Press Releases

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Co-Sponsors Lawler Congestion Pricing Bill

Albany, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) announces that he has co-sponsored Assemblyman Mike Lawler’s legislation to repeal congestion pricing (A.7750). New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to charge...

Assemblyman Schmitt Introduces K-9 Retirement Bill

Albany, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) is proud to announce that he has introduced a new piece of legislation that will benefit retired K-9 unit dogs, creating a new program that will help cover the costs of veterinary...

Assemblyman Schmitt Inducts Inaugural District Business into State Historic Business Preservation Registry

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New Windsor, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) is proud to announce his inaugural nominee to the State Historic Business Preservation Registry, Cowan’s Jewelers of New Windsor, was formally inducted into the exclusive...

Assemblyman Schmitt Delivers Books and School Supplies to Honor

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New Windsor, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) is proud to announce the items collected from his school supply drive have been delivered to the HONOR shelter in Middletown, NY. HONOR serves residents across Orange County. ...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Awards Cornwall Police Department Grant

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Albany, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), today, presented the Cornwall Police Department with $50,000.00 in grant funding for the purchase of a heavy-duty rescue vehicle: Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “It is...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt on Newburgh Free Academy Shooting

Albany, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), released the following statement regarding news reports of a shooting that took place at the Newburgh Free Academy football game late last evening, injuring 3 victims: “The...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Awards Vails Gate Fire Department Grant

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Albany, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), has awarded the Vails Gate Fire Department $50,000.00 for a heavy-duty rescue vehicle. This vehicle will help assist the brave men and women at the fire department in their continued...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Awards Woodbury Public Library Grant

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Albany, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), today, presented the Woodbury Public Library, Ida Cornell Branch, with $25,000.00 for their building improvement project. This project will help replace the entry walkway, stairs,...

Editorial: A Letter to Our Students Heading Back to School

As August winds down, I wanted to wish the Students of the 99th Assembly District good luck in their new school year! Opportunity awaits through those doors as fresh interests are piqued and new skills developed. A new chapter begins that is filled with...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Recognizes South Street Collision as August Small Business of the Month

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Goshen, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) has a small business of the month appreciation program to show recognition for a local business in the 99th Assembly District each month. For the month of August, Assemblyman Colin...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Announces 2nd Annual School Supply Drive

WASHINGTONVILLE, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) today announced his 2nd Annual School Supply Drive ongoing for the months of August and September in order to collect school supplies to support local students preparing...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Recognizes Tool Factory Outlet As July Small Business Of The Month

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Goshen, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) Has A Small Business Of The Month Appreciation Program To Show Recognition For A Local Business In The 99th Assembly District Each Month. For The Month Of July, Assemblyman Colin...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and Mrs. Schmitt Announce 3rd Annual Summer Reading Challenge

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New Windsor, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) and Mrs. Nikki Schmitt today launched the 99th Assembly District 2022 Summer Reading Program consisting of the NYS Assembly Summer Reading Challenge to encourage kids to read...

Two Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Bills Signed Into Law

Albany, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), today, released the following statement after Governor Hochul signed into law two bills he sponsored and passed during the 2022 legislative session. The legislation, A.9780/S.8969...

Schmitt’s Lightning Strike Safety and Awareness Week Passes Unanimously

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), who himself is a lightning strike survivor, announces the unanimous passage of his Assembly legislative resolution memorializing Governor Hochul to proclaim June 19-25, 2022, as...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Statement on Conclusion of Successful 2022 NYS Legislative Session

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), today, released the following statement, amid the conclusion of the 2022 New York State legislative session, where 5 bills the Assemblyman prime sponsored were passed into law,...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s Statement On Passage Of Chester Community Preservation Legislation

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) is proud to announce he has successfully passed his bipartisan Chester Community Preservation legislation in the Assembly (A.5585A). This bill will allow Chester to finance conservation...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and Senator Mike Martucci Pass Key Legislation Designating Otter Kill Creek A NYS Inland Waterway

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM-New Windsor) and Senator Mike Martucci (R,C,I-Hudson Valley/Catskills), today, announced the passage of A.9780/S.8969, amending New York State Executive Law to define Otter Kill Creek in Orange...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Statement On Threats To Disrupt Catholic Masses On Mother’s Day

WASHINGTONVILLE, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor) released the following statement regarding threats made against Catholic masses on Mother’s Day. Law enforcement is warning that extremists may try and disrupt Catholic...

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt Announces Approval Of His 2022 Stop The Bleed Month Resolution

ALBANY, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM - New Windsor), is proud to announce that his resolution to make May 2022, Stop the Bleed Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National Stop the Bleed Month, has...