Press Releases

Weprin Welcomes Jewish Legislators From Across the Country at Annual Breakfast

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin, the Jewish Federation, and the Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee co-hosted the National Association of Jewish Legislators (NAJL) annual breakfast at the National Conference of State...

Weprin & Advocates Inform the Community about the Child Victims Act

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin was joined by Jeffrey Dion, CEO of the Zero Abuse Project, Joelle Casteix, Zero Abuse Project board member and child sex abuse survivor, and Alison Andrews, Chief of the Child Abuse Unit at Queens District...

Weprin Presents Proclamation to Dr. Sheldon Schwartz in Recognition of Centennial Birthday

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin presented an Assembly Proclamation to local community member Dr. Sheldon Schwartz in recognition of his Centennial Birthday at the JASA Holliswood Senior Center.Born at his home at 35 Hinsdale Street...

Adoptee Rights Bill Passes after Decades Long Struggle

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Clean Bill of Adoptee Rights, A5494/S3419, passed the Assembly after a decade’s long push by advocates and lawmakers and now heads to the Governor for a signature. The legislation sponsored by Assemblyman David I. Weprin...

Weprin, Liu, Amnesty International Introduce Immigration and Customs Enforcement Oversight Act

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Assemblyman David I. Weprin and Senator John C. Liu, with support from Amnesty International, have introduced the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Oversight Act, A 7853 / S 6107, to ensure that immigrants detained in county...

Weprin’s Insurance Fraud Bill Passes Assembly Unanimously

Albany, 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 passed the Assembly unanimously. The legislation...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Passing of Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the passing of Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown:“It is with great sadness that I join the Queens community to mourn the passing of District Attorney Richard...

Weprin and Adoptee Advocates Push for Vote on Adoptee Rights Bill

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin, adoptee rights advocates from organizations including the American Adoption Congress, New York Statewide Adoption Reform, and New York Adoptee Rights Coalition, as well as adoptees from across the state...

Assemblyman David I. Weprin Statement on the Shooting at the Chabad of Poway

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the Shooting at the Chabad of Poway:“I was appalled to learn about the attack on worshipers at the Chabad of Poway during the last day of Passover and saddened by...

Weprin Resolution Honors Birth of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson

Albany, New York – On Monday, Assemblyman David I. Weprin’s resolution, K258, which commemorates the 117th anniversary of the birth of the revered Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, corresponding to 11...

Weprin Votes in Opposition to Congestion Pricing in State Budget

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin voted in opposition to Budget bill A2009-C, which included sections to create a congestion pricing zone tolling car drivers entering Manhattan below 60th street. Weprin has been fighting against congestion...

Weprin Joins Amicus Brief Challenging Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin joined an amicus brief along with 190 bipartisan elected officials and municipalities across the country challenging the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 census.The brief supports the...

Weprin Legislation Requiring Information on Inmate Deaths Passes Assembly

Albany, New York – On Thursday, Assemblyman David I. Weprin’s legislation to reduce the instances in which the State Commission of Correction can redact information on reports reviewing inmate deaths passed the Assembly.The bill, A4336, adds...

Assemblyman Weprin Introduces New Bill to Protect Gift Card Users

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin has introduced new legislation to increase consumer protections for gift card users. Weprin’s bill, A6572, would make it unlawful for any entity to sell a gift certificate to a purchaser with an...

Elected Officials and Community Advocates Speak Out Against Congestion Pricing in State Budget

New York, New York – At a press conference at Tramway Plaza at the base of the Queensborough Bridge a group of elected officials including: Assemblymembers David Weprin, Rodneyse Bichotte, and Councilmember Barry S. Grodenchik joined community advocates...

Weprin’s Pakistan Day Resolution Adopted by Assembly

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin joined members of the American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) to announce the unanimous adoption of Assembly Resolution No. 201 proclaiming March 23, 2019 as Pakistan Day in the State of New York. Weprin’s...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Terrorist Attack on the Mosques in Christchurch

Queens, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the Terrorist Attack on the Mosques in Christchurch:"I was horrified to learn of the despicable terrorist attack on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We must stand...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on the Passing of Former Assembly Speaker Melvin H. Miller

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the passing of former Assembly Speaker Melvin H. Miller:“It is with great sadness that I join my Assembly colleagues today to mourn the passing of one of our most...

Assemblyman David Weprin Statement on Proposed Congestion Pricing MOU

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement on the Proposed Congestion Pricing MOU:“I am happy to see that the Governor’s and Mayor’s new agreement for funding the MTA includes two additional...

Weprin, Liu Announce Passage of Religious Garb Bill in State Assembly, Push for Vote in State Senate

Albany, New York – Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Senator John C. Liu, and religious freedom advocates from across the spectrum stood on the Assembly steps to announce Assembly passage of A04204, ‘The Religious Garb Bill.’The legislation,...