Longtime NY Assemblyman Won't Run Again

Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg of Nassau says he'll retire at the end of this year

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    Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg with his adult son Ricky, who's disabled. Weisenberg has been known for his advocacy for disabled New Yorkers.

    Longtime state Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, a Nassau County Democrat known for his advocacy for disabled New Yorkers, says he won't seek re-election this fall.

    Weisenberg, a former police officer, teacher and lifeguard first elected to the Assembly in 1989, says he'll retire at the end of this year.

    The 80-year-old legislator has authored hundreds of bills that were enacted.

    They include recent laws to prohibit indoor tanning by New Yorkers age 16 and under and to outlaw texting while driving as a primary traffic offense.

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    Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg says his adult son Ricky was mentally and physically abused by a former staff member at the residential home where he lives. News 4's Tracie Strahan reports.

    Earlier this year he led the push for cost-of-living raises for about 100,000 workers at nonprofits funded by six state agencies that serve developmentally disabled, mentally ill, addicted, elderly and juvenile clients.

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