Press Releases

Assemblywoman Paulin’s Bill to Increase Government Transparency Passes the Assembly

Assemblywoman Paulin’s bill (A72-A), which requires certain records to be made available before public hearings, passed the Assembly on Monday, March 14, 2011. The bill requires that public bodies covered by the Open Meetings Law make records available...

Amy Paulin Meets with President of Metro-North to Account for Service Disruptions

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin arranged a meeting with Howard Permut, President of MTA, Metro North Railroad, to account for the delayed, overcrowded and cancelled trains that commuters have had to deal with during this past winter. They also discussed Metro-North’s...

Medicaid Redesign Team Accepts Proposal to Decrease C-Sections

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) submitted a letter last month to the Medicaid Redesign Team urging them to consider reducing the number of cesarean sections as a method for shrinking Medicaid costs. As a result, a proposal to limit the reimbursement...

Westchester Families Have Up to $39 Million in Unclaimed Tax Credits

If you are paying college tuition for yourself or your child, you could be eligible for a tax credit of up to $2,500 a year thanks to the American Opportunity Tax Credit. In a press conference yesterday at SUNY Purchase, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer...

Assembly Passes Bill for Village Voting Machines

Westchester’s State Assembly members played a leading role in passing legislation to provide villages the option of using lever voting machines for March’s village elections. While current state law requires the use of electronic voting machines,...

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin Named as Chair of Assembly Committee on Children and Families

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88th A.D.) has been appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families. A member of the Committee since her election, Paulin has been a leader in addressing the needs of children and their families. “I...

Stop Those Energy Leaks in Your Home!

Con Edison is offering its residential customers (one to four family homes) a home energy survey for $50. The “Green Team” will come to your home and you will receive a customized list of recommendations on how best to save money. They will also install...

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin Announces Priorities For 2011

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin looks forward to another productive year working on behalf of the people of Westchester. Here are some of her priorities for 2011. Government Reform & Accountability As part of her effort to fight corruption, Assemblywoman...

New Law Will Help Local Libraries and Save Taxpayer Dollars

Albany – Governor Paterson has signed Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s library aid bill into law. The measure will allow libraries to join together to request bids on equipment and services. Before the bill was passed, libraries could not cooperatively...

Assemblywoman Paulin Finds Westchester Has $151 million in Unclaimed Funds

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Westchester – Westchester residents were able to claim cash that had been left in abandoned accounts. The money was taken over by the state after it was left unclaimed in bank and corporate accounts. The event was held in the lobby of Scarsdale's Village...

Paulin’s Bill Extending Orders of Protection Passes Assembly

The Assembly passed Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s bill (A8807-B) to provide that orders of protection in domestic violence cases be issued on the date of sentencing, rather than the date of conviction as is currently required. The bill passed yesterday....

Paulin’s Alternative Energy Bill Passes Assembly

Paulin’s alternative energy bill passed the state assembly this week. The bill will promote the use of green energy sources by encouraging towns and villages to consider certain renewable energy sources when designing zoning and planning regulations....

Paulin and Galef Call for Repeal of WICKS Law

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef joined the Westchester Putnam School Board Association and local school board members to call for the repeal of the Wicks Law--a nearly 90-year-old law requiring public construction projects to issue...

Paterson Includes Paulin’s Library Bill in Budget Amendments

Governor Paterson recently announced that Assemblywoman Paulin’s library cooperative bidding bill (A.6154b) will be included in his amendment to the budget. This legislation permits public libraries and library systems to engage in cooperative competitive...

Assembly Passes Paulin’s Bills to Protect Children

The state Assembly passed two of Assemblywoman Paulin’s bills (A.779 and A.775B) on Monday. Both bills aim to help children. The first is a bill that will require the Department of Environmental Conservation to update its forms used to determine...

Assemblywoman Paulin Introduces Legislation to Improve Transparency at Open Meetings

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin announced today that she is introducing important reform legislation that will increase transparency at public meetings. The bill requires that records scheduled to be discussed at a public meeting be made available to the public...

Assemblywoman Paulin Introduces Safe Passing Bill in New York

Today Assemblywoman Paulin announced the introduction of a bill that will require motorists to remain at least three feet away from cyclists on the road. This clearance will give motorists a margin of error when passing cyclists in case either the motorist...

Paulin's Street Finders Bill to Amend Election Law Signed

Just in time for Election Day tomorrow, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s bill (A.1002C) to require election sites in New York to provide maps and information on the location of voting places has been signed into law by Governor Paterson. The bill requires...

Paulin’s Bill to Amend Definition of Aggravated Sexual Assault Signed into Law

Sometimes it all comes down to a simple definition of a word. Governor Paterson has signed Assemblywoman Paulin’s bill (A.8781) that amends the penal law with regard to the laws governing aggravated sexual abuse and the definition of aggravated sexual...

Paulin's Bill to Amend Definition of Aggravated Sexual Assault Signed into Law

Sometimes it all comes down to a simple definition of a word. Governor Paterson has signed Assemblywoman Paulin’s bill (A.8781) that amends the penal law with regard to the laws governing aggravated sexual abuse and the definition of aggravated sexual...