Press Releases

Minority Leaders, Members Call for Immediate Action amid Unprecedented Eviction Moratorium Extension

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) and Senate Minority Leader RobOrtt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda), joined by Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and Sen. Pam Helming (54th District), discussed the state’s pending eviction...

Fitzpatrick to Hold a Blood Drive in Hauppauge

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Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown), in partnership with the New York Blood Center, will be holding a blood drive on Thursday, July 22 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Hauppauge Fire Department, 855 Wheeler Road in the  Second Floor Meeting...

Donate Life Page

More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas,...

Fitzpatrick To Hold A Blood Drive In Hauppauge

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Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown), in partnership with the New York Blood Center, will be holding a blood drive on Monday, July 19 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Hauppauge Fire Department, 855 Wheeler Road. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments...

Fitzpatrick: Only Agenda Needed Right Now Is Responding to Coronavirus and Keeping Government Operational

“We must keep only two things on the agenda right now: responding to the coronavirus and passing a budget focused on meeting the state’s fiscal obligations to keep the government operational. It has been the case in the past that the governor...

Fitzpatrick: Direct Home Care Must Be Preserved For New Yorkers With Disabilities

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) (right) and his Assembly Minority colleagues listen to testimony from advocates at a forum they held on home care support for those with developmental and physical disabilities today in Albany.
Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) attended a forum today in Albany held by Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R,C,I-Atlantic Beach) on home care support for those with developmental and physical disabilities, as well as...

Fitzpatrick: New York Must Move Now To Repeal Bail Reform

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) called for action to be taken to repeal the bail reform law in response to a Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Public Safety. The assemblyman sponsors A.8855, which would repeal bail reform in its...

Fitzpatrick: NY Government Spending Must Be Carefully Trimmed To Reduce Budget Deficit

“Despite a record-setting economic expansion, our state is facing a $6.1 billion budget deficit. Structural cost drivers, notably Medicaid, continue to be ignored, which encourages and incentivizes New Yorkers to seek refuge in states that don’t...

Fitzpatrick Announces Bill to Repeal Bail Reform With Crime Victims and Law Enforcement

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) today announced new legislation, A.8855, which would repeal the bail reforms passed in the legislature. He was joined by his Assembly colleagues, family members of crime victims and professionals...

Fitzpatrick: New York Government Must Address Failings of Bail Reforms and Close $6 Billion Budget Deficit

“The New York City Progressive-led state government has left New York’s public safety and finances in shambles. The first priority must be to correct last session’s misguided bail reforms, which are releasing potentially dangerous offenders...

Fitzpatrick Welcomes Shamsky From ’69 “Miracle Mets” To Assembly

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) welcomes Art Shamsky, a member of the 1969 "Miracle Mets." Shamsky came to the State Capitol on June 18, 2019, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the "Miracle Mets" win over the...

Fitzpatrick Strongly Opposes Granting Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) today voted against legislation which would grant the privilege of driver’s licenses and driver’s permits to illegal immigrants.“This legislation grants the privilege to apply for a...

Fitzpatrick Votes To Help New Yorkers With Disabilities

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) today supported a package of bills designed to assist New Yorkers with disabilities. The bills were passed in recognition of Legislative Disabilities Day.“New York is a great state to live and...

Fitzpatrick Legislation Awarding SUNY/CUNY Scholarships To Children of Fallen Military Personnel Rejected By the Majority Leadership

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) co-sponsors legislation which would provide scholarships to the dependents of military men and women who are killed while in the performance of their official duties. The bill would create a merit...

Fitzpatrick Sponsors Legislation to Fight Robocalls in NY

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) is a sponsor of legislation that would help combat robocalls in the state by making it against the law to robocall an individual without prior-written consent (A.675). The bill would also require telephone...

Fitzpatrick: Public Tax Dollars Must Go To Deserving College Students On Long Island

“While I am sympathetic to the cause of the “Dreamers” and do not believe that they can be deported, the problems related to their immigration status can only be solved by Congress in Washington. Until their status is resolved, I cannot...

Fitzpatrick: New York Needs A Plan To End Out-Migration Of Residents

“The governor outlined an ambitious and expensive agenda for the state today. I do hope that we can finally make the tax cap permanent, but New Yorkers must hear more about how the state is going to reduce spending, as well as costly unfunded mandates....

Fitzpatrick: Good Business, Fiscal Principles Should Be Used To Track Economic Development Spending

“In any business every dollar spent is accounted for, yet New York State falls woefully short in practicing what it preaches in regard to accounting for its economic development spending. My Assembly Minority and Majority colleagues support rules...

Fitzpatrick: Good Government Prevails In Interim AG Selection

“Today we see the fruits of open and transparent government in New York. The process to interview and select the interim attorney general has been open to the public and involved input from both the majority and minority conferences of each legislative...

Fitzpatrick Opposes Parole For Cop Killers

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I,Ref-Smithtown) today joined Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R,C,I-East Fishkill) and other legislative colleagues in calling for the prevention of Anthony Bottom’s release from prison, who is up for parole during...