Press Releases

Governor Signs Rail Crossing Safety Bill

Today, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) and Senator David Carlucci (Westchester/Rockland) held a press conference announcing the signing of their Railroad Crossing Safety bill (A.5235B/S.3458B) by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The bill...

Another Truck Accident on a Parkway

Westchester, NY – Less than 72 hours after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed a bill designed to prevent large trucks from entering Westchester parkways, yet another truck caused an accident and injuries after illegally wandering onto a Westchester...

Carlucci & Abinanti Call on Senate to Pass Rail-Grade Crossing Safety Bill

Valhalla – At a press conference Friday, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) called on the New York State Senate to pass their legislation (A.5235B/S.3458B) that would require the...

Advocates: Pass Abinanti’s Bill Expanding Access to EpiPens

Albany – At a press conference Wednesday, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) was joined by advocates and parents to call for passage of Abinanti’s bill (A.9357) to authorize certain public venues to stock and administer epinephrine...

After Collision, Abinanti Again Calls for Rail Crossings Study

Albany – Following yet another Westchester County rail-crossing crash involving a Metro-North train and a passenger vehicle, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) once again called for passage of his bill (A.5235-B) that would direct...

Assemblyman Abinanti's Week in Review

Libraries & Education Technology To prepare for the state budget, as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Libraries & Education Technology, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti convened a group of experts from across the state for a roundtable discussion on technology...

Abinanti: Assembly Budget Invests in Libraries

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Libraries & Education Technology, today announced the Assembly budget proposal includes significant investments for libraries throughout the state. In a victory...

Abinanti Bill Expands Access to EpiPens in Public Venues

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) introduced legislation (A.9357) that would authorize certain public venues to stock and administer epinephrine auto-injectors in an emergency to individuals experiencing anaphylactic symptoms. According...

Abinanti Pushes Bill Requiring Study of Rail Crossings

Albany – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today called for passage of his bill (A.5235-B) that would direct the New York State Department of Transportation to conduct a statewide study of level grade rail crossings. Abinanti first...

Abinanti Again Calls for Indian Point’s Closure

“How many accidents must occur before we admit that keeping a nuclear power plant in a densely populated region is a disaster-in-waiting?” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today as he reiterated his call to shut down...

Abinanti Bill Would Protect Consumers from Ticketing Industry Abuses

Albany – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today introduced legislation (A.9181) designed to protect consumers from unscrupulous ticketing practices for sporting events and concerts. The bill comes after the release of a report...

Hotel Tax Veto Statement

I am disappointed that my bill A.992 to help keep property taxes in check was vetoed. I worked hard with our communities to establish a new, reoccurring revenue stream that would have provided relief to our local property taxpayers. Under this bill,...

Abinanti Bill Would Ban Guns for People on No-Fly List

“If you’re not safe to fly, you’re not safe to have a gun – its common sense,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) who introduced legislation (A.8693) which would prohibit persons named on the FBI’s...

Abinanti Statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State Address

The governor is right that New York is ‘Built to Lead’ – however it’s trailing way behind when it comes to caring for people with special needs. I’m disappointed today’s speech failed to include any mention of our most vulnerable...

New Abinanti Law Opens Valve for Clean Water Projects

Tarrytown, NY – A new state law (Chapter 528) sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers), authorizes Westchester County to bond sewer and water capital projects over $10 million...

Abinanti: Protect Government Whistleblowers

Tarrytown, NY -- “The discussion about ethics in State government is missing a key component: encouraging whistleblowers to report wrongdoing to law enforcement,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant). To add to the discussion,...

New Laws to Help Advance Technology in Libraries

Tarrytown – Two bills to support the modernization of libraries and library systems throughout the state have been signed into law. The new laws -- sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), Chair of the Assembly Committee...

Abinanti Introduces Ban on Styrofoam ‘Doggy Bags’

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has introduced legislation (A.8408) to prohibit New York restaurants from using polystyrene containers to package leftover food — often called “doggy bags.” The bill aims to significantly...

Abinanti’s Dobbs Ferry Parking Permit Bill Signed into Law

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today announced that his legislation authorizing the Village of Dobbs Ferry to create a residential permit parking system has been signed into law by the Governor (A.7436, Chapter 329). “This...

Abinanti: Revamp the Parkway Ramps

“The latest tragedy on a state parkway once again highlights the need for prompt, effective state action,” said Westchester Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant). Abinanti is once again asking the New York State Department...

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