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Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO): NY’s Red Flag Law

Why Would Someone Need an ERPO? You can ask the court for help to take away guns from someone you think may hurt themselves or others. The police, district attorney, or school can also ask the court for this help. This is called an Extreme Risk Protection...

Assemblymember Simon, Mayor Adams, Sen. Brooks & Coalition of 200+ Gathered for 7th Dyslexia Awareness Day

Albany, NY – On May 12th, 2022, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D-Brooklyn), Senator John Brooks (D-Long Island) and their colleagues hosted the 7th Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day. Teens, parents, advocates, educators and legislators from across New York...

Statement from Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on the Mass Subway Shooting in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, NY - New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D, WFP - AD 52) released the following statement regarding yesterday’s mass shooting on the subway in Sunset Park: “Yesterday morning, subway commuters in Sunset Park experienced many people’s...

Assemblymember Simon Passes Bill to Ensure Community Input Before a Hospital Closes

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (D - AD 52, Brooklyn) announced that her Local Input for Community Hospitals (LICH) Act (S3131/A02251) passed the Assembly with bipartisan support. This major piece of legislation ensures that communities receive...

Senator Kavanagh & Assemblymember Simon’s BQE Overweight Truck Bill Signed into Law

Albany, NY — Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon announced today that their BQE Overweight Truck bill (S2740B/A2316) was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The new law authorizes a pilot program along I-278 in Brooklyn allowing...

Electeds and Community Call on MTA to Address Unsafe Conditions at York Street Station

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Councilmember Stephen Levin were joined by representatives of the offices of Congressmember Nydia Velázquez and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams along with community leaders...

Velázquez & Simon Join Community Groups to Voice Concerns over Gowanus Rezoning Environmental Impacts, September 8, 2021

Brooklyn, NY – Earlier today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon held a press conference to voice their concerns with the City’s Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)....

Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon Announce Signing of the “No Wage Theft Loophole Act” August 21, 2021

CONTACTNoah Walker, 501-529-6178, noah@senatorgounardes.nycSusannah Pasquantonio, 718-246-4889, pasquantonios@nyassembly.gov Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon announced yesterday that Governor Andrew Cuomo...

Simon OpEd: New York State and City Must Come Together to Fix the Board of Elections Mess

Assemblymember Simon and Senator Kavanagh Announce Passage of BQE Truck Weight Bill

Albany, NY – Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon announced today that their BQE Truck Weight bill (S2740B/A2316) has passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate and will now head to the Governor’s desk for signature. The...
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