Press Releases

Hevesi Co-Chairs Roundtables Examining New York State’s Child Protective Services

Last week, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), Chair of the Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation Committee, joined with Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Binghamton) Chair of the Children and Families Committee, to hold the first in a series of...

Hevesi Technology Education Initiative Implemented by New York State Education Department

In the 2013 legislative session, Assemblyman Hevesi introduced Assembly Bill A.6540, which required regulations authorizing computer science courses to count towards core curriculum content for secondary schools. This was followed by letters signed by...

Hevesi Allocates $250,000 to Refurbish Baseball Fields at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) broke ground on renovations to two baseball fields in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in conjunction with the New York City Parks Department as the result of a $250,000 allotment from Hevesi’s office to enhance two...

Hevesi Passes Legislation Reducing Burdens on Local Governments

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, one of the first pieces of legislation Assemblyman Hevesi (D-Queens) authored as Chair of the Oversight, Analysis and Investigation Committee passed in both the Assembly and Senate. The bill will be forwarded to the Governor’s...

Hevesi Bill Aides in Achieving Agreement to Increase Anti-Theft Technology on Smartphones and Tablets

Earlier this year Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) prompted a necessary discussion between smartphone and tablet manufacturers and telecom service providers by introducing legislation (A.9070), which required smart phones and tablets to be capable...

Assembly Oversight Chair and Ranking Minority Member Question Health Department on Failure to Account for Tobacco Control Program Funding

The Assembly Oversight, Analysis, and Investigations Committee Chairman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and Ranking Minority Member Michael Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) co-authored a letter to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on March 31st asking...

Hevesi and Lupardo Urge Restoration of Child Welfare Service Funding in Budget following Oversight Hearings, Child Deaths

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Binghamton) co-authored a letter to the Speaker of the Assembly urging for the restoration of Article VII funding for Child Welfare Service reimbursements in the FY 2014-2015 State...

Hevesi, Assembly Majority Request $3 Million in Budget to Upgrade Polluting Freight Locomotives

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens), along with more than 80 of his colleagues, urged the Speaker of the Assembly to add a $3 million allocation in the budget to continue a project started in 2013 aimed at upgrading antiquated high-emissions locomotive,...

Hevesi Co-Chairs Public Hearing to Review Effectiveness of Child Protective Services Policies and Office of Child and Family Service Oversight Practices

Assemblyman Hevesi (D-Queens), Chair of the Oversight, Analysis and Investigations committee, co-hosted a public hearing with Assembly Member Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Children and Families Committee, to review the effectiveness of existing policies...

Hevesi co-sponsors an Electronic recycling event

On November 2nd, Assemblyman Hevesi joined with City Council Member Karen Koslowitz to hold an E-Cycling event at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. Used computers, monitors and other electronic equipment that are disposed of improperly have the potential to...

Assemblyman Hevesi's Oversight Committee and Committees on Health and Insurance Held a Hearing on Early Intervention Funding

Assembly Oversight, Analysis, and Investigations Chair Andrew Hevesi co-hosted a hearing alongside Assembly Health Chair Richard Gottfried and Assembly Insurance Chair Kevin Cahill in order to get to the bottom of the crisis of Early Intervention provider...

Hevesi and Miller Sponsor Community Health Fair at the Shops at Atlas Park

On October 26th, Assemblyman Hevesi, Assemblyman Mike Miller and City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley held a Community Health Fair at Atlas Park Mall in Glendale. The event included free blood pressure screenings, the NYU Dental Van, mammography screenings,...

Hevesi and Assembly Coalition Call on CUNY, SUNY and NYSED to Bolster Computer Science Curriculum

In June, 2013, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens), along with over one-third of the Members of the New York State Assembly, sent letters to top administrators at the City University of New York, State University of New York, and the New...

Assembly Votes to Enhance Local Government Efficiency

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) joined with Chair of the Assembly's Oversight, Analysis and Investigation Committee Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) to announce the unanimous Assembly passage of legislation that will promote greater efficiency within...

Kim, Rozic, Moya, Hevesi Align Queens Assembly Members Support for Coalition for Queens Plan to Transform Borough into New “Tech Zone”

On April 29, 2013, Assembly Members Kim, Rozic, Moya, and Hevesi along with 12 Members of the Queens delegation signed a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to adopt a comprehensive “Tech Zone” innovation hot spot proposal designed by...

Environmental Coalition Secures $3 Million in New York State Budget for Freight Locomotive Upgrades to Combat Pollution in Vulnerable Communities

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and a coalition of elected officials, civic organizations, and the New York League of Conservation Voters, have secured $3 million in this year’s State Budget to start cleaning up old, polluting train locomotives. The...

Hevesi Supports Law Extending Condo and Co-Op Tax Abatement Through 2014

On January 28, 2013, Assembly bill A.3354, supported by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), passed the house and the State Senate extending tax abatement for Condo and Co-Op owners in New York City. The law will provide retroactive...

Hevesi Co-Chairs Hearing on New York State Technology Infrastructure

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens), Chair of the Assembly Oversight, Analysis, and Investigations Committee, Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Suffolk), Chair of the Assembly Governmental Operations Committee, and Assemblyman George Latimer, (D-Westchester),...

Hevesi Troubled by DEC Policy Change Allowing Facilities to Self-Audit for Environmental Safety Compliance

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens), Chair of the Assembly Oversight, Analysis, and Investigations Committee, sent a letter to Commissioner Joseph Martens in regard to his concern about the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s...

Hevesi Passes Legislation to Track Energy Creation and Trade in New York State

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) passed bill number A6114-C which requires the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to establish a system to track energy creation, attributions, and trade within New York State. A certificate tracking...