Press Releases

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,...

Montauk Highway Resurfacing Update From Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the first phase of the resurfacing of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Southampton was completed on time. The 2.3 mile segment between Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path...

Thiele: Assembly Approves Legislation to Increase Boating Safety in New York

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the State Assembly has passed legislation to increase boating safety in New York State by requiring all individuals born after 1995 who operate a mechanically propelled boating...

Thiele: Criminalize Fraudulent Mortgage-Foreclosure Practices

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that the Assembly has passed a bill which he supported that would protect struggling East End homeowners from deceitful business practices perpetrated by mortgage lenders in the home mortgage...

Thiele Helps Assembly Pass DREAM Act to Expand College Aid Opportunities to Immigrant Students

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced he helped the Assembly pass the New York State Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (A.2597). In addition to creating a private scholarship fund (the DREAM Fund),...

$20 Million in Grants Available to Help Sandy-Impacted Fishing Industry

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) urges coastal fishing businesses in his district harmed by Hurricance Sandy to apply for available funding through the State’s recently approved Coastal Fishing Industry Grant Program. Under the...

Thiele Sponsors Legislation to Permit Long Island Local Governments to Consider Public Power in the Future

Under Article 14-A of the General Municipal Law, counties, towns, cities, and villages in New York State are permitted to establish public utility companies. Section 360 of the State General Municipal Law provides that, “any municipal corporation may...

Thiele: Summer Jobs Program Will Put More Than 18,000 Teens to Work

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that more than 18,000 teens will have jobs this summer through New York State’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has distributed...

Thiele: On Memorial Day, Let Us Pay Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

As the summer season approaches and East End families get ready to attend Memorial Day parties or barbecues, it’s important that we remember what this holiday truly stands for. Memorial Day is so much more than a day off from work or an unofficial kickoff...

Thiele: New Yorkers Among the Most at Risk for Lyme Disease

New York is a great place to live, especially in the summer months, due to the many opportunities our State Parks provide to get out and explore the wonders nature has to offer. But as East End families spend more time outside, the dangers posed by Lyme...

Thiele: Assembly Bill Empowers Victims of Price Gouging During Emergencies

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced passage of legislation that would give the right to sue to those who fall victim to price gouging in times of emergency such as the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. The bill (A.311)...