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Assemblymember Steck on the Separation of Undocumented Children from Their Parents

"There is a long history of societies who allowed their leaders to commit heinous acts all because it was presented as an act of patriotism, nationalism or religion. Sadly, we find ourselves in exactly that moment. How is it a patriotic act to separate...

Assemblymember Phil Steck: New York Health Act Puts New Yorkers’ Health First

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to establish a universal, single-payer health care system in New York passed the Assembly (A.4738-A). The measure, known as the New York Health Act, would expand coverage...

Assemblymember Steck: ‘Red Flag’ Legislation Strengthens Gun Safety Measures

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass legislation to create an “extreme risk protection order” to prohibit individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing a firearm (A.11148). “School...

Assemblymember Steck: New Treatment Options Will Help Curb Opioid Crisis

“The opioid epidemic has claimed too many lives and ripped apart too many families. The evidence is there. States with medical marijuana programs have seen a reduction in opioid use.1 I’m proud to support this measure that will absolutely save lives...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly Legislation Breaks Down Barriers for New Yorkers with Disabilities

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass a series of bills to strengthen protections for and combat discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The Assembly package was passed on May 30 in recognition of this year’s...

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