Press Releases

Legislation to Address Truck Driver Shortage Signed into Law

Albany – On Wednesday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tim Kennedy announced that Governor Hochul has signed into law (A6295A/S5486), a bill which creates a Young Adult Commercial Driver’s License- Class A program for 18-20 year olds. Currently,...

Assemblymembers Listen to Two Dozen Stakeholders at Hearing

Albany, NY – Last week, the NYS Assembly held a budget hearing sponsored by the Agriculture and Small Business Committees, along with the Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy Task Force and several Sub-Committees. Over two dozen stakeholders addressed...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Announces $250K for Gun Violence Prevention through Youth Development

(Johnson City, NY – At the Binghamton Bulldog Sports Complex, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced that she helped secure $250,000 in funding from the NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) to target gun violence prevention through youth...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Receives “Support of the Industry Award” from NYS Brewers Association

Port Crane, NY – On Saturday, October 23rd, Paul Leone, Executive Director of the NYS Brewers Association, presented Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo with their “Support of the Industry Award.” The award recognizes individuals who have helped...

Legislation for Civil Air Patrol’s NY Wing Signed into Law

Albany, NY – The Co-Chairs of NYS Legislative Aviation Caucus, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator John Brooks, announced that Governor Hochul singed their legislation to benefit New York’s Chapter of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP); the NY...

Lupardo & Hinchey Custom Operators Bill Signed by Governor

Albany – Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo signed into law (A1889/S2135) for agricultural custom operators sponsored by Agriculture Chairs, Assemblymember Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey. The bill will extend some agricultural district...

Senator May and Assemblymember Lupardo Announce New Law to Expand the State’s Grown and Certified Program to Textile Products like Wool and Hemp

Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Madison, Oneida) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) are pleased to announce that their legislation to expand the state’s Grown and Certified Program to include fiber-based textiles has been signed by Governor...

Bill by Senator Hinchey and Assemblymember Lupardo to Protect Animals During Emergencies and Natural Disasters Signed into Law

Albany, NY – Today, State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) and Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (AD-123) announced that their bill to keep animals safe in disaster situations was signed into law by the Governor. The legislation, S.6713/A.7122, authorizes...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Visits Local Honeybee Apiary

Johnson City, NY – On Thursday, June 24th, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo visited the apiary of local beekeeper and Southern Tier Beekeepers Association member Bob Talkiewicz to commemorate Pollinator Week (June 21-27). She was also there todiscuss...

Legislation for Civil Air Patrol’s NY Wing Passes Both Houses

Albany, NY – The Co-Chairs of NYS Legislative Aviation Caucus, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator John Brooks, announced passage of legislation to benefit New York’s chapter of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP); the NY Wing. The Assembly and...

Assemblymember Lupardo and Senator Hinchey Sponsor NYS Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act, Nation-Leading Legislation Making NY Farmers Key Part of Fight Against Climate Change

Albany, NY – Today, Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (AD-123) and State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) gathered a broad coalition of environmental and agricultural organizations to discuss the NYS Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act (S.4722A-Hinchey/A.5386A-Lupardo),...

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Appointed Commander of the Civil Air Patrol – New York Wing’s Legislative Squadron

Binghamton, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo has been given the honorary appointment of Commander of the New York Wing’s Legislative Squadron. The Assemblywoman joined the squadron in November of 2016 and has been a strong advocate for the...

Lupardo Presents Local Student with Scholarship from Conference of Italian-American State Legislators

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Endicott, NY – Assemblywoman Lupardo presented graduating Union-Endicott senior Nicholas DiMaria with the $4,000 Senator John J. Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship, provided through the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators....

Assemblywoman Lupardo Joins Colleagues Urging Federal Action on Unemployment Insurance Premiums

Endicott, NY – Today, Assembly Small Business Chair Assemblyman Al Stirpe, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, and other upstate Majority members, sent a letter to US Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh regarding high unemployment insurance premiums affecting...

Lawmakers Work to Advance Lifesaving Air Ambulance Legislation

Albany, New York – Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (AD-123) joined Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46), Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (AD-113), Assemblyman John T. McDonald III (AD-108) , LifeNet of New York, and emergency personnel at the Albany...

Senate and Assembly Agriculture Chairs Secure Record Funding for New York Agriculture in FY 2022 State Budget

Albany, NY – Record levels of funding for agriculture are included in the New York State Budget, finalized by the Legislature on Wednesday. The two Agriculture Chairs in the State Legislature, Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo...

BC Health Director Recognized for Women’s History Month

Albany, NY – As Women’s History Month came to a close, Broome County Health Department Director Rebecca Kaufman is being honored at the state level. Each year, the NYS Legislative Women’s Caucus recognizes outstanding women leaders from...

American Red Cross in New York State Recognizes 2021 State Legislators of the Year

Albany, NY – The American Red Cross in New York State today celebrated six state legislators for their distinguished efforts in the State Capital and their partnership with the Red Cross in their home districts.The 2021 American Red Cross New York...

Historic Support for Agriculture in Assembly & Senate Budgets

Albany, NY – The importance of New York’s agriculture and food economy is being reflected with historic support in the State Assembly and Senate one-house budget resolutions. On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Michelle Hinchey,...

Assemblywoman Lupardo & Senator Kavanagh Reintroduce Student Journalist Free Speech Act

New York, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Broome) and State Senator Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan and Brooklyn) have reintroduced legislation that supports increased rights and protections for student reporters. The Student Journalist Free Speech...