|Address||61-05 Grove St |
Ridgewood, New York , United States
|| March 12, 1958
Dec 30, 2014 02:44am
Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control -
|Info||Catherine Nolan represents the 37th Assembly District in Queens County, which includes the historic New York City neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Ridgewood, Astoria, Woodside, Long Island City, Maspeth, Queensbridge, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills and Blissville. She was first elected to the Assembly in 1984. |
A resident of the district for most of her life, she is a graduate of St. Aloysius R.C. School and Grover Cleveland High School. Ms. Nolan graduated from New York University cum laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science.
Speaker Sheldon Silver appointed Ms. Nolan to Chair the Assembly’s Committee on Banks in February, 2003. She has focused the Committee’s efforts on enhancing consumer protections and maintaining a competitive balance among financial institutions, successfully passing six new banking related laws. Among Ms. Nolan's initial achievements was the extension of the state's wildcard provisions that foster parity between federal and state-chartered banks. She also authored a new law to extend the retention period for ATM surveillance tapes in an effort to curb ATM fraud.
In the Legislature, Ms. Nolan was appointed to Chair the Committee on Labor in January, 1994. As Chairwoman of this important Committee, she led the Committee’s review of workers' compensation, worker safety, protection and privacy laws. She successfully passed legislation in the Assembly to raise the minimum wage, to enhance whistleblower protections for healthcare workers, strengthen sweatshop enforcement, tighten enforcement of unpaid wage violations, protect innocent bystanders involved in strikes and to create a special fund to investigate prevailing wage violations. Ms. Nolan also continued to focus on occupational safety and health and worker education and retraining, securing funding for several programs, including the first ever occupational safety and health clinic in Queens. She has also held hearings on such important issues as raising the minimum wage, wage and hour violations, workers' compensation, the understaffing of nurses and age discrimination in the workplace.
In addition, she serves on the Ways and Means Committee, the Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee. She also serves on the Assembly Majority Steering Committee, and the Rules Committee. Ms. Nolan is the Assembly's representative to the MTA Capital Program Review Board, where she successfully signed the third MTA Capital Plan, driving millions of dollars to mass transit. Assemblywoman Nolan previously chaired the Real Property Taxation Committee, where she was successful in passing important legislation to save taxpayer dollars by consolidating assessing units and a bill allowing the United Nations Development Corporation to expand its New York City-based operation for UNICEF. Prior to that, she chaired the NYS Assembly Commission on State-Federal Relations, where she focused on fighting for more federal aid for public transportation. From 1987 until 1994, Ms. Nolan chaired the Subcommittee on Mass Transit; she was successful in passing laws increasing the public's participation in MTA decisions, extending the arbitration provisions for MTA's labor unions and requiring fire safety training for Triborough Bridge and Tunnel employees. She was honored by the Coalition of MTA Employee Unions and cited by the NYS Environmental Planning Lobby as a rising star for her efforts on behalf of public transit.
She lives with her husband, Gerard Marsicano, and son Nicholas on Grove Street in Ridgewood.