Press Releases

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...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and Councilmember Eric Dinowitz Statement Regarding Attacks Against Bronx Synagogues

Bronx, New York – In response to antisemitic vandalism and assault in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Representative Jamaal Bowman, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and Councilmember Eric Dinowitz issued...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Criticizes City for Removal of Walk-In Vaccine Site in Northwest Bronx

Bronx, NY – Less than a week after New York City announced that people aged 75 years and up could get walk-in vaccinations without an appointment at Bronx High School of Science, they are closing the site entirely and have not announced a replacement...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Statement Following Unethical Recording of Majority Conference Meeting

“I support Speaker Heastie’s decision on changes to our conference procedure, although I believe it is deeply regrettable that this change was made necessary at all.“The confidentiality of our conference meetings is sacrosanct. Providing...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

"The continued allegations about Governor Cuomo's behavior towards women working in his office are very serious. Sexual harassment and abusive workplaces cannot be tolerated. A truly independent investigation must be conducted expeditiously."

Elected Officials, Advocates Convene to Urge New York Tenants Having Difficulty Paying Rent to Submit “Hardship Declaration Forms” to Prevent Eviction

New York, NY – Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Brian Kavanagh, who sponsored New York’s recent legislation mandating an eviction moratorium for tenants facing COVID-19 hardship, The Office of NYC Public Advocate Jumaane...

Dinowitz Nursing Home Transparency Bill Passed by Assembly And State Senate

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has passed legislation (A2037) which requires every nursing home facility in New York state to display prominently the most recent star rating pursuant to the inspection rating system of the U.S. Center...