Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz Outlines Legislative Agenda At United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz delivered remarks on legislation at the United Jewish Appeal Federation (UJAF) Legislative Luncheon in Albany. Dinowitz outlined to the audience the several pieces of legislation he has authored that is part of UJAF’s...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Makes Available Health Care Proxies Forms

National interest in the Terri Schiavo case has increased the demand for health care proxies in New York State. Local residents can obtain a health care proxy form at Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’ office located at 3107 Kingsbridge Avenue. In...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Speaks at 32BJ Rally

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced his firm support of members of 32BJ at the rally on the steps of the Bronx Courthouse. Speaking to hundreds of members of 32BJ, Assemblyman Dinowitz stated that he supported the members in their efforts to win a...

Assemblyman Dinowitz is Appointed to Mental Hygiene Conference Committee

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was appointed by Speaker Sheldon Silver to the Mental Hygiene Conference Committee. As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Assemblyman Dinowitz will participate in the joint budget negotiations with...

Assemblyman Dinowitz is Appointed to Mental Hygiene Conference Committee

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was appointed by Speaker Sheldon Silver to the Mental Hygiene Conference Committee. As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Assemblyman Dinowitz will participate in the joint budget negotiations with...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Blasts the MTA’s Express Bus

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz sent a third letter in a week to Peter Kalikow, Chairman of the MTA NYC Transit. Assemblyman Dinowitz requested that the MTA take action to reverse the recent deterioration of express bus service. The two newest complaints...

Dinowitz Legislation Would Reform Adoption Law

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has introduced legislation to amend New York State’s adoption laws to grant full faith and credit to adoption decrees from foreign countries. This bill will provide the same rights to foreign adoptions as adoptions in...

Dinowitz Re-Appointed As Chair of Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was re-appointed as chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Chairs are appointed every two years for a two year term. Assemblyman Dinowitz will chair the committee for...

Assembly Announces Reform Agenda for 2005 Session

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is announcing that the Assembly is tackling reform by introducing a large package of reform bills at the start of this year’s session. The following eight reform bills are being introduced: Budget Reform Implementation...

Assembly’s Minimum Wage Hike Goes Into Effect

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is pleased to announce that the new bi-partisan legislation raising New York’s woefully inadequate minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.15 per hour went into effect January 1 of this year. The phase-in legislation, which increases...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Criticizes President’s Proposal to Eliminate Tax Deductions as a Raw Deal for New York

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is criticizing a plan by President Bush’s administration to revamp the federal tax code that would cost New Yorkers tens of billions of dollars in tax deductions. Dinowitz stated, "If enacted, millions of middle-...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Announces New Parking Lines

Earlier this year, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz reached out to the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to request that parking lines be re-painted along West 237th Street between Independence Avenue and Henry Hudson Parkway. The Assemblyman is pleased...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Donates Used Cell Phones to Manhattan College

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz contributed dozens and dozens of used cell phones to Manhattan College’s CellFund Program. Local residents have been donating their used phones to Assemblyman Dinowitz’ office for the past few months. The CellFund...

Dinowitz Blasts Decision by Court of Appeals on Budget Decision That Constrains Legislature’s Role in Budgetary Process

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is harshly criticizing the ruling handed down on Thursday by the New York State Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals ruled that the power to make budgets lies in the hands of the Governor. The Court’s ruling affirmed...

Dinowitz Co-Sponsors Legislation to Reform Rockefeller Drug Laws

The State Legislature, after years of stalemate, passed legislation to reform the draconian drug laws enacted under Governor Rockefeller. The legislation addresses first-time, nonviolent drug offenders who have received unfairly lengthy prison sentences...

Dinowitz Co-Sponsors Legislation to Raise Minimum Wage

The minimum wage law will take effect over the Governor’s veto. In January 2007, the minimum wage will be $2 an hour more than the current $5.15. Nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers will benefit, directly or indirectly, by this wage hike. The Assembly...

Dinowitz Announces Legislation to Prevent the Trafficking of Persons Across State Lines

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has introduced legislation on the trafficking of persons across state lines. Many state laws are not written in the best way to address the serious concern of trafficking of persons. There is a nation-wide effort of states...

Dinowitz to MTA: ‘Leave the 9 Line Alone’

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has reached out to Peter S. Kalikow, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), and asked him to leave the current service of the number 9 train as is. The MTA has been recently studying whether or not to...

Assembly Passes Rockefeller Drug Law Reform

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chairman of the Assembly Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, announced that the Assembly passed a plan to reform New York’s ineffective and outdated Rockefeller drug laws, giving judges the discretion to...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Help Holocaust Victims Recover Stolen Assets

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced the Assembly passage of a series of bills meant to help Holocaust victims and their families recover assets stolen from them during the World War II. The Assemblyman is a multi-sponsor of each of the bills in this...