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Simotas Announces Assembly and Senate Passage of Rape Kit Bills

On the last day of its session, the Assembly passed legislation (A10067) sponsored by Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) that mandates the timely processing of sexual offense evidence kits (rape kits) and ensures that rape kits are tracked from hospitals to police agencies and from police agencies to forensic laboratories. The Senate earlier passed a companion bill (S8117) sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon.

Simotas Applauds Passage of the 2016-2017 State Budget

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas praised the passage of the 2016-2017 State Budget, which includes a middle-class tax cut, an increase to the State's minimum wage, paid family leave, and increased funding for education and mass transit.

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