Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Introduces Legislation to Expand the Veterans Tuition Awards Program

February 20, 2024 - Last week, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) introduced legislation to expand eligibility for the veteran's tuition awards program (A9205). “New York State is home to the fifth largest veteran population in the country...

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy National Donor Day

As we celebrate Valentine's Day, a time when love and compassion are at the forefront of our minds, it is essential to remember the profound impact of giving back to our community through blood and organ donation. The American Red Cross had declared early...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Presents Valentine’s for United States Veterans

Utica –  Veterans Day serves as a day of remembrance and appreciation for the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. However, Assemblywoman Buttenschon believes that the spirit of appreciation should extend beyond traditional...

Calling all 119th District Residents: Nominate a Remarkable Woman Who's Made a Positive Impact in Our Community

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) is pleased to announce the upcoming 6th Annual Women of Distinction award ceremony, scheduled for Friday, March 8th. This event, held in honor of Women's History Month, aims to celebrate the remarkable...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Help Farmers Reuse Unwanted Tires Passed by the Assembly

Yesterday, The New York State Assembly passed legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) to ease regulations on how farmers reuse tires (A8625). "In 2016, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) overhauled its...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Joint Budget Hearing on Human Services-Children/Veterans

Yesterday, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) participated in a joint budget hearing on Human Services, including children and our veterans.  At the hearing, she questioned New York State Commissioners DeCohen, Quinn, and Miles-Gustave regarding...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Joint Budget Hearing on Economic Development and the Arts

Yesterday, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) attended a joint budget hearing on economic development and the arts. At the hearing, she questioned New York State Department of Economic Development Commissioner Hope Knight and New York State...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Combat Harassing Phone Calls Passed by Assembly

The New York State Assembly passed legislation, cosponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy), to combat harassing phone calls made by phone apps and fake numbers (A61). “Over the past few years, there has been an alarming increase in...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Increase Agricultural Representation Passed by Assembly

The New York State Assembly passed legislation, cosponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy), requiring Governor Hochul to appoint a member of a State agricultural advocacy organization to the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Needs Clarity of How Much Funding is Coming Upstate

"Yesterday, Governor Hochul unveiled her FY 2025 Executive Budget and offered more details on the priorities she outlined in her State of the State speech. While some parts of the budget she highlighted are encouraging, I need clarity on how much funding...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Provide Transparency for Drug Price Increases Signed by Governor Hochul

Governor Hochul signed legislation into law, cosponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy), that requires manufacturers of prescription drugs to notify the Department of Financial Services (DFS) at least 60 days in advance if they intend...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Introduces Legislation and a Resolution to Increase Access to Cancer Screenings for Volunteer Firefighters

January 8, 2024- Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) has introduced legislation to provide cancer screenings for volunteer firefighters (A8466). The legislation would provide cancer screenings to volunteer firefighters annually, including upon...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Bill Strengthening Oneida County’s Family Court System Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D–Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she co-sponsored to provide Oneida County with an additional family court judge has been signed into law (Ch. 749 of 2023). “Spending time in family court can be one of the...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Require Athletic Trainers to Report Suspected Cases of Child Abuse Signed by Governor Hochul

January 4, 2024 - Governor Hochul signed legislation into law, cosponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy), to establish licensing requirements for athletic trainers (A219). As a result of this legislation, athletic trainers will become...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Require Athletic Trainers to Report Suspected Cases of Child Abuse Signed by Governor Hochul

Governor Hochul signed legislation into law, cosponsored by Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy), to establish licensing requirements for athletic trainers (A219). As a result of this legislation, athletic trainers will become required to report...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Supports Vetoing of Legislation to Duplicate and Override HEAP

Governor Hochul vetoed legislation that would duplicate the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and override the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s (OTDA) existing HEAP regulations (A4956). Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon/ Senator Griffo Introduce Bill to Help Provide Students with Milk During Lunch Meal

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) and Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-Rome) announced that they introduced legislation to establish a milk pilot program in Oneida County schools to address the shortage of half-pint cartons (A.8379/S.7828)....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Bill Requiring Insurance to Cover Biomarker Testing Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D–Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she co-sponsored requiring every state-regulated insurance plan, including Medicaid, to provide coverage for biomarker testing was signed into law (Ch. 754 of 2023). “Requiring...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces Funding for Volunteer Fire Departments

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon announced that $25 million in capital grants that she introduced and supported, are available to local volunteer fire departments through the Volunteer Fire Services Capital Fund. The Volunteer Fire Services Capital...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Applauds New Law to Accelerate Response to Downed Power Lines

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she co-sponsored to expand the authority for reporting downed power lines was recently signed into law (Ch. 673 of 2023). “In recent years, New Yorkers have faced severe...