Press Releases

Cautious Optimism During A Critical Moment

 “By swearing in a new governor, I remain hopeful we can use this moment as an opportunity to correct the course set by our former executive. Given her experience in local and county government, I hope that her tenure will be free of the burdensome...

Hawley to Host Series of Town Hall Meetings in Orleans County

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) will host a series of town hall meetings in Orleans County at Gaines Town Hall, Albion Village Hall, and Murray Town Hall on August 14, during which he will also be addressing the concerns of locals from the town...

A New Day for New York

“Now that the governor has done the right thing and resigned, we can focus on bettering the lives of the working people of this state once again. This is the third high-ranking official that has stepped down due to improper conduct during my tenure,...

Hawley Calls for Gov. Cuomo’s Removal Following AG Report Announcing Cuomo Sexually Assaulted, Threatened Retaliation Against Multiple Women

“What we heard today should sicken everyone at a human level, and we cannot allow the governor to continue as our executive knowing our worst fears about his actions are true,” said Hawley. “He must resign now, and if not, we must reject...

Hawley Joins Army Corps of Engineers for Tour of Lakeshore Road Shoreline Protection Project

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Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia), whose district touches Lake Ontario, joined Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R,C,I-Lyons) in touring the site of a shoreline protection project on Lakeshore Road in Carlton with the Army Corps of Engineers, as well...

Hawley Demands Special Session to End Eviction Moratorium

Letter to Speaker is attached Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is joining his Assembly Minority colleagues in a letter to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie demanding he call a special session to rescind New York state’s eviction moratorium....

Hawley Demands Special Session to End Eviction Moratorium - Letter

Hawley Slams Gov’s Unilateral Declaration of Statewide Gun Violence Disaster Emergency

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today slammed the governor’s declaration of a “statewide disaster emergency” regarding gun violence in the state. Within the governor’s executive order, he unilaterally suspends numerous...

Hawley Demands Passage of Paula’s Law Following Release of Man Who Raped, Murdered 16-Year-Old Girl

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is demanding the immediate passage of a bill known as Paula’s Law, which aims to ensure that persons who sexually assault and then murder a child under the age of 18 will never be released from prison. This...

Hawley Announces Patriot Trip XIV to DC for Local Veterans

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing his annual Patriot Trip to Washington, D.C., taking place from Sept. 16 to 19, where veterans and their family members are hosted on a tour throughout the area to visit several historical sites...

Hawley Announces Beginning of Nominations for Inaugural ‘Women of Distinction’ Recognition Event

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing the start of a new annual award to recognize women of distinction within the local community in a ceremony to be held in the fall.Constituents can nominate women of great achievement or those...

Statement from Assemblyman Hawley on the End of Covid-19 State of Emergency

​“While this should’ve happened months ago when my colleagues and I in the Assembly Minority called on those in the Majority to restore checks and balances to state government, I am happy that a return to constitutional state government...

2021 Legislative Recap: Senseless Spending and an Absence of Accountability

This last year, industry and society at large have shifted drastically as the challenges we’ve faced have forced us to be more innovative and resilient than ever before. However, even as private businesses and families alike found new ways to thrive...

Session 2021: In Need of More Pragmatism, Less Progressivism

​”This legislative session we passed the most bloated budget in our history, eviscerated Second Amendment rights, raised taxes and failed to gain any new information about the highly questionable actions of our governor. The Majority gave...

Hawley Lauds Passage of Bill Granting Free College Tuition to Members of Gold Star Families

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is hailing the passage of a bill (A7685) through both houses of the Legislature that would give members of gold star families free college tuition. The passage of this bill comes two years after Hawley himself...

Hawley Decries Passage of Several Anti-Gun Bills

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is outraged following the passage of a series of bills that would restrict the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers, all of which he voted against. They would drive gun sellers and manufacturers out of the state...

Hawley and Minority Colleagues Demand Termination of State Emergency Disaster Declaration

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is being joined by his colleagues in the Assembly and Senate Minority Conferences in demanding the termination of the state disaster emergency declared by Executive Order 202 before the end of the 2020-2021...

Hawley Announces Passage Of Bill Dedicating Sp4 C. Jay Hall Memorial Highway

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is announcing the passage of Assembly Bill A.6021, which designates State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke as the “SP4 C. Jay Hall Memorial...

Hawley And Minority Members Push ‘Restore Order’ Crime Bill Package to Address Statewide Surge in Violence

​Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is joining his colleagues in the Assembly Minority in calling for the passage of a legislative package known as the “Restore Order” initiative, which would restore elements of judicial discretion...

Hawley Slams State Directive Splitting Memorial Day Flag Honors between Vets and Essential Workers

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia), a member of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, is sounding off about a directive from Governor Cuomo through the Office of Government Services that would split half-staff flag dedications on Memorial...