Press Releases

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 It was a policy that superseded local authority and unfairly put...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...

Hawley Delivers Valentines from Jackson Primary School Students to Veterans of the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today delivered nearly 100 valentines handcrafted by students from Jackson Primary School to residents of the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia. Hawley, having served as a member of the military himself,...

Hawley and Members of Assembly Minority Write Letter to Heastie Imploring Him to Preserve Library Funding

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has been joined by other members of the Assembly Minority in drafting a letter to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie alerting him to their concerns regarding funding for libraries within the proposed executive...

Hawley Delivers Pizza to Local Police Departments on National Pizza Day in Show of Appreciation for Their Service

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today used National Pizza Day as an opportunity to show his appreciation for the work local police departments within his district have done to protect their communities by sending pizzas from local shops to numerous...

Hawley Drafts Letter against Proposed Rules Granting Gov. Hochul Perpetual Emergency COVID Powers

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has joined fellow members of the Assembly Minority in drafting a letter to Gov. Hochul, Department of Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett, and Department of Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa opposing...

Hawley Drafts Letter against Proposed Rules Granting Gov. Hochul Perpetual Emergency COVID Powers - Letter

Hawley Writes Letters On Behalf Of Local Schools Requesting Hochul Provide Guidance Offering “Path To Normalcy”

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has written a letter to Gov. Hochul at the behest of school districts within the 139th Assembly District requesting that she put forward guidance to school districts that would provide a “path to normalcy”...

Hawley Cheers DOH Announcement Booster Mandate for Health Workers Will Not Be Enforced

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is expressing relief following an announcement by the state Department of Health that it will not be enforcing a booster mandate for health care workers as they had planned to do starting Feb. 21.Health Commissioner...

Hawley Writes Letters To Hochul And Labor Commissioner To Prevent Implementation Of Farm Laborer Overtime Threshold

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia), a former farmer and member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, has written a pair of letters to Gov. Kathy Hochul and Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon urging them to stop the implementation of a reduction...

Hawley Slams Farm Laborers Wage Board Decision To Lower Overtime Threshold To 40 Hours

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia), a former farmer and member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, is expressing grave concern following a 2-1 decision by the Farm Laborers Wage Board to implement a 40 hour overtime threshold for farm laborers...

Hawley Joins Congressman Jacobs, Senator Rath, And Farmers For Meeting To Discuss Effect Of Vaccine Mandates On Agriculture

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​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia), a member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture joined Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) and Sen. Ed Rath (R,C,I-Amherst) for a meeting he organized with local farmers Thursday to discuss the federal vaccine...

Hawley Announces Mobile Office Hours For February, 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.MOBILE OFFICE HOURS SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARYWednesday,...

Hawley Joins Assembly Minority In Presser Calling For Passage Of The Inflation Relief & Consumer Assistance Plan

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) joined his colleagues from the Assembly Minority at a press conference today calling for the passage of the Inflation Relief & Consumer Assistance Plan (A.8481) in response to rapid and ongoing inflation...

Hawley On The 2022-23 Executive Budget: A Vision For More Of The Same

“For all of the talk during today’s executive budget address by our governor of a bright new future for New York, the proposals discussed seemed tired and unimaginative at best. New York’s economy isn’t going to suddenly catch...

Hawley Joins Senate and Assembly Minorities In Calling For Passage Of Public Safety Measures

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​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) joined members of the Senate and Assembly Minority Conferences, law enforcement and public safety advocates on Tuesday to call for the passing of anti-crime measures, following a rise in violence throughout...

Hawley Testifies During Virtual Farm Laborers Wage Board Hearing On Proposed Overtime Threshold Reduction

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) spoke Wednesday during the Farm Laborers Wage Board’s hearing on a proposed reduction of the farm laborer overtime threshold, speaking passionately against the proposed reduction. During his testimony, Hawley...