Press Releases

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Sets the Record Straight Regarding His Recent Trip to Israel

I would like to address the recent press release that has misrepresented my recent trip to Israel with a delegation of my colleagues from the State Legislature.First and foremost, I am proud to be the first Muslim-African American elected to the state...

Statement by Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on This Weekend’s Assault on NYPD Officers in the Bronx

“We all have to understand that acts of violence against law enforcement will never be a tolerable response to community strife. The two incidents this weekend of lethal action against Bronx officers of the New York Police Department have heightened...

Assemblyman Fall Commends Washington Decision to Lift Two-Way Tolling Ban on Verrazzano Bridge

Yesterday, it was announced that for the first time in 30 years, split tolling on the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge is no longer banned. Additional action will be required by the MTA to begin charging tolls in each direction.Last week President Trump signed...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Legislation to Protect New York’s Workforce is Signed into Law as Chapter .701

As the year comes to an end, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law Assemblyman Charles D. Fall’s (D-Richmond) legislation (A.8035/S.6469) under (Chapter #701.) The law defines the term "employer" that pays an individual for services performed...

Governor Cuomo Signs Assemblyman Fall Trampoline Park Bill into Law

Late last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Assemblyman Charles D. Fall’s (D-Richmond) legislation (A.7250-B) (Chapter .720) that will regulate safety procedures and strengthen guidelines for the commercial trampoline park industry in New York...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Continues to Introduce Legislation during the 2019 Session Recess

Yesterday, Assemblyman Fall (D-Richmond) introduced legislation that would require SUNY, CUNY or state-funded-institutions of higher education in New York to allow students the right to observe certain religious holidays and non-traditional days of observance...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Introduces Legislation That Would Make New York City Identity Cards Valid for Consumers Who Want to Purchase Products of Legal Consent

Today, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) introduced legislation that would amend the administration code of the city of New York, to allow a valid IDNYC card to be accepted as valid written evidence of age or identification for any situation where...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces Downtown Staten Island Will Receive $10 Million in Funding Under the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award

Today, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced at a press conference that Governor Andrew Cuomo approved $10 million in funding for the North Shore of Staten Island through the 4th cycle of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.New York State, in...

North Shore Meets With South Shore in Solidarity Effort

Yesterday, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) and Assemblyman Michael Reilly (R-Richmond) took part in an Assembly district swap in an effort to familiarize themselves with one another’s district.During Assemblyman Fall’s tour of District...

Man Found Guilty on Assault of Richmond University Medical Center Nurse

Yesterday, the Richmond County District Attorney’s office announced that a man who assaulted his roommate then a registered nurse at Richmond University Medical Center was found guilty and will be sentenced on October 10th to 30 months in prison...

Through a Bipartisan Effort the Port Authority is Set to Keep the 3-Trip Threshold for Staten Island Residents

Yesterday, the Port Authority announced a modification to their proposal that would keep the monthly trip threshold for Staten Island residents to three. Currently, the Staten Island Bridges Plan offers E-ZPass tolls of $6.25 at the Goethals, Bayonne...

Hate Crime Against The Pride Center of Staten Island Must Not Go Unanswered

Recently a Staten Island man was charged with a hate crime for sending and hand delivering intimidating and racist correspondence to The Pride Center of Staten Island, located on Victory Boulevard.The individual who admitted to multiple acts of hate was...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Meets With NYC DOT Administration to Discuss School Zone Safety

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) yesterday, met with NYC Department of Transportation Staten Island Borough Commissioner Thomas R. Cocola outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Benedicta School in Port Richmond to discuss the recent implementation of...

Governor Signs Second of Four Bills Passed by Assemblyman Charles D. Fall during the 2019 Legislative Session

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assemblyman Fall’s program bill (A.8020/S.6354) into law as Chapter .234. The new law will extend the MTA Small Business Mentoring Program for 10 years until December 31, 2029.For the last ten years, the Small...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Enacts Marie’s Law

Today, Governor Cuomo signed Marie’s Law (A.4784-C;Fall/S.2836-C; Savino). Back in June, the bills passed unanimously in both houses of the legislature.The intent of the legislation is to strengthen existing protections for children in the Domestic...

Speaker Heastie Tours the North Shore of Staten Island with Assemblyman Fall

Yesterday, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie visited the 61st Assembly District, North Shore of Staten Island.The visit included stops to the Empire Outlets, Curtis High School, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Bayonne...

Statement: On Potential Port Authority Toll Increases

The Port Authority last night held a public forum at the College of Staten Island to discuss potential toll increases to the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge.Staten Islander’s...

Statement by Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on the 5th Anniversary of Eric Garner Death

“I want to take this moment to reflect on the tragic death of Eric Garner five years ago today. His death called for a national movement for justice and fair improvements to protocol when law enforcement answers a call and reports to a scene.Law...

Expanded State Funding Allows for the Opening of the First “Staying Healthy” Youth Clubhouse on Staten Island

Today local Staten Island officials and community members gathered for the opening of the first Youth Clubhouse on Staten Island. The facility is part of the New York State “Staying Healthy” program which is funded by the increase of appropriations...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Expresses Concern Over Toll Hike on Staten Island Bridges

Both Port Authority’s of New York and New Jersey recently announced plans for possible inflation-based toll and fare increases as soon as January 2020.The increases would affect six bridges, including the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge...