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NYSED Substantial Equivalency Comment Letter

NYS Legislators Representing New Rochelle Celebrate Library Construction Grants for New Rochelle Public Library

New Rochelle, NY – The members of the New York State Assembly and State Senate who represent the City of New Rochelle celebrated the news that New Rochelle Public Library had received two Library Construction Grants to support their ongoing renovation...

Otis Announces 2019 Clean Water Grant Window Now Open

Assemblyman Otis (D- Rye) today announced that the application period for 2019 round of State Clean Water Grants is now open and is reaching out to Westchester local governments to take advantage of the successful funding program.Assemblyman Otis stated,...

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

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

Commercial Tenants, Small Businesses Protected By Lease Legislation

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D- Rye) and Senator John Liu (D- Queens) announced today passage of their legislation A.2554/S.5614 that will ensure small business owners have the right to go to court to challenge the unjust termination of their lease.The goal...

Governor Cuomo Announces $22.9 Million to Build and Preserve 250 Affordable Homes in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than $22.9 million has been awarded to four affordable housing developments in the Mid-Hudson Valley communities of Thompson, Newburgh, Port Chester, and Liberty to build or preserve 250 affordable rental...

Assemblyman Otis and Local Groups Host Green Infrastructure Grant Workshop

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Rye, NY – Assemblyman Steve Otis, along with co-sponsors, hosted a full audience comprised of local officials, city managers, engineers, planners and environmental advocates at a Green Infrastructure Grant Workshop held on Friday, May 3, at the Jay...

NYS GREEN Infrastructure Grant Workshop Friday, May 3rd

Legislative Update from Assemblyman Otis — March, 2019

First 100 Days Legislative Update – Week of January 28

Westchester Delegation Announces Public Budget Forum – January 31st

The Westchester Delegation of the NYS Legislature invites members of the public, community leaders, municipal and school officials to share their views on the Governor’s proposed SFY 2019-2020 budget at a public forum on Thursday, January 31st at:Greenburgh...

First 100 Days Legislative Update – Week of January 21

First 100 Days Legislative Update – Week of January 14th

Statement from Assemblyman Steve Otis, (91st AD, Westchester County) on Governor Cuomo’s Announcement of 2018 Municipal Clean Water Grants

“With the announcement of the 2018 round of clean water infrastructure grants Governor Cuomo continues New York’s leadership role in the nation in commitment to supporting clean water funding,” Assemblyman Steve Otis said.The village of...

NYS Legislators Announce State Construction Grant Award to New Rochelle Public Library

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35 SD), Senator Shelley Mayer (D-37 SD), Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88 AD) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-91 AD) are pleased to announce an important state construction grant award for the New Rochelle Public Library....

Governor Cuomo Signs Lulu and Leo's Law to Protect Children

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed Lulu and Leo's Law (A.11125-A/S.9070-A) to establish the crime of misrepresentation by, or on behalf of, a caregiver for children. The legislation was prompted by the murders of Lucia and Leo Krim by their nanny...

Municipal Water Usage Bill Signed into Law

State Assemblyman Steve Otis and State Senator Shelley Mayer today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed their legislation to simplify the process by which municipalities can access customer water usage data from private water companies for the purpose...

Assembly and Senate Pass Measure to Protect Children from Fraudulent Child Care Credentials

Senator Andrew Lanza (R-C-I, Staten Island) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) today announced the passage of legislation to better protect children and provide assurance to parents seeking at-home child care. The bill (A.11125-A/S.9070-A), known as Lulu...

Port Chester Awarded $1,000,000 for Downtown Redevelopment

On Tuesday, March 26, 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the awardees of Round 5 of the Restore New York Communities Initiative through Empire State Development. Of the 71 municipalities statewide to receive approximately $81 million in funding,...

Port Chester Awarded Millions for Infrastructure Upgrades

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Village received approximately $5 million in interest-free financing for its ongoing sewer rehabilitation work through the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s (EFC) Clean Water State Revolving...