Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz Pens Open Letter to State Education Department Commissioner Elia

Bronx, NY – Following the NY State Education Department’s (SED) inappropriate decision to override the NYC Department of Education’s (DOE) decision denying a Brooklyn parent’s request for a religious exemption for immunizations, Assemblyman Dinowitz...

Assemblyman Dinowitz, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Riverspring Certified Home Health Agency Sponsoring Free Flu Shots in October

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced today that he is once again sponsoring free flu shots for members of the community in the 81st Assembly District. Flu shots will be administered on October 14 at St. Gabriel’s Church on 3250 Arlington...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduces Nation’s Toughest Immunization Law to NYS Assembly

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced today he introduced a bill that would eliminate all non-medical exemptions for immunizations for children, giving New York State the strongest immunization law in the country. Currently,...

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz on the Boy Scouts of America Allowing Openly Gay Leaders

Bronx, NY – “I was pleased to hear that the Boy Scouts of America have lifted their ban on openly gay adult leaders, as well as on all paid jobs within the organization. In this day and age, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is simply...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Praises Supreme Court Decision Upholding Affordable Care Act

Bronx, NY – “I am thrilled that today the Supreme Court upheld the federal government’s right to provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class Americans buy health insurance. The decision made by the Court in King v. Burwell is...

Legislature Passes Dinowitz Bill Creating Public Awareness Campaign for Unsecured Furniture

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced that his bill, A.7018, requiring the New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection to create a public awareness campaign about the dangers of unsecured furniture...

Assembly Passes Dinowitz Cancer Screening Bill for Public Employees

Albany, NY ¬– Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced that his omnibus cancer screening bill for public employees passed overwhelmingly in the State Assembly (A.409-A). The legislation provides state, county, and municipal employees with up...

New York State Legislature Passes Dinowitz Bill Providing Relief to MTA Commuters

Albany, NY - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced that his bill to ensure MTA riders do not incur extra costs due to service cuts has passed in both houses of the legislature (A.2607/S.3228). The legislation provides MTA riders an additional...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Announces New York State Mobility and Opportunity for Vulnerable Employees (MOVE) Act

Albany, NY¬ – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) introduced a bill to stop employers from requiring low-wage employees to sign non-compete agreements, preventing them from seeking higher paying jobs. The bill, known as the Mobility and Opportunity...

Dinowitz Bill to Protect Consumers from Fees on Gift Cards and Certificates Passes Assembly

Albany, NY¬ – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced that his bill to prevent fees from being assessed on gift cards and certificates has passed unanimously in the State Assembly (A.7610). “Too often have consumers either purchased or been...

Dinowitz Women’s Equality Measure Passes Assembly

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D- Bronx) announced that his bill relating to attorney’s fees in employment, and credit & lending sex discrimination cases (A.7189) passed in the Assembly. “This bill is a key component of the Women’s...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Warns Consumers of Predatory Towing Practices

Bronx, NY – After a series of incidents in the Northwest Bronx, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D- Bronx) is once again warning the community of unscrupulous towing practices. Recently, the Assemblyman’s office has received several complaints about...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Warns Consumers of Predatory Towing Practices

Bronx, NY – After a series of incidents in the Northwest Bronx, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D- Bronx) is once again warning the community of unscrupulous towing practices. Recently, the Assemblyman’s office has received several complaints about...

Assemblyman Dinowitz: Assembly Acts to Protect Tenants

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced that the Assembly passed a bill that he co-sponsored to strengthen New York’s rent-regulation laws and improve New Yorkers’ access to affordable housing (A.7526). The bill extends current law...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Statement on Major Heroin Bust in Riverdale

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement: “The DEA’s discovery and seizure of a massive amount of heroin at an apartment in Riverdale serves to underscore the unfortunate reality that the heroin epidemic...

Statement by Assemblyman Dinowitz on Visit by President Obama to Our Community

Bronx, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement: “I am extremely pleased that President Obama came to the Bronx yesterday, and I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet him. He visited Herbert H. Lehman...

Council Member Cohen, Assemblyman Dinowitz, Council Member King, Senator Klein, Congressman Engel and Community Leaders Call for Closing of Homeless Shelter in the Bronx Following Fatal Shooting

Bronx, NY – Council Member Andrew Cohen, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Andy King, Senator Jeffrey Klein and Congressman Eliot Engel were joined by community leaders at the Project Renewal Shelter in Wakefield to demand that the homeless...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Holds Well-Attended Town Hall Meeting on Expiring Tenant Protection Laws

Bronx, NY – Last night, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) held a town hall meeting at the Kingsbridge Public Library on New York’s tenant protection laws, which are due to expire in June. Over 100 community members attended the event. Assemblyman...

Assembly Committees on Consumer Affairs, Health Hold Public Hearing on Bill to Label Sugary Drinks

New York, NY – Today, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, and Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried, Chair of the Committee on Health, held a joint public hearing on A.2320, sponsored by Assemblyman Dinowitz,...

Rent Regulation in New York City

The New York State Assembly will consider many issues this legislative session, but few are of greater importance to New York City residents than the tenant protection laws that are due to expire on June 15th. These laws regulate over a million rent-stabilized...