Press Releases

Assemblyman Stirpe: Coaching Bill Marks New Milestone for New Yorkers with Disabilities

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The story of Josh Virgil is one that exemplifies the true meaning of perseverance. The Fabius native is a pillar of strength in his community and has dedicated his life to coaching and mentoring student-athletes. In 1998, Josh was paralyzed from the waist...

Assemblyman Stirpe: ‘DIAPER Act’ Exempting Diapers from All Sales Tax Passes Both Houses

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Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced legislation that he co-sponsored to exempt diapers from all sales taxes in New York passed both houses of the Legislature (A.8528-A)“Diapers are a basic need that no baby should ever have to go without,”...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Bill to Look Out for Local Taxpayers by Combating Double Library Taxation

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that legislation he sponsored to study the issue of double library taxation across the state and develop recommendations to protect taxpayers from this financial burden has passed the Assembly (A.9448-A).“I...

Assemblyman Stirpe’s Bill to Support Small Businesses Facing High UI Tax Rates Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that his bill establishing an amnesty period for small businesses that are behind on their unemployment insurance (UI) taxes to pay off their remaining balance without interest passed in the Assembly (A.10202).“Supporting...

Assemblyman Stirpe’s Bill Helping Self-Employed New Yorkers Build Retirement Savings Passes Both Houses

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Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that legislation he sponsored allowing freelancers and self-employed individuals to enroll in the New York State Secure Choice Savings Plan (NY Secure Choice) has passed the Assembly (A.9882-A).“From artists...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Advancing Legislation to Expand Access to Hospice, Palliative Care

“Hospice and palliative care are critical resources for New Yorkers approaching the end of their life, yet sadly these services are underused because many people don’t know the options available to them. To help expand access to high quality...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Rides for Recovery Eases Logistical Burden for Those Seeking Recovery

“Everyone who struggles from substance use disorder deserves access to recovery treatment but far too often many simply lack the resources to get to lifesaving treatment or support groups. As a member of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and...

Assemblyman Stirpe’s Bill to Provide Property Tax Breaks for Newly Constructed Homes Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that legislation he sponsored to allow certain villages to create a tax exemption for newly constructed single- and multi-family residential properties has passed the Assembly (A.5987-C).“It’s more...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Bill to Help Promote the NYS Job Bank, Strengthen State Workforce

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he sponsored and helped pass legislation that requires the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) to implement a public awareness campaign to promote the New York State Job Bank (A.8458-A).“As chair...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Bill to Help Upstate Flood Mitigation Task Force Address Local Flooding Concerns

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he sponsored and helped pass legislation that would appoint the New York State Canal Corporation director as the chair of the Upstate Flood Mitigation Task Force (A.9177-C).“Our communities have experienced...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Bill to Ensure People with Disabilities Can Coach High School Sports Teams

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that legislation he sponsored to allow coaches who can’t be CPR-certified due to a disability to coach high school sports has passed the Assembly (A.9534-A).“While it’s important to ensure high...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Legislation to Combat Fraudulent Money Transfers

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Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced his bill requiring banks and wire transfer companies to warn consumers about potential fraud has passed in the Assembly (A.5864-C).“Fraudulent money transfer schemes can happen to anyone but are most frequently...

Assemblyman Stirpe Sponsors Resolution in Celebration of Small Business Week

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Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced that he sponsored a resolution that was adopted by the state Assembly on Tuesday to proclaim May 1-7 as Small Business Week in the state of New York (K.801).Since 1963, the United States has celebrated National...

Assemblyman Stirpe Calls for Suspension of County and Federal Gas Taxes

“As every New Yorker who’s visited the gas station recently knows, the soaring price of gas is making a significant dent in household budgets. That’s why it was important to pass a final state budget that included a suspension of the...

Assemblyman Stirpe: State Budget Establishes ‘Database of Deals’

“Economic development is vitally important for New York’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic future, but it’s essential that we’re using limited state resources efficiently to have the greatest impact. That’s...

Assemblyman Stirpe: 2022-23 State Budget Supports Budding Small Businesses with Grants, Technical Assistance

“Supporting small businesses and encouraging new entrepreneurs to open up shop in New York is vital for our economic recovery and growth. As a former small-business owner, I know firsthand the dedication and determination required to keep the lights...

Assemblyman Stirpe Passes Legislation Creating Database of New York Businesses

“Now more than ever, we need to support small businesses for the sake of our economic growth and recovery after these past two difficult years. Local businesses are a cornerstone of New York’s identity, and it’s no secret that they’ve...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests in CNY Families, Businesses and Students

“As Central New York reopens and rebuilds after an incredibly challenging two years, I pushed for critical investments in the Assembly budget proposal to help our families and local businesses thrive. Funding included in the plan supports small...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Assembly Bill to Strengthen Fraud Protections for New Yorkers Passes out of Committee

“As anyone who’s received a phishing email or unsolicited call asking for a wire transfer to purchase discounted products or services knows, the risk of fraud is an everyday reality for New Yorkers. These scams cost New Yorkers millions and...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Legislation to Allow Beer and Wine Sales in Movie Theaters Passes Assembly

“Today, my Assembly colleagues and I took another step to help struggling businesses recover from the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic with a measure allowing movie theaters outside of New York City to sell beer and wine (A.2452-A). This...