Press Releases

Thiele LIPA Reform Bills Pass Both Houses

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that several pieces of his legislation aimed at increasing transparency, accountability, and oversight over LIPA and its service provider, PSEG-LI, have passed through the both houses of the State Legislature....

Assemblyman Thiele: Opioid Settlement Fund Bolsters Addiction Prevention and Support Programs

“The ongoing opioid epidemic has devastated New York families with heartbreaking consequences, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified the struggle for individuals with substance use disorders. While we’ve worked to increase support...

Thiele Legislation Authorizing East End Towns to Establish Community Housing Funds Passes Both Houses

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that his legislation to authorize the Towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, and Southold to establish Town Community Housing Funds has passed both houses of the Legislature (A.2633/S.6492...

Thiele Seasonal Rentals Legislation Passes Both Houses

Assemblyman Fred Thiele today announced that his legislation to clarify that certain seasonal rentals are excluded from the provisions regulating deposits and advances for residential dwelling units under the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act...

Palumbo, Thiele Urge DEC to Follow Court Ruling on Sand Mining

Senator Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (Sag Harbor) today sent a letter to Basil Seggos, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), imploring him to stop sand mining operations at...

Thiele Legislation to Facilitate the Formation of CCA Programs on Long Island Passes Both Houses

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsors with Senator Todd Kaminsky to facilitate the development of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs in the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) service territory has passed...

Thiele Seasonal Rentals Legislation Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Fred Thiele today announced that his legislation to clarify that certain seasonal rentals are excluded from the provisions regulating deposits and advances for residential dwelling units under the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act...

Thiele Legislation to Facilitate the Formation of CCA Programs on Long Island Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that his legislation to facilitate the development of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs in the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) service territory has passed the Assembly (A.6890). The same-as...

Assemblyman Thiele Statement on New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division Sand Land Decision

Section 23-2703 of the State Environmental Conservation Law provides that on Long Island, sand mine applications must be referred by the State DEC to the local government to determine whether or not mining is permitted at the location under the local...

Assemblyman Thiele: $3.5 Billion in Assistance Available for Renters and Small Businesses

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that $3.5 billion in relief aid is being distributed to New York renters and small businesses that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP),...

Assemblyman Thiele Urges U.S. Senate to Pass Legislation Establishing Bipartisan January 6 Commission

“Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to establish an independent commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Now, this critical legislation moves to the Senate for approval.The events of January...

Thiele Legislation Authorizing East End Towns to Establish Community Housing Funds Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that his legislation to authorize the Towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, and Southold to establish a Town Community Housing Fund has passed the Assembly (A.2633). The state legislation...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues for the First Four Months of 2021 are $75.17 Million Compared with $38.32 Million in 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today reported that 2021 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first four months were $75.17 million. This is 96.2% HIGHER than the first four months a year ago, when $38.32 million was...

Assemblyman Thiele: The Assembly is Expanding Voting Access

“Voting is the foundation of the democratic process, and the Assembly will always protect the right for every New Yorker to have their voice heard. As we faced this pandemic, it became clear that we need additional measures in place so that elections...

Legislature Passes Thiele Resolution Memorializing May 2021 as Lupus Awareness Month in the State of New York

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed resolutions memorializing Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim May 2021 as Lupus Awareness Month in New York State. The Legislature joins the Lupus Agencies...

Assembly Passes Thiele Legislation to Prohibit Unfair Gasoline Zone Pricing

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that the New York State Assembly has passed his legislation to prohibit unfair zone pricing of gasoline based on geographical location (A.4112) by a vote of 110-37. "Zone pricing" refers to the establishment...

Assemblyman Thiele: Let New Yorkers Honor the Fallen with Memorial Day Parades

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, echoing the sentiments of other Long Island legislators, urging him to allow municipalities to host parades for the upcoming Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays. Importantly,...

Thiele Legislation to Modernize Town Sign-Boards Passes Both Houses

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced his legislation, which would require an electronic version of a Town Clerk's sign-board on a town website, passed the Assembly. The bill would also require a link to the sign-board to appear on the town...

Assemblyman Thiele: New York State Awards East Hampton Housing Authority $5.6 Million for Affordable Housing Development

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that the East Hampton Housing Authority will receive a $5.6 million award for its affordable housing project at Three Mile Harbor Road. The funding is part of the state’s $20 billion Housing and Homelessness...

Assemblyman Thiele: $6.7 Million in COVID-19 Relief Being Distributed to New York’s Marine Fishing Industries

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that $6.7 million in relief aid is being distributed to New York’s seafood, marine, commercial, and for-hire fishing industries that have been impacted by pandemic-related businesses losses. New York...