Rosenthal in 2011
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 67th district
February 28, 2006
|Preceded by||Scott Stringer|
November 2, 1968 |
New York City
|Residence||Upper West Side, Manhattan|
|Alma mater||University of Rochester|
Linda B. Rosenthal (born November 2, 1968) represents District 67 as a Democrat in the New York State Assembly, which includes parts of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen neighborhoods.
Rosenthal was elected to the New York State Assembly in a February 2006 special election between four candidates to replace Scott Stringer, who left the Assembly to become Manhattan Borough President. Rosenthal won the November 2008 general election with 84.7 percent of the vote, and ran uncontested in the November 2010 general election.
In the Assembly, Rosenthal sits on the Housing, Energy, Agriculture, Corporations, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committees. In 2006, the New York State Legislature passed Assemblymember Rosenthal's landmark legislation allowing court orders of protection to be extended to companion animals; it has also passed laws she proposed requiring applicants of public assistance to be provided with resources for victims of sexual assault, allowing for same-sex couples to adopt non-biological children; and prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
In May 2015, fellow Manhattan Democrat Richard N. Gottfried tried to curb a bill introduced by Rosenthal that would allow customers to bring their dogs to outdoor restaurants, because Gottfried was afraid larger breeds would be able to grab food from tabletops. Gottfried said: "Some dogs are tall enough that all they would have to do is turn their heads and they would be eating off people’s plates." A similar bill that passed in California has not resulted in any problems, and the practice is also legal in Israel and some European countries, and common in Europe and in Los Angeles. The bill passed the Senate in May 2015 by a 60-0 vote. In March 2016, follows the State Legislature’s passage of her bill, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued an advisory allowing dogs to accompany human diners at restaurants that have outdoor seating, joining service dogs which were already allowed in virtually all situations.
Linda B. Rosenthal (DEM – WOR) ... 5,694 Charles A. Simon (WSP) ... 2,254 Emily A. Csendes (REP) ... 875 Michael Lupinacci (IND – NLP) ... 603
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