Press Releases

Assemblymember Steck to Hold Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D- Colonie) will be holding his first Women of Distinction Awards ceremony on Monday, May 8th, at 6:00 p.m. at the William K. Sanford Library in Colonie. Over the past month, constituents in the 110th Assembly District have...

Assemblymember Steck: Legislation is Partially a Remedy for Retail Theft

“We should have better laws, but it is important not just to jump on a bandwagon and spread hysteria. “Major crimes are down in New York State, as they are nationwide, but petty crimes, including retail thefts, have increased. To meet that challenge,...

Assemblymember Steck Introduces Anti-Spam Call Legislation, Fights to Improve Local Cell Service

Unreliable cell service is a health and safety issue that Assemblymember Phil Steck is fighting to remedy with the help of Colonie residents. Steck recently sent a letter to federal officials and the leaders of several major cell carriers notifying them...

Assemblymember Steck Heralds Federal Grant to Improve EMS Care, Road Safety Across the Region

Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie) announced that the Town of Colonie, in partnership with emergency medical services (EMS) agencies of the towns of Colonie, Guilderland, and Clifton Park, has been awarded a $2.4 million federal grant to pilot a safety...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Hosted a Regional Food Bank Volunteer Day

Today, Assemblymember Phil Steck held a volunteer event at The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Over 30 constituents signed up to help organize and sort food products that will be distributed to those most in need.“Because of the efforts...

Assemblymember Steck Urges Governor Hochul to Sign Legislation to Eliminate the Electronic Death Registration Fee

Assemblymember Phil Steck urges Governor Kathy Hochul to sign his bill to eliminate the electronic death registration fee (A4439) into law. His legislation would remove the $20 electronic death registration fee, which has become a financial burden on...

Assemblymember Steck Presents $50,000 Grant to Guilderland EMS

Today, Assemblymember Phil Steck presented a giant check, representing a $50,000 grant, to Guilderland Emergency Medical Services (EMS). According to Guilderland Town Supervisor Peter Barber and Director of Emergency Medical Services Jay Tyler, the funds...

Assemblymember Steck Introduces Legislation to Increase Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs

Assemblymember Phil Steck has introduced legislation to expand access to critical overdose-reversing drugs (A08075). The new bill requires the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to make any formulation and dosage of opioid antagonist approved by...

Assemblymember Steck Urges Governor Hochul to Sign the Direct Pay Bill

Assemblymember Phil Steck urges Governor Kathy Hochul to sign the Direct Pay Bill (A250) into law. Passed at the end of the legislative session by a unanimous vote, the Direct Pay Bill would require all health insurance companies to reimburse ambulance...

Assemblymember Steck’s Statement Condemning Terrorism in Israel

To quote Senator Bernie Sanders: “I absolutely condemn the horrifying attack on Israel by Hamas and Islamic Jihad. There is no justification for this violence, and innocent people on both sides will suffer hugely because of it. It must end now.” ...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Presents $500k Grant to Town of Niskyauna for River Road Park

Assemblymember Phil Steck today presented a $500k grant to the Town of Niskayuna that will be used to build new bathrooms and a splash pad at River Road Park. The event also celebrated the completion of a new inclusive playground at the park, which was...

Assemblymember Phil Steck Honored Volunteers of the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region

Today, Assemblymember Phil Steck honored the American Red Cross Eastern New York Region volunteers for their service and commitment to our community. The local Red Cross volunteers have gone above and beyond in their efforts recently by responding to...

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblymember Phil Steck Announce $500,000 in funding for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie joined Assemblymember Phil Steck today at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to announce $500,000 in capital funding. This funding will be used for general facility improvements, including $250,000...

Assemblymember Steck Urges Governor Hochul to Sign the LLC Transparency Act into Law

Assemblymember Phil Steck urges Governor Kathy Hochul to sign the LLC Transparency Act A3484A into law. Passed at the end of the legislative session, the LLC Transparency Act would end the practice of anonymous ownership of limited liability companies...

Assemblymember Steck’s Statement on the Supreme Court Striking Down Affirmative Action

"In Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the use of race as a criterion in college or university admissions decisions was constitutional. Since the landmark case in 1978, the Supreme...

Assemblymember Steck’s Statement on the Close of the Legislative Session

"Wednesday night, my colleagues and I closed out the 2023-2024 Legislative Session. While not every single one of my priorities passed this session, I am extremely pleased to report that I was able to pass three bills that will have a direct impact on...

Capital Region state lawmakers review 2023 session, with some work still outstanding

Assemblymember Steck Introduces Legislation to Protect New Yorkers from Training Repayment Agreement Provisions

Last week, Assemblymember Phil Steck introduced legislation protecting New Yorkers from predatory "training repayment agreement provisions" or TRAPs, which are contract terms that require workers to pay prohibitive sums if they leave a job before a certain...

Assemblymember Steck’s Statement on A6943

The settler movement has been a disaster for the prospect of peace and security for the State of Israel. Provocative attacks on Palestinians accomplish nothing and simply incite more violence.The same is true of Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad rocket...

Cities must ramp up EV infrastructure as New York paves the way toward electric cars