Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Legislation to Allow Individuals to Determine the Disposition of Their Remains

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz passed major legislation that will create a written instrument that allows an individual, before he or she dies, to name a person who would carry out the decedent’s expressed written wishes regarding the disposition of their...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Passes Legislation to Combat the Scourge of Methamphetamine in New York

Taking action on the growing menace in New York State of methamphetamine use and methamphetamine labs, the New York State Assembly passed major legislation to combat this scourge which has spread across the country and threatens to rival the crack epidemic...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Legislation Protecting Consumers

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz sponsored legislation that was passed by both the Assembly and Senate this week. If signed into law by Governor Pataki, the bill will save consumers money and aggravation from receiving unsolicited calls on their cell phones....

Dinowitz Comes Down Hard On Repeat DWI Offenders

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Nicholas Spano have introduced legislation to crack down on repeat DWI offenders. Unsurprisingly, repeat DWI offenders account for about half the DWI arrests each year. This substantially contributes to...

Dinowitz Helps Pass Budget Reform

In a repudiation of Governor Pataki and an endorsement of greater openness and efficiency in state government, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz helped override the Governor’s veto of enabling legislation for a constitutional amendment to reform the budget...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Fights for Gun Control Legislation

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz supported a package of legislation passed by the New York State Assembly that protects children from firearms, limits the ownership of dangerous military weapons, and keeps guns out of the hands of criminals. Firearms are...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Uncovers Rat Problem at Local Eatery

After receiving complaints from constituents, Assemblyman Dinowitz contacted the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) requesting an investigation at a local fast food restaurant. He received several complaints from constituents claiming to have...

Assemblyman Dinowitz: Beware of Unscrupulous Tow Operators

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has warned constituents to be aware of towing companies that engage in illegal business practices. The Assembly’s office has received several complaints about one local towing company. Some cars have been towed under...

Assemblyman Dinowitz is Outraged over Filth on the 1/9 Subway

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has written a letter expressing his outrage over conditions on the 1/9 subway and requesting the MTA provide better cleaning services for the line. The newest Straphangers Campaign’s survey revealed yesterday that the 1/9...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Outlines Legislative Agenda At United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz delivered remarks on legislation at the United Jewish Appeal Federation (UJAF) Legislative Luncheon in Albany. Dinowitz outlined to the audience the several pieces of legislation he has authored that is part of UJAF’s legislative...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Makes Available Health Care Proxies Forms

National interest in the Terri Schiavo case has increased the demand for health care proxies in New York State. Local residents can obtain a health care proxy form at Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’ office located at 3107 Kingsbridge Avenue. In New...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Speaks at 32BJ Rally

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced his firm support of members of 32BJ at the rally on the steps of the Bronx Courthouse. Speaking to hundreds of members of 32BJ, Assemblyman Dinowitz stated that he supported the members in their efforts to win a...

Assemblyman Dinowitz is Appointed to Mental Hygiene Conference Committee

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was appointed by Speaker Sheldon Silver to the Mental Hygiene Conference Committee. As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Assemblyman Dinowitz will participate in the joint budget negotiations with...

Assemblyman Dinowitz is Appointed to Mental Hygiene Conference Committee

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was appointed by Speaker Sheldon Silver to the Mental Hygiene Conference Committee. As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Assemblyman Dinowitz will participate in the joint budget negotiations with...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Blasts the MTA’s Express Bus

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz sent a third letter in a week to Peter Kalikow, Chairman of the MTA NYC Transit. Assemblyman Dinowitz requested that the MTA take action to reverse the recent deterioration of express bus service. The two newest complaints...

Dinowitz Legislation Would Reform Adoption Law

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has introduced legislation to amend New York State’s adoption laws to grant full faith and credit to adoption decrees from foreign countries. This bill will provide the same rights to foreign adoptions as adoptions in New...

Dinowitz Re-Appointed As Chair of Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz was re-appointed as chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Chairs are appointed every two years for a two year term. Assemblyman Dinowitz will chair the committee for...

Assembly Announces Reform Agenda for 2005 Session

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is announcing that the Assembly is tackling reform by introducing a large package of reform bills at the start of this year’s session. The following eight reform bills are being introduced: Budget Reform Implementation Legislation;...

Assembly’s Minimum Wage Hike Goes Into Effect

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is pleased to announce that the new bi-partisan legislation raising New York’s woefully inadequate minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.15 per hour went into effect January 1 of this year. The phase-in legislation, which increases...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Criticizes President’s Proposal to Eliminate Tax Deductions as a Raw Deal for New York

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is criticizing a plan by President Bush’s administration to revamp the federal tax code that would cost New Yorkers tens of billions of dollars in tax deductions. Dinowitz stated, "If enacted, millions of middle- and...