Welcome Letter

Welcome to my New York State Assembly web page.

Please check this page often to learn more about what I am doing in our community. Here you will find legislation I have supported, committees I am on, events I am hosting, and other resources for our residents. If you have any comments, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to reach out to my district office. Together, we will help build a stronger and safer community.

Thank you for visiting.

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano
New York’s 3rd Assembly District

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DeStefano Celebrates Grand Opening of Local Salvadoran Restaurant, Pupusas City

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Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C-Medford) celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Pupusas City in Middle Island on Saturday, August 26, where he and Councilman Michael A. Loguercio Jr. presented certificates to the proud owner, Iris Viera Argueta....

DeStefano: No More Wasted Time, Gabby’s Law Will Help Find Missing Adults

A press conference was held on the Million Dollar Staircase today, June 7, 2023, to discuss “Gabby’s Law,” proposed recently by Assemblyman Ed Flood (R,C-Port Jefferson) and Sen. Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk). The Ashanti Alert Act is used nationwide...

DeStefano Supports Legislation to End Domestic Violence Loophole

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Assemblyman Joe DeStefano (R,C-Medford) attended a press conference in Albany yesterday to support his colleagues’ introduction of Melanie’s Law, allowing courts to issue orders of protection for immediate family members or household members of victims...

DeStefano Joins Call to Increase Penalties for Sexual Offenses Committed against Correction Officers

“Hearing the stories from women who have experienced worsening working conditions following the implementation of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act is yet another example of why pro-crime legislation is bad for New York. Our correctional officers are...

DeStefano Questions Budget Process Following Third Extension Passed Today

“I am disappointed by the continued lack of progress on the state budget this week. Today, a third extension was passed to prolong the process even further. The Assembly Majority Conference is persisting with closed-door negotiations and intransigence....

DeStefano: Majority Conferences Continue to Abuse State Budget Extensions

“Today, another budget extension was passed to give Albany Majority lawmakers more time to settle their party infighting, which is still holding up the state budget proceedings. It’s disappointing, yet not surprising, to see what one-party rule results...
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