Press Releases

Assembly Approves Braunstein's Bill to Impose Statewide Ban on Sales of "Fake Bath Salts"

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein today announced the passage of legislation in the Assembly and Senate prohibiting the sale of bath salt products containing harmful stimulants that are being ingested by users to experience...

Statement from Braunstein on Ethics Reform Agreement

“The recent announcement of an agreement to overhaul the ethics rules for the New York State legislature is a great first step to improving the public's faith in our government,” said Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside). “Last summer...

Braunstein Announces His First Bill to Pass the Assembly

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that the Assembly unanimously passed legislation he introduced which requires that the New York State Office of the Aging (SOFA) assess the programs offered by all senior centers across the state...

Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Northeast Queens Photo Contest Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Northeast Queens Photo Contest for students in grades six through twelve. The prize for First Place went to Robert Fein, for his picture titled "Far, Far Away," which was...

Braunstein Introduces Bill to Ban Dangerous “Bath Salt” Drugs in New York

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP-Rome) announced the introduction of A.4769-A/S.3322 – new legislation which would ban the sale, manufacturing, possession, and distribution of so-called “bath salts”...