Press Releases

Paulin-Skoufis Bill Passes Legislature to Expand COVID-19 Rental Assistance to Small Landlords

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) and Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) announced the passage of their commonsense legislation that will expand access to rental assistance funds for small landlords. Specifically, property...

New York Assemblymembers and School Superintendents Call for Fully Funding Full-Day Universal Pre-K

White Plains, NY – Members of the New York State Assembly representing communities in Westchester and Rockland Counties gathered today at one of the state-funded pre-K programs in Westchester to highlight its success and the need for increased...

Assemblymember Paulin's Affordable Broadband Legislation Passes in the New York State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced the passage of legislation included in the state budget which ensures that that affordable broadband service is available to all low-income New Yorkers by requiring broadband...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin's Legislation to Provide SALT Cap Tax Relief for Partnerships Passes in the New York State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced the passage of legislation included in the state budget which provides SALT cap tax relief for partnerships. “This is a much-needed boost for the New York economy...

Assemblymember Paulin is Introducing Legislation to Penalize the Dissemination of Nonconsensual Deepfake Images

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin is introducing legislation to protect residents from the harm of “deepfake” images disseminated in online communities by making their nonconsensual use both a criminal and civil offense. “Deepfakes”...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Announces the Passage of Legislation Repealing the Walking While Trans Ban

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy R. Paulin announces the passage of legislation (A.3355/ S.1351) which repeals the section of New York State Penal Law establishing the crime of loitering for the purposes of prostitution, commonly known as the...

Legislature Passes Assemblywoman Paulin's Bill to Enforce Electric Vehicle Charging Parking Spots

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announces the passage of her legislation that will make it a violation to park in a spot designated for charging an electric vehicle if the vehicle is not electric. This legislation, sponsored in...

Assemblywoman Paulin's Legislation to Improve Restroom Access for Individuals with Gastrointestinal Diseases Passes Both Houses

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announces the passage of two bills, A.8821 and A.8146, which will make it easier for individuals with Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal diseases to access restrooms when needed. The...

Assemblywoman Paulin Introduces Bill to Require NY Hospitals to Publish Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Statistics to Identify Racial Disparities

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) introduces bill A.10822 to require New York hospitals and birth centers to publish statistics related to maternal mortality and morbidity and to identify racial disparities in negative delivery...

Sister of Layleen Cubilette-Polanco Calls on Legislature to “Honor Her Legacy” and Pass Assemblymember Paulin’s Bill to Repeal the “Walking While Trans” Ban

Albany, NY – The sister of Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, Melania Brown, has joined with Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) to call for the passage of A.654 / S.2253 which would repeal the crime of loitering for the purposes of prostitution, commonly...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Announces Passage of Legislation to Authorize Licensed Pharmacists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

Scarsdale, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced passage of her legislation (A.10508A) to authorize licensed pharmacists to administer an approved vaccine for COVID-19.In the last several weeks, we have lost more than 23,000 New...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin's Legislation Allowing Corporations, Non-Profits, and Religious Institutions to Hold Electronic Meetings for the Duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic Passed by the Legislature

Scarsdale, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announces passage of her legislation (A.10498A) to allow business corporations, not-for-profit corporations, and religious corporations to hold electronic meetings for the duration of the COVID-19...

New York State Legislature Passes Assemblymember Amy Paulin's Legislation to Allow Online Cemetery Transactions

Scarsdale, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announces the passage of legislation (A.7652A) that would allow cemetery corporations to utilize the internet to provide sales of cemetery lots and services.Over the last several weeks, COVID-19...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin's Legislation to Allow Gestational Surrogacy Passes in the New York State Budget

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced passage of her legislation to allow gestational surrogacy in New York, “a bright spot for New York families in these difficult times,” Paulin said. This legislation, which was...

Amy Paulin Applauds Provision in State Budget to Ensure Domestic Violence Abusers Cannot Buy or Keep Guns

Scarsdale, NY – The New York State budget bill passed today includes a provision advanced by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin to update court procedures for determining whether certain serious misdemeanors are crimes of domestic violence. In 2011, Paulin...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Statement on Passage of a Law against Parking Non-Electric Vehicles in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

“I am appreciative that my colleagues joined me in passing this common-sense legislation. Not only is taking up scarce electric car charging stations by parking in them rude, it can be a major operational and even safety problem for electric car...

Nuisance Calls Goes into Effect

This week, the Nuisance Call Act (Ch. 572 of 2019) sponsored by Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) went into effect. The legislation closes a loophole in New York’s Do Not Call law that had allowed New Yorkers on the list to still receive calls...

New York Assembly Members Urge the MTA to Add Critical Project for the Metro-North Railroad in the 2020-2024 Capital Plan

Tarrytown, NY – The members of the New York State Assembly representing the communities that rely the most upon the Metro-North Railroad sent a public letter to MTA Chair Pat Foye and held a press conference near the Tarrytown Metro-North station...

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s Limousine Safety Bills Signed into Law

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced on Monday that three bills which she introduced were signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Two of the bills are related to safety improvements in the operation of for-hire stretch...

Assemblymember Paulin and Senator Rivera Urge Passage of Their Bill to Curb Internet Sales of E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products

Bronx, NY and Scarsdale, NY – In response to an outbreak of lung injuries among otherwise healthy people who use electronic cigarettes or vaping products that has prompted investigations and public health warnings by the Food and Drug Administration...