Press Releases

Assembly Member Lentol Announces Repeal of 50-a, Legislative Package to Bring Police Transparency and Accountability

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced the passage of a legislative package to promote transparency and accountability within law enforcement and to improve police and community relations. This comes after the horrific murder of...

Assembly Member Lentol Introduces Legislation Requiring Annual Pandemic Plan for Nursing Homes

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) today announced the introduction of legislation that will require nursing homes to submit an annual pandemic emergency plan to the New York State Department of Health for approval (A10394). The COVID19...

Assembly Member Lentol and 42 Assembly Colleagues Call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Stop Partisan Rhetoric over COVID19 Funding

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) today called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop the unproductive rhetoric that pits states against each other over COVID19 relief funding and instead negotiate direct aid to New York -...

Assembly Member Joe Lentol Calls for a Halt to Euthanizing Dogs and Cats During COVID19

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) has asked the New York City Animal Care Centers (ACC) to put an end to euthanizing domestic dogs and cats at least until COVID-19’s pandemic has passed. Mr. Lentol has been following New Yorkers’...

Assembly Member Lentol Announces COVID19 Compassionate Helper Volunteer Program

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) today announced the proposal of the COVID19 Compassionate Helper Volunteer Program, which aims to pair volunteers with hospitalized COVID19 patients. The COVID19 pandemic has turned the lives of many...

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Assembly Member Lentol Announces $200 Million in Environmental Bond Act Authorization Fund for Land Acquisition

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) today announced $200 million for land acquisition has been included in the New York State Budget Bond Act Authorization Fund. Assembly Member Lentol has fought for the inclusion of these funds for the...

Assembly Member Lentol Calls for State-Wide Absentee Ballot Voting for April Presidential Primary

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) today called for New York State to allow for an all-absentee ballot election for the upcoming presidential primary instead of sending New Yorkers to the polls on April 28.“In the current climate,...

Assembly Member Joseph Lentol Introduces Student Suicide Prevention Act

New York City – Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D- North Brooklyn) announced today the introduction of the Student Suicide Prevention Act (Lentol- A9032/Hoylman- S7138). This new legislation would require school districts to adopt a comprehensive...

Assembly Member Joseph Lentol Announces Audit Findings of North Brooklyn Post Offices

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) joined by Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez announced today that the United States Postal Service...

Assembly Member Joseph Lentol Announces Signing of the Safe Way Home Act

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced today that a bill he introduced and passed as lead sponsor that will assist victims of sexual assault was signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Safe Way Home Act (Lentol-A5775/Salazar-S3966)...

Assembly Member Joseph Lentol Introduces Bill to Establish Statewide Mental Health Community Clinics

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced today he has introduced a bill to establish integrated mental health community clinics across New York State. These clinics will focus on issues such as eating disorders, substance abuse, suicide...

Assembly Member Joseph Lentol Announces Signing of Bill to Protect Tenants from Landlord Harassment

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced today that a bill he introduced and passed as lead sponsor was signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The bill establishes the crime of harassment of a rent-regulated tenant where the landlord...

Assembly Member Lentol Introduces Bills to Protect Small Homeowners from Construction Damages

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced today he has introduced a package of bills to safeguard small homeowners’ properties from damages stemming from adjacent construction sites. The bills are in response to a high volume...

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol Announces Signing of Double Jeopardy Loophole, Protecting Integrity of the Pardon Power

Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced today that a bill he introduced and passed as lead sponsor was signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The bill closes New York State’s double jeopardy loophole (A6653/S4572). The bill closes...

Assemblyman Lentol Announces One Million Dollars for Immediate Improvements to Roadway Safety for Cyclists and Motorists

Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced today he is allocating $1,000,000 in New York State Funding for the New York City Department of Transportation to implement immediate roadway safety infrastructure for cyclists and motorists in...

Assemblyman Lentol Announces Historic Legislation to Protect Tenants

Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) announced that the New York State Assembly has passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (A8281). These bills will provide the strongest package of tenant protections in New York State...

Letter to the Editor – New York’s Discovery Bill

As your article points out, 36 other states have open discovery of some variation. These states include Arizona and North Carolina – two of the most conservative states in our country. In these 36 states, protective orders provide safety to both...

Statement on Maternal Mortality Morbidity

I am happy to announce that I have joined as a coprime sponsor of Assembly Member Latoya Joyner’s bill that will aim to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity (A.3276). Maternal mortality is when a mother dies during childbirth and morbidity is...

Assemblyman Lentol & Brooklyn Delegation Visit Steiner Studios

Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) joined his Assembly Brooklyn delegation colleagues for a tour of Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Brooklyn delegation also visited Brooklyn College’s Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School...