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Assemblymember Aravella Simotas Announces Passage of Her Bill to Create Comprehensive Employment Reforms to Fight The Scourge of Harassment in the Workplace

A major bill sponsored by Assemblymember Aravella Simotas (D-36) passed both the NYS Assembly and Senate extending the rights of employees against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. These new protections take a comprehensive approach...

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas Passes Criminal Justice Reform to Expand Record Relief

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas announced that the Assembly passed her legislation (A8160) to expand record relief for people convicted of crimes in their youth. Individuals who were denied youthful offender status are currently unable to seek relief...

Simotas Bill to Extend the Statute of Limitations for Rape Survivors and Time Frames for Certain Civil Claims Passes NYS Assembly and Senate

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas’ bill A.8412 eliminates the statute of limitations for first degree incest entirely, increases the statute of limitations for second degree rape, criminal sexual act and incest to 20 years or 10 years from the time...

Assemblymember Simotas Invites Art Shamsky to Albany to Present Him with a Resolution Commemorating the Miracle Mets

Assemblymember Simotas invited former Major League Baseball player, Art Shamsky to the capitol to present him with a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 World Champion. “I am proud to congratulate the 1969 New York Mets. Their...

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas Introduces Legislation to Combat Sexual Abuse by Medical Professionals

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas is introducing a series of measures to address sexual misconduct in health care settings. The legislation was inspired by the testimony of advocate Marissa Hoechstetter at Friday’s joint legislative hearing on sexual...

Assemblymember Simotas Advocates for the Inclusion of In-Vitro Fertilization in Individual and Small Group Market Health Insurance Plans

In a letter to the Department of Financial Services’ Superintendent Linda Lacewell and Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assemblymember Simotas requested that New York select a new Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plan that includes in-vitro fertilization...

Assemblymember Simotas Calls on MTA to Make Voice Announcements in Multiple Languages

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, in a letter to the President of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, requested automated voice announcements be made in multiple languages, which would disseminate information across all our New York City Transit systems...

Simotas & Maloney Celebrate Women’s History Month

Astoria, NY – On Friday, March 22, New York State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney hosted their annual luncheon to celebrate Women’s History Month and to honor four exceptional local women and a middle...

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas Seeking State Budget Support for Program That Helps Senior Citizens Remain in Their Homes

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas is advocating that $100,000 be included in this year’s State budget to help support the Home Sharing and the Respite Care Programs of the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens.In a letter to Assembly Speaker Carl...

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas to Introduce Legislation to Improve the “Raise the Age” Criminal Record Sealing Law

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas announced that she is introducing legislation to correct a shortcoming in the record sealing law enacted last year as part of New York’s Raise the Age reforms. While the law currently allows individuals to apply to...

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