Press Releases

First Group of University Peace Officers Graduates

Bronson Helps Secure State Funding to Make Much-Needed Infrastructure Upgrades

“The bridges along I-490 at Monroe Avenue and Culver Road are in desperate need of repair and I am happy to announce that I helped secure over $3.1 million in state funding to make these improvements, as well as infrastructure upgrades to I-590,”...

Assemblymember Bronson Announces New Registration Requirement for Basic STAR

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that registration for Basic STAR exemptions will take place from August 19 through December 31, 2013. New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register...

Assemblymember Bronson Welcomes You to participate in National Night Out

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) is encouraging all local residents to take part in our local National Night Out events. National Night Out is an annual summer event designed to strengthen community spirit and raise awareness...

Legislation to Reduce Risks for Surgery Patients Becomes Law

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that legislation he sponsored which would require the certification and continuing education of central service technicians has been signed by the governor (Chapter 177 of 2013). “This...

Legislation to Crack Down On Repeat Child Abusers Becomes Law

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation that will stiffen penalties on repeat child abusers (Ch. 172 of 2013). The need for this law came to the forefront here in New York...

Applications Now Being Accepted for State Economic Development Funding

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that Consolidated Funding Applications (CFA) for the third round of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) funding can now be submitted. The CFA helps to streamline the...

Assemblymember Harry Bronson: Historic Decision in Supreme Court Ruling

“Like many in my LGBT community and our straight allies, it is difficult to put into words the emotional tide engulfing me at this historical moment. For years, many of us have fought to have our love, our commitments and our relationships treated...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes on Historic Legislation to Ensure Equal Rights for Women

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly passed the Women’s Equality Act that he sponsored to ensure equal pay, increase protections for victims of domestic violence and end discrimination (A.8070). Assemblymember...

Assemblymember Bronson Fights to Restore Vital Funding to Protect New Yorkers with Disabilities

In an effort to provide the developmentally disabled with the support they need, Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he helped pass legislation that would restore up to $90 million to the Office for People With Developmental...

Assemblymember Bronson: Agreement reached to restore critical funding for OPWDD

“The cuts to OPWDD affected so many families across the state that action had to be taken to alleviate the unnecessary added burden placed on people with developmental disabilities and their families. This agreement to restore funding to OPWDD ensures...

Assemblymember Bronson: Assembly Passes Legislation to Crack Down on Criminals Who Target Seniors

In an effort to protect New York’s seniors from being taken advantage of, Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly has passed a legislative package aimed at protecting them against abuse, fraud and financial...

Legislation Authored by Assemblymember Bronson to Reduce Unnecessary Risks for Surgery Patients Passes Assembly

To help hospitals keep up with the evolving innovations in medical technology, Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced a bill he authored requiring the certification and continuing education of central service technicians...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass Legislative Package to Assist New Yorkers with Disabilities

Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly passed a package of bills to help improve the quality of life of New Yorkers with disabilities and mark this year’s Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day. “This...

Assemblymember Bronson Supports Plan to Create Tax-Free Zones to Boost Local Economy

“Tax-free NY continues our commitment to foster a more business friendly environment in New York. This program will spur economic development, invest in emerging technologies and create good-paying jobs for our hardworking men and women in Monroe...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass Measure to Give Farm Workers the Rights They Deserve

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the Assembly passed the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act that he sponsored to extend basic protections for approximately 100,000 farm workers in New York (A.1792-A). This legislation...

Assemblymember Bronson Takes Action to Eliminate Gender Identity Discrimination

Taking a step forward in ensuring equality for all New Yorkers, Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced Assembly passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) (A.4226). GENDA, which Assemblymember Bronson...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Reform Voting Process in New York

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he sponsored legislation to institute early voting in all general, primary and special elections in New York (A.689-A). This legislation would make the electoral process more...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass Legislation to Help Domestic Violence Victims

In an effort to help victims rebuild their lives after domestic violence incidents, Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced that he sponsored legislation that would provide more assistance to, and increase protections for,...

Assemblymember Bronson Votes to Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work

In an effort to ensure equal pay for equal work, Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced he helped pass a legislative package that would end wage discrimination in New York State. “Pay equity is about fairness for...