Press Releases

Assemblymember Hunter & Senator Krueger Introduce New Bill Allowing Consumers to Buy Wine in NY Grocery Stores, Joining 40 Other States

New York State Assembly Banking Committee Chair Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) and State Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) announced today that they are introducing new legislation to allow consumers to buy wine in New York grocery...

Assemblywoman Hunter’s Statement on the Final Budget

“Last year, my colleagues and I had a highly productive legislative session in the Assembly that was responsive to the challenges we face as a state. We passed a measure that suspended the state gas tax, accelerated middle-class tax cuts, and made record...

Assemblywoman Hunter, Cristal Starling, Institute for Justice Hold Press Conference on A.641 to Ensure Due Process When Property Is Seized by Law Enforcement

Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) convened a press conference on Tuesday, May 2, urging the New York State Assembly to approve her proposed legislation aimed at safeguarding due process in cases involving the confiscation of property and/or money...

Assemblymember Hunter: I Urge the Senate and Governor Hochul to Join Us in Protecting Consumers

“It is a good day when the New York State Assembly stands with consumers. I am proud that my legislation to protect consumers from excessive or unexpected overdraft fees for paperless transactions has passed the Assembly. “Working families in the...

Assemblywoman Hunter’s statement on the Second Passage of the Equal Rights Amendment

“In 1973, Roe v. Wade affirmed that a woman has a constitutional right over the autonomy of her body. In the words of the first female Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, “an entire generation has come of age free to assume Roe’s concept...

Assemblymember Hunter Response to Governor Hochul’s State of the State

“Having access to affordable housing is a fundamental human right. The NY Housing Compact announced by Governor Hochul has the potential to address New York’s affordable housing crisis. I look forward to working with the Governor to make more affordable...

Assemblymember Hunter Named Chair of Banks Committee

Assemblymember Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie appointed her as Chair of the Assembly Banks Committee. "While the banking environment has changed significantly with the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies...

Assemblywoman Hunter on Potential Toll-Increases

“Today the New York State Thruway Authority voted to begin a process that will lead to the first toll increases since 2010. The proposed plan would raise rates by 5% for E-ZPass users and 75% for non-E-ZPass customers in 2024. “Not only is it insulting...

Assemblywoman Hunter Elected Treasurer of the National Council of Insurance Legislators

Assemblywoman Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced she has been elected Treasurer of the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). NCOIL is a legislative organization focused on educating state lawmakers on insurance issues and improving insurance...

Assemblywoman Hunter Statement on the Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

“In 1973, Roe v. Wade affirmed that a woman has a constitutional right to autonomy over her own body. A woman’s reproductive health decisions should be between her and her doctor. For this reason, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v....

Assemblymember Hunter Statement on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc v. Bruen Ruling

“On the heels of horrific shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, Tulsa, Philadelphia, and Chattanooga in recent weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a callous ruling that will weaken New York’s gun laws. The ruling by the Supreme Court eviscerates a long-standing...

Assemblywoman Hunter Delivered for CNY in the 22-23 Legislative Session

“In the wake of a challenging two years battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the rising cost of essential goods, and an increase in crime, I have prioritized the needs of working families this legislative session while providing historic investments to our...

Statement by Assemblymember Hunter on the Need to Act on Gun Violence

We are 147 days in 2022, and there have been more than 213 mass shootings. Not even two weeks after the racist Buffalo shooting, 19 children and two teachers were brutally gunned down in an elementary school. Across the state, New Yorkers are filled with...

Statement by Assemblymember Hunter on the Mass Shooting in Buffalo

“New Yorkers across the State are praying for the Buffalo community in the wake of Saturday’s horrific and racist mass shooting.My heart is with the victims, their families, and the people of Buffalo. I am grateful for the bravery of members of law...

Assemblymember Hunter: When it Comes to Reproductive Rights, Failure is Not an Option

“In 1973, Roe v. Wade affirmed that a woman has a constitutional right to autonomy over her own body. A woman’s reproductive health decisions should be between her and her doctor. For this reason, the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe...

Assemblymember Hunter: The 2022-23 State Budget Delivers Results for Syracuse Families

“In the wake of a challenging two years battling the pandemic and the rising costs of essential goods, the 2022-23 state budget prioritizes the needs of working people while providing historic investments to our state that will help the Syracuse area....

Assemblymember Hunter's Bill to End Driver's License Suspensions Due to Traffic Debt Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that a bill she authored to prohibit driver’s license suspensions due to unpaid fees or fines or failure to appear in court passed the Assembly (A.7463-B). “As the representative of one...

Assemblymember Hunter’s Legislation to Promote Green Technology in PILOT Projects Signed into Law

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that legislation she sponsored to raise the standards of payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) projects to encourage the use of green technologies and energy-saving measures has been signed into law (Ch....

Assemblymember Hunter’s Legislation Helping Individuals with Disabilities Obtain Suitable Housing Signed into Law

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that her legislation to allow people with disabilities to terminate a lease without penalty in order to move into more suitable housing has been signed into law (Ch. 320 of 2019). “In the same...

Free to Drive: Assemblymember Pamela Hunter & Syracuse Community Leaders Announce Support for National Campaign to End Driver’s License Suspensions for Unpaid Fines

Syracuse, N.Y. – Assemblymember Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) and Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) joined community leaders in both Buffalo and Syracuse Tuesday to announce support for a national movement to end the suspension of driver’s licenses...