Press Releases

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces $6.48 Million In NYS Budget For Rape Crisis Centers

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that the final FY 2015-16 New York State budget includes $6.48 million in critically needed funding for support services to survivors of sexual assault as well for education...

Victory for Homeless Youth! Assembly, Governor Commit $4.5 Million in NYS Budget for Runaway and Homeless Youth

After tremendous advocacy, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal announced today that the final FY 2015-16 budget includes $4.5 million in critical funding for programs that support New York's population of homeless and runaway youth. "The Assembly allocation...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces $3 Million for Programs that Serve Runaway and Homeless Youth Populations in Assembly One-House Budget Proposal

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal today announced that the Assembly one-house budget proposal increases funding for these critical programs by $3 million, after advocating for increased funding for programs that provide support to runaway...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Celebrates Ringling Bros. Circus Decision to Phase Out Use of Elephants Acts in Three Years

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today celebrated the decision by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to phase out the use of elephant acts by 2018. “I am beyond pleased that Ringling Bros. took this momentous...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Celebrates Ringling Bros. Circus Decision to Phase out Use of Elephant Acts in Three Years

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today celebrated the decision by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to phase out the use of elephant acts by 2018. “I am beyond pleased that Ringling Bros. took this momentous...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Bill to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Passes Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s (D/WF-Manhattan) legislation, A.617, which would require labeling of certain food products that are genetically engineered (GE), was successfully reported out of the Assembly’s Committee on Consumer...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Bill to Reduce Light Pollution, Increase Use of Energy Efficient Lighting Becomes Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill to create new lighting standards for state-owned or maintained facilities to reduce light pollution and increase the use of energy efficient lighting became law...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill to Ban Tattooing and Piercing of Companion Animals Becomes Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her bill to prohibit tattooing and piercing of companion animals was signed into law by the Governor. The bill passed both houses of the Legislature unanimously earlier...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Law to Ban the Sale of Deadly Liquid Nicotine to Minors and Require Child-Resistant Packaging Becomes Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal announced that her bill (A.9299-D) to ban the sale of liquid nicotine to minors under the age of 18 and to require that all liquid nicotine sold in the state come in child-resistant packaging become law...

Rent-Regulated Tenants Can Now File for Bankruptcy without Fear of Losing their Homes

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a 5-2 decision, today decided that rent-regulated leases are “local public assistance benefits,”...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage Of Law Providing Retirement Credits To NYC Employees Called To Active Military Duty After 9/11

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her bill to provide retirement credits to those who served in active military duty on or after September 11, 2001 and prior to January 1, 2006 will go into effect...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Consumers Who Install Solar Panels is Signed into Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her legislation to provide homeowners and business owners with a property tax abatement when they install solar panels was signed into law today by the Governor. “As...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and State Senator Brad Hoylman File Amicus Curiae Brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in In re Santiago-Monteverde

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and State Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WFP-Manhattan) today filed an amicus curiae brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in the case In re Santiago-Monteverde, which will determine...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Bill to Ban ‘Tiger Selfies’ Becomes Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill to ban direct contact between members of the public and big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and cougars, today was signed by the Governor...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Bill to Reduce Light Pollution, Increase Use of Energy Efficient Lighting Passes Senate and Assembly

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill creating new lighting standards for state-owned or maintained facilities designed to reduce light pollution and increase efficiency, passed both the Senate...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill To Provide Tax Breaks To Consumers Who Install Solar Panels Passes

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation, bill A.9680/S.7464-A, which would provide homeowners with a property tax abatement if they install of solar panels, passed both the Senate and Assembly...

Assemblymember Rosenthal’s Bill to Ban Animal Tattooing and Piercing Unanimously Passes Assembly

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her bill, A. 739, to ban tattooing and piercing of companion animals unless performed by a licensed veterinarian for identification or medical purposes only, passed the...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Statement on ‘Albany Bear’

New York, NY – After reports in Albany of an almost 24-hour standoff between a black bear cub, which has been shot and also tranquilized, and officers of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) surfaced yesterday afternoon,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's Bill to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods Passes the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's (D/WF-Manhattan) legislation, A.3525-D, which would require labeling of certain food products that are genetically engineered (GE), was successfully reported out of the Assembly’s Committee on Consumer...

West Side to Open New District 3 Middle School & High School!

New York, NY – After years of work and advocacy, your voices have finally been heard! In September 2015 Beacon High School will move into its new home downtown, and 227 West 61st Street will be transformed into a brand new middle school and high school. Everyone...