With the legislative session in Albany starting back up, local elected officials have been assigned new leadership positions.
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic was appointed chair of the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection. It is her first appointment as chair of a standing committee. Rozic is serving her fifth term in the Assembly.
The committee is responsible for safeguarding consumer’ rights, including health and safety, personal privacy and regulation of business practices.
“In the weeks ahead, I look forward to engaging consumers, advocates, businesses and government agencies to map out an inclusive agenda responding to our most urgent needs,” Rozic said.
She also serves on the Committees on Ways & Means, Labor, Correction and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.
Assemblyman Ron Kim, meanwhile, has been appointed as the chair of the Committee on Aging, where he will focus on the elderly and nursing home residents, particularly as COVID continues to affect older New Yorkers.
He says his immediate focus will be making sure the elderly receive their COVID vaccinations as soon as possible.
He will also fight for a new bill of rights for nursing home residents this legislative session.
“During this pandemic, my team and I saw firsthand how dysfunctional our care system is toward our elderly,” he said. “We worked hard to ensure the plight of our seniors, especially those living in nursing homes, was no longer ignored.”