“As New York’s COVID-19 metrics improve and more New Yorkers get vaccinated, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel of this devastating pandemic. However, it’s important that we review the executive orders put in place last year to ensure families and businesses aren’t being forced to follow outdated regulations and responsibly fine-tune our pandemic policies.
“Today, I helped pass three resolutions to repeal some of these orders, including the mandate requiring bar patrons to order food with alcoholic beverages. My Assembly colleagues and I also removed a loophole that excluded volunteers in governmental roles from financial disclosure and transparency requirements as well as suspended outdated compliance rules for vaccine providers. This resolution builds on the Assembly’s efforts to restore the balance of power in state government and ensures the Executive and Legislature are working together to move our state forward.“In addition to these resolutions, several recent announcements provide encouraging signs that our state’s recovery is moving ahead swiftly, as mask guidelines are being relaxed and curfews for restaurants and bars are slated to be lifted in the near future. I’ll continue fighting to ensure we’re doing everything we can to protect public health and help our economy rebound and recover.”