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Ortiz Encouraged by Federal Action against Housing Development Smoking

Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Kings) applauds the new federal smoking ban in public housing buildings. Second-hand smoke inhalation is harmful to children and families. A smoke free atmosphere will create a healthy and sanitary...

December 2, 2016
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Ortiz Continues the Fight for Safer Streets During the Holiday Season

Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Kings) plans to reintroduce his legislation (currently A06445) to require the installation of ignition interlock devices in automobile vehicles purchased in the state. This interlocking...

November 29, 2016
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Statement of Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz on the Price Hike of Mylan’s EpiPen

Albany – “Parents should not have to choose between buying their child’s school supplies or the lifesaving EpiPen their children are now permitted to carry with them to school. This new price hike is a huge problem for families with kids with...

September 7, 2016
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Ortiz apoya el derecho de los cónyuges del personal militar para obtener licencias ocupacionales del estado mientras están comisionados aquí

Pronto, Nueva York tendrá una ley permitiéndoles a los cónyuges del personal militar comisionados aquí obtener una licencia para ocupaciones o profesiones especiales. Como veterano y defensor de las causas de los veteranos, me complace saber que se...

August 31, 2016
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Ortiz Supports Military Spouses Right to Obtain State Occupational Licenses While Stationed Here

New York will soon have a law permitting the spouses of military service personnel stationed here to obtain a license for special occupations or professions. As a veteran and a fighter for veterans’ causes, I am pleased that the Governor is expected...

August 31, 2016
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June 14, 2016
"Today is a great day for New York. It's a great day for nurses and thank you to all the nurses who came to advocate on behalf of this bill year after year since I've been here, for the last 20 years," said Assemblymember Ortiz, speaking on legislation that enacts the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act. A8580A