Press Releases

Assemblyman David Weprin Applauds as Less is More Parole Reform Act is Signed into Law by Gov. Hochul

Manhattan, NY - Today, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Less Is More Parole Reform Act into New York State law. NYS Assemblyman and Correction Committee Chair David Weprin championed the bill for years in the state legislature before this historic moment....

Assemblyman David Weprin Presents Proclamation to Dr. Sheldon Schwartz on his 102nd Birthday

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin presented an Assembly Proclamation to Dr. Sheldon Schwartz on his 102nd birthday. Family members of Dr. Schwartz, members of JASA Holliswood Senior Center, and Assemblyman Weprin celebrated the centenarian’s...

Calls for Property Tax Relief for Queens Residents Come from Assemblyman David I. Weprin and Community Activists

Hollis, New York – Yesterday, at Haggerty Park, Assemblyman David I. Weprin called on the NYC Department of Finance to grant Queens homeowners much needed property tax relief. Together with community activists and representatives from Queens Village...

Assemblyman David I. Weprin Leads Virtual Rally Supporting the Protect In-Person Visiting Bill

Albany, New York – Today, Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Chair of the Committee on Correction, led a virtual rally in support of the Protect In-Person Visiting bill, which passed out of committee. The bill safeguards the right of families, friends,...

Assemblymembers David I. Weprin and Jeffrion Aubry Applaud the Passage of the HALT Solitary Law

Albany – Today, the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act was signed into law in New York State, enacting a long-sought-after limit on the practice following an eight-year long campaign by members of the legislature and...

Assembly Member David Weprin Votes in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Queens, New York – “As an early supporter of legalized marijuana and a sponsor of the legislation signed into law this morning, I look forward to seeing the hundreds of millions in revenue help small businesses around our city and our state...

Assemblymember David Weprin Joins Borough President Richards, Council Member Koo, and Others to Condemn Recent Attack, Rising Hate Crimes

Queens, New York – Assemblymember David I. Weprin today joined Borough President Donovan Richards, Council Member Peter Koo, and a host of other elected officials and community leaders to show their support for a Nepal-born Lyft driver recently...

Assemblymember Weprin Honors the Late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson

Brooklyn, New York – Assemblymember David I. Weprin today joined Rabbi Shmuel Butman, Director of the Lubavitch Youth Organization and State Senator Zellnor Myrie, in addition to a host of community leaders to commemorate the 119th anniversary of...

NY Assembly Correction Chair, David I. Weprin, Virtually Rallies to Acknowledge the Passage of the Fair and Timely Parole Bill Out of Committee

Albany, New York – Assemblymember David I. Weprin’s Fair and Timely Parole Bill has been voted out of the Committee on Correction, of which he is the Chair, on the morning of March 9th. This bill has been voted out of the Senate Committee...

Remarks from Assemblyman Weprin on Women’s History Month

Queens, NY – “As a nation, each March we celebrate Women’s History Month by acknowledging the economic, political, and social contributions that women have made to our society,” said Assemblyman David Weprin. “Businesswomen,...

Remarks from Assemblyman Weprin on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Queens, NY – “Today my colleagues and I in the Assembly Majority passed a resolution commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Each year, this day serves as a stark reminder of what can...

One Year Anniversary of Assemblyman Weprin Sponsored Adoptee Rights Bill; Marks the End of Discrimination Against Adoptees in New York State

Queens, NY – One year ago, the Adoptee Rights Bill was passed by the New York State Assembly and signed into law. This historic bill was sponsored by Assemblyman David Weprin. For more than eighty years, adoptees were denied the right to receive...

Weprin Calls for City to Use Senior Centers as Vaccination Sites

Queens, NY – Assemblyman David Weprin (D-24th A.D.) is calling on the city to allow senior centers to become senior vaccination sites. According to the Center for Disease Control, the risk of severe illness or hospitalization due to COVID-19 increases...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Death of Sergeant Linhong Li

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the death of Sergeant Linhong Li:“It is with great sadness that I join the NYPD and Fresh Meadows community to mourn the death of local community member Sergeant Linhong...

Weprin & Hochul Tour Alphapointe Employment Facility for the Visually Impaired

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin and Lieutenant Governor Kathleen C. Hochul toured Alphapointe’s renovated headquarters on 123rd Street in Richmond Hill on Monday. The facility, which employs about 200 visually impaired or blind...

Governor Cuomo Signs Weprin’s NYPD Hearing Aid Bill

Queens, New York – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Assemblymember David I. Weprin’s bill, A4000 preventing the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from forcing its members who require hearing assistance devices to retire, into law on Friday....

Seniors Pet Pups at Weprin Therapy Dog Event

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin partnered with New York Therapy Animals to bring four trained therapy dogs to the SNAP Innovative Senior Center in Queens Village where dozens of seniors enjoyed their companionship. Pet therapy is a...

Governor Cuomo Signs Weprin Sponsored 9/11 Worker’s Disability Benefits Bill

Queens, New York – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed Senator James Gaughran and Assemblymember David I. Weprin’s bill S5898D/ A8278C guaranteeing civilian public employees who aided in 9/11 recovery efforts the same 75% disability benefit coverage...

Queens Electeds Celebrate Signing of Religious Attire Bill by Governor Cuomo

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Senator John C. Liu, Assemblymembers Michael Miller, Alicia Hyndman, & Daniel Rosenthal, Council Member Adrienne Adams, District Leaders Dr. Neeta Jain & Gurdip Singh Narula, Governor Cuomo’s...

Weprin’s Insurance Fraud Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin’s bill, A3985 also known as Alice’s law, which imposes criminal penalties on those who engage in staged accidents for the purposes of insurance fraud was signed by Governor Cuomo after passing...