Press Releases

Assembly Announces New $15 Million Statewide Digital Inclusion Grant Program in SFY 2020-21 Budget

Otis Announces Assembly Passage of $15M Statewide Digital Inclusion Grant Program

Assembly Science and Technology Committee Chair Steve Otis (D-Rye), announced today that his proposal to establish a new statewide $15 million Digital Inclusion Grant program was included in the State Assembly’s one house budget resolution passed...

Statement of Assemblyman Steve Otis Regarding Governor Cuomo Investigations

There are standards of behavior that we require in all settings. Public officials should be held to a higher standard. I have supported the Attorney General’s full independent investigation as the appropriate process. Allegations such as these should...

Mayer and Otis Announce Passage of Town of Rye Court Legislation

State Senator Shelley B. Mayer (SD-37) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD-91) announced today the passage of their legislation in both houses to help the Town of Rye assume the court responsibilities of the Village of Port Chester. The Village voted to dissolve...

Notice of 2021 Budget Forum

Mayer and Otis Announce Relaxation of Orange Zone Rules for Port Chester Restaurants

Port Chester, NY – State Senator Shelley B. Mayer (SD-37) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD -91) announced today that the NYS Department of Health rules for Orange Zone designated areas, which have prohibited indoor dining in Port Chester, have now...

Assemblyman Otis Statement on the Assault on the Capitol January 6th

The assault on the Capitol in Washington violated every principle of democracy and freedom that our country stands for and every principle for which our soldiers have fought and died for over generations. These actions desecrate our model of self-government...

Senator Mayer, Assemblyman Otis and Local Port Chester Officials Share Important Update for Businesses in State Designated COVID-19 Orange Zones

Port Chester, NY – Senator Shelley B. Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis are pleased to share with the Port Chester community Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement today that gyms and salons in designated ‘Orange Zones’ may open with...

Mayer, Otis, Local Officials Host Summit with Governor’s Office, NYS & Westchester County Depts of Health, Other Agencies; Discuss Containing Surge of COVID Cases in Port Chester

Port Chester, NY – Senator Shelley Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis along with Port Chester Mayor Fritz Falanka, County Legislator Nancy Barr, local elected officials and community leaders are hosting an important virtual summit meeting with New...

Senator Mayer & Assemblyman Otis Celebrate WARN Act Reform Legislation Signage to Require Notice to Affected Communities & School Districts in the Event of Mass Layoffs or Closings

Westchester, NY – This week, State Senator Shelley B. Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis are pleased to announce that legislation they sponsored (S.8748/A.10674), to reform the state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act...

Assemblyman Otis Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“There are giants among us. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was such a giant. Even before she became an appellate judge or a Justice of the Supreme Court, she made her mark on the law and equality for all under the law. She continued to be a consistent force...

Gillibrand, MTA Leadership, NYS Senators and Assemblymembers Visit North White Plains Metro-North Station to Call for Federal Funding for MTA in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Gillibrand, MTA Leadership, NYS Senators and Assemblymembers Visit North White Plains Metro-North Station to Call for Federal Funding for MTA in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Legislation
White Plains, NY – Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, visited the North White Plains Metro-North station, to call for federal relief for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)...

Senator Mayer and Assemblyman Otis Celebrate WARN Act Reform Legislation to Require Notice to Affected Communities and School Districts in the Event of Mass Layoffs or Closings

Westchester, NY – This week, State Senator Shelley B. Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis celebrated the passage of their bill, S.8748/A.10674, to reform the state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The WARN Act protects...

Statement of Assemblyman Steve Otis on the 56th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Today, July 2nd, marks the 56thanniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is a day to note the promise made with the enactment of legislation to make discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal...

Assemblyman Otis Statement on Supreme Court Decision in June Medical Services v Russo Case

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision rejecting Louisiana’s effort to restrict the right of women to obtain an abortion is a reminder that the rule of law and right to choose remains threatened around the country. The decision is clearly consistent...

Assemblyman Otis Announces Passage of Criminal Justice and Accountability Reforms to Combat Racial Bias

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye), announced passage of a bill package in the Assembly and Senate this week aimed at bringing greater transparency and accountability to the criminal justice system and creating new protections to reduce racial bias and unfair...

Statement of Assemblyman Steve Otis, June 2, 2020

It has been six years since Eric Garner’s last words, “I can’t breathe.” traveled the world in what should have been a message to everyone about police procedures, race and the unnecessary use of force. Why was that lesson not learned...

Community Update on COVID-19 From Assemblyman Otis - April 22nd

Community Update on COVID-19 From Assemblyman Otis - April 17th

Community Update on COVID-19 From Assemblyman Otis - April 13th