Press Releases

Byrne Bill to Protect New Open Space and Assist New Youth Recreation Center Signed by the Governor

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac)
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce his legislation to alienate previous parkland and add additional new parkland elsewhere in the town of Southeast (A.103883) has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. This legislation...

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds Event

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) was joined by Chief John DelGado, Brewster Police Department; Mary Bryde, trustee of the Village of Brewster; a Brewster police officer;  Carol Christansen, co-founder of Drug Crisis in Our Backyard; and Paul Jo
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his office’s annual Shed the Meds event where he teamed up with local partners like Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, the Prevention Council of Putnam, Brewster...

Byrne Prepares for Upcoming Independent Forum on Nursing Homes, Residential Healthcare Facilities & COVID-19

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, (R,C,Ref-Mahopac), Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt have announced the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences will be hosting an independent virtual forum on nursing...

Regional Lawmakers Urge Cuomo Administration to Exempt Workers from Pennsylvania, Other Neighboring States

Elmira, N.Y. — A group of Southern Tier and Western New York lawmakers are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide an exemption for workers who live in Pennsylvania but work in New York from potentially being included in the governor’s COVID-19...

Assembly Minority Blasts Health Commissioner’s Testimony at Joint Legislative Hearing on NY’s COVID Response in Nursing Homes

The Assembly Minority criticized the testimony provided by state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker during today’s joint legislative hearing on residential health care facilities and COVID-19. Commissioner Zucker, whose March 25 order required...

Assembly Minority Conference on Hearings Surrounding Spread of Covid-19 At Nursing Homes

In April and May, members of the Assembly Minority Conference called on the chairmen of the Committees on Aging, Health and Oversight, Analysis and Investigations to convene hearings to review and investigate New York’s policies, decisions and protocols...

Byrne Passes Assembly Bill to Add Open Space & Invite New Business to Southeast

Byrne Passes Assembly Bill to Add Open Space & Invite New Business to Southeast
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref - Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10, 2020, his legislation (A10388) passed the Assembly to better enable the Town of Southeast to welcome a new state-of-the-art youth baseball facility and increase access...

Byrne Bill Passes Designating Journeys End Lake as Inland Waterway in Yorktown

Byrne Bill Passes Designating Journeys End Lake as Inland Waterway in Yorktown
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref - Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10th, 2020, his legislation (A10073) passed the Assembly to add Journeys End Lake in Yorktown as a designated inland waterway in the state of New York. By designating Journeys...

Byrne Bill Designates Carmel Lakes as Inland Waterways

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10th, 2020, his legislation (A10061) passed the Assembly to add three more lakes in Town of Carmel (Lake Casse, Gilead Lake, and Kirk Lake), as designated inland waterways in...

Byrne Passes Bill Naming New Southeast Bridge After Putnam County Workers

Pictured: Prospect Hill Road Bridge
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that on June 9th, 2020, his legislation (A07888) passed the Assembly to rename the Prospect Hill Road Bridge the “Putnam County Workers Memorial Bridge.” The bridge, located...

Byrne Bill Passes Assembly to Aid Yorktown Parks & Recreation

The Granite Knolls Sports Complex in Town of Yorktown, one of two sites that is permitted by the town to lease space under Assembly bill A.10012
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10, 2020, his legislation (A.10012) to enable the Town of Yorktown to raise revenue for local recreation without raising taxes passed the Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan...

Assemblymen Ashby, Byrne Call For Funding Restoration for Critical Veterans' Services

Assemblymen Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton) and Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) co-hosted a “Voices for Veterans” event, alongside their colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference, today at the Mental Health Association in Putnam County,...

Byrne and Harckham Distribute Hand Sanitizer to Brewster Chamber of Commerce

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and Sen. Peter Harckham collectively delivered 44 gallons of hand sanitizer to the Brewster Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, June 24.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was joined by Sen. Peter Harckham in collectively delivering 44 gallons of hand sanitizer to the Brewster Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, June 25. The Putnam County Business Council and the Brewster...

Byrne Distributes Hand Sanitizer to Carmel Town Hall

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac), with Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt, donating hand sanitizer to the town hall on Wednesday, June 17.
This week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was able to donate 20 one-gallon jugs and 100 smaller hand-held dispensers to the town of Carmel for employee and resident use in town hall. Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt received the donation...

Byrne Provides Hand Sanitizer to First Responders of Yorktown

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was joined by Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater and Yorktown Councilman Ed Lachterman in providing hand sanitizer to first responders in Yorktown on Friday, June 19, 2020.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) delivered hand sanitizer at the Yorktown Police Department, alongside Yorktown Town Supervisor Matt Slater and Yorktown Councilman Ed Lachterman on Friday, June 19, 2020. A total of 24 one-gallon bottles...

Byrne Distributes Hand Sanitizer to Local Organizations

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) district office employee, Tom Brundage, with Library Director Stephanie Harrison at the Patterson Library with a donation of hand sanitizer from Byrne’s office on Thursday, June 11.
For the past week, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) has been distributing NYS Clean hand sanitizer to various organizations and businesses in the 94th Assembly District. This week, Byrne and his office focused on organizations within the towns...

Byrne Passes Resolution to Proclaim Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day in New York State

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) pictured speaking on the resolution in the Assembly chamber remotely from home on June 11, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the resolution he introduced to proclaim October 15, 2020 as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day in the state of New York has passed the Assembly unanimously. Sadly, over 26,000...

Byrne Family Drop Off Donations at Putnam Humane Society

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac), his wife, Briana Byrne, and their newborn son, Braeden, dropping off a donation at the Putnam Humane Society on Tuesday, June 2.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac), his wife, Briana Byrne, and their newborn son, Braeden, dropped off a donation to the Putnam Humane Society on Tuesday, June 2.The family donated several unused collars and unopened treats and food on behalf...

Governor's Power Amid Pandemic Still Unchecked as Legislative Reform is Shot Down by One-Party Rule

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is displeased to announce legislative reforms introduced by the Assembly Minority Conference by Assemblyman Andrew Goodell (R,C,I- Chautaugua) and co-sponsored by Byrne, which would have installed greater legislative...

Byrne Joins Assembly Colleagues to Ensure Death Benefits Get to Families of Municipal Frontline Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that after much advocacy from front line public workers and his colleagues in the Assembly, early Friday morning he voted in favor and helped pass legislation (A.10528) to guarantee that families...