Press Releases

Hawley Demands Passage of Paula’s Law Following Release of Man Who Raped, Murdered 16-Year-Old Girl

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is demanding the immediate passage of a bill known as Paula’s Law, which aims to ensure that persons who sexually assault and then murder a child under the age of 18 will never be released from prison. This...

Hawley Announces Patriot Trip XIV to DC for Local Veterans

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing his annual Patriot Trip to Washington, D.C., taking place from Sept. 16 to 19, where veterans and their family members are hosted on a tour throughout the area to visit several historical sites...

Hawley Announces Beginning of Nominations for Inaugural ‘Women of Distinction’ Recognition Event

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing the start of a new annual award to recognize women of distinction within the local community in a ceremony to be held in the fall.Constituents can nominate women of great achievement or those...

Statement from Assemblyman Hawley on the End of Covid-19 State of Emergency

​“While this should’ve happened months ago when my colleagues and I in the Assembly Minority called on those in the Majority to restore checks and balances to state government, I am happy that a return to constitutional state government...

2021 Legislative Recap: Senseless Spending and an Absence of Accountability

This last year, industry and society at large have shifted drastically as the challenges we’ve faced have forced us to be more innovative and resilient than ever before. However, even as private businesses and families alike found new ways to thrive...

Session 2021: In Need of More Pragmatism, Less Progressivism

​”This legislative session we passed the most bloated budget in our history, eviscerated Second Amendment rights, raised taxes and failed to gain any new information about the highly questionable actions of our governor. The Majority gave...

Hawley Lauds Passage of Bill Granting Free College Tuition to Members of Gold Star Families

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is hailing the passage of a bill (A7685) through both houses of the Legislature that would give members of gold star families free college tuition. The passage of this bill comes two years after Hawley himself...

Hawley Decries Passage of Several Anti-Gun Bills

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is outraged following the passage of a series of bills that would restrict the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers, all of which he voted against. They would drive gun sellers and manufacturers out of the state...

Hawley and Minority Colleagues Demand Termination of State Emergency Disaster Declaration

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is being joined by his colleagues in the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences in demanding the termination of the state disaster emergency declared by Executive Order 202 before the end of the 2020-2021...

Hawley Announces Passage Of Bill Dedicating Sp4 C. Jay Hall Memorial Highway

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing the passage of Assembly Bill A.6021, which designates State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke as the “SP4 C. Jay Hall Memorial...

Hawley And Minority Members Push ‘Restore Order’ Crime Bill Package to Address Statewide Surge in Violence

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is joining his colleagues in the Assembly Minority in calling for the passage of a legislative package known as the “Restore Order” initiative, which would restore elements of judicial discretion...

Hawley Slams State Directive Splitting Memorial Day Flag Honors between Vets and Essential Workers

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia), a member of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, is sounding off about a directive from Governor Cuomo through the Office of Government Services that would split half-staff flag dedications on Memorial...

Hawley Calls For Rollback of Guidance Mandating Mask-Wearing for Children as Young as 2 in Daycares, Summer Camps

**EDITOR’S NOTE** Letter to Gov. Cuomo and Commissioner Zucker may be viewed here​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has written a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker slamming new guidelines published...

Letter to Gov. Cuomo and Commissioner Zucker

Hawley Joins Assembly Minority in Calling for Ban on Book Income for Lawmakers Following Cuomo’s $5.1 Million Book Deal

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is joining his colleagues in the Assembly Minority calling for the passage of a bill (A.7107) that would prohibit statewide elected officials from profiting on published works while serving in their position....

Hawley Calls on Cuomo to Follow CDC Guidelines

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is putting pressure onGov. Cuomo to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) example and lift all mask mandates for those who have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations. A proponent against...

Hawley to Host Series of Town Hall Meetings in Genesee County

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) willhost a series of town hall meetings in Genesee County in the towns of Pavilion, LeRoy and Bergen on May 22. Residents are encouraged to attend to discuss local issues and share any questions or concerns they...

Hawley and DiPietro To Host Electronic Waste Recycling Event with Sunnking

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) and Assemblyman David DiPietro (R,C,I- East Aurora) will be hosting an electronic waste recycling event with Sunnking on May 15, 2021 at the parking lot of 5130 E. Main Street, next to National Grid, in the town...

Hawley Announces Activation of Traffic Lights at Route 77 and Ledge Road Intersection in The Town of Alabama

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing that traffic lights have been installed and activated at the Route 77 and Ledge Road intersection in the town of Alabama.The state Department of Transportation (DOT) had previously planned on construction...

Hawley Stands With Assembly Minority In Opposing Extension Of Eviction Moratorium

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is joining his colleagues in the Assembly Minority in standing against the extension of a legislative moratorium on evictions. The Assembly Majority has introduced a bill (A.7175) to extend the moratorium through...