Hawley Comments On Today’s Special Session

October 23, 2007

“Today our Conference gave every Assembly member the opportunity to take a stand against the Governor’s outrageous and illegal driver’s license plan. Unfortunately, the majority of my colleagues voted against our Conference’s amendments, which would have strengthened the new driver’s license plan and ensured that the people of this State are safe. Those who voted against our amendments have turned their backs on the citizens of the State of New York, 72 percent of who are adamantly against the Governor’s plan. In my district alone, I have collected over 1,000 petition signatures from concerned citizens urging the Governor to abide by the law and Constitution. Despite today’s vote, I will continue working to stop this reckless plan with legislation, lawsuits and anything else that will ensure the people’s voice is heard and that this driver’s license plan does not happen.”