Press Releases

State Officials Honor Fallen New York State Trooper with Bridge Renaming

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North Lindenhurst, NY – On December 5th, 2022, New York State Assembly Members Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Jodi Giglio and New York State Senator John Brooks joined members of the New York State Police and the Troopers Memorial Fund for a bridge renaming...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Stands Against the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

“Today is a dark day in American history. Years of struggle and progress have been thrown out the window in a single decision made by a right-wing Supreme Court that does not represent the views and values of our nation. A ruling that advanced the rights...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: LGBTQ Stories Should Be Celebrated and Enjoyed – Not Hidden from Our Youth

“I’m outraged and utterly disgusted by the actions taken this week by the Smithtown Library Board of Trustees to remove all pride displays and LGBTQ books on display from children’s sections at all four of the library district’s buildings. In...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Reproductive Rights Will Stay Safe in New York State

“Reproductive care is essential care, and every woman deserves the right to have control over her own body. However, the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade proves that this fundamental and hard-earned right is under attack....

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Announces Passage of Gun Safety Legislative Package

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she passed a gun safety legislative package to prevent firearms from getting into the hands of individuals who are a danger to themselves or others. This package follows two consecutive mass...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Sponsors Bill Allowing Design-Build Contracts for Wyandanch Project

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that legislation she sponsored allowing the hamlet of Wyandanch to use design-build contracts to build a health and wellness center has passed the Assembly (A.9756-A).“As the expansion of Wyandanch...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Bill Classifying Boating While Intoxicated With a Child a Felony

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that legislation she sponsored to enhance boating safety has passed the Assembly (A.911-A). This legislation would make it a felony for an individual to operate a vessel while intoxicated or under...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Honoring Late State Trooper Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that a bill she sponsored to rename the Southern State Parkway Wellwood Avenue overpass on County Route 3 the State Trooper Martin J. Kerins Memorial Bridge has passed Assembly (A.9081). “It’s...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre Passes Bill Protecting State Aid for Ongoing Library Construction Projects

Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that legislation she sponsored to give libraries additional time to complete construction projects without losing any state aid has passed both houses of the Legislature (A.9487-A). “Public...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Bill Providing Relief for Homeowners Affected by Superstorm Sandy

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that legislation she sponsored to extend the tax exemption application deadline for property owners affected by Superstorm Sandy has passed both houses of the Legislature (A. 9424). “Superstorm...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: 2022-23 State Budget Puts Long Island Families First

“After dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for more than two years, Long Island families are now struggling with inflation and soaring prices for essential goods. That’s why my top priority this year was helping working families keep more of their...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Proposal Makes Vital Investments in Community Resources

“After a long two years of fighting the pandemic, all of us are seeking a renewed sense of normalcy. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make crucial investments in community programs and resources that uplift our families as we move forward...

Statement in Support of Family and Children Reinvestment Act

“As chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and an active member of the Committee on Children & Families, I unequivocally support bill A.8623. It is a much-needed cash infusion for families who have suffered from a lack of access to affordable childcare...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre Introduces Legislation to Establish a Tax Credit for Direct Support Professionals and Direct Care Workers to Stabilize Services for New Yorkers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Albany, NY – Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) today announced legislation (S7643/A9200A) to establish a personal income tax credit for direct support professionals (DSPs) and direct care workers employed by provider agencies...

Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre Call for Restoration of Cuts to Library Capital Funding in State Budget

ALBANY – Today, January 20, 2022, New York State Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced their plans to fight to restore proposed cuts to library capital funding in the FY 2022-2023 state budget. The executive budget proposal...

Statement from Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre

“I am deeply disappointed by the State University of New York (SUNY) Charter Schools Committee’s shameful decision to move forward with the issuance of The Academy Charter School’s proposal for a charter school here in Wyandanch. Following letters...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre: With Democracy at Stake, Events of January 6th Can Never Happen Again

“One year ago today, our nation’s Capitol endured its worst attack since the War of 1812 by a mob of violent insurrectionists who sought to overturn a free and fair election, disrupt the lawful transition of power and tear away at the fabric of American...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State of the State Gives Hope for Childcare, Public Education in 2022 Legislative Session

“Governor Hochul’s State of the State address and the beginning of a new state legislative session spell hope on important fronts. Last year, the Assembly made significant progress in improving public libraries and early childhood education. The 2020-2021...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: New Housing Discrimination Laws Help Ensure Equal Treatment for All Homebuyers

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that four bills she sponsored and passed to promote equal treatment and combat discrimination in the real estate industry were signed into law by the governor. “The 2019 Newsday report...

Assemblymember Jean-Pierre and Senator Ryan Announce Signing of Bill to Enhance Funding Assistance for Libraries

New York State Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Senator Sean Ryan have announced that their legislation (A.7021/S.6511) to amend library funding eligibility requirements has been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. Senator Ryan and Assemblymember...