Press Releases

Statement From Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Scotus Rejection of Challenge to 2019 School Vaccine Requirement Law

ALBANY, NY – After the Supreme Court of the United States denied a last-ditch petition to overturn Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’s 2019 law to prohibit all non-medical exemptions to school vaccine requirements in New York State, Assemblyman...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Proposed Rent Increases by Rent Guidelines Board

Bronx, NY – On Thursday evening, the NYC Rent Guidelines Board voted to adopt proposed rent increases for rent stabilized apartments of between 2% - 4% for a one-year lease and 4% - 6% for a two-year lease. The proposed rent increases would apply...

Legislators Renew Call for Independent Statewide Utility Consumer Advocate After Bill Spikes Hit New Yorkers

Bronx, NY – As reports of spiking energy bills from Con Edison continue to come in throughout New York, a group of legislators are renewing their push for the creation of a new, statewide Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate. A letter to the...

Bronx Elected Officials Respond to Second Incident of Anti-Black Graffiti in Local Park

BRONX, NY – For the second consecutive weekend, a park in the northwest Bronx was discovered to have anti-Black graffiti. Elected officials join together to stand against hate and to continue calling for a thorough investigation.WHO: Assemblyman...

Statement From Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Council Member Eric Dinowitz on Hateful Graffiti at Spuyten Duyvil Playground

BRONX, NY – After anti-Black and vulgar graffiti was seen in the Spuyten Duyvil Playground on Saturday morning, Council Member Eric Dinowitz and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz issued the following statement: “Playgrounds should be places...

Council Member Eric Dinowitz and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Celebrate Win in Fight for Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue

Bronx, NY – The NYC Department of Transportation has approved a traffic signal to be installed at the intersection of Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue. This decision follows months of advocacy from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Eric...

Two New Dinowitz Laws Expand Access to Court System for New Yorkers

Albany, NY – A pair of bills from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz to reform the New York State court system have been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The first bill (A4319) will take effect on July 1, 2022, and removes a fifty-year old section...

New Law Expands Crime of Impersonation to Include Electronic Signatures

Albany, NY – As more New Yorkers grow accustomed to working remotely, electronic signatures have taken on a new significance in the execution of official documents. On December 22, 2021, Governor Hochul signed into law a bill (A6015) from Assemblyman...

New Dinowitz Law Will Require Boards of Elections to Offer Voters Absentee Ballot Tracking

Albany, NY – As more New Yorkers get comfortable with absentee voting, a newly signed law from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz will make it easier for voters to keep track of where their ballot is from start to finish. The new law (A4186-B) was signed...

‘Truth in Vaccination’ Bill Protecting COVID Vaccine Records from Fraud Becomes Law in New York State

ALBANY — Today, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) into law, S.4516C/A.7536B, that would explicitly make the falsification...

Dinowitz/Jackson Bill Signed into Law to Protect Tenants Against Aggressive Landlord Tactics

ALBANY – Tenants in New York scored another victory this week, with the signing into law of legislation sponsored by State Senator Robert Jackson and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (A5040/S2014). The new law, which was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Alleges Price Gouging of Antigen and PCR COVID-19 Tests Among Some Private Providers

Bronx, NY – Amidst the deluge of Bronxites trying to get COVID-19 tests in advance of the Christmas holiday and a surge in infection rates from the omicron variant, reports have been trickling in of private testing providers significant amounts...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Calls for Return of Mass-Testing Site to Lehman College

Bronx, NY – With Bronxites on edge about dramatic increases in COVID-19 infection rates due to the omicron variant, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is calling on New York State to reopen a mass-testing site at Lehman College. In the early stages of...

Statement From Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Anti-Vax Rally with Holocaust Imagery Outside Home

Bronx, NY – On Sunday, December 12, 2021, a group of several dozen anti-vaccine protesters held a rally outside the home of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. The rally appeared to be organized by John Gilmore of the Autism Action Network and featured...

Assemblyman Dinowitz, Senator Biaggi, and Co-Op Advocates Celebrate Signing of Bill to Allow Cooperators to Apply for Reverse Mortgages

Albany, NY – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So goes the maxim for perseverance, a trait which describes the now successful multi-year effort to grant cooperative housing shareholders the same access to reverse mortgages as...

Assemblyman Dinowitz to Introduce Extension to Absentee Ballot Eligibility Expansion

Albany, NY – As New York approaches the expiration of a provision which currently allows eligible voters to apply for absentee ballots based on temporary illness if there is a risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease, Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Bill Signed Into Law Expanding Access to File Discrimination Claims

Albany, NY – A newly signed law authored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz will make it easier for New Yorkers to pursue claims of discrimination in court. The new law (A1899, Chapter 566), which was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on November 3,...

Local Leaders and Safe Streets Advocates Call for Pedestrian Safety Improvements after Tragic Fatality in Bronx

BRONX, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Eric Dinowitz, Community Board 8 District Manager Ciara Gannon, and advocates for safe streets gathered at the intersection of Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue on Friday, three days after...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Issues Statement on Passage of Critical Housing Protections Extension Bill

Bronx, NY – The Assembly has passed legislation (A40001) introduced by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz that addresses the following issues: Extends COVID-19 Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Act protections through January 15, 2022; Extends Tenant Safe...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Responds to SCOTUS Ruling on Eviction Moratorium

Bronx, NY – Following the 6-3 Supreme Court decision on August 26 to overturn the CDC eviction moratorium, which was divided along party lines of the appointing President, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz issued the following statement:“This...