Press Releases

Brabenec: Accelerated State Budget Should Be Strictly Fiscal

“Right now, we need to focus on keeping New York running,” said Brabenec. “Gov. Cuomo has called for an “accelerated” State Budget agreement, but we must ask ourselves if this is the best route to take. The primary focus should...

Brabenec Calls for Repeal of ‘Green Light Law’ Following Public Safety Briefing with Homeland Security

From left to right: Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats), Congressman Tom Reed, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac).
**EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here for a video clip interview with Assemblyman Brabenec on the ‘Green Light Law’ https://youtu.be/cRYbndWELcIFollowing a briefing in Albany by members of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Assembly Minority...

Brabenec Rallies with Law Enforcement, District Attorneys to Stop Dangerous New Bail Laws

Assistant Minority Whip Karl Brabenec [holding sign front right] listens as Orange Co. District Attorney David Hoovler speaks on repealing new bail laws at a rally in Albany Tuesday, February 4.
Editor’s Note: Click here https://youtu.be/MHnhde4-YZE for a video clip of Assemblyman Brabenec speaking on repealing bail reformAssistant Minority Whip Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined hundreds of law enforcement officers, district attorneys...

Brabenec Rallies with Victims’ Families to Stop Bail Reform

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined colleagues, law enforcement and family members of victims at a press conference in Albany held by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) calling on Assembly Majority to change their...

Brabenec Earns Coveted Seat on Ways & Means Committee

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) proudly announced today that he has been named to the all-important Assembly Ways and Means Committee which is responsible for considering, debating and passing all budgetary legislation and any bills which...

Brabenec Announces Up to $340,000 to Town of Ramapo for Security Following Monsey Attacks

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) announced today that up to $340,000 will be distributed to the Town of Ramapo to install license plate readers in and around the Hamlet of Monsey in Rockland County. The increased security is in an effort to...

Statement from Assemblyman Karl Brabenec on Start of 2020 Legislative Session

“Majority politicians proved last year that their primary focus is coddling criminals, illegals and socialist policies – a frightening agenda that threatens public safety across our state. “We are already seeing the disturbing effects of...

Brabenec Issues Statement Following Statewide Press Conferences to Stop Bail Reform

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined law enforcement, elected officials, and members of local district attorney’s offices for a series of press conferences today organized by the New York State Sheriff’s Association in calling...

Brabenec, Assembly Minority Introduce Legislation to Prevent Felons from Walking Free After Arrest

(FLORIDA, NY) - Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I, REF - Deerpark) introduced legislation today which would repeal all enacted sections of the criminal justice reform package that was passed earlier this year during the budget process. Most members of...

Free IPad Games, Pay Raise and Voting Rights: A Prisoner’s Uptopia under NY Liberals

A Statement from Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) in response tonew legislation, S.6821, allowing prisoners to register and vote while still incarcerated.“Sen. Kevin Parker should be ashamed of himself for using taxpayer money to have this...

Brabenec Lauds Entrepreneurs on Florida Small Business Tour

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) [third from left] visits owners from Werner’s ACE Hardware in Florida, a family-owned business of over 100 years.
Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) recently wrapped up his local small business tour that included stops at ACE Hardware, Pennyroyal Tattoo, Rookie’s Pizza, Random Acts of Consignment, Mattingly’s Tavern, Latino’s Food and The Ecletic...

No License Plate Taxation without Justification

With Gov. Cuomo’s recent announcement to rescind his new license plate tax, New Yorkers can take a collective sigh of relief.His proposal was a blatant money grab to fund Albany’s addiction to runaway spending. I am proud of my colleagues and...

Brabenec: Tax Dollars to Fund Political Campaigns As Dangerous As It Is Unnecessary

“It’s bad enough the Assembly Majority in Albany wants to control our money, now they want to vote for us too. “It’s no surprise the Assembly Majority kicked the decision to publicly fund political campaigns to a third party commission...

Brabenec Issues Statement on End of the 2019 Legislative Session

“Defined by dysfunction, state Majority has wrapped up a monumentally catastrophic 2019 legislative session with a slew of progressive bills that will wreak havoc in our cities and state. Majority politicians have made it clear this session; they...

Brabenec Issues Statement on Passage of Farm Labor Bill

“I know these new labor mandates, drafted by New York City lawmakers, represent an existential threat to our state’s family farms.“Agribusiness – which brings in more than $4.8 billion annually – is a unique economic sector. Our...

Orange County Assembly Delegation Announces Assembly Passage Of Orange County Community Preservation Act

Albany, NY -- (06/18/19) All members of the Orange County Assembly delegation are proud to announce the Assembly overwhelmingly passed A.7699-A today, which would establish a county wide opt-in to utilize community preservation funds.This legislation...

Brabenec: ‘Driver’s Licenses for Illegals an Utter Disgrace’

“This is a slap in the face to all law-abiding citizens who follow the law, play by the rules and earn our nation’s privileges. Bottom line – this bill is an utter disgrace “We are sending the message to society that it’s okay...

Brabenec Blasts Driver’s Licenses for Illegals Passed by Assembly Majority

“As I said this winter when this bill surfaced, affording the same privileges to those here illegally as to law-abiding citizens is as dangerous as it is insulting. “Thanks to Assembly Majority, New York has become a bastion of rewarding criminals,...

Brabenec Champions Legislation for Retired First Responders & Families of Those Lost On Duty

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) announced today that he will sponsor legislation to aid retired public employees and reduce cost for local governments by raising the income threshold to $50,000 for retirees who resume working in the public...

Brabenec Thankful on Memorial Day

“As families across the state celebrate the holiday weekend, I hope all New Yorkers will join me in remembering the finest among us. It is important for all of us to say thank you to those who serve. Without the sacrifice of those in uniform, it...