New Rochelle Public Library Gets State Construction Fund Grant for New Elevator
Aug 28, 2015
When the main elevator in the New Rochelle Public Library failed on May 2nd 2014, the library was forced to go 10 months without one. The staff and Board of Directors worked together to get an elevator back on-line.
Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins...
Green Buildings Tax Credit Bill Passes Both Houses
Jun 15, 2015
Albany, NY – State Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman Steven Otis today announced that the green building tax credit bill, which would allow homeowners to apply for tax credits to incentivize environmentally-friendly building, passed the Assembly....
Speaker Heastie Announces Assembly Water Grant Program, the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Included in 2015-16 SFY Budget
Apr 1, 2015
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the 2015-2016 SFY Budget includes $200 million for the NYS Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2015 to assist municipalities in funding water quality infrastructure projects. The new grant program...
Otis: Municipal Clean Water Grant Program Included in Assembly Budget
Mar 12, 2015
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced today that the NYS Budget proposal adopted by the Assembly on March 12th includes a new $250 million grant program to assist municipalities in funding water quality infrastructure projects.
The proposal was...
Latimer & Otis Oppose Border Toll Proposal in Connecticut Legislature
Mar 4, 2015
Senator George Latimer and Assemblyman Steve Otis came out in opposition to a proposal making its way through the Connecticut State Legislature that would install tolls at the border of New York and Connecticut.
An independent study prepared for...
Otis Named to Assembly Climate Change Work Group
Mar 2, 2015
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) has been appointed by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to serve on a newly formed panel focusing on climate change issues. The 10-member Climate Change Work Group will explore policy initiatives, at both the federal and state...
Otis Soccer Goal Safety Bill Signed Into Law
Nov 25, 2014
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) is pleased to announce that his bill (A.5308-C) mandating important safety guidelines for movable soccer goals was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on November 21, 2014.
“Improperly secured soccer goals pose a significant,...
Otis Bill to Prevent Injuries From Improperly Secured Soccer Goals Passes State Legislature
Jun 25, 2014
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) is pleased to announce that his bill, A5308-C, mandating important safety guidelines for moveable soccer goals, passed the Legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s consideration.
“With much of the country gripped...
Otis Bill to Restrict Energy Service Companies’ Aggressive Telemarketing Practices Passes State Legislature
Jun 23, 2014
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) is pleased to announce passage of his bill that would protect energy consumers by establishing telemarketing standards for energy services companies (ESCOs) in New York State. The bill passed the Assembly last Tuesday, June...
Assemblyman Otis and Senator Sanders Announce Passage of Their Bill to Criminalize the Directing of Laser Light Beams at Aircraft
Jun 19, 2014
Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced passage of their bill that would make it a crime to interfere with an aircraft by shining a laser at the airplane or in its flight path. The legislation, S7418-A/A8236-C,...
Otis Bill to Criminalize Interference with Aircraft with a Laser Passes State Assembly
Jun 18, 2014
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced Assembly passage Monday of his bill that would criminalize interfering with an aircraft by shining a laser at the aircraft or in its flight path. A 8236-C would make such an offense a class A misdemeanor (up to...
Assembly Passes Legislation Establishing Telemarketing Standards for Energy Service Companies
Jun 17, 2014
Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblyman Steven Otis today announced the passage of legislation that would protect energy consumers by enacting telemarketing standards for energy services companies (ESCOs) and calling for the creation of a telemarketing...
Otis and Latimer Announce Construction Grant Awards to New Rochelle and Larchmont Libraries
Jun 16, 2014
Albany, NY – Senator George Latimer and Assemblyman Steve Otis announced that the New Rochelle and Larchmont library systems have been awarded $11,625 and $49,969 respectively in public library construction grant funds. The funds will enable the Huguenot...
Otis Bill To Increase Penalty For Theft Of Pets Passes State Assembly
Jun 12, 2014
Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced Assembly passage today of his bill that would substantially increase the penalties for stealing household pets, such as dogs and cats. A8185-B would increase the penalty from $200 to $1,000, with a possible prison...
Assemblyman Otis to Hold “Coffee and Conversation” Events with Senator Latimer and County Legislator Catherine Parker
May 21, 2014
Three officials who represent the Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye communities have announced the next installments of a long-running series of public forums with County and State Officials. County Legislator Catherine Parker, State Assemblyman Steve Otis...