of the Farm Bureau, the backing of local experts in the medical profession, saying this is the best protection at this point."

No word on if or when the bill will be called to the floor for a vote. The legislative session is set to end Wednesday.