On January 4th, Assemblyman David Weprin (D, Queens) was named chair of the influential Assembly Insurance Committee. Weprin succeeds former chair Kevin Cahill (D, Kingston) who lost re-election in 2022.
Virtually all legislation affecting the insurance laws and regulations in NY must be approved by the Insurance Committee before a full vote of the Assembly can be taken. As such, it is one of the most important legislative committees to our industry.
Assemblyman Weprin represents the 24th Assembly District in Queens, the same district represented by his father, the late Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin, for 23 years and his brother Mark Weprin, for over 15 years. In 2017, Weprin was named Chair of the Assembly Committee of Correction. Prior to serving as the Chair of Committee on Correction, Weprin served as Chair of the Assembly Task Force on People with Disabilities from 2014 – 2016.Weprin was also named Co-President of the National Association of Jewish Legislators in January 2017.
We congratulate Assemblyman Weprin on his new role as chair of the Insurance Committee, and look forward to working with him on the many issues facing our industry and customers.