Press Releases

Zebrowski to Prohibit Fees on New Gun Licenses and Registry

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Rockland) announced he will be introducing legislation amending the recently enacted NY SAFE Act that will explicitly prohibit any surcharge or fee from being imposed for the new five year pistol permit renewal and assault...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Statement on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

“Today the Governor set out a broad agenda that will continue to move New York forward. The Governor’s speech touched on a host of issues from education to economic development; tourism to women's equality; infrastructure to public integrity; utility...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Honors Memory of the Munich 11

Nearly 40 years ago, on Sept. 5, 1972, 11 Israeli Olympic athletes were murdered by the members of the terrorist group Black September while sleeping in the Olympic Village at the summer games in Munich, Germany. These athletes will forever be known as...

Assemblyman Zebrowski’s Legislation to Ban Synthetic Marijuana Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the Assembly passed a bill he authored that would add synthetic cannabinoids, the primary components of synthetic marijuana, to the list of controlled substances (A.9855-A). “I’ve been fighting...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Helps Pass Legislation to Protect Rockland County from Future Storm Damage

Assemblymembers Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) and Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) announced legislation creating the Rockland-Bergen Bi-state Watershed Commission passed the Assembly yesterday (A.2206). This bill, sponsored by Zebrowski would create a 12-member...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Honors Local Heroes after West Haverstraw Gas Rupture

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the Assembly adopted a resolution honoring Ian Mackey, Lee Stipek, Kenneth Patterson and Gerald Knapp, the heroic men who were first to respond to the scene of the life-threatening West Haverstraw gas line...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Helps Pass Legislation to Create the DREAM Fund

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that he helped pass legislation to provide college tuition assistance for immigrant families (A.8689-B). The bill would establish the New York DREAM Fund Commission. Its purpose would be to create and...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Announces More Than $100,000 in Grants for Local Libraries

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that the New City Free Library and the Valley Cottage Free Library will receive over $100,000 in public library construction grant funding. The grants will allow the libraries to make much-needed renovations,...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Encourages Residents to Participate in Great American Clean-Up

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that he will be hosting a team to clean up a section of Route 304 and Squadron Boulevard on April 14 as part of the Great American Clean-Up, a two-week-long event that works to clean up and improve...

New York State Repeals the State Sales Tax on Clothing, Footwear Under $110 Starting on April 1

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) announced that New York will repeal the 4 percent state sales tax on clothing, footwear and similar items sold for less than $110 each, beginning April 1. “Eliminating the 4% state sales tax is great news...

Legislature Passes On Time State Budget

“Today I helped pass, for the second year in a row, an on-time state budget that closes a $3.5 billion budget gap without any new taxes or gimmicks and helps pave the way for a more financially sound future for New York. This budget is good for New...

Ban of Synthetic Marijuana is Good News for Rockland County

“The New York Health Department issued an order today prohibiting the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana. This is an issue I have fought for in the Assembly for three years and today’s announcement is a victory for the people of Rockland...

2012-13 Budget Increases School Aid by $805 Million

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the Assembly has reached an agreement on an on-time 2012-13 state budget that includes increased funding for both school districts and higher education at a time when many local municipalities are struggling...

Agreement Reached on 2012-13 Budget

"Today an agreement was reached for an early 2012-2013 State Budget that will continue to move New York forward. The budget will close a $3.5 billion deficit without raising taxes or fees and continues our work towards improving the long-term financial...

EPIC Funding Restored in Final Budget

“Seniors should not have to choose between putting food on their table and filling their prescriptions. That is why I fought to restore $30.6 million to the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program in the 2012-2013 budget. This funding...

It’s Time to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski (D-New City) is urging community and statewide support for legislation he sponsored that would completely ban the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana (A.7324). “These drugs are extremely dangerous, do not...

Assembly Passes Redistricting Reform

“Today, the Assembly passed legislation reforming the state's redistricting process. While I would have preferred independently drawn district; these are the district lines we have. If this bill is signed into law all future district lines will be drawn...

Assemblyman Zebrowski: Supports Sunshine Legislation

Assemblyman Zebrowski (D-New City) announced the passage of the seventh annual Sunshine Week legislative package. The legislation calls for more openness in state government. The purpose is to alert citizens on the importance of public participation and...

Assemblyman Zebrowski: Assembly Budget Proposal Increases School Aid

"Today the Assembly passed its one house budget resolution, which closes a $3.5 budget gap while including an increase in school aid. The Assembly proposal includes an additional $178 million in Foundation aid to help our schools provide a quality education...

Assemblyman Zebrowski Sponsors Legislation Allowing Counties to End Unfulfilling Relationship with MTA

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City) announced he is sponsoring a bill that would give county legislatures in Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties the power to withdraw from the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (A.2978). A recent...