Press Releases

Hawley Calls For The Passage Of Bills Improving Accessibility In NYS Playgrounds

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today joined his colleagues from the Assembly Minority in calling for the passage of bills that would make playgrounds in New York state accessible to people of all levels of physical ability. One of the...

Hawley Disappointed By Passage Of Bill Forgiving Unemployment Overpayments

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is speaking out following the passage of a bill (A.6666) by the Assembly Majority that would remove requirements for individuals overpaid by the New York state unemployment system to pay back those funds. Hawley...

Assemblyman Hawley Speaks On Passing Of Two In Elba Helicopter Crash

“Reports that two people have passed in the helicopter crash that took place today in the town of Elba is incredibly saddening, a tragic development to all of us here in Genesee County. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who...

Hawley Announces Sponsorship Of Bill Allowing New York State-Produced Whole And 2% Milk In Schools

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is supporting the passage of a bill that would allow New York schools to purchase whole and 2% milk that’s produced within the state, modeled after similar legislation that was recently passed in Pennsylvania.While...

Hawley Encourages Small Business Owners To Complete Covid-19 Small Business Recovery Grant Applications Before April 30 Deadline

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is encouraging eligible small business owners that have incomplete applications or have not yet submitted the necessary documentation to receive COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program funding to...

Hawley Joins Lawmakers At Presser Announcing Lawsuit Challenging Department Of Health Quarantine Regulations

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today joined his colleagues for a press conference in which Sen. George Borrello (SD-57), Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I-Schoharie), and Assemblyman Michael Lawler (R,C,I,SAM-Pearl River) announced their lawsuit...

Hawley Announces He Will Be Distributing COVID-19 Test Kits To Village, Town And City Governments In The 139th Assembly District

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that he is distributing COVID-19 tests allocated to his office to towns, villages and cities within the 139th Assembly District. Residents seeking test kits are encouraged to go to their local municipal...

Hawley Announces Mobile Office Hours For April, To Be Held In Genesee And Monroe Counties

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has announced that he will be holding mobile officer hours next month at Genesee Community College and at the Seymour Library in Brockport in Monroe County, where members of his staff will be present to...

Hawley Joins His Assembly Colleagues In Honoring West Point Cadets During “West Point Day”

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia), an Army veteran and member of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, joined other members of the New York state Assembly yesterday for a ceremony held in the chamber to honor cadets from the United...

Hawley Renews Call For Gov. Hochul To Suspend The State Gas Tax

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is doubling down on his call for Gov. Hochul to suspend the state gas tax, as high gas prices continue to bear heavily on the budgets of working families. With some news sources reporting that the governor...

Hawley Joins Assembly Minority In Calling For NYS Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Non-Citizen Voting

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues today in calling for the passage of legislation (A.9095) which would amend the state Constitution to reserve the right to vote in state elections to American citizens.Their...

Hawley Warns Against Passage of Dangerous, Unconstitutional Ammo Tax Bill

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is slamming proposed legislation (A.9563) that would establish an excise tax on ammunition purchased in the state, costing sportsmen an extra two to five cents per round. These funds would be deposited into...

Hawley Speaks Out Against Scheduling of Cop-Killer Anthony Bottom for Paid Speaking Engagement at Suny Brockport

“While colleges and universities are indeed places where uncomfortable conversations about controversial subjects should take place, I am deeply disappointed that members of the SUNY Brockport Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion have decided...

Hawley Joins Lawmakers In Proposing “Invest In Vets” Pandemic Relief Package To Support Veterans, Veterans’ Orgs

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority today, as well as Americans Veterans (AMVETS) National Executive Director Joseph R. Chenelly, who the assemblyman had invited to speak, for a press conference proposing...

Hawley Joins Advocates in Calling for Increased CHIPS Funding to Maintain Roads and Highways

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) called on Gov. Hochul and the Legislature today to increase funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), Pave-NY, and the Extreme Winter Recovery Program. Hawley and...

Hawley Reads to Local School Children on Zoom to Celebrate “Read Across America Week”

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) joined two Kindergarten classes from Elba Elementary School and a first grade class from Holley Elementary School to celebrate Read Across America Week by reading Dr. Seuss' "I Am Not Going To Get Up Today!”...

Hawley Welcomes End of Mask Mandate for Schools, Reiterates Importance of Local Controls on Health Policy

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is expressing relief following an announcement by Gov. Hochul that her statewide mask mandate for schoolchildren will be coming to an end on Wednesday, March 2, though he believes the mandate should have...

Hawley Reacts to Hochul Reversal of ADU Mandate for Localities

“From the time she presented her budget proposals, Gov. Hochul has faced stern criticism regarding her initiative to mandate one accessory-dwelling unit (ADU) per residential lot. It was a policy that superseded local authority and unfairly put...

Hawley Speaks at Press Conference with Farmers and Lawmakers Urging the Governor and Labor Commissioner to Reject Reduction of Farm OT Threshold to 40 Hours

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​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) spoke today at a press conference in Albany where lawmakers, farmers and agricultural advocates urged Gov. Hochul and Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon to reject the implementation of a reduction in...

Hawley Reacts to Hochul Announcement on End of Mask Mandates for Businesses

“The end of the mask mandate for businesses is a welcome development but given what the data is telling us about the rapid decline in COVID-19 infections and what is being done in neighboring states that have otherwise maintained egregious and heavy-handed...