Press Releases

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill to Educate Childcare Providers, Pregnant Patients on Cytomegalovirus Dangers Signed into Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation requiring the state to develop and distribute informational materials on the dangers and prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) to childcare providers,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Signing of Legislation to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Easily Leave Shared Phone, Cable and Utility Contracts

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her bill allowing survivors of domestic violence to easily opt out of phone, cable and utility contracts shared with their abuser and have their name modified or...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Reacts to the End of Roe v. Wade

This Supreme Court is hell-bent on destroying the very foundations of our democratic ideals that we hold dear. The Court gave the gift of guns to millions of Americans yesterday, and today it sentenced women to forced pregnancy. Individuals and religious...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on New York State Gun Laws

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Social Services, today released the following statement regarding the US Supreme Court decision in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's Hails FDA's Ruling Banning the Sale of JUUL Vape Products

Finally! I am immensely gratified that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has dealt Juul a death blow by ordering it to stop selling its vaping products on the US market. Since I introduced in 2009 the state's first bill regulating...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Legislation Protecting Reproductive Healthcare Providers Becomes Law

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced that her two bills that will protect New York State's reproductive healthcare providers have been signed into law by Governor Hochul. The bills, which were signed as part of...

New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Bill to Ban Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Pet Stores Statewide

Albany, NY – As the 2022-23 Legislative session wound to a close nearly 24 hours after it was scheduled to conclude, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s legislation (A4283/S1130) to ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores statewide was...

New York to Become Second State in the Nation to Require Microstamping of Firearms

Albany, NY – In the wake of the most recent mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill A.7926-A requiring that all firearms sold in the State be capable of microstamping...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Bill Empowering People with Food Allergies to Eat Safely in Restaurants Passes Both Houses, Heads to Governor

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her bill to raise awareness among restaurant workers about food allergies and to prevent dangerous allergic reactions and anaphylaxis passed the Assembly. “For people...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces Passage of Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) announced today that her bill to prohibit the sale of cosmetics products if their ingredients have been tested on animals subject to several exceptions) has passed the New York State Assembly,...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Celebrates Passes of Adult Survivors Act by a Vote of 148-3

Albany, New York – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF- New York) today celebrated the New York State Assembly's passage of the Adult Survivor's Act (ASA). Like the Child Victims Act (CVA), the ASA will provide adults who were sexually assaulted...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal’s Statement on New York State Assembly’s Announcement that it will Pass the Adult Survivors Act Before the End of the 2022 Session

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), Chair of the Committee on Social Services, today released the following statement regarding the announcement that her bill A.648, the Adult Survivors Act (ASA) has enough votes to pass...

Assemblymember Linda B Rosenthal Announces Safer Consumption Services Act Bill Moves for First Time

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that her legislation, bill A.224, the Safer Consumption Services Act (SCSA), was reported out of the Health Committee and now heads to the Codes Committee. SCS are...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Introduces Legislation to Protect New York Abortion Providers Against Out-of-State Medical Malpractice and Insurance Claims

Albany, NY – In the aftermath of the leak of the U.S. Supreme Court's draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing that women have a constitutionally protected right to abortion, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal announced...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal to Co-Chair Hearing into Problems & Delays with Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

New York, NY – On Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 10 am, New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Social Services, will co-chair an in-person hearing in New York City to examine the problems and delays plaguing the Emergency...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Announces New Legislation to Implement Immediate Statewide Ban on Municipal Use and Purchase of Products Containing Glyphosate

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) today announced that she will be introducing legislation to implement an immediate ban on the use of glyphosate on state owned, operated and leased properties and to prohibit New York...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Statement on Governor Cuomo

New York, NY – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Social Services, today called on Governor Cuomo to resign and urged the Assembly to impeach if he does not. "In light of the findings in Attorney General Tish...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal's Testimony Before the New York City Housing Authority on the Draft Public Housing Agency Plan for Fiscal Year 2022

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of Committee on Social Services, to Hold Hearing on Problems Plaguing Emergency Rental Assistance Program

NEW YORK – Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Social Services, today announced that her committee will hold a hearing, with the Committees on Housing and Ways and Means, into the Emergency Rental Assistance...

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Statement on Massive Overdose Death Increase

“Staggering. A 21.8% increase in overdose deaths between 2019 and 2020 in New York State is simply appalling. More than 5,000 people lost their lives to substance use disorder, and their families are left wondering what they could have done differently....