Press Releases

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of Legislation Protecting Access to HIV/AIDS Medications

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her legislation (A1619-A/S1001-A) to prohibit insurers from restricting or delaying access to antiretroviral medications for the treatment of people with HIV/AIDS passed...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Devices to Prevent Hair Loss During Cancer Treatment Passes Assembly, Senate

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her legislation (A38-A/S2063-A) to require insurance coverage of scalp cooling devices during cancer treatment passed both houses of the Legislature unanimously. The bill,...

Assemblymember Rosenthal & Senator Gounardes Bill to Require Life-Saving Epinephrine in Public Venues Passes in State Legislature

Albany, NY – The New York State Senate voted 61-0 yesterday, May 29, to pass legislation carried by State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal to require life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors at all large public venues across...

Bill Sponsor Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal Hails Inclusion of Sammy’s Law in State Budget

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) released the following statement in response to the announcement of Sammy’s Law (A7266-A/S2422-B), her legislation granting New York City the authority to lower its own speed limits,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Signing of Legislation to Bolster Childhood Cancer Awareness & Research Funding

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her legislation (A1302/S1898) to increase funding to the state’s Cure Childhood Cancer research fund has been signed into law. The law will create a check-off...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Legislation to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors from Economic Abuse Signed into Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her legislation (A5347/S5915) to provide domestic violence survivors with resources to identify and overcome economic abuse was signed into law.“Domestic violence...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Signing of Legislation to Support City’s Construction & Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing, announced today that her legislation (A6655-A/S2985-C) to support the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing has been signed...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill Protecting Students with Allergies Becomes Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her bill to provide teachers with informational materials on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors was signed into law by the Governor. The bill requires that all...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Celebrates Passage of Reproductive Privacy Bills in the Budget

New, York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF -Manhattan) heralded the passage of her legislation regulating the advertisement, collection and dissemination of an individual’s reproductive health data within the Health and...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Reports Housing Access Voucher Program in First Housing Committee Meeting

New York, NY – Today, in her first meeting as Chair of the Committee on Housing, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF -Manhattan) reported the landmark Housing Access Voucher Program (HAVP). The bill, A.4201, sponsored by Assemblymember...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Statement on her Appointment as Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Housing

I am honored to be appointed the new Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Housing by Speaker Carl Heastie. Housing has always been deeply personal to me. Years ago, my landlord tried to evict my grandmother and me from our rent-regulated...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill to Protect Children from Window Blind Strangulation Signed into Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF - Manhattan) today announced that her bill, Brendan’s Law, named after 2-year-old Brendan McCarthy, who died in 2010 after becoming entangled in the cord of a window blind, has been signed...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill Prohibiting Co-Payments for Visits to Addiction Treatment Programs Signed into Law

New York, NY - Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation, bill A.372, prohibiting private insurance companies from imposing co-payments on every patient visit to an opioid treatment program was signed into...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Signing of Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Legislation

New York, NY - Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her legislation (A.5653), the New York Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, has been signed into law. The law will prohibit the manufacture and sale of cosmetics in New York...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Groundbreaking Bill to Ban Sale of Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits in Pet Stores Statewide Signed into Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her groundbreaking legislation to end the puppy mill pipeline in New York State has been signed into law. The law prohibits the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill to Educate Childcare Providers, Pregnant Patients on Cytomegalovirus Dangers Signed into Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation requiring the state to develop and distribute informational materials on the dangers and prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) to childcare providers,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Signing of Legislation to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Easily Leave Shared Phone, Cable and Utility Contracts

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her bill allowing survivors of domestic violence to easily opt out of phone, cable and utility contracts shared with their abuser and have their name modified or...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Reacts to the End of Roe v. Wade

This Supreme Court is hell-bent on destroying the very foundations of our democratic ideals that we hold dear. The Court gave the gift of guns to millions of Americans yesterday, and today it sentenced women to forced pregnancy. Individuals and religious...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on New York State Gun Laws

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Social Services, today released the following statement regarding the US Supreme Court decision in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's Hails FDA's Ruling Banning the Sale of JUUL Vape Products

Finally! I am immensely gratified that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has dealt Juul a death blow by ordering it to stop selling its vaping products on the US market. Since I introduced in 2009 the state's first bill regulating...