Press Releases

Statement on Grand Jury Decision to Not Charge Officers involved in Daniel Prude's Death

Today my thoughts are with the family of Daniel Prude. This grand jury report underscores the need for drastic, transformative, systemic changes in law enforcement training and mental health crisis response in New York State. Our work continues in the...

Senator May and Assemblymember Bronson: A Giant Step to Reunite Families and Their Loved Ones

“It is good news to hear that family members will finally be able to visit their loved ones in our nursing home facilities. People from across the state have taken time to call and zoom with us to explain the cruel impact of isolation and the devastating...

Assemblymember Bronson and Senator Brouk Introduces Legislation to Create Mental Health Response Councils

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-138 AD) and State Senator Samra Brouk (D-55 SD) announced that they introduced legislation to establish state and regional mental health response councils, which would permit mental health professionals to respond to mental...

Greater Rochester Area Delegation Votes to Repeal “Walking While Trans” Law

Today, the New York State Legislature passed legislation that is championed by communities of color, the transgender community, and the Rochester Democratic Delegation. This legislation, A3355 (Paulin) and S1351 (Hoylman), known as the repeal of “Walking...

Statement on Nursing Home Bill

“The coronavirus pandemic has put many of our families with older relatives in crisis. Starting from the very beginning of this pandemic, I heard from the families with loved ones in nursing homes and assisted living communities who were no longer able...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson on Nursing Home Report from New York Attorney General

“Today’s report by the Attorney General brings to the forefront the tragic events that have transpired at nursing homes with the onset on the COVID-19 pandemic. These findings are heartbreaking and reveal what many of us have heard directly from relatives...

Speaker Heastie Announces Assembly Working Group on Transitioning N.Y. Economy Toward COVID-19 Recovery; Bronson Named Co-Chair

“I want to thank the Speaker for his foresight in putting together the COVID Economy Work Group and look forward to working with my co-chair Small Business Committee Chair Al Stirpe and all the other Assembly committee chairs on this Work Group. Our...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson: Assembly to Help Workers and Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Assemblymember Harry Bronson, Chair of the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry, is proud to announce that legislation he sponsored to protect small businesses from eviction during this harrowing time, has passed the...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson: State Budget Top Priority

This is a challenging year for our state. With a pandemic raging, economic growth going in the wrong direction, and a federal government that has abdicated its responsibility for months, we will have many hurdles in forming a final budget. A budget...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson: On the Governor’s State of the State Address

“As Chair of the Assembly’s Economic Development Committee, I understand that to move our state’s economy forward, especially following the pandemic, we will need to embrace the emerging green technologies. This will include a continued investment...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson on the Governor’s State of the State: Ending the Digital Divide

“As I listened to the Governor’s second installment of his “State of the State” address, I reflected on my first Economic Development Committee as Chair, held this morning, and the incredible amount of work there is to be done, and the opportunities...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Reacts to the Governor’s State of the State

The State and our families are being challenged in so many ways. The COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn and racial injustice have converged upon us and we must face all simultaneously. If we do so by caring for one another, supporting,...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson named Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry

Rochester, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson today announced his appointment as the Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry. “I’m grateful to Speaker Carl Heastie for honoring me with this...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Joins Justice Reform Advocates Calling for an End to Solitary Confinement

“The use of solitary confinement is a violation of a person’s human rights.The effect of this practice results in adverse psychological trauma and increases the risk of serious harm to individuals who experience it. I am proud to join the growing...

Assemblymember Bronson: January 6, 2021 is a Day That Will Live in Infamy

“Today I stand with my colleagues, my neighbors, and my community to condemn the violence in Washington, D.C.  At the risk of upsetting people, but also in the interest of honest dialogue, here is my perspective. These are extraordinary times with...

Assemblymember Bronson: Supreme Court Rules on the Right Side of History on Abortion Access

“Earlier today, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, ruling that the regulation placed an undue burden on women seeking abortions.[1] Putting in...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass Critical Law Enforcement Reform

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he co-sponsored and helped pass law enforcement reform legislation aimed at increasing transparency and accountability within the system and protecting the rights of all New Yorkers. “Every...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass $100 Million Rent Relief Bill

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced he helped pass the Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020 (A.10522), which will allocate up to $100 million in federal CARES Act funding to help New York renters facing COVID-19-related hardships. “The...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Pass Public Health Measures in the Wake of COVID-19

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) voted to pass several measures designed to help ensure the safety of New York families and protect public health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “At this time of crisis, public officials must eliminate...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Passes Legislation to Combat Pandemic’s Economic Impact

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced he helped pass several bills designed to mitigate the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bills provide protections and financial assistance to homeowners, renters, utility customers,...