Press Releases

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 with...

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 exploitation. “Elder...

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 legislative...

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 County,...

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 all...

Assemblymember Bronson Passes 2013-14 Budget That Creates Jobs, Helps Small Businesses and Families

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) helped pass the 2013-14 state budget that includes significant tax relief for families and small businesses (A.3007-D, A.3009-D). Keeping NY affordable for millions of hardworking families To...

Assemblymember Bronson Helps Pass 2013-14 State Budget That Invests in Schools and Increases Access to Higher Education

Working to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education, Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced he helped pass a 2013-14 state budget that increases school aid by $436 million over the executive’s budget...

Budget Statement

“Today, we passed the third consecutive on-time budget that puts the needs of families first,” said Assemblymember Harry Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta). “This fiscally responsible, balanced budget increases aid to schools and provides additional...

2013-14 Budget Increases School Aid by $936.6 Million over Last Year

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announced the 2013-14 state budget includes increased funding for Monroe County schools (A.3007-D). The final budget increases school aid by $19.2 million for schools in the 138th Assembly...