Press Releases

Assemblymember Bronson: Supreme Court Rules on the Right Side of History on Abortion Access

“Earlier today, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, ruling that the regulation placed an undue burden on women seeking abortions.[1] Putting in...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass Critical Law Enforcement Reform

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he co-sponsored and helped pass law enforcement reform legislation aimed at increasing transparency and accountability within the system and protecting the rights of all New Yorkers.“Every...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass $100 Million Rent Relief Bill

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced he helped pass the Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020 (A.10522), which will allocate up to $100 million in federal CARES Act funding to help New York renters facing COVID-19-related hardships. “The...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Pass Public Health Measures in the Wake of COVID-19

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) voted to pass several measures designed to help ensure the safety of New York families and protect public health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“At this time of crisis, public officials must eliminate...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson Passes Legislation to Combat Pandemic’s Economic Impact

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced he helped pass several bills designed to mitigate the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bills provide protections and financial assistance to homeowners, renters, utility customers,...

Stay informed about the Coronavirus

Staying informed is crucial during challenging times. The resources below can aid New Yorkers as we all work to keep our selves and our communities healthy, safe, and strong during this difficult time. I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all workers...

Assemblymember Bronson: State Budget Includes Funding, Independent Monitor for RCSD

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that $35 million in additional gap funding for the Rochester City School District has been approved in the final state budget to help the district address its multimillion-dollar current operating deficit....

Assemblymember Bronson Accepting Nominations for 2020 Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that he is currently seeking nominations for his Women of Distinction Awards, which honor outstanding women in the 138th District. The winners of the awards will be honored at a ceremony in April. ...

Assemblymember Bronson Takes Precautionary Measures, Cancels Budget Town Halls

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester) announced that, in light of recent coronavirus developments and out of an abundance of caution, he will be canceling two previously scheduled budget town hall meetings. The meetings would have taken place on...

Assemblymember Bronson: Climate Protection Law Essential to Protect Our Planet’s Future

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson announced his sponsorship, vote for, and the passage of, the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, implement the state’s renewable...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation Protecting LGBTQ New Yorkers

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the passage of three important bills to protect members of the LGBTQ community, including a bill to end the so-called “Gay Panic and Trans Panic Defense,” a bill providing for...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes Legislation to Expand Access to Mental Health Services in Upstate New York

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Bronson announced the passage of a legislative package he authored to make mental health services more accessible for families of Upstate New York. The legislation expands the number of mental health practitioners that...

Assembly Passes Bronson Legislation to Curb Wasteful Spending of Taxpayer Dollars

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson today announced the passage of legislation he authored to reduce wasteful spending by state agencies on contracts with consulting firms (A5459).“New York’s taxpayers work hard for their money and...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Pass Strongest Tenant Protections in State History

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today voted to pass legislation he sponsored, which will provide historic tenant protections for New Yorkers no matter where they live in the state. (A6458). The legislation does not include a “sunset...

Assembly Budget Invests in Education

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson announced the 2019-20 enacted state budget will include $27.8 billion in funding for public schools, an increase of $1 billion over the previous school year.“It is crucial for the future of our state...

Assemblymember Bronson: Enacted State Budget Includes Critical Funding for Aging New Yorkers

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry Bronson, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging, today announced that the 2019-20 enacted state budget includes critical funding for programs designed to helping aging New Yorkers receive the services they need...

Assemblymember Bronson: Enacted Budget Includes Millions in Funding for LGBTQ Programs

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the enacted 2019-20 New York State budget includes million in state funding for programs to help the LGBTQ community, including funding for housing programs, ending the HIV/AIDs epidemic,...

Assemblymember Bronson Announces State Budget Investments in Higher Education

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced the enacted 2019-20 state budget includes substantial funding for both public and private colleges that employ thousands and drive the Rochester regional economy.“Financial barriers...

Assemblymember Bronson Announces Criminal Justice Reform Measures Included in 2019-20 Enacted State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson today announced that the 2019-20 enacted state budget included several measures to reform New York’s criminal justice system.“For too long, the scales of justice in our state have been titled...

Assemblymembers Bronson, Romeo Secure $150,000 for Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Albany, NY – Assemblymembers Harry Bronson and Jamie Romeo today announced they successfully fought for $150,000 in state funding for the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester (BCCR) in the 2019-20 enacted state budget. This funding will allow BCCR...