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New York State Assembly and Senate Pass Legislation Extending Child Victims Act by One Year as Part of COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package

Albany, NY – The New York State Assembly and New York State Senate voted today to pass bill A.9036/S.7082, which will extend by one year the lookback window that was opened by the Child Victims Act (CVA). The bill passed in the State Senate by a...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal & State Senator Luis Sepúlveda Introduce New Legislation to Immediately Shutter New York’s Live Markets to Reduce Risk of Disease Spread

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and State Senator Luis Sepúlveda today announced new legislation, A.10399, to shut down New York’s live animal markets to help prevent the spread of zoonotic...

New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Celebrates Passage of Flavored E-Cigarette Ban in New York State Budget

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) heralded passage of her legislation to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes, including menthol and mint, in the Enacted 2020-21 New York State Budget. Assemblymember...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Urges Statewide COVID-19 Residential and Commercial Rent Freeze

“At a time when millions of Americans and tens of thousands of workers have lost their income, it is vital that we immediately suspend statewide the payment of residential and commercial rent. Together with an eviction moratorium, a commercial and...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Urges Governor to Include Gig Workers in COVID-19 Emergency Economic Relief Package

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) yesterday sent to the Governor the letter below urging the Administration to include domestic workers, freelancers, gig workers, artists and other independent contractors in a COVID-19...

Domestic Workers Letter

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Slams New York City as Law Department Files Notice of Intent to Appeal Court’s Decision in 200 Amsterdam Avenue Case

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), who represents 200 Amsterdam Avenue in the New York State Assembly issued the statement below:“The building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue has been a flashpoint for the community and...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Statement in Light of Devastating Death of a New York City Carriage Horse

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal made the statement below a day after a recording showed a New York City carriage horse painfully stumble and violently fall multiple times on the street before ultimately being dragged into a truck.“It...

Riding Rodeo Cruelty Out of Town – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Advocates Rally in Albany to Spur Passage of Legislation to Ban Cruel Rodeo Acts

Albany, New York – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) was joined by advocates from across the state at a press conference in support of her legislation (A.8554) to prohibit the use of cruel acts in rodeos, including...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal & State Senator Alessandra Biaggi Introduce Three New Bills to Strengthen Laws Against Sexual Assault, Protect Survivors

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and State Senator Alessandra Biaggi introduced three pieces of legislation to strengthen New York State’s laws against sexual assault and to protect survivors of adult sex crimes.S7090/A104...

Joint Statement of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal & State Senator Jessica Ramos on Veto of SWEAT Bill

New York, NY – "Along with a diverse coalition of more than 100 advocacy organizations and workers, and after years of hard work, we are deeply disappointed by the veto of the SWEAT (Securing Wages Earned Against Theft) Bill (A.486-B/S2844-B), which...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Menstrual Disorder Education Bill Becomes Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation to raise awareness about endometriosis and other common menstrual disorders became law. The bill will require schools and health care practitioners...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s New Law Will Require State Boards of Elections to Post Fully Accessible Sample Ballots Online in Advance of an Election

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill requiring the New York State Board of Elections (BOE) to post sample ballots online in a timely manner in advance of Election Day was signed into law....

New York Becomes First State in the Nation to Require Menstrual Product Ingredient Labeling

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her first-in-the-nation legislation to require ingredient labeling on menstrual product packaging, including tampons, pads and sanitary napkins, was signed into...

New Bill from Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Will Ban E-Cig Sales until FDA Approves Them

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, longtime sponsor of the bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, today announced that she will be introducing statewide legislation to prohibit the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes...

New York Must Follow Michigan’s Lead by Banning Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, author of multiple laws on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and long-time sponsor of legislation (A.47) IN New York to ban...

Statement of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal on Child Victims Act One-Year Look Back Window Opening Tomorrow, August 14, 2019

New York, NY – “Tomorrow, August 14, 2019, the Child Victims Act opens a one-year lookback window, and with it, the doors to justice. Finally, abusers like Jeffrey Epstein who have been able to hide behind New York’s weak laws will be revealed,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of Groundbreaking Legislation Encouraging Mothers to Run for Office

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill (A.1108-B/S.2680-A) to allow candidates for office to use campaign funds for childcare expenses for any lawful purpose related to an election campaign,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Her First-in-the-Nation Cat Declawing Ban Enacted

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal announced that her first-in-the-nation cat declawing ban had been signed into law. The bill, which makes all imposes a $1,000 fine on all medically unnecessary declaw procedures, was...

New York Raises Statewide Smoking and Vaping Age to 21

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill (A588A/S2833) to raise the statewide smoking and vaping purchasing age to 21 years old has become law. The law will take effect in 120 days."Big tobacco...