Press Releases

Thiele: NYSDOT Announces Transportation Enhancement Program

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the New York State Department of Transportation is accepting applications for transportation projects, such as construction of bicycle paths and streetscape improvements, through...

Thiele: Sweeping Election Reform Measure Tackles NY’s Campaign Finance System

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed the 2013 Fair Elections Act he sponsored to help reform New York’s campaign finance system. The bill, which would cover statewide offices, state legislative offices...

Assembly Gives Final Passage to Legislation Defining Town Trustees in East Hampton, Southampton and Southold as Municipal Corporations Under Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law

The New York State Assembly has given final passage to legislation that would include the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton, the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton and the Trustees...

Thiele Introduces Legislation to Lower the Age to 65 for State Senior Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Licenses

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) has introduced legislation in the New York State Assembly that would reduce the age for senior citizen hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses under the State Environmental Conservation...

Assembly Approves Legislation That Includes East End Town Police Forces in LIRR No Fare Program

By a vote of 133-5, the New York State Assembly has given final passage to a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) which will include the town police forces in the East End in an existing 20 year Long Island Rail Road...

Statement by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. – “The Future of LIPA Should Be Decided in an Open and Transparent Process”

Over 25 years ago, the New York State Legislature created the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) with two primary purposes: (1) to insure that the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station never opened, and (2) to replace Long Island’s irresponsible investor owned...

Thiele: Super Storm Sandy Recovery Centers and Programs Available

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced today that representatives of the New York State Department of Financial Services will help homeowners and business owners affected by Superstorm Sandy apply for recovery aid that was approved...

Assemblyman Thiele Helps Pass Legislation to Protect New Yorkers from Gender Identity Discrimination

“Nobody should have to worry when they apply for an apartment, seek a job or even enter a restaurant that they may be discriminated against or bullied for any reason. That’s why I voted in favor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)...

Assemblyman Thiele Working to Bring Early Voting to New York

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that he helped pass legislation that would strengthen the state’s electoral process by instituting early voting in all general, primary and special elections in New York (A.689-A). “Voting...

Assemblyman Thiele Appointed as Chair of NYS Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has appointment him as Chair of the New York State Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation. “I am truly honored to be given...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues for First Quarter Increase 92.7% Compared With 2012

Assemblyman Thiele Appointed as Chair of NYS Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has appointment him as Chair of the New York State Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation. “I am truly honored to be given...

Thiele Helps Pass Legislation to Protect New York’s Environment and Public Health in Recognition of Earth Day

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed several measures to help clean up the environment and protect the health of East End families in recognition of Earth Day. The legislative package addresses several major...

Thiele Helps Pass Legislation to Protect and Assist Domestic Violence Victims

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that he helped pass legislation to provide more assistance to, and increase protections for, victims of domestic violence. “Domestic violence can take on many forms and can wreak havoc...

Thiele: Legislative Package Helps Crime Victims and Their Families

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) helped pass a package of bills that would increase aid and assistance for crime victims and their families to better allow them to rebuild their lives. The passage of these bills recognizes National...

Thiele: 6 New Low-Cost Homes Available to Veterans Who Served in Iraq or Afghanistan

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corporation, a charitable arm of the Long Island Builders Institute, will be building a brand new six lot subdivision for returning...

Thiele: Assembly Introduces Stronger 2013 Fair Elections Act to Establish Public Financing Option

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced the introduction of an amended 2013 Fair Elections Act (A.4980-A) which would establish optional public financing for election campaigns that cover all statewide offices, state legislative...

Thiele Helps Pass Equal Pay Legislation to End Unfair Wage Discrimination

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that he helped pass a legislative package that would end wage discrimination in New York State. This is the 10th consecutive year that the Assembly has passed equal pay legislation. “It’s...

Thiele Releases Gas Price Survey For March 30, 2013

Thiele Announces Final 2013 State Budget Provides First-Time Funding For Two Local Villages