Press Releases

Scarsdale Woman’s Club To Receive $125,000 in CCAP Funding to Improve Accessibility at its Historic Site

SCARSDALE, NY - Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) is pleased to announce that the Scarsdale Woman’s Club will receive a capital funding grant of $125,000 from the Community Capital Assistance Program (CCAP). The project will enable the National...

Amy Paulin Cheers Legislature’s Quick Passage of Bill to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Those Unable to Pass a Background Check

Taking up the crisis of gun violence with the same energy as so many other long-awaited priorities, today the New York State Assembly and State Senate passed a comprehensive package of bills to reduce gun violence, promote gun safety, and keep firearms...

Statement of Assemblymember Amy R. Paulin on the Final Report of the Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup

I am grateful to have served as one of the two appointments made by Speaker Carl Heastie to the Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup. As Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, I possessed a fair...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Calls for a State Task Force to Improve the Safety of Stretch Limousines

SCARSDALE, NY - Spurred by the tragic accident that took the lives of 20 people in Schoharie, NY, Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) introduced six bills to improve the safe operation of stretch limousines and increase protections for drivers and...

Amy Paulin’s Bill to Prevent a Tax Hike on Non-Profits Passes the Legislature

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced that her bill (A.11051 / S. 8831) to prevent an unintended new state tax for unrelated business taxable income on not-for-profit companies, which was inadvertently created by recent changes...

Amy Paulin’s Bill to Require Gas Companies to Report the History and Severity of Leaks Passes the NYS Legislature

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced that her bill to require gas companies to report the location and severity of gas leaks to the state and public safety officials (A. 467-A / S. 4264-A) passed the New York State Senate during...

NYS Legislature Passes Bill to Require Hotels to Share Information to Help Human Trafficking Victims, Sponsored by Amy Paulin

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced that her bill to require hotels and other lodging facilities to provide information concerning services for human trafficking victims in public spaces within their establishments (A.10425-A...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking and Bring Perpetrators Of Sex Trafficking of a Child to Justice

Assemblymember Paulin and Senator Lanza Announce Agreement on Bill to Establish the Crime of Sex Trafficking of a Child

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) and Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) the sponsors of a bill (A.6823-C/ S.5988-B) that would combat the sex trafficking of children by bringing New York law closer to current federal law, announced...

Three Pelham Middle School Students are the Winners of Amy Paulin’s “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest

Pelham, NY – Assemblymember Amy R. Paulin is proud to announce three seventh graders at Pelham Middle School are the winners of her Third Annual “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest. Dorentina Lucgjonaj and Lawrence Ohmes each wrote winning essays on the...

Assemblymembers Paulin and Cusick Examine Utilities Companies’ Responses to March Nor’easters

White Plains, NY – Assemblymember Amy R. Paulin (D-Scarsdale) and Michael J. Cusick (D-Staten Island) convened a public hearing on Monday to examine the response of utilities companies to the winter snowstorms that slammed into the Hudson Valley in March...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Votes to Gives Control of Teacher Evaluations Back to Local School Districts

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced that she voted in favor of legislation to improve teacher evaluations by delinking them from standardized testing and returning control to local school districts (A.10475). “I fully support...

Amy Paulin Expresses Relief at the Closure of the Domestic Violence Firearm Loophole

New York, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) expressed her appreciation for today’s signing by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of a bill that closes a long-standing loophole connecting domestic violence and gun violence. This new law is substantively...

NYS Legislature Passes Amy Paulin’s Bills on Utilities Price Transparency and More Efficient Legal Remedies for Animal Shelters

Albany, NY – Today, the New York State Senate passed two bills sponsored by Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale). One bill would provide transparency for New Yorkers struggling to understand their electric bills, while the other would streamline a...

Final 2018-2019 State Budget Will Include Two Proposals by Amy Paulin to Offer Relief from Harmful Effects of New Federal Tax Law

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-88) today announced that the final negotiated State Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget that lawmakers voted on last night contains two policies that she originally proposed to provide options for relief for some families...

Assemblymember Amy Paulin Introduces Three Bills to Combat Sexual Harassment in Academia and Government

In response to the national and international spotlight on sexual harassment, sexual assault, and hostile work environments, Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-88) introduced three bills to close gaps in sexual harassment training at colleges and universities,...

NYS Assembly Passes Amy Paulin’s Bill to Strengthen Background Checks for Gun Purchases

As part of a comprehensive package of bills to reduce gun violence, promote gun safety, and keep firearms from falling into the wrong hands, the New York State Assembly passed A.2406, sponsored by Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-88). The bill increases the...

Amy Paulin to Host Third Annual “There Ought to Be a Law” Contest

Scarsdale, NY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin is sponsoring her third annual “There Ought to Be a Law” contest for students in grades six to eight throughout the 88th Assembly District. The contest asks students to identify a problem impacting New Yorkers...

The New York State Legislature Passes Assemblymember Amy Paulin’s Bill to Improve Last Year’s Restroom Access for Individuals with Gastrointestinal Diseases

Albany, NY – Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed S. 7327, the Senate version of A. 8989, sponsored by Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-88). With the bill successfully passed in both chambers, it goes to Governor Cuomo for his signature. “This bill...

NYS Assembly Passes Amy Paulin’s Bill to Codify Adoption Petition Practices

Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed A.2001, sponsored by Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-88). The bill codifies the longstanding practice of granting petitions to adopt even where the parentage of the petitioner is already legally recognized by...