Press Releases

Assemblymember Steck’s Legislation Streamlining Election Petition Process Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he authored to reform procedures for handling petitions for elected office passed the Assembly (A.7761). The bill creates statewide standards for filing objections to petitions for elected...

Assemblymember Steck Applauds Funding to Prevent Ice Jams in Mohawk River

“I’m encouraged to see that the governor is joining our efforts to prevent ice jams in the Mohawk River and to ensure families in the Capital Region are protected from the dangerous flooding they cause. Last year, I fought for a $200,000 increase...

Assemblymember Steck’s Legislation Preventing Wage Theft by Foreign LLCs Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he authored to prevent limited liability companies (LLCs) located in other countries and states from committing wage theft has passed the Assembly (A.5131). The bill holds foreign LLCs to...

Assemblymember Steck’s Bill to Help Donors Choose Charities Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that an important bill he introduced requiring charitable organizations to provide donors with information available from the state attorney general passed the Assembly (A.2688-B). The bill passed the Assembly...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly Budget Proposal Takes Further Steps in Fight Against Opioid Crisis

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass the Assembly’s 2018-19 state budget proposal, which includes measures to curb opioid dependence and increases funding for treatment programs to help combat the epidemic. “One...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Passes Budget Proposal That Includes Infrastructure Investments

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass the Assembly’s 2018-19 state budget proposal which includes important investments in infrastructure, including substantial increases in funding dedicated to fixing our roads and...

Assemblymember Phil Steck: Assembly Budget Proposal Continues to Make Education a Top Priority

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that the 2018-19 Assembly budget proposal makes critical increases in education funding. The proposal increases Foundation Aid across the state by $1.2 billion for the 2018-19 school year, for a total of...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Passes Legislation to Protect Women’s Access to Health Care

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass numerous pieces of legislation to protect the rights of women to make their own reproductive health decisions. The bills include a measure that he co-sponsored to prevent employees from...

Assemblymember Steck’s Bill Protecting Whistleblowers Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that his legislation to eliminate a penalty for whistleblowers passed the Assembly (A.2565). The bill has passed unanimously in the Assembly for two consecutive years, but has not been taken up in the Senate....

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Legislation to Protect New Yorkers from Gun Violence

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he co-sponsored and helped pass a series of bills to curb gun violence, including measures to prevent individuals who are deemed a threat to themselves or others or who have been convicted of domestic...

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Legislation to Ensure Transparency in Political Communications

“We’re all too often inundated with political communications and advertisements without any clue where they’re coming from. This is especially the case on the internet, where misinformation can be spread so easily. This bill ensures that...

Assemblymember Steck Introduces Legislation to Raise Revenue for Infrastructure, Help Combat Income Inequality

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he introduced legislation (A.9666) to reinstate the stock transfer tax of one quarter of one percent (0.25%). The bill would raise approximately $14 billion in yearly revenue for New York State, which...

Assemblymember Steck Helps Pass Bill to Ensure Capital Region Residents Can Heat Their Homes

“It’s absolutely unconscionable that in times of extreme cold, homeowners who heat their homes with propane are prevented from accessing the energy they need to stay warm because of a contract with a supplier that is not delivering. We’ve...

Assemblymember Steck on Cuomo’s Budget Address

“The governor’s budget address highlighted some of the challenges facing our community and our state. As we are faced with the uncertainty of the federal administration’s devastating tax plan, I was encouraged to see that an effort is being...

Assemblymember Steck: Human Trafficking Awareness Month Puts Spotlight on Important Issue

Human trafficking is equivalent to the crime of slavery, with all its associated brutality. It takes countless individuals and strips them of their dignity and freedom. Unfortunately, this crime is far more common than many think. That’s why I’m...

Assemblymember Steck: State of the State Address Highlights Important Issues Facing New York Taxpayers

“In the face of a federal tax plan that will give handouts to the richest in this country while hurting middle class New Yorkers the most, we must do what we can at the state level to create a fairer, more equitable tax and economic system. For years,...

Assemblymember Steck: FCC Vote to End Net Neutrality Will Hurt Consumers

“To put it plainly, Net Neutrality embodies the freedom of the internet. No internet service provider should be able to dictate what web sites or apps you can or can’t access, the same way your electric company shouldn’t decide what electronics...

Assemblymember Steck: New Medical Marijuana Law Will Help Victims of PTSD

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he co-sponsored in the assembly to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the list of conditions allowed for medical marijuana prescriptions has been signed into law (Ch. 403 of 2017). “PTSD...

Assemblymember Steck Stands against President’s Decision to Rollback Birth Control Coverage

“This decision by the president shows just how far this administration is willing to go to attack the rights and health care of women in this country. It’s morally reprehensible that in 2017, access to what has proven to be the most successful...

Assemblymember Steck’s Bill Helps Donors Choose Charities Wisely

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that his bill requiring fundraisers to inform potential donors of information on charities available from the state attorney general passed the Assembly (A.2688-A). “When New Yorkers are solicited...