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Assemblyman Byrne, Assemblymember Kim co-Author Letter to President Biden

Assemblyman Byrne’s letter to CDC

Byrne Joins Barclay, Ra & Walczyk Renewing Calls to Roll Back Governor’s Disaster Powers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to join members of the Assembly Minority Conference in renewed calls to review Gov. Cuomo’s unchecked disaster powers which go beyond what was authorized by the Legislature during the COVID-19...

Byrne Calls on President to Help Release Data on COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes

Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) solicited aid from President Trump requesting he take action to help obtain long sought after data on COVID-19 deaths from nursing homes. Members of the Legislature have repeatedly asked the state Department...

State Department Of Transportation Announces Bridge And Ramps Open Before Winter On The Taconic State Parkway At Pudding Street In Putnam Valley

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez today announced the opening of the newly constructed Pudding Street bridge over the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley.  The opening of the bridge, along with the...

Byrne Hosts Holiday Drive

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) with donations from the 2019 Holiday Drive.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he will be hosting a holiday toy and food drive in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities and various local food pantries, which serve the region. This collaborated effort will...

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds Event

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was joined by (left to right) Liz Talbert, Alliance for Safe Kids; Yorktown Councilman Ed Lachterman; Byrne; Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater; a Yorktown Police Officer; Yorktown Legislator Colin Smith; and Yorktow
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his office’s annual Shed the Meds event in Northern Westchester where he teamed up with local partners like Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, the Alliance for Safe Kids,...

Byrne Honors Healthcare Workers with Physician Assistant Week Resolution

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he presented a legislative resolution to Northwell Health at Northern Westchester Hospital. The resolution named Oct. 6-12 Physician Assistant Week in New York. Additionally, recognition...

Byrne Announces State Aid for Local Libraries

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that three libraries within the 94th Assembly District have been allocated state aid for future construction purposes. The three libraries that will be receiving the grants are the...

Byrne Secures Alternative Method for Funding New Turf Fields

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report his legislation (A10012) to allow for the leasing of advertising space at a local town park in order to raise revenue to support local recreation has been signed into law by Gov. Cuomo....

Byrne Bill to Revitalize Journey’s End Signed by the Governor

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce his legislation to support the revitalization of waterways (A10073) has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. This bill designates Journey’s End...

Prospect Hill Road Bridge Named in Memory of Putnam County Workers

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce his bill to name the Prospect Hill Road Bridge to “The Putnam County Workers Memorial Bridge” (A07888) was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo. The bridge, recently rebuilt and opened...

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...