Press Releases

Community Update on COVID-19 From Assemblyman Otis - April 22nd

Community Update on COVID-19 From Assemblyman Otis - April 17th

Community Update on COVID-19 From Assemblyman Otis - April 13th

Community Update on COVID-19 From Assemblyman Otis - April 8th

Otis Stormwater Grant Program Included in State Budget

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) today announced that a new stormwater grant program to help municipalities fund expensive stormwater projects has been included in the adopted state budget.The stormwater grant program was proposed by Otis and Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Otis Announces Passage of NYS Paid Sick Leave Legislation to help Combat COVID-19

Assemblyman Otis Announces Passage of NYS Paid Sick Leave Legislation to help Combat COVID-19

Assemblyman Otis Announces Passage of NYS Paid Sick Leave Legislation to help Combat COVID-19 Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) announced passage of legislation he co-sponsored to provide all private and public sector employees in New York paid sick leave...

NYS DOH Interim Guidance for Large Gatherings and Public Spaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Please click here to view the New York State Department of Health interim guidance for large gatherings and public spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak.If you have questions on this or legislative matters, please call my district office at 914-939-702...

School District Guidance on COVID-19 from Department of Health and NYSED

Please click here to read the School District Guidance from Department of Health and NYSED.

Assemblyman Otis Announces Actions to Combat COVID-19 Threat

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) today announced the actions this week to address the growing health threat presented by the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).On Monday the Assembly voted to approve $40 million in emergency funding to deal with the...

State Assembly Westchester Delegation Announces Public Budget Forum – Friday, January 31st

The Assembly Westchester Delegation of the NYS Legislature invites members of the public, community leaders, municipal, school officials and individuals to share their views on the Governor’s proposed SFY 2020-2021 budget at a public forum on Friday,...

Landmark Legislation to Protect Commercial Tenants Signed by the Governor

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) and Senator John Liu (D- Queens) announced that their legislation to reinstate important protections for commercial tenants was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law, A.2554/S.5614, will ensure small business owners...

Assemblyman Otis and Senator Mayer Celebrate $676,048 State Grant for the Village of Port Chester’s Downtown Walkability Project

Port Chester, NY – Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) and State Senator Shelley Mayer (D-Westchester) announce today that the Village of Port Chester was awarded a $676,048 Climate Smart Communities (CSC) grant from the NYS Department of Environmental...

Town of Mamaroneck Awarded $1M Green Infrastructure State Grant

Mamaroneck, NY – Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) and State Senator Shelley Mayer (D-Westchester) announced today that the Town of Mamaroneck has been awarded a $1M clean water state grant to renovate and ‘green’ Madison Avenue near I-95...

Statement from Assemblyman Steve Otis on Announcement of Grants for Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) announced today that several Westchester County communities have been awarded Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) grants in the 2019 round of funding for the program that Assemblyman Otis helped create in 2015.Westchester...

State Legislation to Allow Sale of Rye Thruway Property for Shared School and Public Use Signed Into Law

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced today that Governor Cuomo has signed legislation to allow sale of the Thruway Authority property on the Boston Post Road in Rye for shared recreation use by Rye public sports groups and Rye Country Day School....

Tix Fix: Local Court Jurisdiction Bill Passed to Enforce Parking Tickets

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) and Senator Anna Kaplan (D- Great Neck) are pleased to announce their bill, A.2333/S.5078, that will help to reconcile conflicting court decisions governing the ability of local governments to enforce parking tickets, has...

Mayer and Otis Announce New Education Law to Allow for 6am Open of Small City School District Polling Places

Senator Shelley Mayer (D-37 SD) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-91 AD), are pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo signed their legislation to allow small city school districts the option of allowing polling places to open at 6 a.m. for their school elections...

Assemblyman Steve Otis Statement on the Passing of Judith Johnson

“The passing of Judith Johnson is a great loss to schoolchildren across New York. Judith was a leader in education in districts throughout our region for decades. Her selection to the Board of Regents in 2015 represented the legislature’s desire...

Statement by Assemblyman Otis on Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s Announcement to Leave Congress in 2021

Heartfelt congratulations are in order for Congresswoman Nita Lowey for her years of outstanding public service. Nita has been a partner to advocates, local officials and Westchester residents throughout her productive and trailblazing career in public...