ASSEMBLYMAN RON T. KIM
AGING COMMITTEE CHAIR
NY 40th DISTRICT
IN OFFICE SINCE 2012
Ron Kim (D) is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 40. He assumed office on January 1, 2013. His current term ends on December 31, 2022.
Kim earned his B.A. from Hamilton College and his M.P.A. from Baruch College. His professional experience includes working as an advocate for the Parkside Group, serving as Regional Director, Government and Community Affairs, for the New York State Governors from 2007-2010 and working as a Policy Analyst for City Council
Bills In Committee:
A00108 - Enacts the "safe staffing for quality care act" to require acute care facilities and nursing homes to implement certain direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units; sets minimum staffing requirements; requires every such facility to submit a documented staffing plan to the department on an annual basis and upon application for an operating certificate; requires acute care facilities to maintain staffing records during all shifts;
A03113 - Relates to providing for nursing home residents to designate an essential person who would be permitted to be present and provide aid to a resident at a nursing home with unrestricted access; provides for regular testing of essential persons during COVID-19.
Ron Kim voted against granting Governor Andrew Cuomo emergency powers at the onset of the pandemic during the March 2020 NYS Budget Hearings.
Responsiveness to VoicesForSeniors
Ron Kim, has worked with the families of VoicesForSeniors in it's early founding to both seek accountability and answers for the many seniors who lost their lives and the devastation in which many found themselves afterwards. Since then Assemblyman Kim has attended several of our rallies, replied to our emails and attended zoom meetings in which he has shown compassion and a commitment to our senior population.