Press Releases

Lawrence, Assembly Minority Conference Introduce Legislation to Help Small Businesses amid Outbreak

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) announced today that he and his colleagues in the Assembly Minority Conference would be introducing legislation to help small businesses deal with the repercussions of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The...

Lawrence Joins Rally Calling For Full Repeal of Bail Changes

Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan addresses the media at a rally to repeal bail reform in Albany.
Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) joined over 250 law enforcement officials, district attorneys from around the state and members of the Assembly Minority Conference today at a rally in Albany. The rally was calling for a full repeal of the bail...

Lawrence: Cuomo's Wish List Fails to Address Deficit and Public Safety Crisis

“One-party rule has given New York state a $6 billion deficit and a public safety crisis where hundreds of criminals are essentially let back on the street due to state Majority's careless bail reform. We need to address the concerns with the...

Lawrence: Halloween Trick by Majority Aims to Gain Votes in Coming Elections by Granting Inmates the Right to Vote

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) voiced opposition to legislation introduced by a New York City Majority politicians that would grant inmates the right to vote. The bill requires the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and local...

Lawrence Announces $50,000 in State Aid for Parma Public Library

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) announced today that the Parma Public Library has been awarded $50,000 in state aid for library construction and improvements. The money was granted to the Parma Public Library for renovations to the roof of the...

Lawrence Slams Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

“This legislation will be catastrophic for New York's Farmers,” said Lawrence. “The bill was written by a New York City politician without any Assembly hearings in upstate New York and lacking input from many of the legislators whose...

Lawrence Calls For Changes to Bail Reform

photo
Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) joined his colleagues Assemblyman Ed Ra (R,C,I-Franklin Square), Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R,C,I-Ref-New Suffolk) and Washington County District Attorney and former Assemblyman Tony Jordan at a press conference...

Lawrence: 'Green Light Bill' Blatantly Disregards Federal Law

“The U. S. is a nation of law-abiding, hard-working citizens who try to raise their children and make their lives better,” said Lawrence. “Allowing those who come to this country illegally and offering them the same privileges we grant...

Lawrence: Pass Ramona's Law This Legislative Session

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) joined his colleague Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference today calling for passage of Ramona's Law (A.6663). Ramona's Law is named after Ramona...

Lawrence Joins Colleagues and Farm Bureau in Opposition of Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) joined his colleagues in the Assembly Minority today in opposition to the Fair Labor Practices Act (A. 2750), by sending a letter to the Assembly Majority highlighting the devastating impact the legislation would...

Lawrence: Gold Star Families Education Funding Has Been Secured

“I am very happy to see the governor announced this week that through executive order the Gold Star Families education funding has been secured,” said Lawrence. “This is a victory for our servicemen and women who make the ultimate sacrifice...

Lawrence Asks Constituents to Sign Petition Supporting Gold Star Families Bill

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) joined his colleagues today in announcing that a petition will be available to sign in support of A.2991, a bill which was blocked by Assembly Majority members last week in the Higher Education Committee. Assembly...

Lawrence Joins Members in Call for Funding To Support American Legion Boys Program

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece)  joined his colleagues last week in seeking $150,000 in funding to support the American Legion Boys State program in this year's final state budget. The American Legion Boys State is a week-long program...

Lawrence: Assembly Majority One-House Budget Means More Taxes for New Yorkers

“Today, New York State lived up to its infamous reputation as the most taxed state in the nation when the Assembly Majority proposed its one-house budget. This plan increases the state's spending and imposes over $5.7 billion in new taxes on...

Lawrence Joins Minority Conference Calling For More CHIPS Funding

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) showed his support for Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funding this week. He joined with the Assembly Minority Conference in calling for an increase in CHIPS funding of $150 million...

Lawrence Stands Against Gun Bill

“Yesterday the Assembly Majority continued its anti-Second Amendment agenda, placing more restrictions on law-abiding gun owners,” said Lawrence. “While I support measures to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who could potentially...

Lawrence: Let's Focus On the Needs of All New Yorkers

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) joined his colleagues today at a press conference in Albany to announce their budget priorities for 2019-20. Their proposals are known as the “Our Budget Blueprint for a Better NY,” and call on the...

Lawrence Joins Fight for Restoration of At-Home Care Funding

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) joined his colleagues today in Albany calling on the governor to restore $75 million in funding for a statewide Medicaid program known as the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Programs (CDPAP). The funding...

Lawrence Calls For Equal Funding For Upstate Roads and Bridges

Assemblyman Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece) joined his colleagues today in support of the findings and recommendations released by the Assembly Minority Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation. Over the last few months, the task force traveled...

Lawrence: Governor's Progressive Agenda Panders to Downstate, Ignores Upstate Voices

“Today, the governor presented his most progressive agenda to date; aimed almost entirely at pandering to the needs of his voter base in New York City and downstate, while ignoring calls from upstate legislators to enact real reform in state government.“Emboldened...