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Assemblyman Thiele: Safe Firearm Storage Saves Lives, Promotes Responsible Gun Ownership

Gun ownership carries with it many serious risks and responsibilities. When firearms aren’t properly stored, the likelihood of unintentional discharge increases significantly, as well as the risk of them being stolen or used in a suicide. And yet,...

Assemblyman Thiele: Stop Criminalizing Domestic Violence Survivors

Domestic violence directly and indirectly affects victims’ life choices and behavior and can force them into situations no one should ever find themselves in – including breaking the law. Yet, the criminal justice system is unjust for many survivors...

Assembly Restores AIM Funding in One House Budget

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF, REF-Sag Harbor) announced that the Assembly Budget Proposal released today includes a full restoration of the Aid and Incentive to Municipalities Program (AIM) funding for the 2019-2020 State Fiscal Year. This...

Assemblyman Thiele: Revenge Porn Legislation Helps Ensure Our Laws Keep Up With Technological Changes

“As our world becomes more technologically connected, our laws need to keep pace, especially when it comes to protecting a person’s privacy. Someone’s most intimate moments should never be strewn across the internet and shared with the...

Assemblyman Thiele: New Yorkers Deserve to Live and Work in a World Free of Discrimination and Hate

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF, REF-Sag Harbor) announced that he helped pass anti-discrimination legislation, including a measure expanding New York’s sexual harassment laws to help ensure no one feels threatened or unsafe in the workplace....

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