Press Releases

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation Giving Control of Teacher Evaluations Back to Local School Districts

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass legislation decoupling teacher evaluations from standardized testing and returning control to local school districts (A.10475). “Encouraging teachers to have students...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Child Victims Act Gives Survivors More Time to Seek Justice

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass legislation to make it easier for victims of childhood sexual abuse to bring charges against their abuser (A.5885-A). The measure, known as the Child Victims Act, extends the...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: We Must Act Now to Preserve Our Planet for Future Generations

“Each year, Earth Day reminds us that we have a responsibility to safeguard our state’s natural beauty for future generations to enjoy. We simply can’t take clean air and water for granted – we must do our part to protect these precious...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Crime Victims Deserve Justice, Support

“It’s hard to imagine the pain that victims of crime can face – particularly sex crimes. Whether it’s severe physical, emotional or psychological trauma, they deserve compassion and protection. That’s why I helped pass the Assembly’s...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Sponsors Field Trip for Amityville Students

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) recently sponsored a class trip to the corporate headquarters of Canon USA Inc. in Melville for more than 30 Amityville High School photography students. The trip featured a corporate overview...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Pay Gap Hinders Our Economic Future

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass a series of bills targeting wage inequality and gender discrimination to help ensure women earn equal pay for equal work. The Assembly package includes a resolution recognizing...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Passes Legislation to Make Voting More Accessible and Limit Influence of Special Interests

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass measures to modernize New York’s electoral process and close the limited liability corporation (LLC) loophole in the state’s campaign finance law. “Government...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: We Can’t Wait Any Longer for Equal Pay

“It’s 2018, yet women still earn less than men for the same work. We tell young women that they can accomplish anything they set out to do, but the reality is that we have a lot more work to do to level the playing field. Today is Equal Pay...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Secures Funding in State Budget to Combat Gun Violence in Wyandanch

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she secured $100,000 in the 2018-19 state budget to fund a SNUG initiative in Wyandanch. SNUG (guns spelled backward) works to reduce the number of shootings in neighborhoods that disproportionately...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Ensures Local Students Have the Resources They Need to Grow

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass the 2018-19 state budget, which includes increased funding for education to help students succeed from the first day of pre-K through college graduation. “Every student...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre’s Bill Supporting Early Breast Cancer Detection Again Passes Assembly

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) has announced that A.6731-C, better known as “Shannon’s Law,” has once again passed the full Assembly. “I am thankful to my Assembly colleagues for once again passing...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Provides Critical Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

“We’ve seen time and time again the devastating effects the opioid epidemic has had on families in Suffolk County and across the state, and it continues to be one of the most pressing issues in our area. “Opioid overdoses were responsible...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: Assembly Budget Proposal Invests in Long Island Schools

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that the 2018-19 Assembly state budget proposal increases funding for public schools by $1.5 billion more than last year, for a total of $27.1 billion in school aid, and invests in college opportunity...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Stands Up for Women’s Rights

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass a legislative package to strengthen women’s rights, ensure access to contraception and abortion and protect New Yorkers from discrimination for reproductive health decisions...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Takes Action to Protect Long Island from Gun Violence

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped pass legislation to prevent gun violence and protect Long Islanders. The legislative package includes measures to ban bump stocks and prevent individuals deemed a danger to themselves...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Bill Giving Consumers Greater Voice on Proposed Utility Rate Hikes Passes Assembly

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) has announced that the New York Assembly passed A. 8837, which would require utility companies to post notices of public hearings concerning rate hikes on monthly bills. The bill will now be...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Recognizes Babylon Official in Albany

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with Babylon Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, recipient of the Joseph L. Galiber Award, at the 47th Annual NYS BPHA Legislative Conference Weekend. Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre is pictured with Babylon Councilwoman Jackie...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Local Leaders Condemn Latest Trump Remarks

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) today joined local leaders in denouncing the latest remarks made by President Trump regarding immigrants, when he questioned why the United States welcomes immigrants from “shithole countries.”...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State of the State Proposals Would Reform the Criminal Justice System and Spur Economic Development

“As New York continues moving toward a bright and prosperous future, this year’s State of the State proposals are a promising next step. The governor’s priorities include measures that will help reform our criminal justice system and improve...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: 2018 Brings Paid Family Leave and Higher Minimum Wage for Working Families

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that the state’s new paid family leave program, as well as a minimum wage increase for workers statewide, are going into effect for the New Year. The minimum wage increase and paid family leave...