Press Releases

New York Must Follow Michigan's Lead by Banning Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, author of multiple laws on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and long-time sponsor of legislation (A.47) IN New York to ban...

Statement of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal on Child Victims Act One-Year Look Back Window Opening Tomorrow, August 14, 2019

New York, NY – “Tomorrow, August 14, 2019, the Child Victims Act opens a one-year lookback window, and with it, the doors to justice. Finally, abusers like Jeffrey Epstein who have been able to hide behind New York's weak laws will be...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of Groundbreaking Legislation Encouraging Mothers to Run for Office

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill (A.1108-B/S.2680-A) to allow candidates for office to use campaign funds for childcare expenses for any lawful purpose related to an election campaign,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Her First-in-the-Nation Cat Declawing Ban Enacted

New York, NY – New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal announced that her first-in-the-nation cat declawing ban had been signed into law. The bill, which makes all imposes a $1,000 fine on all medically unnecessary declaw procedures, was...

New York Raises Statewide Smoking and Vaping Age to 21

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill (A588A/S2833) to raise the statewide smoking and vaping purchasing age to 21 years old has become law. The law will take effect in 120 days."Big...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of Legislation to Enable More Women to Run for Office

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced passage of groundbreaking legislation (A.1108-B/S.2680-A) to allow candidates for office to use campaign funds for childcare expenses, which will help encourage parents,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of Landmark Equal Pay Legislation

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation guaranteeing all civil servants in New York State, equal pay for similar or substantially similar work, has passed both the Assembly and the State...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of First-in-the-Nation Menstrual Product Ingredient Labeling Bill in both Assembly and Senate

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced passage of her first-in-the-nation legislation to require ingredient labeling on the packaging of all menstrual products, including tampons, pads and sanitary napkins,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Menstrual Disorder Education Bill Passes Both Assembly and Senate; Bill Heads to Governor

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation to raise awareness about endometriosis and other common menstrual disorders passed the New York State Assembly and Senate, and now heads to the...

New York Takes Sides in Bathroom Wars Passes Bill to Designate as Gender-Neutral Restrooms in State-Owned, Operated Facilities

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today, during Pride Month announced passage of her bill to designate as gender-neutral all single-use restrooms in all state-owned and operated facilities. The bill now heads to the...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Heralds Deal on Historic Rent Package, Which Includes Her Bills to Repeal Vacancy Decontrol, Reform Rent Control

Albany, NY- Longtime tenant advocate and rent-stabilized tenant, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today heralded the announcement of a historic two-house agreement on a package of affordable housing bills that will provide tenants statewide...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, State Senator Mike Gianaris Announce Passage Of First-In-The-Nation Legislation To Ban Cat Declawing

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris today announced that both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation (S.5532B/A.1303A) to ban cat declawing in New York. Once it is signed,...

Comptroller Stringer, State Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Rosenthal Introduce Legislation to Raise Awareness of Rent Freeze Program for Seniors and People With Disabilities

New York, NY – Today, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, State Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal announced the introduction of new legislation (S.6210/A.7730) to raise awareness of the Senior Citizen Rent Increase...

Assemblymember Rosenthal, State Senator Ramos & Advocates from SWEAT Coalition Urge Passage of Wage Theft Bill this Session

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal was joined by members of the SWEAT Coalition and State Senator Jessica Ramos at a press conference in Albany to call for passage of the SWEAT (Securing Wages Earned Against Theft) Bill, which would...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, State Senator Brian Benjamin, Tenants and Advocates Rally to #SaveRentControl

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New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and State Senator Brian Benjamin were joined by affordable housing advocates from Housing Conservation Coordinators, Goddard Riverside, Tenants and Neighbors, Met Council on Housing...

Joint Statement of Assemblymember Rosenthal, State Senator Jackson and Advocates in Response to NYC Department of City Planning Release of Weakened Mechanical Voids Text Amendment

New York, NY – “Today, the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) released a stunningly weakened text amendment proposal purporting to close the mechanical voids loophole, when in fact it only codifies it, cementing opportunity for...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's Bill to Raise NYS Smoking and Vaping Age to 21 Passes Final Legislative Hurdle, Heads to Governor's Desk

Albany, NY- Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF- Manhattan) today announced that her legislation (A558-A/S2833) to raise the statewide smoking and vaping age to 21 passed the Senate, and now heads to the Governor. Rosenthal's legislation passed...

Statement of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal on NYS Attorney General Tish James' Expansive Opioid Distributor Lawsuit

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) released the following statement: "The opioid overdose crisis has ravaged every community it has touched, and I am grateful for Attorney General Tish James' bold move today to bring...

Joint Statement of Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and State Senator Robert Jackson in Response to the New York City Planning Commission Meeting on Mechanical Voids Loophole

Albany, NY – “The mechanical void loophole is one of the newer contrivances developers are now exploiting to construct extra units of luxury housing. These units sit vacant, but drive up the cost of housing and living for all New Yorkers....

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, State Senator Michael Gianaris Announce New Bill to Ban Animal Sales in NY Pet Stores

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF- Manhattan) and State Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) today announced the introduction of legislation to prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across New York...