Press Releases

Dinowitz/Jackson Bill to Ban AC Charges in Rent Stabilized Housing is Signed into Law

New York, NY – A longtime thorn in the paw of rent stabilized tenants has been removed by a newly signed law from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Robert Jackson. The duo, who have previously collaborated on pro-tenant bills to hasten...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Announces New SCOFFLAW Act to Counter Efforts to Undermine Traffic Safety Measures

Albany, NY – States hoping to enable scofflaw drivers to run a red light or speed through the streets of New York City may want to reconsider. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has introduced new legislation to counter legislative efforts in other states...

Electeds Call on the New York City Department of Transportation to Re-Examine Riverdale Lane Removal Plan

WHAT: Council Member Eric Dinowitz, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Bronx Community Board 8 Chair Laura Spalter will call on the New York City Department of Transportation to meaningfully engage with the community and to implement community-driven...

Bronx Leaders Applaud New Traffic Signal at Kappock Street to Improve Neighborhood Safety

BRONX, NY – Last week, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) installed a traffic light at the corner of Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue, after Council Member Eric Dinowitz, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Bronx Community Board 8, Families...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Riverdale Avenue Road Diet Proposal

BRONX, NY — In response to indications from NYC Department of Transportation that the proposed Riverdale Avenue road diet will proceed, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement: "For years, the NYC Department of Transportation...

Bronx Leaders Call for Official Investigation into Secretive Dealings Regarding Proposed Congregate Shelter

BRONX, NY – A group of local Bronx leaders held a press conference on Tuesday morning to criticize the opaque and secretive process that seems to be occurring related the proposed construction and operation of a new 130-bed adult men’s congregate...

Krueger, Dinowitz Introduce Nation-Leading Climate Change Superfund Act

Albany – Today Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Assembly Codes Committee, and State Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, along with environmental advocates and experts, announced the introduction of the Climate Change...

Statement From Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Scotus Rejection of Challenge to 2019 School Vaccine Requirement Law

ALBANY, NY – After the Supreme Court of the United States denied a last-ditch petition to overturn Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’s 2019 law to prohibit all non-medical exemptions to school vaccine requirements in New York State, Assemblyman Jeffrey...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Proposed Rent Increases by Rent Guidelines Board

Bronx, NY – On Thursday evening, the NYC Rent Guidelines Board voted to adopt proposed rent increases for rent stabilized apartments of between 2% - 4% for a one-year lease and 4% - 6% for a two-year lease. The proposed rent increases would apply to...

Legislators Renew Call for Independent Statewide Utility Consumer Advocate After Bill Spikes Hit New Yorkers

Bronx, NY – As reports of spiking energy bills from Con Edison continue to come in throughout New York, a group of legislators are renewing their push for the creation of a new, statewide Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate. A letter to the Governor...

Bronx Elected Officials Respond to Second Incident of Anti-Black Graffiti in Local Park

BRONX, NY – For the second consecutive weekend, a park in the northwest Bronx was discovered to have anti-Black graffiti. Elected officials join together to stand against hate and to continue calling for a thorough investigation. WHO: Assemblyman Jeffrey...

Statement From Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Council Member Eric Dinowitz on Hateful Graffiti at Spuyten Duyvil Playground

BRONX, NY – After anti-Black and vulgar graffiti was seen in the Spuyten Duyvil Playground on Saturday morning, Council Member Eric Dinowitz and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz issued the following statement:  “Playgrounds should be places filled with...

Council Member Eric Dinowitz and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Celebrate Win in Fight for Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue

Bronx, NY – The NYC Department of Transportation has approved a traffic signal to be installed at the intersection of Kappock Street and Johnson Avenue. This decision follows months of advocacy from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Eric...

Two New Dinowitz Laws Expand Access to Court System for New Yorkers

Albany, NY – A pair of bills from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz to reform the New York State court system have been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The first bill (A4319) will take effect on July 1, 2022, and removes a fifty-year old section...

New Law Expands Crime of Impersonation to Include Electronic Signatures

Albany, NY – As more New Yorkers grow accustomed to working remotely, electronic signatures have taken on a new significance in the execution of official documents. On December 22, 2021, Governor Hochul signed into law a bill (A6015) from Assemblyman...

New Dinowitz Law Will Require Boards of Elections to Offer Voters Absentee Ballot Tracking

Albany, NY – As more New Yorkers get comfortable with absentee voting, a newly signed law from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz will make it easier for voters to keep track of where their ballot is from start to finish. The new law (A4186-B) was signed...

‘Truth in Vaccination’ Bill Protecting COVID Vaccine Records from Fraud Becomes Law in New York State

ALBANY — Today, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) into law, S.4516C/A.7536B, that would explicitly make the falsification of COVID-19 vaccination...

Dinowitz/Jackson Bill Signed into Law to Protect Tenants Against Aggressive Landlord Tactics

ALBANY – Tenants in New York scored another victory this week, with the signing into law of legislation sponsored by State Senator Robert Jackson and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (A5040/S2014). The new law, which was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Alleges Price Gouging of Antigen and PCR COVID-19 Tests Among Some Private Providers

Bronx, NY – Amidst the deluge of Bronxites trying to get COVID-19 tests in advance of the Christmas holiday and a surge in infection rates from the omicron variant, reports have been trickling in of private testing providers significant amounts of money...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Calls for Return of Mass-Testing Site to Lehman College

Bronx, NY – With Bronxites on edge about dramatic increases in COVID-19 infection rates due to the omicron variant, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is calling on New York State to reopen a mass-testing site at Lehman College. In the early stages of the...