Press Releases

Assemblyman Otis Urges Constituents to Check on Pre-Payment of Local Property Taxes

Dear Friends, On Friday, federal tax legislation was signed into law that will dramatically limit the ability of taxpayers to deduct state and local taxes on federal income tax returns. By the end of the day on Friday Governor Cuomo had issued an...

Governor Cuomo Signs Otis/Savino Missing Persons Bill

Legislation to require that reports of missing children and adults filed in New York be transmitted to the National Missing and Unidentified Remains System (NamUs) was signed into law by the Governor on November 29. The legislation, A8286B/S6739, was...

The Council of Community Services of Port Chester, Town of Rye, Rye Brook Awarded $5,000 Grant from NYS

Port Chester, NY – The Council of Community Services of Port Chester, Town of Rye & Rye Brook (CCS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together community leaders to assess and meet the vital needs of the community by identifying...

Statement from Assemblyman Steve Otis, (91st AD, Westchester County) on Governor Cuomo’s Announcement of 2017 Municipal Clean Water Grants

“Governor Cuomo’s $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 expanded New York’s commitment to water quality to a level unparalleled in the nation. I am very pleased that grant funding in this round is going to Sound Shore communities...

Speaker Heastie Announces New Leadership Positions and Committee Chairs for 2018 Legislative Session

Governor Signs Otis Insurance Legislation into Law

New School Speed Zone Signs for Mamaroneck Village

Mamaroneck, NY – New school speed zone signs were unveiled in the Village of Mamaroneck Tuesday on Boston Post Road. A broad coalition of state and local stakeholders gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the signs located in the vicinity of Mamaroneck...

Assemblyman Otis Announces Passage of Bill to Help Find Missing Persons

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced passage in both houses of his bill that would require that reports of missing children and adults filed in New York be transmitted to the National Missing and Unidentified Remains System (NamUs). Otis sponsored...

Otis Passes Bill to Provide Greater Financial Flexibility for Insurance Annuity Policyholders

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced the recent passage of his bill to amend state insurance law to permit holders of individual or group annuity contracts to reinvest dividends back into the annuity in order to increase future guaranteed income payments....

Otis and Latimer Announce State Construction Grant Awards to New Rochelle and Rye Libraries

Senator George Latimer (D-37 SD) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-91 AD) are pleased to announce important state construction grant awards for the New Rochelle and Rye City library systems. The grants are part of a $19 million capital fund appropriation...

Assemblyman Otis Hosts Workshop on Clean Water Grant Programs for Local Governments

Local officials, city managers and other municipal representatives from throughout Westchester County recently gathered at the beautiful Jay Heritage Center in Rye to learn about programs and services offered by the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation...

Otis Announces Schedule for $255 Million in 2017 Clean Water Grants

Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced today that a new round of municipal clean water grants is now available to local governments. Governor Cuomo and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation released the 2017 grant application schedule on Wednesday,...

Otis Announces Expanded $2.5 Billion for Clean Water Programs in NYS Budget

The State Budget, which passed this weekend, provides a $2.5 billion commitment for a variety of clean water programs including expansion of the municipal grant program initiated by Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) in 2015. “Governor Cuomo’s...

Assembly Secures $2.5 Billion in Water Quality Improvement Funding in 2017-2018 SFY Budget

Westchester Assembly Delegation Hosts NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) Job Fair

On March 24th, the Westchester Assembly Delegation sponsored a DOT Job Fair at the Greenburgh Public Library. Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) helped to coordinate arrangements for the Job Fair, which was a tremendous success. Over 65 attendees from 14...

Westchester Assembly Delegation Hosts DOT Job Fair

On March 24, 2017, the Westchester Assembly delegation sponsored a NYS Department of Transportation Job Fair at the Greenburgh Public Library. On hand to welcome prospective applicants were Assembly members Shelley Mayer and Steve Otis and Thomas McIntyre,...

Westchester Delegation Announces Public Budget Forum – Friday, February 3rd

The Westchester Delegation of the NYS Legislature invites members of the public, community leaders, municipal and school officials to share their views on the Governor’s proposed SFY 2017-2018 budget at a public forum on Friday, February 3rd at: Greenburgh...

Statement of Assemblyman Steve Otis in Support of Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Invest $2 Billion in Clean Water Infrastructure

“Governor Cuomo has made a significant funding commitment to address our massive water infrastructure needs. His strong support for the clean water grant program we created in 2015 resulted in $425 million in grants that have already enabled over...

Otis and Latimer Announce New Revenue Source to Help Lessen Property Tax Burden on Residents and Businesses in the Villages of Port Chester and Mamaroneck

Senator George Latimer (D-37 SD) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-91 AD) are pleased to announce that legislation they sponsored to provide a non-property tax revenue source for the villages of Mamaroneck and Port Chester – through an occupancy charge...

Facing Staggering Clean Water Repair Costs, Unlikely Coalition Calls for $800 Million in State Public Works Grants and Assistance

Mamaroneck, NY – Joining an unlikely coalition of construction executives, union officials and conservationists, a group of local municipal officials and state lawmakers gathered today at Hommocks Conservation area in Mamaroneck to focus attention...