Press Releases

Assemblyman Steve Otis and Women’s Enterprise Development Center to Host Small Business Forum on E-Commerce

Today’s consumers are increasingly technologically savvy, with nearly 70 percent of all adults in the United States owning a smartphone, according to a recent study by Pew Internet Research. With more and more consumers embracing new technologies,...

Otis Bill Improving Openness and Accountability of Business Improvement Districts is Signed into Law

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) is pleased to announce that his bill, A103351A, to enhance the accountability and openness of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), was signed into law by the Governor on August 19th. The new law allows owners and tenants...

Village of Mamaroneck Receives NYS Clean Water Grant

The Village of Mamaroneck has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, the new state program created to assist local governments in funding often-expensive water infrastructure improvements. The grant will assist the...

Governor Signs Legislation to Aid in the Identification of Unknown Dead and Missing Persons

Law enforcement agencies seeking to resolve cold cases and family members dealing with the heartbreak of a missing loved one got an important boost from legislation signed into law by Governor Cuomo last week. The new law, which was sponsored by Assemblyman...

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

Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and George Latimer, along with Assembly Members Steve Otis and Amy Paulin, who together represent the City of Rochelle, are pleased to announce an important state construction grant award for the New Rochelle Public Library. The...

Otis and Latimer Announce State Construction Grant Awards to Larchmont and Rye Libraries

Senator George Latimer (D-37 SD) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-91 AD) are pleased to announce important state construction grant awards for the Larchmont and Rye City libraries. The grants are part of a $14 million capital fund appropriation for public...

Assemblyman Otis and Senator Savino Announce Passage of Their Bill to Facilitate Identification of Unknown Dead and Missing Persons

Legislation that would require medical examiners and coroners throughout New York to report identifying information on unidentified human remains to the National Missing and Unidentified Remains System (NamUs) has passed the State Legislature, according...

Funding Opportunities for Sewer, Stormwater and Drinking Water Infrastructure

I recently hosted an informative workshop for local governments about state environmental programs and funding opportunities, including the innovative Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grants. My thanks to LMV-TV for recording this presentation and...

Assemblymen Otis and McDonald interviewed about budget deal that expands fund for water infrastructure improvements

Speaker Heastie Announces $200 Million Increase to NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the 2016-2017 SFY Budget includes an additional $200 million for the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act to assist municipalities in funding water quality infrastructure projects. The grant program...

Assemblyman Steve Otis Honored with Audubon New York’s William Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award

Saratoga Springs, NY – Audubon leaders from across New York met in in Saratoga to present the annual William B. Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award to Assemblyman Steve Otis for his dedication to protecting New York’s environment. The Award,...

Statement of Assemblyman Otis on the Recommendations of Assembly Workgroup on Legislative Process, Operations and Public Participation

“Yesterday, the Assembly Workgroup on Legislative Process, Operations and Public Participation released its recommendations to improve transparency, foster greater public participation and increase our effectiveness within the legislative process....

Westchester Delegation Announces Public Budget Forum – Friday, February 5th

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 2016-2017 budget at a public forum on Friday, February 5th at: Greenburgh...

Otis Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Commitment to Increase Funding for the Clean Water Grant Program and the EPF

Calling him “a tremendous advocate for the environment,” Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) praised Governor Cuomo for his plans to substantially increase funding for statewide environmental initiatives in this year’s budget, including a $100...

Statement of Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) on Governor Cuomo’s Plan to Allocate $300 Million for Environmental Protection Fund in the 2016-17 Executive Budget

“Governor Cuomo has again demonstrated tremendous support for much-needed environmental programs. The EPF protects the environment, creates jobs and is vital to public health. The Governor continues to show his leadership for programs that are...

Small Business Conference

On October 27, 2015, the Women's Enterprise Development Center and I co-sponsored an informative panel focusing on healthcare options for small businesses. For those of you who were unable to attend our annual small business conference, I have attached...

Senator Latimer and Assemblyman Otis Announce State Construction Grant for the Larchmont Public Library

Senator George Latimer (D-37th SD) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-91st AD) today announced an important construction funding award for the Larchmont Public Library. The grant is part of the State Aid for Library Construction Program, a $14 million capital...

New Rochelle Public Library Gets State Construction Fund Grant for New Elevator

When the main elevator in the New Rochelle Public Library failed on May 2nd 2014, the library was forced to go 10 months without one. The staff and Board of Directors worked together to get an elevator back on-line. Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins...

Assemblyman Otis visits campers at the Rye YMCA camp

Green Buildings Tax Credit Bill Passes Both Houses

Albany, NY – State Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman Steven Otis today announced that the green building tax credit bill, which would allow homeowners to apply for tax credits to incentivize environmentally-friendly building, passed the Assembly....