Press Releases

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Bill Allowing Rural Electric Cooperatives to Meet Virtually Passes the Assembly

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced today that legislation she sponsored to amend the rural electric cooperative law (A.7205) has passed the Assembly. The bill, sponsored by Senator Rachel May, D-Syracuse, also passed the Senate....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Bill to Study Ways to Improve Public Health

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that a bill she sponsored to direct the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to study the use of solid antimicrobial materials for touch surfaces in public buildings passed the Assembly...

Griffo and Buttenschon Announce Passage of Legislation Providing Assistance to Vernon Downs

New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, and State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-Marcy, announced today that legislation helping Vernon Downs Casino Hotel has been passed by the Senate and Assembly. Sen. Griffo was a cosponsor of the bill,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Bill to Support Family Members of Service Members Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that a bill she sponsored to classify spouses or dependents of active-duty service members stationed out-of-state following an assignment in New York as in-state residents for the purposes of...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon and Senator Griffo Call on DMNA to End Silver Rose Certificates Process Stalemate, Honor Veterans’ Sacrifices

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she and Sen. Joseph Griffo sent a letter to Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields Jr. urging the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) to expedite the process of awarding Silver Rose Certificates....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Attends Briefing in Support of New York Dairy Farmers

“Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Dairy Day Legislative Briefing with the Northeast Dairy Foods Association and the New York Farm Bureau. The briefing showcased the best of New York’s dairy industry and its products and featured speeches...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Hosts Maple Experience at Mohawk Valley Schools

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) partnered with the New York State Maple Producers Association (NYSMPA) to host the Maple Experience at three Mohawk Valley schools this week to bring New York’s maple agricultural market to the forefront...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passed Legislation to Fight for Those with Disabilities

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that a bill she sponsored to ensure access for services will not diminish for those with an intellectual or developmental disability has passed the Assembly, as part of the chamber’s Legislative...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Urges the U.S. Department of Labor to Alleviate the Burden on New York’s Unemployment Trust Fund in Her Continued Fight for Mohawk Valley Small Businesses

New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced today that she recently sent a letter to Secretary Marty Walsh of the U.S. Department of Labor urging them to alleviate the burden on New York’s Unemployment Trust Fund. Buttenschon...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Issues Statement on New Protocols for Childcare Programs and Summer Camps

“Earlier this week, New York State released updated guidance on safety protocols for childcare programs and summer camps which went into effect immediately. These new rules are creating unnecessary confusion by blindsiding families and care providers....

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Continues Advocating for Bills that Support Service Members and Their Families

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that legislation she sponsored to classify spouses or dependents of active-duty service members stationed out-of-state following an assignment in New York as in-state residents so they can qualify...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Introduces Bills to Preserve and Protect the Erie Canal

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) introduced two bills that would improve the maintenance and conservation of the Erie Canal and, in turn, help boost tourism, revitalize the local economy and protect the Mohawk Valley environment (A.7044,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Continues to Support Farmers

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) recently attended the New York State Future Farmers of America (NYS FFA) convention, which took place virtually from May 9 through May 14. The convention featured presentations from agricultural professionals,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Resolution to Honor National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that a resolution she introduced to recognize October 2021 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in New York State has passed the Assembly (K.291). “Individuals with disabilities have contributed...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: MEET-NY Program Will Help Local Businesses Access New Export Opportunities

Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D, I-Utica/Rome) announced that the MEET-NY bill she authored to assist businesses with expanding or entering the export market has passed the New York State Assembly (A.1177). “As the Chair of the Export Trade Subcommittee,...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Landlords are Small Business Owners

“The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating hit to both renters and landlords. Over the last year I have heard from our small landlords that are struggling to front the costs of property maintenance without a steady source of income, leading to potentially...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Passes Legislation to Set Safe Staffing Standards in New York Health Care Facilities

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she helped pass legislation that would set enforceable nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals and nursing homes across the state (A.108-B and A.7119). “Understaffing is an issue that has...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces New State Funding for Local Projects

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) recently announced that a total of $9 million in state funding will be awarded for new housing projects in Oneida County. The funding will be provided through New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Repealing Executive Orders Another Step Forward in New York’s Recovery

Assemblywoman Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) released the following statement regarding the repeal of executive orders. “As vaccination distribution continues and New York State steadily recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time that we begin to...

Assemblywoman Buttenschon Recognizes Workers Memorial Day, Continues Fighting to Protect Workers’ Rights

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced that she’s sponsoring a number of bills to keep workers safe and uplift their voices in honor of Workers Memorial Day, which is observed around the world on April 28 to remember those who were...