Press Releases

“Four for Fall” at the End of His First Legislative Session

Assembly Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) states, “One of my life mottos is, ‘start strong, finish even stronger.’ In the waning hours of the 2019 Legislative Session I was able to pass 4 of my priority bills with overwhelming bi-partisan...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Acknowledges MTA Electric Bus Rollout on Staten Island

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) commended the MTA’s rollout of 100 replacement buses, 62 of which are clean electric and set for Staten Island routes by 2021.The New York State Assembly passed sweeping allocations this year for investing...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Makes a Statement on Recent Officer Down in Graniteville, Staten Island

“I was recently informed that there was a report of a Staten Island police officer being shot in the Graniteville community. A level 1 mobilization was activated to assist the fallen officer. Early reporting is suggesting that it may have been self-inflicted.I...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Condemns the Anti-Semitic Vandalism of the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn

On Thursday, May 30th the Jewish Children’s Museum located in Brooklyn, New York was vandalized with anti-Semitic rhetoric. The museum is a facility that is meant to bring people together and remind us of how to be tolerant towards all religions...

Statement by Assemblyman Charles D. Fall on the Ongoing Controversy Sparked By an Eruv in Westerleigh

“I’ve been closely following the ongoing controversy regarding the placement of an eruv in the Westerleigh community. I am also aware of the escalating tensions that are occurring within the neighborhoods directly affected. We must respect the...

New York State Lawmakers Take Part in a Fasting Challenge and Iftar Dinner to Show Religious Unity During the Holy Month of Ramadan

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Assembly Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) yesterday organized a Fasting Challenge and Iftar Dinner with his Assembly and Senate colleagues to show religious solidarity during the Holy Month of Ramadan.Ramadan is a special month of the year for over one million...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Introduces Legislation Requiring a Local Government to File Application for Homeless Shelter

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) recently introduced legislation that would require a city with a population of one million or more to file an application with the Uniform Land Use Review Board with exemption to a state or local act of emergency.Under...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Condemns the Diyanet Mosque Fire after Officials Determined It Was Intentionally Set

On Sunday in New Haven, Connecticut a fire broke out at the Diyanet Mosque causing significant damage to the place of worship. In a recent statement by New Haven Fire Chief, John Alston, “there is detection that there was intent in setting this fire.”Fortunately,...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Commends Governor Cuomo Announcement of $6 Million to Help Vulnerable New Yorkers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that $6 million is available to help individuals who suffer from heat-related illnesses purchase air conditioners. Funding was increased from last year to meet higher demands.The New York State Office of Temporary...

Fall Urges NYCECS to Consider a Park and Concessions at the Once Proposed NY Wheel Site

Six months after the NY Wheel project was abruptly ended, the city and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has yet to come out with a proposal for the open space located in the Richmond Terrace area.NYCEDC announced on Monday that...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Condemns the Poway Synagogue Shooting

Yesterday another community was shattered by a senseless shooting in a house of worship. The shooting took place in Poway, California, a small suburb of San Diego.A 60-year old woman protecting the Rabbi of the synagogue was killed. Rabbi Goldstein was...

Fall Introduces Legislation to Regulate Safety Standards for Trampoline Park Industry

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) recently introduced legislation (A.7250) that would regulate safety procedures and strengthen guidelines for the trampoline park industry in New York State. The legislation stems from a report showing a nationwide...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Commends Governor Cuomo and Speaker Heastie for Securing Funding to Keep the Verrazzano Resident Toll at $5.50

During the recent three-way budget negotiations between the Legislature and the Governor, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo agreed to keep the resident toll for the Verrazzano Narrows at $5.50.The MTA, back in February, agreed to a citywide toll and fare increase...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Condemns the New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting

In what appears to be a well-planned terrorist attack at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, the death toll has now reached 49 people and 20 seriously injured, many including innocent children.Three men and one woman were arrested...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Sponsors Legislation To Protect School Children and Pedestrians

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) sponsored legislation (A.6449) that would reauthorize and expand the authority to install and operate photo speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones in New York City.The legislation amends the Vehicle...

Statement: Recent MTA Decision to Increase Fares and Tolls

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board recently voted on Wednesday to raise fares for New York City subway and bus riders effective April 21, 2019.Although the board voted to keep the base fare at $2.75, they will be eliminating the 5 percent...

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Appointed Chair of Assembly Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud and Protection

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie recently appointed Assemblyman Charles D. Fall as chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud and Protection.The subcommittee resolves and provides information for consumer fraud protection and seeks to ensure fair and vigorous...

Fall Introduces Halal School Lunch Parity Legislation

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) recently introduced legislation (A.5154) that would require New York schools located in cities with a population of a million or more and school districts located in localities with a Muslim population of fifteen...

Inspiration for “Marie’s Law.”

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall Introduces First Bill Titled “Marie’s Law”

Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond) today introduced legislation that would amend the domestic relations law that would enhance the standard for courts when it comes to granting custody to minor’s who have been victimized by sexual abuse.The...