Press Releases

Assemblymember Steck Welcomes Cadets to Albany on West Point Day

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he welcomed cadets from West Point to Albany on Wednesday, May 1, and helped pass a resolution recognizing the 68th annual West Point Day (K.330). “We appreciate both the training given to and...

Assemblymember Steck’s Legislation Cracks Down on Wage Theft

Assemblyman Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he authored and passed earlier this year to prevent foreign limited liability companies (LLCs) from committing wage theft in New York passed the state Senate and is now on its way to the governor...

Assemblymember Steck: State Budget Funds Early Voting, Electronic Poll Books

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that the 2019-20 state budget includes legislation to help local municipalities implement early voting and modernize the state’s voting system so that more New Yorkers can make their voices heard. “Voting...

Assemblymember Steck: State Budget Ensures Local Governments Get Their Fair Share of Funding

“When I speak with local leaders, I often hear different versions of what seems like a universal truth for New York’s town and village governments: the state is making their jobs nearly impossible. Due to un- or underfunded mandates, our local...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly Budget Proposal Addresses Vital Services for New Yorkers

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass the Assembly’s 2019-20 state budget proposal, which focuses on maintaining crucial programs and services for New York families (E.164). On the other hand, Steck noted that the State...

Assemblymember Steck Passes Legislation to Bolster Women’s Reproductive Rights

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass legislation to reaffirm women’s reproductive rights in New York State. After years of failing to even come up for a vote in the state Senate, these measures are expected to be passed...

Assemblymember Steck: New Law Will Help Prevent Drug Overdoses, Keep Our Communities Safe

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that the Drug Take Back Act, a law which he helped pass, goes into effect January 6, (Ch. 120 of 2018). The law establishes a statewide drug take back program to help fight the opioid epidemic and ensure...

Assemblymember Steck’s Bill to Provide County Juvenile Detention Programs Signed into Law

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he authored to ensure counties provide appropriate juvenile detention programs has been signed into law (Ch. 173 of 2018). The bill allows not-for-profit corporations, such as the one that...

Assemblymember Steck Secures $12,500 for YWCA of Schenectady

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced today that he secured $12,500 in state aid for the YWCA of Schenectady. The organization offers the only licensed domestic violence shelter in Schenectady County that gives victims and their families a safe...

Assemblymember Steck: Supreme Court Decision Hurts Workers

“The Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME is another assault on the rights of workers, on organized labor, and on the middle class. Unions play a key role in fighting for both members and nonmembers by advocating for better pay and benefits,...

Assemblymember Steck’s Bill to Provide County Juvenile Detention Programs Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he introduced to provide adequate county juvenile detention programs in New York State passed the Assembly (A 10756-A). The bill would enable not-for-profit corporations to access the services...

Assemblymember Steck on the Separation of Undocumented Children from Their Parents

"There is a long history of societies who allowed their leaders to commit heinous acts all because it was presented as an act of patriotism, nationalism or religion. Sadly, we find ourselves in exactly that moment. How is it a patriotic act to separate...

Assemblymember Phil Steck: New York Health Act Puts New Yorkers’ Health First

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to establish a universal, single-payer health care system in New York passed the Assembly (A.4738-A). The measure, known as the New York Health Act, would expand coverage...

Assemblymember Steck: ‘Red Flag’ Legislation Strengthens Gun Safety Measures

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass legislation to create an “extreme risk protection order” to prohibit individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing a firearm (A.11148)....

Assemblymember Steck: New Treatment Options Will Help Curb Opioid Crisis

“The opioid epidemic has claimed too many lives and ripped apart too many families. The evidence is there. States with medical marijuana programs have seen a reduction in opioid use.1 I’m proud to support this measure that will absolutely save...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly Legislation Breaks Down Barriers for New Yorkers with Disabilities

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass a series of bills to strengthen protections for and combat discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The Assembly package was passed on May 30 in recognition of this year’s...

Assemblymember Steck’s Legislation Recognizes That Parents Know What’s Best for Their Kids

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he introduced legislation to permit parents and guardians of children who are at least 10 years old to allow their children to participate in certain unsupervised activities (A.10541). The measure allows...

Assemblymember Steck: Legislation Protects Consumers and Employees from Unfair Contracts

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he authored to protect consumers and employees from unfair and oppressive contracts passed the Assembly (A.2855). “Dishonest companies have been using unconscionable contracts...

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Election Reform Legislation to Strengthen Democratic Process in New York State

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass legislation placing limits on campaign contributions made by wealthy special interests and making registering and voting more accessible. The first piece of legislation closes the...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly’s Equal Pay Package Targets Inequality

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass legislation – including a pair of bills he co-sponsored – to help ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. “Gender should never be a factor in how much someone...