Press Releases

Hawley Urges Fiscal Restraint, Protections for Business Owners as Division of Budget Projects Future Budget Gaps

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is urging lawmakers to consider options to reduce state spending following a report by the Division of Budget predicting the state will face projected budget gaps totaling $13.7 billion over the next five...

Hawley Urges New Yorkers to Contact Labor Commissioner Reardon, Gov. Hochul To Demand They Keep Farm OT Threshold At 60 Hours

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is encouraging constituents to reach out to Labor Commissioner Reardon and Gov. Hochul in the wake of an announcement that the Farm Laborer Wage Board will reconvene on Sept. 6 to vote on whether or not they will...

Hawley Renews Call to Roll Back Bail Reform Following Shooting of Rochester PD Officers, Attack on Zeldin

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is renewing his call to restore judicial discretion by rolling back the state’s bail reform law following a series of violent incidents that occurred in the state last week, including the shooting...

Hawley Encourages Residents to Attend Sponsored Blood Drives During the Month of July

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is sponsoring a series of blood drives hosted by the Red Cross throughout the month of July, and is encouraging all residents able to attend to help hospitals save lives. There is currently an especially strong...

Hawley Announces Mobile Office Hours for July to Be Held in Genesee and Monroe Counties

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

Hawley Speaks Following Decision Striking Down Law Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote in NYC Elections

“Today’s decision reasserts the basic principle that our elections are for citizens of our state and that they will be operated in a manner compliant with the provisions of our state constitution,” Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia)....

End of Session Recap: Inaction Amidst Crisis

As another legislative session comes to a close, the people of New York have once again been left on the hook with a $220 billion budget that’s more bloated than ever before. It seems with every year the Majority passes budgets that cost more but...

Hawley Announces Patriot Trip XIII to DC for Local Veterans

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​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing the resumption of his Patriot Trip to Washington, D.C., taking place from Sept. 15 to 18, where veterans and their family members are hosted on a tour throughout the area to visit many historical...

Hawley Encourages Local Community Organizations To Reach Out To His Office For Free Covid-19 Test Kits

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing that he will be making COVID-19 home test kits available through his office for free to any local organizations that could assist in distributing them to people who need them. Any groups interested...

Hawley And Assembly Minority Write Letter To Governor Demanding Meeting Of The Domestic Terrorism Task Force Immediately

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) joined his Assembly Minority colleagues in drafting a letter to Gov. Hochul and New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Commissioner Rossana Rosado requesting they facilitate an immediate meeting of...

Hawley And Assembly Minority Write Letter To Governor Demanding Meeting Of The Domestic Terrorism Task Force Immediately - Letter

Hawley Announces Cancelation of Mobile Office Hours Scheduled to Take Place on May 18th in Monroe County

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing that mobile office hours scheduled to take place at the Seymour Library in Monroe County on May 18th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. have been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

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...