Press Releases

Assemblymember Amy Paulin and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick Announce New Law Protecting Campers from Sexual Predators

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Rockland County, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (D-Rockland/Westchester) visited Deerkill Day Camp in Suffern to discuss a new law they authored to help protect campers across New York State. Members...

Liberty Coca-Cola Announces New Sustainable Packaging Inspired by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s “There Ought to be a Law” Contest Winner

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This week, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages announced their new paper packaging that will replace the plastic ring holders on can multipacks, commonly referred to as “six-pack rings.” Liberty Coca-Cola reports that the transition from plastic to the paperboard...

Statement of Assemblymember Amy Paulin on the Supreme Court’s Repeal of New York’s Concealed Carry Law

Instead of upholding New York’s laws which help combat gun violence, the U.S. Supreme Court has now overturned a 1913 New York statute which limits permits to carry firearms only to individuals who can demonstrate “proper cause” or the need to carry...

Statement of Assemblymember Amy Paulin on the Robb Elementary School Shooting

What happened yesterday at Robb Elementary School is beyond words. As a parent, I am overwhelmed with grief for the families of those who were killed. As a citizen, I am outraged that once again, gun violence has cut short the lives of children. My prayers...

Assemblymember Paulin, Senator Skoufis Rally with Advocates to Call for Passage of Long-Overdue Cyberflashing Legislation

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Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) and Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) gathered with representatives from Bumble, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Women’s Political Caucus, and other advocates at the Capitol to...

Statement of Assemblymember Amy Paulin on the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Draft Ruling

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Through a leaked Supreme Court draft ruling, we have learned that the court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guarantees federal protections of abortion rights for women. New York State passed The Reproductive Health Act in 2019, which guaranteed...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin’s Bill Updating NYS Election Law Passes in the Legislature and is Signed into Law

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Albany, NY – The New York State legislature has passed, and Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law (Chapter 178), Assemblymember Amy Paulin’s legislation which permits a candidate on a primary or general election ballot who is charged or convicted...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin, State Senator Julia Salazar and Advocates Rally to Bring Attention to New York’s High Rate of C-Sections

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin and State Senator Julia Salazar rallied at the Capitol today to advocate for their bills which address the extremely high rate of c-sections in New York State. With New York State’s c-section delivery rate at...

Statement of Assemblymember Amy Paulin on the Atlanta Spa Shootings Anniversary and Recent Asian-American Hate Crime in Yonkers

Today is the one-year anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings, and our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is still under attack. Just this week a 67-year-old Filipino woman was severely beaten – punched and stomped on more than 100 times...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Statement Regarding the Filing of Legal Action by Governor Hochul and Attorney General James to Block New Jersey from Terminating Waterfront Commission

“The Waterfront Commission plays a critical role in protecting the Port of New York and New Jersey from the influence of organized crime and ensuring that hiring is done on a fair and non-discriminatory basis. The dissolution of the Commission would...

Assembly Members, School Officials, Advocates Rally for Fully Funding Universal Full-Day Pre-K Statewide

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Albany, NY – Over 30 Assembly Members from across the State, joined by school officials and advocates, rallied in Albany to support full funding for universal full-day pre-K in the State budget. NYS’ SUFDPK Funding Program Since 2014, NYC has received...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Passes Bill in the Assembly Requiring Airports to Provide Information to Help Human Trafficking Victims

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced that her bill (A.9169/S.8262) has passed in the New York State Assembly which requires all airports of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which are JFK International, Newark...

Governor Hochul Signs into Law Assemblymember Amy Paulin’s & Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick’s Early Intervention Services Legislation Supporting Critical Services for Babies and Toddlers & Saving Taxpayers Millions

Albany, NY – Governor Hochul signed into law today legislation A.5339/S.5560A of Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, which will provide critical improvements to Early Intervention children’s services and save New York taxpayers...

Paulin / Harckham Bill Requiring Extreme Risk Protection Orders for Gun Safety is Signed into Law by Governor Hochul, and Paulin Seeks Passage of Additional Restrictive Gun Legislation with Senators Kavanagh and Cooney

Scarsdale, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin held a press conference today to discuss several stringent gun control bills she has authored, A837 (S. Waiting number), A449 (S. Waiting number) and A5455/S5026, which she will seek to pass in the upcoming...

Governor Hochul Signs Assemblymember Amy Paulin’s Bill Ensuring Fair Redistricting into Law

Scarsdale, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announces that Governor Kathy Hochul has signed her bill into law amending Sections 10 and 34 of the municipal home rule law which provides that the redrawing of county legislative district lines...

Governor Hochul Signs Paulin/Harckham Bill Requiring Extreme Risk Protection Orders for Gun Safety

Albany, NY – New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law critical, life-saving legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Amy Paulin and Senator Pete Harckham that requires mental health facilities to provide information about New York’s...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin's Bills to End Spam Robocalls Are Signed into Law

Albany, NY—Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announces that two of her bills to stop the daily nuisance of spam robocalls have been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. “This legislation is a significant step in ending the current and escalating...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin’s Bill Authorizing Optometrists to Prescribe Oral Eye Medication, Expanding Healthcare Access, is Signed into Law

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announces that her legislation (A.1921/S.1519) which authorizes optometrists to prescribe oral eye medication, expanding eye care access to millions of New Yorkers, has been signed into law. “Patients...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Fights the Texas Abortion Ban with Legislation

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announces the filing of her legislation (A.8286) which fights the Texas state abortion ban by rendering judgements made pursuant to Texas’ anti-abortion law ineffective in New York State. Paulin’s...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Receives Perfect Score from New York League of Conservation Voters

Scarsdale, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin has received a perfect score from the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) on their annual legislative report card. She has received the top score from the NYLCV every year since they first started...