Press Releases

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

Community Update on COVID-19 From Assemblyman Otis - April 8th

Otis Stormwater Grant Program Included in State Budget

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) today announced that a new stormwater grant program to help municipalities fund expensive stormwater projects has been included in the adopted state budget.The stormwater grant program was proposed by Otis and Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Otis Announces Passage of NYS Paid Sick Leave Legislation to help Combat COVID-19

Assemblyman Otis Announces Passage of NYS Paid Sick Leave Legislation to help Combat COVID-19

Assemblyman Otis Announces Passage of NYS Paid Sick Leave Legislation to help Combat COVID-19 Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) announced passage of legislation he co-sponsored to provide all private and public sector employees in New York paid sick leave...

NYS DOH Interim Guidance for Large Gatherings and Public Spaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Please click here to view the New York State Department of Health interim guidance for large gatherings and public spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak.If you have questions on this or legislative matters, please call my district office at 914-939-702...

School District Guidance on COVID-19 from Department of Health and NYSED

Please click here to read the School District Guidance from Department of Health and NYSED.

Assemblyman Otis Announces Actions to Combat COVID-19 Threat

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) today announced the actions this week to address the growing health threat presented by the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).On Monday the Assembly voted to approve $40 million in emergency funding to deal with the...

State Assembly Westchester Delegation Announces Public Budget Forum – Friday, January 31st

The Assembly Westchester Delegation of the NYS Legislature invites members of the public, community leaders, municipal, school officials and individuals to share their views on the Governor's proposed SFY 2020-2021 budget at a public forum on Friday,...

Landmark Legislation to Protect Commercial Tenants Signed by the Governor

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) and Senator John Liu (D- Queens) announced that their legislation to reinstate important protections for commercial tenants was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law, A.2554/S.5614, will ensure small business owners...

Assemblyman Otis and Senator Mayer Celebrate $676,048 State Grant for the Village of Port Chester's Downtown Walkability Project

Port Chester, NY – Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) and State Senator Shelley Mayer (D-Westchester) announce today that the Village of Port Chester was awarded a $676,048 Climate Smart Communities (CSC) grant from the NYS Department of Environmental...