BYRNE CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF BILL IMPROVING CANCER COVERAGE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: June 14, 2017 in First Responders, Health, In the News

Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) called on the leadership in the state Assembly to take up a bill A.711A that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support to volunteer firefighters who develop certain types of cancers due to the hazardous exposures from […]

BYRNE, MURPHY PASS WATERSHED LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC STEAM FOR THE REVITALIZATION OF LOCAL LAKES

Posted: June 11, 2017 in Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopec) and Sen. Terrence Murphy announced today the passage of legislation designating Baldwin Lake, Ossi Lake and Lake Purdys as inland waterways for the purpose of waterfront revitalization. Aimed at protecting the natural beauty of these beautiful water bodies, these bills will increase access to funding easing the financial burden of maintaining […]

KEVIN BYRNE NAMED NEW YORK STATE YOUNG REPUBLICANS’ ASSEMBLY MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Posted: June 4, 2017 in 2018 Endorsements, In the News

Freshman legislator will be honored at organization’s State Convention in June The New York State Young Republicans announced Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I, Ref-Mahopac) as the organization’s 2017 Assembly Member of the Year on Thursday, April 20. In just his first year of legislative service, Byrne, a former chair of the Putnam County Young Republicans Club […]

HEALTH FAIR SPONSORED BY SENATOR MURPHY AND ASSEMBLYMAN BYRNE HELPS SENIORS GEAR UP FOR HEALTHY SUMMER

Posted: May 27, 2017 in Community, Health, In the News

Yorktown, NY – An overflow crowd of seniors joined Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for a free senior health fair at the Yorktown Community Cultural Center on May 25th. A wide range of agencies were on hand to highlight a broad range of services that included ride sharing, senior housing and long term […]

FIGHTING FOR OUR VETERANS: MURPHY & BYRNE TEAM UP TO PREVENT STATE CUTS AT PUTNAM COUNTY VETERANS’ AFFAIRS OFFICE

Posted: May 26, 2017 in In the News, Veterans

Carmel, NY – Fighting for our veterans, Senator Murphy and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne have combined their efforts and resources to contest the elimination of the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs position housed out of the Putnam County Office of Veteran’s Affairs. Most recently, the pair of legislators made a strong case for keeping […]

EMPIRE CLUB RECOGNIZES BYRNE AS RISING STAR IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

Posted: May 19, 2017 in 2018 Endorsements, In the News

West Harrison, NY – On Friday, May 19, 2017, Assemblyman Byrne was recognized by the New York State GOP’s Empire Club as a “Rising Star” of the Hudson Valley. Byrne was nominated by Westchester Republican County Chairman Doug Colety along with Westchester County Legislator David Tubiolo. Both officials are presently in their first term and continue […]

BYRNE PASSES ASSEMBLY BILL INCREASING ACCESS TO AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS

Posted: May 17, 2017 in Health, In the News

A statement from Assemblyman Kevin Byrne “I am thrilled to report a bill I co-sponsored amending the public health law to increase widespread access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) through physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) was brought before the Assembly yesterday and passed with overwhelming support.” “The lead sponsor of this bill is […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL RE-DESIGNATING ‘MAJOR CLAYTON CARPENTER MEMORIAL HIGHWAY’

Posted: May 11, 2017 in Community, In the News, Transportation, Veterans

On Tuesday, May 9th, the State Assembly successfully passed Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s first piece of legislation (A02998), amending the highway law to re-designate the ‘Army Captain Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway’ as the “Major Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway.’ This is also the first Republican bill to pass the Assembly this year. The legislation updates the highway […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES DEC GRANTS FOR PUTNAM LAND TRUSTS

Posted: May 9, 2017 in Environment, In the News

Funding provided through NYS DEC in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance Two Putnam County land trusts will be among 58 recipients of statewide funding as part of the department’s 14th annual grant program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced last month. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust, based in Garisson, NY, […]

BYRNE SPEAKS ON ASSEMBLY FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF NEW YORK’S VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE

Posted: May 4, 2017 in First Responders, In the News

Earlier this past month, I was honored to speak on the Assembly Floor in support of Assembly Resolution 388, declaring May 3rd Volunteer Firefighters’ Appreciation Day. According to a recent state-wide study, the volunteer fire service saves taxpayers nearly 4 BILLION DOLLARS annually.  If volunteers fire departments were to become a paid service, property taxes across […]

ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN BYRNE SPEAKS IN FAVOR OF DISTRACTED DRIVING LEGISLATION

Posted: April 24, 2017 in In the News, Public Safety, Transportation

On Monday, April 24, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne participated in a press conference in support of legislation aimed to reduce the increasing threat of injury due to automobile accidents caused by distracted drivers. The proposed bill, named ‘Evan’s Law’ in memory of Evan Lieberman, a young man who lost his life in a car accident with […]

ASSEMBLYMAN BYRNE’S THOUGHTS ON STATE BUDGET

Posted: April 9, 2017 in In the News, Taxes

The past thirteen days were a marathon in the state Assembly. As the state failed to pass an on-time budget, Assemblyman Byrne worked continuously at the state capitol until the governor and both house majorities finally agreed to a budget deal late Friday evening. The final two budget bills were approved in the Assembly early […]

Byrne Reads Across America with Carmel Nursery School Students

Posted: March 3, 2017 in Community, Education, In the News

Read Across America promotes reading to children across the nation. The goal is to encourage as many students to engage in reading as possible. Read Across America’s initiative kicked off on March 2 in memory of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “In a child’s earlier years, it’s essential to have a strong foundation built with basic literacy […]

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BYRNE CO-SPONSORS “KIRBY & QUIGLEY’S LAW”

Posted: February 27, 2017 in Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, In the News, Public Safety

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced that he joined as a co-sponsor of “Kirby & Quigley’s Law” (S.1680/A.3038). The proposed legislation was named after two Montgomery County dogs that were killed during a burglary on February 17, 2016. It would expand Buster’s Law and make it a felony offense to harm a companion animal during the […]

Murphy, Byrne, on N.Y. Sanctuary State Bill: Keep Dreaming

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Immigration, Public Safety

ALBANY, NY – Is New York set to become a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants? As the debate over illegal immigration rages at the national level, the New York State Assembly this week passed a package of bills by a slim two-vote majority which would prohibit state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal […]

RALLY TO DEFEND OUR FIRST RESPONDERS

Posted: February 1, 2017 in First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

New York Senator Terrence Murphy and New York Assemblyman Kevin Byrne announced Tuesday that they are co-sponsoring the “Community Heroes Protection Act”, a piece of legislation that designates attacks against first responders as a hate crime. The legislation is meant to protect firefighters, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and emergency medical services personnel from assaults that […]

Byrne Fulfills Promise: Votes to Strip Pensions from Corrupt Politicians

Posted: January 30, 2017 in Ethics & Corruption, In the News

Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref -Mahopac) voted in favor of legislation prompting a new state constitutional amendment that will strip pensions from state lawmakers and executive appointees convicted of felonies relating to their official position. It passed the Assembly with overwhelming support. The Assembly Minority Conference has been fighting for this measure for many years. […]

Entergy to Close Indian Point – What That Means For Us

Posted: January 24, 2017 in Business, Energy, Environment, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I-Mahopac) joins local leaders, State Sen. Terrence Murphy and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in questioning the implications of the closing of Indian Point Nuclear Facility. The shocking agreement that Gov. Cuomo and Entergy made to close Indian Point was struck without transparency or public input.  Byrne doesn’t fault Entergy for this […]

Byrne Takes Oath of Office to Represent the 94th Assembly District

Posted: January 3, 2017 in 2018 Endorsements, Community, In the News

Joined by his family, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne(R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) was sworn into office on January 3rd, 2017 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, officially becoming the Assembly representative for the 94th District. “I look forward to being in Albany and working with Leader Kolb to represent the people of the 94th Assembly District. This is going […]

BYRNE VICTORIOUS ON ELECTION DAY

Posted: November 9, 2016 in Elections

Putnam and Northern Westchester’s Newest Assemblyman _______________________________________________ Somers, NY/ November 9, 2016 – Tuesday night, at the Villa Barone in Mahopac, Assembly Candidate Kevin Byrne (94AD) gathered with family, friends and supporters to watch the election returns.  Victory was declared at approximately 10:15 pm after the majority of polling stations had reported in. After the […]

BYRNE SHOWS COMMAND OF ISSUES AT LEAGUE OF WOMAN VOTERS FORUM

Posted: October 10, 2016 in Elections

“Bring Back the Generation We’re Losing” Mahopac, NY/ October 10, 2016 — Upstairs at the Mahopac Public Library, the Putnam County League of Women Voters hosted its first Public Candidates Forum this year.  The room was filled with people throughout Putnam and Westchester Counties who wanted to learn more about the candidates. In the race […]

Respecting and protecting life

Posted: January 2, 2016 in In the News, Life

Life is a precious gift from God, who calls on us to protect life at every stage. Our unborn children are a silent majority that are unable to defend themselves, and we have a moral obligation, as a civil society, to care for them. Our state should not enact laws that further condone, facilitate, or […]

Assuring abundant, affordable energy and New York jobs

Posted: January 2, 2016 in Business, Energy

Following the governor’s decision to shut down Indian Point, agreed to by Entergy, the greater NYC-Metro region is looking at losing approximately 2,000 megawatts of carbon-free electricity and thousands of good paying jobs. Now more than ever, we need to safely look at all options available to enhance our state’s energy and security. It is […]

Respecting our borders and our laws

Posted: January 2, 2016 in Immigration

My heritage proudly includes immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and England. Diversity is an American strength when immigration is legal. But when it’s not, New Yorkers pay a heavy price–in social welfare benefits; jobs lost to “off the books” workers; and crime committed by those who cannot understand, or willfully disregard, our laws or our culture. […]

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