Press Releases

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues for 2021 Total $210.64 Million Compared with $139.42 Million in 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) produced $210.64 million in revenue for the Peconic Bay Region in 2021. Revenue for 2021 was 51.1% HIGHER than in 2020. Since its inception...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on Assembly Redistricting

“Every ten years, after the completion of the U.S Census, every state is constitutionally required to redraw the districts that each member of Congress and the State Legislature represent in order to better reflect the needs and interests of an ever-changing...

Assemblymember Thiele Applauds the Assembly’s Passage of Absentee Ballot Legislation

This week, the New York State Assembly passed a bill supported by Assemblyman Thiele to extend the availability of absentee ballots to individuals at-risk of contracting COVID-19 until the end of 2022. As New York State continues its response to the global...

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. Applauds the Assembly Passage of a Bill to Strengthen New York’s Rape Statute

This week, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) applauded the Assembly Passage of A.6391-A, an act that would remove the penetration requirement from rape statutes and redefine rape as sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct, or anal sexual...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on the FY2023 Executive Budget

“This week, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled a $216.3 billion budget proposal for 2023 that signifies a historic new chapter for New York State and includes significant benefits for Long Island. As the Chair of the Local Governments Committee, I am pleased...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues for First 11 Months of 2021 Total $195.1 Million Compared with $118.11 Million in 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) produced $195.1 million in revenue for the Peconic Bay Region in the first 11 months of 2021, compared with $118.11 million in 2020. Revenue...

Legislation Authored by Assemblymember Thiele and Senator Gaughran to Extend Open Meetings Law Signed by Governor

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that his bill to allow state and local governments to conduct meetings remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 state disaster emergency has received Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature....

Bill Sponsored by Assemblyman Thiele and Senator Jim Gaughran to Extend Open Meetings Law Passes Both Houses of the New York State Legislature

Today, the New York State Legislature passed a bill introduced by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and Senator Jim Gaughran (D-Northport) to extend provisions allowing state and local governments to conduct meetings remotely for the duration...

Governor Signs Bill by Assemblyman Thiele to Require Utility Companies and Service Providers to Disclose Executive’s Annual Compensation

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation he sponsors with Senator Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) to require gas corporations, electric corporations, water-work corporations, and service providers to submit annual disclosures...

Governor Signs Bill by Assemblyman Thiele to Increase Transparency on New York’s Highway and Bridge Conditions

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation he sponsors with Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills), requiring the New York State Department of Transportation to annually prepare and submit to the legislature certain...

Assemblyman Thiele and Senator Gaughran Introduce Legislation to Improve the Real Property Tax Relief Credit

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and State Senator James Gaughran today announced the introduction of legislation to improve and expand the Real Property Tax Relief Credit. If enacted, the legislation would increase the Real Property Tax...

Governor Signs Bill by Assemblyman Thiele to Empower Long Island Communities to Form Community Choice Aggregation Programs

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation sponsored with Senator Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) to authorize the development of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs in Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) service...

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Secures Historic NYS Council on the Arts Funding for Local Art and Culture Organizations

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that ten local art and culture organizations have been awarded $467,000 in state funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, enabling these groups to operate more sustainably and...

Assemblyman Thiele Congratulates a Local Student on Being Nominated for the Presidential Scholars Program

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced that one of the students he recommended has been chosen by State Education Department Commissioner Betty A. Rosa to be part of the twenty-five New York State high school seniors nominated for the...

State Economic Development Funding Will Assist East End Economy

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that the East End will benefit from $2,906,750 awarded to six organizations and municipalities through Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative to support community...

Gaughran and Thiele Introduce LIPA Public Power Legislation

State Senator James Gaughran and State Assemblyman Fred Thiele have jointly introduced state legislation establishing a process by which LIPA would be restructured as a true public power authority operated and managed directly by LIPA. Currently, LIPA...

Thiele Legislation Signed into Law Permitting Kelp Cultivation in Underwater Lands at Gardiner’s Bay and Peconic Bays

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation he sponsors with Senator Kaminsky (A.7547-A/S.6532-A) allowing kelp cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner’s Bay and Peconic Bays was signed into law by Governor Hochul....

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues Are $177.37 Million for First Ten Months of 2021 Compared With $102.61 Million in 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first ten months of 2021 totaled $177.37 million. In 2020, $102.61 million was collected for the same period. The...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $158.88 Million for First Three Quarters of 2021 Compared with $84.68 Million in 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that 2021 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first three quarters were $158.88 million or 87.6% percent MORE than last year. A year ago, $84.68 million was...

Thiele and Van Scoyoc Announce Funding Plan to Underground Utility Lines for the Montauk Gateway

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc today announced an intergovernmental partnership to fund the undergrounding of utility lines at the gateway to the hamlet of Montauk. The project would supplement...