Press Releases

Byrne Concerned Green Light Law Threatens National Security

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a press conference regarding the dangers the Green Light Law poses to New York on Monday, Feb. 24.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a press conference this week regarding the Green Light Law (A.3675B) and Gov. Cuomo’s threats to deny law enforcement access to the DMV database. In attendance were members of the State...

Byrne Brightens Local Seniors Day with Valentines From Students

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) delivered Valentine’s Day cards made by students to local seniors on Friday, February 14.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) partnered with students from the Somers Central School District for a Valentine’s Day surprise for some local seniors. The students are a part of the T.E.A.M. Tuskers Mentoring Program, in which approximately...

Local Knitter Keeps Community Warm This Winter

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) with (left to right) Judy Callahan, director of Putnam CAP; Marcy Wenzel, of Brewster; Donna Simone, director of Yorktown Love in Action; and Marisa O’Leary, assistant director of Putnam CAP.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was pleased to connect Marcy Wenzel, a local knitter from Brewster, with two organizations, Putnam CAP and Yorktown Love in Action, to donate the 66 hats Wenzel made in a variety of sizes and colors...

Byrne Stands with Law Enforcement Against Bail Reform

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Sheriff Robert L. Langly, Jr. of Philipstown and other law enforcement officials, alongside Assembly colleagues and state senators, for a rally at the state Capitol on Tuesday, February 4 to push for the re
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a rally at the state Capitol today alongside over 250 law enforcement officials, victims’ advocates, state senators and Assembly colleagues to support the repeal of bail reform (A.8855). “This...

Governor Shuts Out Legislative Leaders from Medicaid Redesign Team

“It is a slap in the face to both Minority and Majority members of the Senate and Assembly to not have their respective leaders included in the Medicaid Redesign Team II (MRT 2), which is currently made up entirely by appointments from...

Byrne: A Victory For Equality And Justice

Editor’s Note: Attached are two letters sent to Gov. Cuomo from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that Gov. Cuomo has recently agreed to expand eligibility for the Securing Communities...

Nearly $3 Million in Funding for Road Repairs in the 94th District

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report Gov. Cuomo has announced a statewide commitment to invest $151 million into 95 paving projects and the renewal of approximately 1,000 lane miles, which include nearly $3 million for roadways...

Bill to Protect Yorktown Lakes Signed into Law

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that as of December 6, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation (A.3098B/S.03444A), introduced by Byrne and Sen. Peter Harckmham, to designate Junior Lake and Sparkle Lake as inland...

Byrne Stands with Victims of Bail Reform and Demands Change

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski), Assembly colleagues, law enforcement officials and the families affected by the newly-implemented bail reform law on Wednesday, January 15 at...

Byrne Moves Up in Ranks with the NYS Assembly

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) is pleased to announce Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) will be taking on two new positions as ranking Minority member of the Health Committee and the new chairman of the Assembly Minority...

Cuomo Alludes to Forced Medicaid Costs on Taxpayers & Ignores Bail Reform Crisis

“Gov. Cuomo alluded to forcing county governments to pay a larger share of Medicaid costs at this year’s State of the State. Let me be crystal clear, forcing more Medicaid costs on local property taxpayers is not a viable solution to our state’s...

Byrne Announces Winter Heating Assistance Program Enrollment Now Open

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) announces New York residents may now enroll in the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), a $338 million, federally-funded program which helps low-to-moderate income households reduce the burdens of heating costs...

Assembly Minority Task Force Meets With Education and Workforce Development Experts to Discuss Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Professionals

Members of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Learning For Work in the Town of Ballston listening to stakeholders on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) in her Assembly District, with the Assembly Minority Task Force On Learning For Work co-chairs Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) and Mike Norris...

Byrne Holds Food & Toy Drives throughout 94th District

Assemblyman Byrne at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown with Katharine Frase, Co-pastors Tami Seidel and Chip Low during Byrne’s 2017 food drive
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce he will be holding toy and food drives throughout the district to support those who are going through financial hardships this holiday season. Byrne will be partnering with the Brewster...

Trailblazing with Byrne in Putnam & Westchester

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) took to the Putnam Trailway on Saturday, October 26 to connect with constituents on a multitude of thoughts, concerns and ideas to improve the community.
In addition to his “Coffee with Kevin” series to connect with constituents, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his “Trailblazing with Byrne” forums. While the “Coffee with Kevin”...

Byrne Delivers Assembly Resolution to Constituent

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne delivering a resolution he carried during the 2019 legislative session to Putnam County resident Marianne DeMasi Chaluisan raising awareness for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
On Friday, October 25th, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) met with constituent and Putnam County resident, Marianne DeMasi Chaluisan to deliver a resolution he passed in the Assembly raising awareness for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS),...

Assemblymen Kevin Byrne and Colin Schmitt to Host Water Quality Task Force Forum

Assemblymen Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac), Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor), Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) and Mike LiPetri (R-Massapequa), alongside other members of the Assembly Minority Conference, will host an informational forum to discuss the...

New Carmel Distillery Bill Signed into Law

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and Sen. Pete Harckham (40th SD) are pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo has officially signed their bill that helps allow a business to continue with its plans to build a multi-million dollar distillery in...

Byrne Supports Children’s Literacy

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) awarded summer reading challenge certificates to school students at the Brewster Library on Monday, September 30.
Summer Reading Challenge as he distributed over thirty certificates to children from both Westchester and Putnam counties on Monday, September 30 at the Brewster Library. The program encourages children to read for at least 15 minutes every day for forty...

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds in Carmel

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of the Shed the Meds event he hosted in Carmel on September 21th at the Carmel Town Hall. Seven bags worth of unwanted medication were collected and will be safely disposed of...