Press Releases

Assemblyman Thiele Statement on the News that the Supreme Court of the United States may be Overturning the Landmark Roe v. Wade Decision

Today, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement on the news that the Supreme Court of the United States may be overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision: Assemblymember Fred Thiele said, "Last night's news of...

Assemblymember Thiele: New York State Assembly Advances Earth Day Legislative Package

Today, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced the passage of the Assembly’s annual environmental legislative package in honor of the 52nd Earth Day. After securing historic new funding in the state’s budget to combat climate change...

Assemblymember Thiele Introduces Affordable Housing Legislation

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced the introduction of two new bills in the New York State Assembly to address the statewide affordable housing crisis that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is an...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on the passage of the Final New York State Budget

On April 9th, the New York State Assembly passed the final state budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. Totaling over $220.5 billion, the newly enacted budget makes use of federal relief funding and high revenue to invest in the areas that impact New Yorkers...

Assemblymember Thiele: Final Budget Delivers Relief for New York State Taxpayers

On Saturday, the New York State Assembly approved the final state budget for FY2023 which included several significant measures to provide financial relief to taxpayers amidst rising prices and an economy still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., Chairman of Assembly Committee on Local Governments, on Permanent Amendments to State Open Meetings Law

As part of the enactment of the 2022-2023 State Budget, I am pleased to announce the enactment of permanent changes to the State Open Meetings Law. During the emergency declared in response to COVID-19, state and local government utilized videoconferencing...

Statement Of Assemblymember Thiele on the Environmental Initiatives Included in the Final State Budget

On Friday, Assemblyman Thiele issued the following statement on the various environmental provision enacted in the FY 2022-2023 New York State Budget: “This year’s State Budget has been nothing short of historic, especially when it comes to addressing...

Assemblymember Thiele Announces Historic Funding and Support for Local School Districts in the FY2023 NYS Budget

On Saturday, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and his colleagues in the New York State Assembly passed a state budget for FY2023 that includes an unprecedented level of funding and support for education. "By fully investing in our schools...

Assemblymember Thiele Announces Passage of EMS Cost Recovery for Volunteer Fire Departments in Final State Budget

On Friday, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced the inclusion of measures ­­to allow volunteer fire departments to bill insurers for emergency medical services. Before Thursday, New York State was the only state in the nation...

Statement Of Assemblyman Thiele, Chair of The Assembly Committee on Local Governments, on Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (Aim) in The Final State Budget

On Friday, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement on the improvements made to the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) program enacted in the final state budget: “As the Chair of the Local Governments...

Senator Gaughran and Assemblymember Thiele Secure a Legislative Commission on the Future of LIPA in State’s Final Budget

On Thursday, Senator Jim Gaughran (D-Northport) and Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced the passage of measures to create a Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in the state’s enacted...

Assemblymember Fred Thiele Announces the Inclusion of Two Local Businesses in the NYS Historic Business Preservation Registry

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced the inclusion of two local businesses in the newly launched New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry coordinated by the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation....

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues for The First Two Months of 2022 Total $39.28 Million

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) were $39.28 million for the Peconic Bay Region for the first two (2) months of 2022. This compares with $37.06 million for...

Statement of Assemblymember Thiele on the Efforts to Suppress the Southern Pine Beetle Infestation in the Napeague State Park

The Southern Pine Beetle, an invasive species of insect that causes destructive pine tree loss, has colonized and infested trees within Suffolk County’s forests and ecologically protected lands. Due to rising temperatures and milder winters attributed...

Statement of Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on the Current Condition of the Sunrise Highway Bridge

According to the 2022 ‘Key to New York State Highway Bridge Data’ report, the Sunrise Highway Bridge that runs over North Road in Hampton Bays is rated as being in “poor” condition per the federal rating standards utilized by the New York State...

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr.: Additional Revenue for Eastport-South Manor Central School District Secured in Assembly One House Budget

On Monday, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced the inclusion of language in the Assembly One House budget that would permit the Eastport-South Manor Central School District to receive payments for state owned lands within the district....

Assemblymember Thiele Applauds the Inclusion of $150 Million Increase for Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) Funding in Assembly One House Budget

On Monday, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced the inclusion of a $150 million increase to New York State’s Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) program in the Assembly One House budget. If enacted, the proposal would fund...

Senator Gaughran and Assemblymember Thiele Announce the Inclusion of $2 Million for LIPA Public Power Commission in the Legislature’s One House Budgets

On Monday, Senator Jim Gaughran (D-Northport) and Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced the inclusion of $2 million of state funding for the establishment of a commission tasked with formulating a plan to restructure the Long Island...

Bill Sponsored by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. to Improve Current Law on Real Property Acquisition for Preservation and Urban Renewal Receives the Full Support of the Assembly

On Monday, the New York State Assembly unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) that would amend certain provisions of the General Municipal Law to provide that municipalities hold public hearings upon ten...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues for January 2022 Total $24.69 Million

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) were $24.69 million for the Peconic Bay Region during January 2022, the highest monthly total in the history of the program....