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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.This...

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...

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...
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