Press Releases

Assemblymember Steck’s Legislation Targeting Unconscionable Contracts Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he authored to crack down on unconscionable contracts that put employees and consumers at risk has passed the Assembly (A.2855). The bill bans certain unfair and oppressive practices, including...

Assemblymember Steck’s Bill Reforming Petitions for Elected Office Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced the Assembly’s passage of (A7761/S630) that would reform the process for handling petitions for elected office. The bill – which passed unanimously – creates clearer, uniform statewide standards...

Assemblymember Steck’s Bill Granting Whistleblowers’ Rights Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that his legislation to eliminate a penalty for whistleblowers passed the Assembly (A.2565). “NYS law currently does not allow a whistleblower to bring any other type of claim together with a whistleblower...

Assemblymember Steck Passes Bill to Close LLC Loophole for Campaign Contributions

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced legislation that he cosponsored to close the loophole allowing potentially unlimited campaign contributions through Limited Liability Companies (LLC) has passed the Assembly (A.1926). This legislation builds...

Standing Room Only for Single Payer Town Hall in Colonie

On June 6th NY Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) hosted a Town Hall forum to discuss the New York Health Act with constituents. The event was held in the Stedman Room at the William K. Sanford Town Library with all seats filled and standing space...

Assemblymember Steck Passes Legislation to End Harmful Child Marriages

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to outlaw child marriages in New York State by raising the minimum age for marriage to 18 – or 17 with judicial consent has passed the Assembly (A.5524-B). “To...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly Passes Legislation to Support New Yorkers with Disabilities

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass a legislative package protecting the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities. The legislation was passed in recognition of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, May 22. “By...

Assemblymember Steck Passes Legislation to Create Universal Health Care Plan for New Yorkers

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that the New York Health Act, which he co-sponsored and would create a universal single-payer insurance plan to provide health coverage to every New York resident, passed the Assembly (A.4738). “Far...

Assemblymember Steck Working to Expand Voting Access

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced he is working to pass a legislative package of bills that will expand access to voting so that more New Yorkers have the ability to exercise their civic duty and vote. “Voting – everyone’s...

Assemblymember Steck’s Legislation to Combat Wage Theft Passes the Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he authored to prevent wage theft from foreign Limited Liability Companies (LLC) has passed the Assembly (A.5131). The bill would ensure that LLCs that were formed outside of New York but...

Assemblymember Steck Passes Legislation to Strengthen Protections and Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced he helped pass a legislative package to address domestic violence in New York and help keep victims safe, including passage of the Domestic Violence Escalation Prevention Act and a measure to require hospitals...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly Champions Ethics Reforms Measures

“My colleagues and I in the Assembly have been passing strong ethics reform measures for years now. We’ve made strides towards combatting corruption in our state including passing pension forfeiture legislation. I am proud to have been one of...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly Earth Day Legislation Protects New York Families

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass a series of bills to protect New York State’s natural resources and safeguard public health in recognition of Earth Day – April 22. “As the federal administration seeks...

Assemblymember Steck: State budget moves our communities forward

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced the 2017-18 state budget provides substantial investments in education and water infrastructure and reforms the tax code. “This year’s negotiations were contentious and the process is...

Assemblymember Steck: Ride-Hailing Service Will Improve Upstate Transportation

“Businesses like Lyft and Uber have created new opportunities for transportation in cities all across the country, particularly where the old model of taxi service was not adequately serving the community. The people of the Capital Region have made...

Assemblymember Steck Passes Equal Pay Legislation

Assemblymember Steck (D-Colonie) announced that he helped pass legislation to ensure women earn equal pay for equal work. This is the 25th consecutive year the Assembly has passed legislation targeting pay inequity. The measure was passed on Equal Pay...

Assemblymember Steck: Extender is Not Ideal, But Necessary

“There are several obstacles to reaching a budget agreement that are often overlooked. When the Governor announces new programs without a mechanism for funding them, it makes getting a real budget that is not a publicity document very difficult....

Assemblymember Steck: Increasing Foundation Aid is an Investment in Our Future That is Required by Law

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced his support for the Assembly’s proposal to increase Foundation Aid for public schools across the state by $1.4 billion, an increase of $1 billion over the executive’s budget proposal, for the 2017-18...

Assemblymember Steck: Assembly Budget Proposal Makes Tax Code Fairer for New Yorkers

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that the Assembly state budget proposal includes important tax reforms. With the current tax code set to expire after 2017, the Assembly plans to increase the tax rate on the wealthiest New Yorkers, protect...

Assemblymember Steck Passes Legislation to Fix STAR Program

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that legislation he co-sponsored to eliminate barriers in the state’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and ensure all eligible New Yorkers get their reduction on time has passed the Assembly (A.5969). “The...