Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) is proud to announce the Assembly today unanimously passed the equal rights for women constitutional amendment. Assemblyman Schmitt continues to be a strong pro-women advocate, fighting for justice and equality for all women. Passage of this constitutional amendment builds on Assemblyman Schmitt efforts last session where co-sponsored and helped pass legislation to protect and ensure justice for women who are victims of domestic violence A.219A and A.3974, enact “Shannon’s Law” so women have more accessible healthcare coverage A.5502, and a requirement for the Department of Health to establish a maternal depression awareness campaign A.338.
Assemblyman Colin Schmitt stated, “It was a proud day on the floor of the Assembly for me to vote yes and be part of the unanimous passage of the equal rights for women constitutional amendment. As a new session opens it is an honor to continue to serve as a leading pro-women voice in the Assembly to advance these needed protections and further the fight for women’s equality.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!