Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz to Introduce Extension to Absentee Ballot Eligibility Expansion

Albany, NY – As New York approaches the expiration of a provision which currently allows eligible voters to apply for absentee ballots based on temporary illness if there is a risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease, Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Bill Signed Into Law Expanding Access to File Discrimination Claims

Albany, NY – A newly signed law authored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz will make it easier for New Yorkers to pursue claims of discrimination in court. The new law (A1899, Chapter 566), which was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on November 3,...

Local Leaders and Safe Streets Advocates Call for Pedestrian Safety Improvements after Tragic Fatality in Bronx

BRONX, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Eric Dinowitz, Community Board 8 District Manager Ciara Gannon, and advocates for safe streets gathered at the intersection of Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue on Friday, three days after...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Issues Statement on Passage of Critical Housing Protections Extension Bill

Bronx, NY – The Assembly has passed legislation (A40001) introduced by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz that addresses the following issues: Extends COVID-19 Emergency Eviction & Foreclosure Act protections through January 15, 2022; Extends Tenant Safe...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Responds to SCOTUS Ruling on Eviction Moratorium

Bronx, NY – Following the 6-3 Supreme Court decision on August 26 to overturn the CDC eviction moratorium, which was divided along party lines of the appointing President, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz issued the following statement:“This...

Council Member Eric Dinowitz and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Call for Remote Learning Option

Bronx, NY – As New York families prepare to start the school year on September 13, a pair of legislators from the north and northwest Bronx are calling for a remote learning option to accommodate students who are medically unable or ineligible to...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on CEEFPA Supreme Court Decision

Bronx, NY – In response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision to grant an injunction on behalf of landlords against part of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx)...

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz on Cuomo Resignation

Bronx, NY – In response to the announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo that he will resign, effective in fourteen days, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement: “I am relieved that this deeply troubling episode in New...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement:“The conduct described in the Attorney General’s report is nauseating and is antithetical to the ideals that we must uphold in New York State. I feel terrible...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Albany, NY – Amidst a continued failure to issue rent relief payments to property owners on behalf of tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the...

Legislature Passes Utility Consumer Advocate Bill Once More

Albany, NY – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is continuing his nearly decade-long effort to create an independent office of the Utility Consumer Advocate in New York State and has successfully passed...

Assembly Passes Landmark Family Court Forensic Evaluator Reform

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has passed a landmark bill (A2375B) which creates new standards for a profession that often has significant influence in the outcomes of custody and visitation hearings. The legislation was spurred by the...

Legislature Passes Bill to Allow Senior Coop Owners to Apply for Reverse Mortgage Loans

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has again passed legislation (A1508) to allow seniors living in cooperative apartment buildings to apply for a reverse mortgage, which is a type of loan currently available to homeowners that transfers built-up...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Constitutional Amendment, Will Go Before Voters in November

Albany, NY – The New York State Legislature has unanimously approved a constitutional amendment that seeks to reduce court backlogs by expanding the jurisdiction of New York City’s civil court system. The measure will now appear on ballots...

Assembly Passes Bill to Expand Access to Colon Cancer Prevention

Albany, NY – The effort to combat colorectal cancer in New York has taken another step forward with the passage of legislation (A2085A) from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. The legislation aims to expand access to colorectal cancer screenings, which...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Absentee Ballot Tracking Legislation

Albany, NY – As New York State continues taking steps towards broadly expanded vote-by-mail options for eligible voters, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has passed legislation (A4186-B) in the Assembly that would require all absentee ballots statewide...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement on recent events in Israel:“Once again, innocent Israeli civilians – both Jewish and Arab – are under attack by Hamas and allied groups. Over 1,000 rockets...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduces New Bill to Help Prosecute Vaccination Card Forgers

Albany, NY – In an effort to help stem the growing number of fraudulent vaccination cards that are apparently available to New Yorkers and Americans nationwide, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is introducing legislation to make it easier for prosecutors...

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz on Committee Passage of Extended Eviction Moratorium

Albany, NY – Legislation to extend New York’s landmark eviction and foreclosure moratorium until August 31, 2021 (A7175) has now passed the requisite committees in the Assembly and has been reported to the floor for a vote. This vote is expected...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Praises DOT Installation of New Four-Way Stop at Oxford Ave and West 235th Street

Bronx, NY – At long last, the New York City Department of Transportation has agreed to long-time community requests for a four-way stop sign to be installed at the intersection of Oxford Avenue and West 235th Street, in the heart of a commercial...