Press Releases

23 Legislators Join Assembly Judiciary Chair to Oppose Judicial Terminations

Albany, NY – Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, was joined by 23 colleagues in a formal letter to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore opposing recently announced cuts from the Office of Court Administration. OCA is terminating...

Judiciary Chair Dinowitz Pushes Back Against Judge Reductions

Albany, NY – On October 1, the New York State Office of Court Administration announced that they would terminate 46 Supreme Court judges as of December 31, 2020 instead of recertifying them to continue working past the age of 70. By law, judges...

Local Leaders Call for City to Address Rampant Dangerous Driving in Northwest Bronx

Bronx, NY – Community stakeholders are extremely concerned about an apparent uptick in dangerous driving behavior on Independence Avenue, with local residents sharing photos and videos of aggressive speeding and residual tire marks from frequent...

Autozone Finally Removes Graffiti Following Requests from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – It wasn’t quick, but Autozone finally has removed unsightly graffiti that had covered the southern wall of a yet-unopened new store in Kingsbridge. Constituents had reported the graffiti via Twitter and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduces Legislation to Dramatically Increase Penalties for Utility Company Failures

Albany, NY – In response to dramatically underwhelming penalties threatened against utility providers following failures to adequately prepare for and respond to Tropical Storm Isaias, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is introducing legislation to significantly...

Legislators and Advocates Announce Push for ‘Green Transit/Green Jobs’ Legislation in New York State

Albany, NY – One year after New York State enacted monumental climate change legislation, a pair of state legislators are pushing their proposal to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector and promote the creation of new, good, climate-friendly...

Governor Signs Absentee Voting Expansion Bill from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Albany, NY – Voters in New York State will be able to vote absentee until at least the end of 2021, thanks to newly signed legislation from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 20, 2020...

Assemblyman Dinowitz to Introduce Legislation Modernizing Utility Consumer Bill of Rights

Albany, NY – With parts of New York State, including the Bronx, still in the process of recovering from widespread power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias on August 4, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced plans to introduce legislation modernizing...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Anti-Semitic Candidate Questionnaire from NYC-DSA

Bronx, NY – In response to the inclusion of two anti-Semitic questions on the NYC Council candidate questionnaire from the NYC Chapter of DSA, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement:“Asking candidates for municipal office...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Con Edison Response to Widespread Power Outages

Bronx, NY – On August 4, 2020, damage from Tropical Storm Isaias resulted in the loss of power for over 200,000 Con Edison utility consumers including over 22,000 homes in the Bronx. In the 24 hours following the beginning of these outages, Con Edison...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Introduces Legislation to Combat Ballot Postmark Disenfranchisement

Albany, NY – As the June 23 ballot fiasco continues to unfold, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has introduced legislation to ensure that future absentee voters are not disenfranchised due to problematic postal procedures. The legislation would supersede...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Comments on Passage of Automatic Voter Registration & Redistricting Bills

Albany, NY – Amidst the flurry of legislation that passed this week, there are two bills which have gathered acute interest from electoral reform advocates. One bill would create an automatic voter registration system in New York State beginning...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Bill to Extend Absentee Voting Through 2021

Albany, NY – As part of a set of election reforms to address voting problems that arose in the June 23 primary election, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has successfully passed legislation that would expand New York voters’ ability to vote by mail...

Legislature Passes New Consumer Protection to Limit Auto-Renewal Contracts

Albany, NY – Consumers are one step closer to having an easier time escaping from predatory promotional deals and notoriously difficult-to-cancel gym memberships with the passage of legislation through the Assembly this week. The legislation (A3173/S1475)...

Legislature Passes Bill to Establish Selection Criteria for MTA Subway Accessibility Improvements

Albany, NY – The fight for subway accessibility has taken one more step forward with the passage of legislation from State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz through both chambers this week. The legislation, A8127/S6430, would...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes New Protections for Job Seekers, Urges State Senate to Do the Same

Albany, NY – A pair of longstanding bills from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz to protect job seekers has passed the Assembly again, but they face an uncertain future in the State Senate. These bills have both passed the Assembly in years past, but...

Legislature Poised to Extend Absentee Voting Through 2021

Albany, NY – As COVID-19 surges around the United States, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has been pushing hard for legislation that would expand New York voters’ ability to vote by mail in upcoming elections. After months of advocacy, building...

Tenant Safe Harbor Act Signed into Law After Successful Effort from Assemblyman Dinowitz

BRONX, NY – With hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers expected to face eviction proceedings upon the resumption of eviction proceedings in state courts, the Governor has signed into law legislation from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz that would keep...

Following Election Day Confusion, Assemblyman Dinowitz & State Senator Comrie Call on Legislature to Pass Ballot Tracking Legislation

Bronx, NY - Following a state primary marred by unprecedented confusion among voters seeking to use the state’s vote by mail system, State Senator Leroy Comrie and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz called on the legislature to pass legislation that...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Praises Rent Guidelines Board for One-Year Rent Freeze

Bronx, NY – On June 17, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board approved new rent stabilized apartment guidelines for lease renewals that commence on or after October 1, 2020. These rent increases are set at 0% for the first year of all lease renewals...