Press Releases

Supporting the Child Victims Act and Serving Justice

“Everyone deserves the opportunity to seek justice against their abuser. Yesterday I voted ‘yes’ to pass the Child Victims Act to help those who suffered horrific child abuse get the justice they deserve. I’ve supported this legislation...

New York’s Infrastructure: A Report on Fortifying Our Roads, Bridges and Water Systems

Editor’s Note: https://youtu.be/cyAtKhppxks Click Here for an .mp4 file of Assemblyman Byrne’s interview for immediate use Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a press conference earlier this morning alongside New York State Assembly...

Media Meet & Greet with Assemblyman Byrne

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) will be hosting a Meet & Greet Luncheon to officially introduce Lauren Klose, his new press coordinator, to all media contacts. Additionally, Byrne will be available to answer questions the media has regarding...

Assembly Majority Shuts Down Rules Reform

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) presented the committee bill removal prohibition (E.31) resolution on Wednesday, January 23.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and other members of the Assembly Minority Conference recently presented a set of amendments to bring ethics reform and transparency to New York’s government. Unfortunately, the Assembly Majority blocked...

Legal New Yorkers Get Mountains of Student Loan Debt, Illegal Immigrants Get ‘Free’ College

“The DREAM Act presents two major issues, using taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants and college affordability for our state’s legal residents. While I continue to believe every human life has value and deserves the opportunity...

Assemblyman Byrne Debates against Abortion Expansion

“I opposed the ‘Reproductive Health Act’ and debated against the legislation both on the Assembly floor and in committee. I found the most offensive part of this legislation to be the seemingly generic exemption to permit late-term abortions,...

Assemblyman Byrne Helps Provide Assistance to Employees Affected by Federal Shutdown

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce bill (A.881) has passed the Assembly. Originally introduced by Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City), Byrne co-sponsored the bill which would allow local governments to grant temporary...

Byrne: Where is the Governor Getting All This Money?

Editor’s Note: Visit (https://youtu.be/JvR99j7fAEM) for an .mp4 file of Assemblyman Byrne’s interview for immediate use “I was encouraged to hear Governor Cuomo share our mutual priorities to make the property tax cap permanent, provide...

Byrne Welcomes New Press Coordinator to Team

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is excited to welcome his new press coordinator, Lauren Klose, into his Assembly team. Lauren is a Long Island native who relocated to upstate New York to work for the Assembly Minority Conference in 2017. She...

Byrne Eager to Work across the Aisle for 2019 Legislative Session

“The 2019 Legislative Session has begun and there is a challenging road ahead due to the large amount of work we still have to do.  As more and more people flee New York, we see the negative effects of out-migration and population...

Byrne Takes Oath of Office to Begin Second Term

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) was sworn into office on December 31, 2018 by Putnam County Judge James Reitz, kicking off his second term representing the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. The swearing in took place at the Putnam...

New York Farm Bureau Names Byrne to 2018 ‘Circle Of Friends’

Albany, NY – New York Farm Bureau has released its annual “Circle of Friends,” naming Assemblyman Kevin Byrne among the distinguished list of New York State Legislators for the second year in a row. The award is an indication...

Byrne, Murphy Announce Holiday Food Drive

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (pictured above) and Sen. Terrence Murphy collected five full boxes of non-perishable food items during their Holiday Food Drive last year. This year's drive runs from November 19th through December 20th.
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref.-Mahopac) and Sen. Terrence Murphy are kicking off the holiday season this year with a food drive to benefit the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown and Brewster Community Food Pantries. Last year’s...

Byrne Announces Program to Help Residents Stay Warm This Winter

Homeowners are all too familiar with the considerable cost associated with keeping their home heated during the winter months. Now faced with the arrival of this year’s first storm, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) is working to ensure...

Byrne Applauds Deportation of Nazi War Criminal

“Last June, I joined Assemblyman Dov Hikind and 83 of my other Assembly colleagues from both sides of the aisle in calling for the immediate deportation of Nazi war criminal Jakiw Palij. Today, I am proud to report that after years of dedicated efforts,...

Byrne Delivers $13,000 in Aid to Putnam Valley Library

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced today that he has successfully secured a $13,000 state grant for the Putnam Valley Library through New York State’s Bullet Aid program. The appropriation represents a major victory for proponents...

Byrne Announces State Grants For Local Libraries

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced today that two local libraries will be allocated over $100,000 in state aid for library construction funds. The grants, which will provide support for the Reed and John C. Hart Memorial Libraries,...

Byrne Announces $100,000 Peaceable Hill Water District Grant

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced today his procurement of a $100,000 grant through the State and Municipal Facilities Program to support funding of the Peaceable Hill Water District. The project, which is scheduled to be completed...

Byrne, Buchwald Urge MTA to Implement Positive Train Control

Please find attached a joint letter co-authored by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) and Assemblyman David Buchwald urging MTA leadership to implement positive train control in as timely a manner as possible. The MTA had previously stated in...

Assemblyman Byrne Makes Rounds At Blythedale

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) paid a visit to Blythedale this week for a tour of the 110-bed facility, and to meet with hospital administration, clinical leaders, patients and their families. During his tour with hospital...