Press Releases

Statement From Assemblyman Mark Walczyk on Farm Wage Labor Board Decision

“The board’s decision to recommend a 40-hour workweek to the state Department of Labor is another example of how short-sighted and out-of-touch Albany is with the realities of this state, and moreover the working people it claims to be working for....

Statement From Assemblyman Walczyk on New Gun Laws

“Lawmakers raised their right hand and swore an oath to uphold the constitution.Instead of doing their job, Albany thought it was best to rebuff the Supreme Court and pass legislation that further infringed upon the second amendment rights of law-abiding...

Walczyk Calls For End Of Farm Labor Wage Board

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) is joining with other lawmakers to sponsor new legislation that would effectively end the Farm Laborers Wage Board. The board has been the subject of scrutiny as they have pushed to cap the workweek of farm laborers,...

Walczyk, Ritchie to DOCCS Commissioner: Thanks For Listening

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, State Senator Patty Ritchie and NYSCOPBA President Michael Powers are applauding the recent decision by the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to begin expanding the use of...

Walczyk Calls For End Of Halt

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) announced Wednesday that he is sponsoring legislation to end a new law known as HALT(Humane Alternatives for Long Term Solitary Confinement Act ) that has endangered the lives and safety of correction officers...

Statement from Assemblyman Walczyk on Special Session

"Seven days ago, Governor Hochul called for the Legislature to hold a Special Session on Thursday, June 30th.Well, the Legislature showed up, but the Governor failed miserably to have legislation ready to debate.After more than 24 hours of waiting, and...

Walczyk, Ritchie Bill to Honor Fallen Local Police Chief Becomes Law

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and State Senator Patty Ritchie announced Friday that legislation they sponsor (A.8523/S.7497) honoring fallen Village of Dexter Police Chief Samuel A. Johnson, Sr. has been signed into law by Governor Hochul. Chief Johnson was...

Walczyk Bill To Honor Fallen Local Police Chief Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C-Watertown) is proud to announce his legislation (A.8523) honoring fallen local Police Chief Samuel A. Johnson, Sr. of the Village of Dexter has been passed by the state Assembly and is on its way to becoming law. The bill...

Walczyk Calls On State To Assume Cost Of August Primary

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C-Watertown) is joining lawmakers in calling for the state to assume the cost of the upcoming primary election on Aug. 23, 2022 by co-sponsoring legislation known as the “ NYS Gerrymander Failure Assistance Act” (S.9050)....

Walczyk’s Quest to Enact Broadband Build-Free Initiative Becomes Law in State Budget

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) has been a leading advocate on pushing Gov. Hochul and legislative leaders to enact a measure that would allow for the state to expand broadband access more quickly and cost-effectively for people and businesses...

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk, MP Michael Barrett Partner To ‘Reel-In’ Clarity for American, Canadian Boaters

New York State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk announced Thursday that he has partnered with Member of Parliament Michael Barrett to provide clarity for boaters that travel along the international waterways of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Americans...

Walczyk To Governor: What Are You Waiting For?

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk issued the following statement, reacting to the Governor’s recent Op-ed on the state’s bail reform laws.The Op-ed can be viewed here. “The Governor does realize that she could enact these changes immediately with an Executive...

Walczyk Calls For $500 Million “Invest In Vets” Plan

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) recently joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in putting forth a $500 million “Invest in Vets” agenda that they hope will be included as part of the final 2022-23 State Budget “Our country’s...

Walczyk Advances Bill To Crack Down On Those Who Leave Scene Of Accident

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) announced Tuesday that legislation he cosponsors that would strengthen penalties for those who flee the scene of an accident (A.3964) is one step closer to becoming law. Walczyk is a member of the Assembly Transportation...

Walczyk Applauds Booster Mandate Withdrawal

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) applauded Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to delay imposing a mandate that would have required all health care workers to receive a COVID-19 booster or risk losing their jobs. Walczyk was among the members of...

Walczyk Booster Mandate Letter

Walczyk Opposes Lowering Farm Overtime Threshold

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C-Watertown) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in calling for Gov. Hochul to oppose the newly-proposed 40-hour workweek from the Farm La-borers Wage Board. This proposal would limit the overtime threshold by...

Walczyk Takes Action to Curb DOH Authority

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) joined members of the Assembly Minority Conference in calling for Gov. Hochul to stop the permanent adoption of the state’s mask mandate and other emergency orders made during the COVID-19 pandemic. Walczyk...

Walczyk Calls For Removal Of “Pedophilia Professor”

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) is leading a charge in the state Assembly, calling on Deborah Stanley, the chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY), to immediately fire a professor of libertarian philosophy and applied ethics at...

Walczyk To Hochul: Include Inflation Relief In Budget

Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C,I-Watertown) joined Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski), members of their Conference and business leaders at a press conference today calling for the enactment of their Inflation Relief and Consumer Assistance...