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Simotas Secures $200,000 in Funding for Long Island City High School

New York, NY – Assemblymember Aravella Simotas joined administrators at Long Island City High School to present $200,000 in funding for renovations to the school's auditorium.Simotas is a strong believer in the importance of providing students...

New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Senator Brad Hoylman Introduce Legislation to Allow Bar Exam Retakers Who Aid the Indigent to Continue the Practice of Law

New York, NY- NYS Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and NYS Senator Brad Holyman introduce legislation to create an exemption during COVID-19 pandemic for law graduates representing indigent clients, and who have not yet passed the bar exam, to continue...

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas Introduces Legislation to Strengthen New York's Red Flag Law

New York, NY - Assemblymember Aravella Simotas introduced legislation (A10487) to require courts to notify any individual who applies for or receives an order of protection of their ability to obtain an extreme risk protection order.New York's Red...

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Advocates Demand Better Protections Against Harassment and Discrimination

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and advocates from across the state gathered at the capitol to call upon the legislature to expand protections against harassment and discrimination in the workplace.Simotas advocated for bill A7083-A, her comprehensive...

Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Senator Jessica Ramos Introduce Bill to Ban State Tax Credits for Greedy Federal Corporate Bailout Recipients

NEW YORK, NY - NYS Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Senator Jessica Ramos have introduced a bill (A10291/S8230) to prohibit federal corporate bailout recipients who engage in stock buybacks from receiving New York State tax credits. As the COVID-19...

Assemblymember Simotas and Senator Hoylman Introduce Bill Helping Elderly and Chronically Ill New Yorkers Access Life-Saving Medication During Covid-19 Pandemic

NEW YORK—Yesterday, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Senator Brad Hoylman announced new legislation to help elderly and chronically ill New Yorkers access the life-saving medication they need during the COVID-19 state of emergency.Assemblymember...

Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Sexual Harassment Working Group Continue Fight for Targets of Harassment and Discrimination

Albany, NEW YORK – NYS Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and the Sexual Harassment Working Group are continuing their fight to make comprehensive changes in the law so that targets of harassment and discrimination can seek justice.Assembly Member...

Assembly Member Simotas and Senator Demand Temporary Hazard Pay for Essential Workers

New York, NY - Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Senator Jessica Ramos called on the state to provide a bonus in hazard pay for essential workers who are forced to work through the coronavirus pandemic.In a letter sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate...

Statement by Assemblymember Simotas On 2020-2021 State Budget

As a legislator, I took an oath to work towards improving the lives of the citizens of New York State. These are challenging times for our state, and our country, and my duty obliges me to take whatever action is in my power to prevent the health pandemic...

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas Hosts Queens Bus Network Redesign Feedback Session

NEW YORK CITY- Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, along with State Senator Jessica Ramos and Community Board 1-Queens, hosted a feedback session with representatives from the MTA, on January 31, 2020, at the HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Center.The session...
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