Press Releases

Autozone Finally Removes Graffiti Following Requests from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Bronx, NY – It wasn’t quick, but Autozone finally has removed unsightly graffiti that had covered the southern wall of a yet-unopened new store in Kingsbridge. Constituents had reported the graffiti via Twitter and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduces Legislation to Dramatically Increase Penalties for Utility Company Failures

Albany, NY – In response to dramatically underwhelming penalties threatened against utility providers following failures to adequately prepare for and respond to Tropical Storm Isaias, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is introducing legislation to significantly...

Legislators and Advocates Announce Push for ‘Green Transit/Green Jobs’ Legislation in New York State

Albany, NY – One year after New York State enacted monumental climate change legislation, a pair of state legislators are pushing their proposal to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector and promote the creation of new, good, climate-friendly...

Governor Signs Absentee Voting Expansion Bill from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Albany, NY – Voters in New York State will be able to vote absentee until at least the end of 2021, thanks to newly signed legislation from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 20, 2020...

Assemblyman Dinowitz to Introduce Legislation Modernizing Utility Consumer Bill of Rights

Albany, NY – With parts of New York State, including the Bronx, still in the process of recovering from widespread power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias on August 4, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced plans to introduce legislation modernizing...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Anti-Semitic Candidate Questionnaire from NYC-DSA

Bronx, NY – In response to the inclusion of two anti-Semitic questions on the NYC Council candidate questionnaire from the NYC Chapter of DSA, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement:“Asking candidates for municipal office...

Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on Con Edison Response to Widespread Power Outages

Bronx, NY – On August 4, 2020, damage from Tropical Storm Isaias resulted in the loss of power for over 200,000 Con Edison utility consumers including over 22,000 homes in the Bronx. In the 24 hours following the beginning of these outages, Con Edison...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Introduces Legislation to Combat Ballot Postmark Disenfranchisement

Albany, NY – As the June 23 ballot fiasco continues to unfold, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has introduced legislation to ensure that future absentee voters are not disenfranchised due to problematic postal procedures. The legislation would supersede...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Comments on Passage of Automatic Voter Registration & Redistricting Bills

Albany, NY – Amidst the flurry of legislation that passed this week, there are two bills which have gathered acute interest from electoral reform advocates. One bill would create an automatic voter registration system in New York State beginning...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Bill to Extend Absentee Voting Through 2021

Albany, NY – As part of a set of election reforms to address voting problems that arose in the June 23 primary election, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has successfully passed legislation that would expand New York voters’ ability to vote by mail...

Legislature Passes New Consumer Protection to Limit Auto-Renewal Contracts

Albany, NY – Consumers are one step closer to having an easier time escaping from predatory promotional deals and notoriously difficult-to-cancel gym memberships with the passage of legislation through the Assembly this week. The legislation (A3173/S1475)...

Legislature Passes Bill to Establish Selection Criteria for MTA Subway Accessibility Improvements

Albany, NY – The fight for subway accessibility has taken one more step forward with the passage of legislation from State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz through both chambers this week. The legislation, A8127/S6430, would...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes New Protections for Job Seekers, Urges State Senate to Do the Same

Albany, NY – A pair of longstanding bills from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz to protect job seekers has passed the Assembly again, but they face an uncertain future in the State Senate. These bills have both passed the Assembly in years past, but...

Legislature Poised to Extend Absentee Voting Through 2021

Albany, NY – As COVID-19 surges around the United States, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has been pushing hard for legislation that would expand New York voters’ ability to vote by mail in upcoming elections. After months of advocacy, building...

Tenant Safe Harbor Act Signed into Law After Successful Effort from Assemblyman Dinowitz

BRONX, NY – With hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers expected to face eviction proceedings upon the resumption of eviction proceedings in state courts, the Governor has signed into law legislation from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz that would keep...

Following Election Day Confusion, Assemblyman Dinowitz & State Senator Comrie Call on Legislature to Pass Ballot Tracking Legislation

Bronx, NY - Following a state primary marred by unprecedented confusion among voters seeking to use the state’s vote by mail system, State Senator Leroy Comrie and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz called on the legislature to pass legislation that...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Praises Rent Guidelines Board for One-Year Rent Freeze

Bronx, NY – On June 17, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board approved new rent stabilized apartment guidelines for lease renewals that commence on or after October 1, 2020. These rent increases are set at 0% for the first year of all lease renewals...

Lawmakers Pass Permanent Eviction Protection for Tenants Who Were Financially Harmed by COVID-19

Albany, NY – Tenants who have been financially harmed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis may soon no longer have to worry about losing their homes. State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz have passed legislation...

Lawmakers Pass Proposal to Protect Paratransit Users from Covid-19

NEW YORK, NY — State Senator Leroy Comrie and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz have passed new legislation to help protect paratransit users amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal, which was developed in consultation with paratransit advocates...

NYC Department of Homeless Services Appears to Have Reneged on a Promise to Not Turn 4747 Bronx Boulevard into a Homeless Shelter.

BRONX, NY – In response to a NYC Department of Homeless Services decision to relocate nearly 150 single adult male residents to 4747 Bronx Boulevard, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Congressman Eliot Engel, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, Council Member...