Press Releases

Thiele: Bill Stiffens Penalties on Repeat Child Abusers

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that the Assembly passed a bill that he sponsored to crack down on repeat child abusers (A.2623-A). The legislation is in response to the tragic abuse of Western New York infant Jay J. Bolvin,...

Thiele Announces 4 Public Library Construction Grant Awards, Totaling $724,655

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that East Hampton Library, John Jermain Memorial Library, Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, and Shelter Island Public Library are recipients of $724,655 in New York...

Thiele: Legislation Provides Vital Fiscal Relief to Struggling Municipalities

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed legislation he supported to provide fiscal relief to distressed municipalities. The measure establishes a permanent Financial Restructuring Board for local governments...

Assembly Takes Lead on Equal Rights for Women

In an effort to ensure women have equal rights in all aspects of their lives, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Women’s Equality Act, which he sponsored, has passed the Assembly (A.8070). The act contains 10 sweeping...

Thiele: Dangerous Synthetic Marijuana Has No Place in New York State

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that the Assembly passed legislation that would add synthetic cannabinoid compounds to the Schedule I list of controlled substances – effectively banning the sale and possession of so-called...

Authorized Leave for Volunteer Emergency Responders Passes Assembly

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF – Sag Harbor) announced his bill to provide for authorized absences for members of volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads who respond to a declared state of emergency, A.4099,...

Thiele Works to Restore Cuts Made to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that he helped pass a bill that would restore up to $90 million to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to help nonprofits who work with some of New York’s most...

Thiele: Women Veterans Recognition Day a Proud Piece of American History

Paying tribute to the over 80,000 women veterans from New York State, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) helped pass a commemorative resolution in the Assembly declaring June 12, 2013, as “Women Veterans Recognition Day” (K.612)....

Thiele: Voter Pre-Registration makes it Easier for Youth to Exercise Their Right to Vote

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed legislation he helped pass that would allow 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote (A.2042-A). “Allowing teens to pre-register to vote just makes sense,”...

Thiele: Ensuring Every Vote Counts When Electing a President

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed legislation he co-prime sponsored to permit New York to join an interstate compact to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular...

Thiele: Assembly Legislation Bans Price Gouging of Critical Medicine

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed a bill that he helped pass to prevent price gouging of medications that are in short supply and are used to treat serious illnesses (A.3751-A). The bill adds medicine...

Thiele Cracks Down on Crimes Against Elderly

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed a comprehensive package of bills to protect New York’s seniors against abuse and predatory financial practices. The Assembly’s legislation also aims to help increase...

Thiele: Montaukett Bill Passes Assembly

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF – Sag Harbor) today announced his bill which would set forth an acknowledgement and recognition procedure for the Montaukett Indian Tribe by the State of New York, has passed the Assembly. The...

Thiele & LaValle Pass Beach Erosion Control District Legislation

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. announced their bill (S.2188-A/A.2371-A), which would allow the Town of Southampton to diminish the Bridgehampton and Sagaponack Beach Control Districts, has passed both the...

Thiele: Rape is Rape and the Law Must Change

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that the Assembly passed legislation to amend New York State law by removing the requirement that penetration be proven to establish a rape charge and adding oral and anal sexual conduct...

Thiele Makes it Clear: New York State Will Not Do Business with Iran

“The Assembly passed legislation today (A.6855) I sponsored that builds upon last year’s Iran Divestment Act to protect New Yorkers from unknowingly investing in Iran (Ch. 1 of 2012). “The Iran Divestment Act prohibits New York State from conducting...

Thiele: Assembly Votes to Curb Distracted Drivers

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that the Assembly passed legislation to improve highway safety by increasing penalties on young and new drivers who text while driving – because inattention and inexperience is a deadly...

Assemblyman Thiele, Long Island Blood Services, Center Moriches Elementary School to Hold Blood Drive

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor), Long Island Blood Services, and the Center Moriches Elementary School will be holding a blood drive in July: Friday, July 5th12 noon – 6:00 p.m.At the Clayton Huey Elementary School511 Main...

Thiele Helps Pass Insurance Reform Package to Increase Protections for Homeowners

After the devastation and long recovery period following recent natural disasters, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed a package of bills aimed at establishing key insurance reforms to better prepare home...

Thiele Announces Assembly Passage of Legislation to Test Newborns for Critical Heart Defects

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced he helped pass legislation that would require testing of newborns for critical congenital heart defects through pulse oximetry screening (A.2316-B). The screenings are non-invasive,...