Press Releases

Thiele: NY State of Health is Open for Business!

October 1 marked the opening of the “NY State of Health,” New York’s version of the health benefit exchange – part of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). It allows New Yorkers to shop for and compare health insurance packages online. The exchange...

Thiele: Greater Protections Enacted For Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Once a criminal case is closed, crime victims still face a life heavily altered by that crime; often with peace of mind hard to find. That’s why recent legislation signed into law, which I supported, is essential for protecting crime victims and their...

Thiele Receives a 100 Environmental Rating for the 2013 Legislative Session

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) has received a 100 environmental rating for the 2013 Legislative Session from New York State’s leading statewide environmental organization EPL/Environmental Advocates. Thiele’s score was...

Thiele: Bicycle Lane and Rest Area Improvements on the Horizon

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today has announced upcoming bicycle route/lane improvements and rest area projects on East End State roads. Proposed projects in the 1st Assembly District include:

Thiele is Helping Protect Our Communities Against Dangerous Drugs Known as “Bath Salts”

In recent months, our State has witnessed the deaths of several young people related to the use of synthetic drugs known as “bath salts.” In response to these tragedies, the Assembly passed a law prohibiting the production, sale and use of these drugs...

Thiele Reminders Homeowners of Dec. 31 Basic STAR Registration Deadline

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today reminded homeowners receiving the Basic STAR benefit of the need to register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to continue receiving exemptions in 2014...

Assemblyman Thiele Celebrates 10 Years of the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act

Ten years ago, the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act was signed into law. This monumental legislation outlawed smoking in bars, restaurants and many other public facilities, ensuring patrons and employees would no longer be subjected to the dangers...

Thiele Visits College Campuses to Expand Efforts of Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation

Earlier this year, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver appointed me Chairman of the Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation. The Task Force focuses on university-industry collaborations which have the potential to yield intellectual and economic...

Governor Signs Thiele’s Beach Erosion Control District Legislation

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) (A.2371-A) which would allow the Town of Southampton to diminish the Bridgehampton and Sagaponack Beach Erosion Control Districts....

Thiele Expresses Disappointment at Montaukett Veto

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today expressed “disappointment” with the veto of A.73, which he sponsored with State Senator Ken LaValle, which would have established a procedure to evaluate the claim of the Montaukett Indians for...

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.: Teen Read Week is a Perfect Time to Remind Young People About the Joys of Reading

Whether it is school, homework, extracurricular activities, surfing the Internet, playing video games or watching TV, teens are busy from the minute they wake up until their heads hit their pillows. But what about good old-fashioned reading? Sometimes...

Thiele Legislation Would Direct the State University to Create a Pilot Tuition-Free Program at Two 4-Year State Universities and Two Community Colleges

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. has introduced State legislation for the 2014 Session that would direct the State University (SUNY) of New York to create a pilot program called the “Pay It Forward, Pay It Back Program” at two 4-year...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $58.53 Million for First 8 Months of 2013

Thiele Highlights His Ongoing Commitment to Preventing Domestic Violence

Tuesday, October 1, marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time for recognizing the individuals and organizations that work tirelessly to prevent domestic violence and renewing the Assembly’s commitment to stand up for victims of...

Thiele: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Chances are you know someone who has suffered through a fight with breast cancer. It is a disease that knows no barriers and affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to reaffirm our commitment...

Thiele Praises Governor Cuomo’s Request to Reform Outdated Flounder Regulations

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for calling on the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to undertake an immediate reassessment of regulations pertaining to the amount of summer flounder...

Thiele, LaValle Push Regional Approach-State Funds for Peconic Estuary

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today urged East End Towns, Villages and non profit entities to band together to develop and submit regionally supported projects to protect and restore the Peconic Estuary. This year,...

Thiele: Employer Pension Contribution Rates to Slightly Decline in 2014-2015

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the New York State Office of the Comptroller has released employer contribution rates for the New York State and Local Retirement System. Employer contribution rates...

Thiele: Giving Homeowners Greater Protection from Lenders

Homeownership is a part of the American dream. People work hard every day to reach this mark of success, and there may be no better feeling than receiving the keys to your new home. But to have all of that torn away from you by a faceless, uncaring financial...

Thiele: Learn How to Protect Your Child from Identity Theft

Imagine your child having maxed-out credit cards and a home foreclosed on before he or she even graduates high school. That may seem improbable, yet it’s not as rare as you may think. Child identity theft is a growing trend and it leads to nightmare...