Press Releases

Montesano: Hello Hochul, Goodbye Cuomo

 “As we welcome Gov. Hochul, I look forward to forging a positive relationship with her and working together to help New York flourish. For far too long, a tyrant was allowed almost complete control of our government.I hope that Gov. Hochul...

Montesano: Cuomo Comes to Senses and Resigns

 “While I am glad the governor has finally come to his senses and resigned, it doesn’t surprise me that in doing so, he continued to rip people apart and place the blame for his actions elsewhere. That being said, I hope we can continue...

Attorney General Investigation Concludes: Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Numerous Individuals

“The governor needs to resign immediately. He should have months ago, after the nursing home scandal, but clearly he cares about his pride more than what is right for our state. As the ranker of the Assembly Judiciary committee, we most likely we...

Montesano Calls for Investigation into JCOPE Leak

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) has been joined by his Minority Conference colleagues with the Assembly Judiciary Committee in sending a letter to New York Attorney General Letitia James to request an investigation be opened into the...

Montesano Secures $25,000 for Locust Valley Library

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is pleased to announce the Locust Valley Library received $25,000 in funding via bullet aid for 2021. The funds will be used to paint and carpet the main and upper floors of the library.“Libraries...

Session Ends with Many Missed Opportunities and Luxury Spending

“While the pandemic didn’t slow things down this year as much as it did last year, there were still a lot of missed opportunities this session. I’m pleased to have supported some great mental health bills as this is something we need...

Montesano Supports Removing Mask Mandate for Minors

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is joining his colleagues in the Assembly to support legislation to prohibit state agencies from requiring children under 18 to wear a mask if they are asymptomatic.“With positivity rates as low...

Montesano Pushes to Remove Disaster Emergency Declaration

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) joined his Assembly and Senate colleagues for a press conference Monday, June 7, calling for the termination of the disaster emergency status that is still declared in New York. Both the Assembly Minority...

Montesano Passes Legislation to Help Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers

“The passing of this legislation is a big thank you to the volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who have served well past 40 years. This will now allow those who have exceeded the 40 year maximum to continue to participate in the Length...

Montesano Speaks Out against New Mandate Requiring 2-Year-Olds to Wear Masks

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is calling for New York’s Department of Health (DOH) to return to the previous guidance that did not require children younger than kindergarten-age to wear a mask by signing onto a letter with...

Montesano Passes Legislation to Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Boats

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (A.05565) he co-sponsored to require functioning marine carbon monoxide detectors on boats which have enclosed accommodation compartments or those that have...

Montesano Passes Safe Staffing in New York

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is pleased to announce the Assembly has passed safe staffing laws for both hospitals (A.108) and nursing homes (A.7119) to ensure both types of facilities have adequate staffing for the safety of patients,...

Montesano Passes Legislation to Establish North & South Shore Water Authorities

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is thrilled to announce the passage of legislation he co-sponsored (A.7279) to provide the authorization and framework to establish a North and South Shore Water Authority to operate in service areas...

Montesano Pushes Back Against Extension of State’s Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) joined his colleagues for a virtual press conference on Wednesday, April 28 to push back against an upcoming bill (A.7175) which would extend the state’s eviction moratorium, set to expire on May...

Montesano Annoyed at Assembly Majority Dragging Their Feet

“Recently, the Assembly Majority announced it repealed some of the executive orders put in place last year by the governor, including the requirement that a person must purchase food with alcoholic beverages. Gov. Cuomo also announced that he will...

Chronic Pain Management Virtual Seminar

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Please join Assemblyman Michael Montesano, Syosset Public Library, & Northwell Health for aVirtual Health & Wellness Seminar onPain Management on Tuesday, May 18 at7 p.m. To be held on Zoom: bit.ly/MontesanoHealthWellnessPain. Click here for more inf...

Headaches & Migraines Virtual Seminar

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Please join Assemblyman Michael Montesano, Locust Valley Library, & Northwell Health for a Virtual Health & Wellness Seminar onHeadaches & Migraines on Thursday, May 6 7 p.m. To be held on Zoom bit.ly/MontesanoHealthandWellnessMay2021 Click here for more...

Virtual Seminar on Anxiety and Depression

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Please join Assemblyman Michael Montesano, Bayville Free Library, & Northwell Health for a Virtual Health & Wellness Seminar on Anxiety & Depression, scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m.The vent will be held virtually, via Zoom:bit.ly/HealthandWellnessSeminarApril2021....

Montesano Disappointed at the Lack of Mental Health Assistance in Budget

“I am disappointed that amid the current mental health crisis the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, the governor and Assembly Majority have pushed for and passed a bill which would decimate funding for mental health, eliminate treatment and care options...

Assembly Opens Confidential Impeachment Investigation Hotline

Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head) is announcing that the Assembly has opened a confidential hotline regarding the impeachment investigation of Gov. Cuomo so the public might be able to provide information about the actions or conduct...