Press Releases

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...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Bill Ensuring Payment to Ambulance Service Providers Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she co-sponsored to streamline payments to ambulance service providers was signed into law by the governor this week. (Ch. 649 of 2023). "We all rely on our first responders...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Local First Responders Host Event with Military Hero Sgt. Dakota Meyer

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) and local first responders hosted a discussion today, Nov. 13, at Mohawk Valley Community College with Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer to review leadership skills and experiences in his careers....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Helps Qualified Health Care Providers Practice in New York

October 30, 2023 - Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she co-sponsored to update licensing laws for optometrists and physical therapists practicing in the State of New York has been signed into law. “Our health...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Co-Sponsors Legislation to Safeguard Children Online

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced she co-sponsored legislation to bolster privacy and security protections for New York’s youth while online. The New York Child Data Protection Act and the Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces Funding for Copper City Community Connection (Ava Dorfman Center)

Rome NY – Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) has announced she secured $125,000 in funding for the Ava Dorfman Adult Day Care Center. This funding will go toward supporting the funding of a much-needed new roof. The Center provides...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Secures Funding for Veteran Support Services

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) helped deliver much-needed support and resources for local veterans in the 2023-24 state budget. "New York is home to hundreds of thousands of veterans who have selflessly served our country. It is our...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Secures State Funding for Val Bialas Recreation Center

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) announced that she secured $2 million in funding for Val Bialas Recreation Center in Utica. These funds will support a new chair lift to be used year-round and to enhance winter family fun, such as snow...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Secures State Funding for Val Bialas Recreation Center

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Utica/Rome) announced that she secured $2 million in funding for Val Bialas Recreation Center in Utica. These funds will support a new chair lift to be used year-round and to enhance winter family fun, such as snow...

Griffo And Buttenschon Introducing Legislation to Address Gun Violence in New York

Following a shooting that occurred this past weekend near Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica, New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-C-Rome, and state Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-C-Marcy, announced today that they will be introducing legislation...

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon Welcomes New York Assembly Speaker to Utica to Announce $3 Million in Funding

Utica, NY – Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon was excited to welcome New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to Utica as they joined forces to announce a significant funding initiative aimed at bolstering Safe Schools Mohawk Valley, local non-profits,...

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon and Senator Joe Griffo Tour Mohawk Valley Water Authority Labs, Discuss Lead Abatement Water Strategies

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C) and Senator Joe Griffo (R-C) toured the Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) labs on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and held a press conference to discuss water quality immediately following the tour. “Ensuring that everyone...