Press Releases

Thiele Encourages Local Schools, Community Organization and Fathers to Participate in “Dads Take Your Child to School Day”, September 17th

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today encouraged local schools, community organizations and fathers to consider participating in the seventh year of “Dads Take Your Child to School” in New York State. The event...

Thiele: New York Poised to Implement First Real-Time Prescription Drug Database in Nation

In 2012, New York passed the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) law aimed at reducing incidents of abuse and misuse of highly addictive prescription medications (Ch. 447 of 2012). With some provisions of the law already in effect,...

Thiele Introduces Legislation Increasing Fines for Confinement of a Companion Animal in Vehicles During Times of Extreme Temperature

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) has introduced legislation in the New York State Assembly that would increase the penalties for confinement of a companion animal in a vehicle during times of extreme hot or cold...

Governor Signs Poxabogue Bill

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) (A.3357) which clarifies Chapter 214 of the Laws of 2012 which authorized the Town of East Hampton to alienate, transfer and...

Governor Signs Thiele Legislation That Includes East End Town Police Forces in LIRR No Fare Program

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) which will include town police forces from the 5 East End Towns in the existing 20 year LIRR no-fare program for police officers. For the increased...

Governor Signs Thiele Bill to Require Those Under 18 to Wear Helmet Riding a Horse

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) (A.1890) which will require children under the age of 18 to wear a helmet when riding a horse. Senator Kenneth P. LaValle sponsored...

Thiele Releases Gas Price Survey for July 29, 2013

Thiele Announces Safe Routes to School Project for Springs School District Clears Major Hurdle

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to amend the State Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) to include sidewalk and intersection improvements...

Thiele Applauds MTA, LIRR for Extended Summer Season Weekend Service

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today thanked Metropolitan Transportation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Prendergast and Long Island Railroad President, Helena Williams for their decision to extend summer...

Thiele Applauds DEC for Relaxed Recreational Harvest Rules for Fluke, Porgy, Black Sea Bass

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today thanked New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Commissioner Joseph Martens for adopting recreational fishing rules for summer flounder (fluke), scup (porgy)...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $43.87 Million for First Half of 2013

Thiele Hails U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Upholding FAA Helicopter Routes Based on Noise Abatement

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today hailed a U.S. Court of Appeals decision issued on July 12, 2013, that struck down a challenge by Helicopter Association International, Inc. to the FAA rule establishing a mandatory North Shore Helicopter...

Assemblyman Thiele Comments on NYPIRG 2013 Legislative Session Analysis

On June 28, 2013 the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), a New York based good government group, released its 2013 Session Analysis for the State Legislature. A copy of the entire 50 page report can be viewed at: http://www.nypirg.org/pubs/goodgov/2013.06.28_NYPIRG_2013_Session_Analysis.pdf. In...

Thiele Releases Gas Price Survey for July 4, 2013

Thiele Applauds Cuomo’s “Commission to Investigate Public Corruption”

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) lauded Governor Cuomo’s recent formation of the “Commission to Investigate Public Corruption” under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to probe systemic public corruption...

Thiele Points to Accomplishments in 2013 Legislative Session

The 2013 State Legislative Session proved again that New York State has turned the corner toward building a brighter future. Working together with Governor Cuomo, we passed legislation that will boost our economy, create jobs and cut taxes. We also fought...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues Soar in May

Bill to Require Those Under 18 to Wear Helmet Riding a Horse Passes Both Houses

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that a bill he sponsored (A.1890) to require children to wear a helmet when riding a horse has passed both the Assembly and Senate. Senator Kenneth P. LaValle had sponsored...

Thiele Strengthens Leandra’s Law

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed legislation he sponsored that strengthens Leandra’s Law to ensure safer roads through greater use of ignition interlocks (A.2285-A). Ignition interlocks are breath test...

Thiele: “START-UP NY” Will Bring New Businesses and Jobs to East End College Campuses

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed a measure he supported to create the SUNY Tax-free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate NY (START-UP NY) program (A.8113). This program will designate tax-free zones...