Session Ends with Many Missed Opportunities and Luxury Spending

A statement from Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I,LBT-Glen Head)

“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 better support for in New York. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make any changes to the horrific bail reform legislation, and we saw many anti-law enforcement bills, which is disheartening. Additionally, there was a lot of luxury spending by the governor when really we need to be focusing on rebuilding New York after this devastating pandemic. Despite our best efforts, multiple bills, resolutions, amendments and press conferences, sadly we were unable to remove the governor’s emergency powers and end the state of emergency in New York due to lack of support from our counterparts in the Assembly Majority. Session may be ending, but I will continue to push to get good, beneficial legislation on the table for next year.”