Press Releases

Byrne Encourages Participation in Summer Reading Challenge

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopec) is pleased to announce his participation in the 2017 New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. The program is designed to keep students in an academic frame of mind throughout the summer months and...

Music to Our Ears: Senator Murphy, Assemblyman Byrne Present $1,000 Grant to Local Fraternal Order Of Police

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Carmel — The bagpipes have been a staple of music for as long as there have been parades, memorial services and traditional ceremonies. Renowned composers such as Joseph Hayden and Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote symphonies incorporating the bagpipes. The...

2017 Putnam Valley Senior Helath Fair

Byrne Passes Bill Improving Cancer Coverage for Volunteer Firefighters

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Yesterday, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced the state Assembly’s passage of a bill A.711B that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support to volunteer...

Byrne Calls for Passage of Bill Improving Cancer Coverage for Volunteer Firefighters

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Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) called on the leadership in the state Assembly to take up a bill A.711A that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support...

Byrne Bill Passes Assembly Increasing Access to Automated External Defibrillators

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“I am thrilled to report a bill I co-sponsored amending the public health law to increase widespread access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) through physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) was brought before the Assembly...

Byrne Announces Passage of Bill Re-Designating ‘Major Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway’

On Tuesday, May 9th, the State Assembly successfully passed Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s first piece of legislation (A02998), amending the highway law to re-designate the ‘Army Captain Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway’ as the “Major Clayton Carpenter...

Byrne Announces DEC Grants For Putnam Land Trusts

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Two Putnam County land trusts will be among 58 recipients of statewide funding as part of the department’s 14th annual grant program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced last month. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust,...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Speaks In Favor Of Distracted Driving Legislation

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On Monday, April 24, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) participated in a press conference in support of legislation aimed to reduce the increasing threat of injury due to automobile accidents caused by distracted drivers. The proposed bill,...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Tours Green Chimneys Facility

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Representatives of Green Chimneys welcomed Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) for a tour of its facilities on Monday, April 10. Not only is the school, which is currently celebrating its 70th Anniversary, one of Putnam County’s largest employers,...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Weighs In On State Budget

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The past thirteen days were a marathon in the state Assembly. As the state failed to pass an on-time budget, Assemblyman Byrne worked continuously at the state capitol until the governor and both house majorities finally agreed to a budget deal late Friday...

Byrne Joins Hundreds of Chips Supporters at Rally for Funding

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) yesterday joined members of the Legislature, highway superintendents and road workers to rally at the Capitol for increased Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funding in this year’s...

Byrne Votes to Get STAR Back to the Basics

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) voted in favor of a measure that will reverse the STAR program back to the original form. “We’ve been getting calls about homeowners not receiving their STAR rebate checks in a reasonable...

Byrne Reads Across America with Carmel Nursery School Students

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Read Across America promotes reading to children across the nation. The goal is to encourage as many students to engage in reading as possible. Read Across America’s initiative kicked off on March 2 in memory of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. ...

Byrne Petitions to Pass “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” 1 Year after Tragedy

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Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced that he joined as a sponsor of “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” (S.1680/A.3038). The proposed legislation was named after two Montgomery County dogs that were killed during a burglary on February...

Byrne Votes No On Special Considerations for Illegals

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) has voted against a legislative package that would grant illegal immigrants taxpayer funded college tuition assistance, encourage New York City's ID program that grants government issued IDs to improperly vetted...

Protecting Those Who Protect Us

Albany, NY- There has been an alarming increase in mortality rates of law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers and emergency medical services personnel within the past decade. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, there was a 68% increase...

Byrne Votes to Strip Taxpayer-Funded Pensions from Corrupt Public Officials

Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref -Mahopac) voted in favor of legislation prompting a new state constitutional amendment that will strip pensions from state lawmakers and executive appointees convicted of felonies relating to their official position....

Byrne Says No To All Unfunded Mandates in Executive Budget

On Tuesday, January 17, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was constitutionally required to submit his executive budget to the Legislature for review. Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) joined his colleagues in speaking out against the budget proposal. The governor...

Entergy to Close Indian Point – What That Means For Us

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I-Mahopac) joins local leaders, State Sen. Terrence Murphy and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in questioning the implications of the closing of Indian Point Nuclear Facility. The shocking agreement that Gov. Cuomo...