Press Releases

New York Moves One Step Closer to Raising Statewide Smoking & Vaping Age to 21

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill (A588A/S2833) to raise the statewide smoking and vaping age to 21 years old passed the Assembly today by a vote of 105-23. The bill is expected to pass...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's Statement on City Issuing Broad Subpoena to Airbnb, Homeaway for Illegal Listing Data the Companies Refuse to Provide Voluntarily

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today released the following statement after the City of New York announced that it had issued a broad subpoena demanding information about tens of thousands of illegal...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Introduction of Legislation to Close Super Tower Mechanical Voids Loophole

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced the introduction of state legislation (A.5026) to close the mechanical void loophole, which is increasingly exploited by building developers. Void space is not currently...

Coalition of City and State Legislators Unveil Sweeping Reforms to Tackle Exorbitant and Unregulated Renters' Security Deposits

New York, NY — Today, a broad coalition of City and State elected officials introduced legislative reforms to tackle a major affordability threat facing New Yorkers: exorbitant and unregulated security deposits. These legislative packages...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Calls for Audit of Stellar Management MCI and IAI Filings after Confirmed MCI Fraud by Developer

New York, NY – A Housing Court judge found that Stellar Management overcharged tenants based on fraudulently filed applications for individual apartment improvement (IAI) and  major capital improvement (MCI) rent increases. In addition,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of Gun Buyback Legislation in Assembly and Senate

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF- Manhattan) today announced that her legislation to establish and fund municipal gun buyback programs was today passed in the New York State Assembly and Senate. The legislation was sponsored...

New York State Assembly Takes Historic Vote to Pass Child Victims Act into Law

Albany, New York – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), prime sponsor of the Child Victims Act (CVA) (A.2683/S.2440) today announced that it passed the New York State Assembly today by a vote of 130-3, and will become law once it...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces her Legislative Package to Curb Youth Vaping Included in 2019 Executive Budget Proposal

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF- Manhattan) today announced that her legislation to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes (A.47), raise the statewide smoking and vaping age to 21 years old (A.588) and require e-cigarette retailers...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Assembly Sponsor of the Child Victims Act (CVA), Statement on the Governor's Inclusion of CVA in the 2019-20 Executive Budget Proposal

New York, NY – “For 13 long years, survivors of childhood sexual assault and advocates have traveled to Albany to demand passage of the Child Victims Act (CVA). For many, the long road spent fighting to pass the CVA is dwarfed only by the...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Slams “White Sulphur Springs 12th Annual Coyote Hunt” As Cruel, Demands End To Bounties For Animal Killing Statewide

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-New York), author of many animal protection laws in New York State, today released the following statement condemning the White Sulphur Springs 12th Annual Coyote Hunt, which...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Charts Aggressive Path Forward Once Again as Reappointed Chair of the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) was selected to once again chair the Assembly Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the 2019-20 Legislative Session.“Overdose rates continue to rise in every part of New...

In Wake of National Tampon Recall Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal calls on Kotex to Disclose Ingredients

New York, NY – In light of the national recall on some Kotex brand tampons, I demand that the Kimberly-Clark Corporation publicly disclose product ingredients so that menstruators who have been or might be impacted by the defective products...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Statement on Attorney General Barbara Underwood Clergy Abuse Hotline

New York, NY – As the New York State Assembly sponsor of the Child Victims Act, I applaud Attorney General Barbara Underwood for today setting up a clergy abuse hotline in New York State, and for taking critical intermediary steps to address sexual...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Heralds Passage of Her Legislation Banning the Deceptive Practice of Patient Brokering

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill to protect those struggling with addiction by prohibiting deceptive practices used to market substance use disorder services, was signed into law. “Patient...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s ‘No Pet Left Behind' Bill Becomes Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her “No Pet Left Behind" bill today was signed into law. It will ensure that no pet gets left behind or locked inside when its owner gets evicted. “The law may...

Assemblymember Rosenthal, State Senator Hoylman, Survivors and Advocates Renew Calls to Pass Child Victims Act in Light of Shocking Revelations in PA Grand Jury Report

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) and State Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan), sponsors of New York State’s Child Victims Act (A.5885-A/S.6575), along with survivors and advocates of childhood sexual assault, issued...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill Would Ban Possession of 3D Printed Guns in New York State

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), sponsor of Assembly bill A.1213 , which would ban the possession of 3D printed firearms in New York State, slammed the Trump Administration for quietly settling a lawsuit that paved...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Sponsor of State-Level Airbnb Data Disclosure Bill, Expresses Strong Support for Passage of City Council Disclosure Legislation

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF- Manhattan), author of the 2016 New York State law prohibiting online illegal hotel advertisements and sponsor of state-level legislation to require internet-based short-term rental booking services...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Statement on New York City Board of Standard and Appeals Decision Allowing 200 Amsterdam Avenue Supertall Development to Proceed

New York, NY – Today, the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) decided to allow the development at 200 Amsterdam Avenue to move forward. Though this fight is far from over, if ultimately allowed, the building will rise 55 stories to become...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Calls on New York State Senate to Return to Albany to Pass Speed Camera Legislation

New York, NY – “There are many things open for debate in Albany, but children’s safety should not be one of them. Speed cameras in school zones save lives; it’s just that simple. It is appalling that the New York State Senate Majority left Albany...