Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon will be Holding “Don’t Get Ticked NY” Event on Friday, June 21st

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that on Friday, June 21st, she will hold a "Don't Get Ticked NY" event with guest speakers to teach the public about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, as well as how to properly...

Gansevoort Second Grade Class Tours the Sciortino Farm and the Buttenschon Christmas Tree Farm

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This week, the Gansevoort second grade class toured both the Sciortino Farm and the Buttenschon Christmas Farm. "I would like to express my gratitude to the Gansevoort Elementary School faculty and the second-grade classes for visiting the farms" said...

New York State Assembly Passes Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation to Expand the Veterans Tuition Awards Program

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that her legislation to expand the eligibility of the veteran's tuition awards program has passed the New York State Assembly (A9205). “New York State is home to the fifth largest veteran...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: New York State Assembly Passes Erin’s Law

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that her legislation to require all public facilities to carry opioid antagonists has passed the New York State Assembly (A1588a). The legislation is named in honor of a young woman named...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: New York State Assembly Passes Landmark Legislation to Protect Our Children on Social Media

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that two pieces of legislation she cosponsors to protect our children’s data on social media (A8149a) and prevent tech platforms from targeting children with addictive algorithms (A8148a)...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Implement a Collective Bargaining Agreement for NYSCOPBA Passed New York State Assembly

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that legislation she cosponsors to implement a collective bargaining agreement for the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) has passed the New...

New York State Assembly Passes Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation to Provide Notice to Public Employees when Information is Released Through FOIL

Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon's (D-C Marcy) legislation to notify public employees when their disciplinary records have been released subject to a FOIL request (A6146). "In 2020, legislation removed privacy...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Standardize Training in the Fire Service to Assist Those with Disabilities Passes Assembly

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that her legislation to ensure that training for members of the fire service is standardized when assisting thosewith physical and/or developmental disabilities passed the New York State...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Statement on the Passing of Chief Brooks

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend and colleague, Chief Russell Brooks.Chief Brooks was a true leader in the fire service, the founder of the Utica Fire Academy, established EMS services for the City of Utica, and was a true mentor...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces the Start of This Year’s Summer Reading Challenge

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced the start of the New York State Assembly's annual Summer Reading Challenge in partnership with New York State Libraries. She visited Gansevoort Elementary School to kick off the challenge....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Bill to Allow Utica's Iconic Brewery to Serve Their Product at the Boilermaker Post-Race Party Passes the Assembly

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) proudly announced the successful passing of her bill to allow beer to be served at the Boilermaker post-race party in the New York State Assembly. “Last year, the New York State Assembly passed...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: New York State Assembly Passes Melanie’s Law

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that last week, the New York State Assembly passed “Melanie’s Law”, which she co-sponsors. The legislation will allow courts to issue orders of protection for immediate family members or household...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation to Help Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Advocates Navigate the Different Services to Address their Needs Passes Assembly

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that, in observance of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, the New York State Assembly passed her legislation to improve the independent developmental disability ombudsman program (A1577a)....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Senator Griffo hosted President Kavanagh of the American Irish Legislator Society of New York

On Sunday, Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) and Senator Griffo (R-C Rome) had the honor of hosting the President of the American Irish Legislators Society of New York for a tour of the new Mohawk Valley Irish Cultural Center. "The Mohawk Valley has...

New York State Assembly Passes Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Legislation to Help State Charter Banks

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that the New York State Assembly passed her legislation to keep state charter banks competitive with federal charters. "In 1997, New York State enacted legislation to empower the Department...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: New York State Assembly Honors Volunteer Firefighters, Nurses, and Teachers

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that last week, the New York State Assembly passed a resolution to honor our volunteer firefighters. "Last week in the Assembly, my colleagues and I passed a resolution proclaiming May 4th as Volunteer...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Statement on the Final Budget Bills

This past week, we passed the FY 24-25 New York State Budget in the Assembly. While I did support some of the budget initiatives that will make critical investments in the Mohawk Valley, there were some harmful provisions in the budget that I could not...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Honors Parkinson’s Ambassador Paula Flisnik of Oneida County

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Marcy) honored Parkinson’s Ambassador Paula Flisnik from Oneida County as the New York State Assembly proclaimed April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month in New York State. "Parkinson's is a serious medical...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Held Mobile Office Hours Throughout the District

Yesterday, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Marcy) finished holding her mobile office hours. Throughout the week, she has held mobile office hours at the Capitol Theatre, the Whitesboro Fire Department, and Giotto Center Community Health and Behavioral...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Co-Sponsors the Property Protection Act to Combat Squatting

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Marcy) announced she has co-sponsored the Property Protection Act. The legislation would protect homeowners' rights and add squatting to the definition of criminal trespassing (A6894). “Squatting is defined...