Press Releases

Assemblymember Bronson: Today, New York Again Showed It Will Lead on Gun Safety and Will Protect All New Yorkers from SCOTUS’s Attacks

“Today, I was especially proud to join my Assembly Majority colleagues in passing timely gun safety legislation in response to a dangerous Supreme Court ruling that is proposing a firearms free-for-all for New York State.The SCOTUS conservative justices...

Assemblymember Bronson: New York has Sent the SCOTUS and Conservative Right a Message by Passing the Equality Amendment

“The Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, law of the land for almost 50 years, was a reckless action taken by the Court’s majority and a devastating blow for reproductive rights and the freedoms of all Americans.”...

Assemblymember Bronson and Senator Brouk Announce Legislation Expanding Diagnostic Authority for Mental Health Practitioners Signed into Law

ROCHESTER, NY— The Governor signed mental health care licensure reform into law, allowing mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts to continue diagnosing and developing assessment-based treatment plans for New Yorkers...

Assemblymember Bronson: Overturning Roe V. Wade Has Erased Decades of Progress for All Americans

“Today’s decision signals the end of Roe v. Wade in this country as we know it. This is not just a devastating blow for reproductive rights, but for the freedoms of all Americans. The very principles our country prides itself on have now been thrown...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Passes “Buy American Salt” Legislation to Protect American Jobs

The “Buy American Salt” Act (A7919-A/S9441), sponsored by Assemblymember Harry Bronson and Senator Tim Kennedy, has passed in both the Assembly and Senate. This legislation would require public agencies and authorities that purchase rock salt or sodium...

Greater Rochester State Delegation Pass Gun Safety and Reproductive Rights Legislation

The Greater Rochester State Delegation announced that they helped pass a gun safety legislative package and reproductive rights legislation to better safeguard New York communities and protect human rights. “At the federal level, we’re seeing a sustained,...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Bill to Fund Green CHIPS Projects, Create Jobs and Reduce our Carbon Footprint

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he co-sponsored and helped pass legislation that would provide up to $500 million per year in Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits for chip companies that build new manufacturing facilities in New York State...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson & Senator Samra Brouk Pass Legislation Ensuring Greater Access to Mental Health Services

For decades, a dramatic shortage of licensed mental health professionals has been hidden by an exemption that allowed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and psychoanalysts to diagnose and prescribe treatment within certain settings....

Assemblymember Bronson’s Legislation Would Make Government More Efficient

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly and the Senate passed legislation he authored that would reform the way the state handles the hiring of outside consultants (A.8159). This legislation would require agencies...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly’s Budget Proposal Extends Vital Apprenticeship Program

“Five years ago, I spearheaded the creation of the Empire State Apprenticeship Tax Credit (ESATC) Program to connect employers in need of skilled workers with those looking for training to help land a good-paying job. The last several years have demonstrated...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests in Education, Mental Health Services and Workforce Development

“The last two years have truly shown the strength and resiliency of our communities. Times have been tough, which is why I worked with my colleagues to produce an Assembly budget proposal that delivers critical funds and resources for local families....

Assemblymember Bronson: Safe Staffing Legislation a Win for Health Care Workers, Vulnerable New Yorkers

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he helped pass legislation that prioritizes the health and safety of New Yorkers by setting safe staffing standards at hospitals and nursing homes statewide. “The heroic, tireless...

Assemblymember Bronson Supports Earth Day Legislation to Preserve Environment for Future Generations

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he helped pass an Earth Day legislative package, which builds on his previous efforts to combat climate change and preserve our environment not only for future generations but for Rochester...

Economic Development Chair Assemblymember Harry Bronson Delivers $1 Billion in Small Business Recovery Relief

Rochester, NY – Economic Development Chair Assemblymember Harry Bronson today announced $1 Billion in small business recovery relief included in the Economic Development portion of the 2021-22 NYS Budget. “2020 challenged our economy more than ever...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Police Reform and Accountability Bills Take Effect April 1st

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that several new laws he co-sponsored to provide oversight and accountability of police departments will go into effect on April 1st. “Every person, regardless of the color of their skin, is entitled...

Assemblymember Bronson: Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana is an Important Step Toward Social Equity

“For far too long, low-income and minority communities have been disproportionately affected by outdated drug laws, including the criminalization of marijuana. Today, we took a historic step toward righting this injustice. “Legalization of adult...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests in New York’s Recovery

“After more than a year of battling COVID-19, our communities have faced significant challenges as this virus changed nearly every facet of our lives. Vaccine distribution shows us that the end is in sight, but our state’s recovery depends on significant...

Assemblymember Bronson’s bill to Publicize Nursing Home Inspection Data Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that a bill he sponsored to require the state Department of Health (DOH) to publish online all inspections conducted on nursing homes and residential health care facilities during the COVID-19 crisis...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Bill to Allow Family Caregivers to Visit Nursing Home Residents

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that a bill he sponsored to allow personal caregiver and short-term compassionate care visitors at nursing homes and residential health care facilities passed the Assembly (A.1052-B). “My bill...

Assemblymember Bronson on Revoking Governor’s Emergency Powers

“Last year, when COVID-19 first threw our state into turmoil and so much was unknown and uncertain, an overwhelmingly bipartisan legislative majority granted the governor emergency powers to quickly deal with the sudden crisis. It is now time to get...