Press Releases

Hawley Slams Politically Based Lawsuit Against NRA

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is denouncing the recently revealed efforts of New York State Attorney General Leticia James, who is seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA) in a lawsuit that points fingers at the leadership for...

Hawley Invites Citizens to Participate in August 10 Public Hearing on Nursing Home Deaths During COVID

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is inviting all interested individuals from Upstate New York to register for the opportunity to have their testimony heard before the Senate and Assembly Committees on Health, Aging, and Investigations regarding...

Hawley Celebrates Assembly Passage of Bills Honoring Western New Yorkers

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is celebrating the recent passage of two bills that have renamed highways in Genesee and Orleans counties for citizens of the region. The Genesee Bill (A.8900B) designates State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park...

Hawley Partners with Assemblyman DiPietro For Electronic Recycling Program

On August 1st at 8:30 a.m., Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) will be joined by Assemblyman David DiPietro(R,C,I-East Aurora) and Sunnking, Inc. to collect electronics citizens and residents of Western New York are looking to responsibly dispose...

Hawley Partners with Sunnking, Inc. to Collect Old Electronics for Recycling

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is partnering with Western New York business Sunnking, Inc. to collect old electronics citizens are looking to responsibly dispose of in the interest of remaining as environmentally responsible as possible. The...

Hawley Slams Bills Passed by Downstate Assembly Members

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is calling out his state Assembly colleagues for allowing atrocious bills to be passed in the state Legislature late last night. Among them is automatic voter registration, which automatically registers New Yorkers...

Hawley Joins in Support of Law Enforcement during Zoom Press Conference

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has reaffirmed his commitment to supporting law enforcement after participating in a Zoom press conference led by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski). On a Zoom call this morning, Barclay...

Hawley Calls for Schools to Reopen in Fall

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has signed on with Assembly colleagues to present a reopening plan for schools this upcoming fall. The plan, signed on by nearly all Minority members of the State Assembly, explores potential solutions for each...

Hawley Questions Governor for Self-Investigation Waiving Responsibility of Nursing Home COVID Deaths

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is firing off at Gov. Cuomo after a recent report stated that the governor’s administration is continuing to dismiss any attempt to hold it accountable for the nursing home deaths following the acceptance...

Hawley Announces Restock of Hand Sanitizer for Local Businesses

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that his district office is continuing to distribute hand sanitizer to local businesses in need. Hawley has confirmed the sanitizer comes by the gallon or in 2-ounce bottles for employee and employer...

Hawley Announces Resurfacing Project for Route 237 in Village of Holley

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today, in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation, that a maintenance resurfacing project for Route 237 will commence in Spring 2021 and be completed in the Fall of the same year....

Hawley Celebrates Re-Opening of Bridges

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is joining the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in celebrating the re-opening of two local bridges that have been closed off to traffic for the better part of a year: the Telegraph Road Bridge...

Fix the House, Don't Burn It Down

Over the course of the last three weeks, several groups of protestors have gathered across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s horrific murder, calling for justice and tranquility not only for him, but for people all across America. Having...

Hawley Announces Delay Of 13th Annual Patriot Trip to Washington, D.C.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that his annual Patriot Trip to Washington D.C. will unfortunately be postponed this year in the wake of the COVID-19 virus’ presence in America. The intent behind this postponement is to protect...

The Senate Is Stronger with Robert Ortt as Minority Leader

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with numerous individuals throughout my time as a state legislator, and I’m grateful for the time I’ve had with each of them. However, there is one man I want to take a moment to recognize for our...

Hawley Calls for Caution during Department of Labor Scam Cases

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is aware of the recent string of fraud cases that have developed in the wake of an overwhelmed New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) doing what it can to assist as many people as possible during the COVID-19...

Hawley Calls for Graduations to Be In-Person

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is calling on his fellow Assembly members to allow high school students to graduate in-person alongside their peers, as opposed to the governor’s plan for a drive-thru graduation, which Hawley calls “just...

Hawley Calls on Governor to Halt Bail Reform Laws During Riots

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has called on Gov. Cuomo to consider changing his position on bail reform in the wake of mass looting and riots following the tragic murder of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis. Hawley’s first and foremost goal...

Hawley Votes 'Yes' On Amendment to Limit Executive Powers

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) voted ‘yes’ on an amendment, introduced by the Minority Conference that would have taken large steps to ensure that the governor’s executive powers wouldn’t continue. Since the start of the...

Hawley Votes 'Yes' to Require Residential Health Care Facilities to Be More Proactive in Pandemics

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) voted ‘yes’ on a bill that proposes residential healthcare facilities be more proactive and responsible when dealing with pandemics moving forward. The regulations will be reviewed and enforced by the...