Press Releases

Winter Survey 2020

Assemblymember Hunter's Bill to End Driver's License Suspensions Due to Traffic Debt Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that a bill she authored to prohibit driver’s license suspensions due to unpaid fees or fines or failure to appear in court passed the Assembly (A.7463-B).“As the representative of one of...

Assemblymember Hunter’s Legislation to Promote Green Technology in PILOT Projects Signed into Law

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that legislation she sponsored to raise the standards of payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) projects to encourage the use of green technologies and energy-saving measures has been signed into law (Ch....

Assemblymember Hunter’s Legislation Helping Individuals with Disabilities Obtain Suitable Housing Signed into Law

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that her legislation to allow people with disabilities to terminate a lease without penalty in order to move into more suitable housing has been signed into law (Ch. 320 of 2019).“In the same...

Free to Drive: Assemblymember Pamela Hunter & Syracuse Community Leaders Announce Support for National Campaign to End Driver’s License Suspensions for Unpaid Fines

Syracuse, N.Y. – Assemblymember Pamela Hunter (D-Syracuse) and Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) joined community leaders in both Buffalo and Syracuse Tuesday to announce support for a national movement to end the suspension of driver’s licenses...

Assemblymember Hunter’s Bill to Close Loophole in Gun Background Checks Signed into Law

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that her legislation to require out-of-state residents to waive the confidentiality of their home state mental illness records when they apply for a gun license in New York has been signed into law...

Assemblymember Hunter Tours Freedom Commons

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Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) toured Freedom Commons, a new supportive housing unit in Syracuse, on Friday, Aug. 23. She previously helped secure funding for the facility, which aims to help formerly incarcerated individuals reenter society...

Assemblymember Hunter Announces Construction Funding for Central New York Libraries

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that the state Education Department has released more than $126,000 in funding, which was secured in the 2018-19 state budget, for libraries in the Onondaga County Public Library system to complete...

Assemblymember Hunter: Historic Climate Change Legislation Now Law

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CCPA) was signed into law (Ch. 106 of 2019). Hunter co-sponsored and helped pass the measure during the 2019 legislative session...

Assemblymember Hunter: Equal Pay for Equal Work is Non-Negotiable

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that legislation she helped pass, including a measure she co-sponsored, to prevent wage discrimination by expanding equal pay provisions and prohibiting employers from asking for salary history has...

Assemblymember Hunter Passes Historic Legislation Giving Rights Back to Tenants

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that she helped pass legislation to protect Syracuse tenants by combatting unfair landlord practices and preserving affordable housing (A.8281).“Unfortunately, Syracuse families know all too...

Assemblymember Hunter’s Legislation Addressing Deer Overpopulation Passes Assembly and Senate

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that legislation she authored to establish clear standards for dealing with the increasing deer population in Syracuse and Onondaga County has passed the Assembly and the state Senate (A.1599). The...

Assemblymember Hunter Honors Women Veterans

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that the Assembly passed two measures she sponsored: a resolution to recognize June 12 as Women Veterans Recognition Day in New York and legislation ensuring that women veterans are honored for their...

Assemblymember Hunter Hosts 2019 Exceptional Women of CNY Awards Ceremony

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that she hosted her annual Exceptional Women of Central New York Awards ceremony to honor local women for their invaluable contributions to the community on Tuesday, May 28, at the Onondaga Free Library.“Women...

Assemblymember Hunter’s Bill Encourages Green Technology in PILOT Projects

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that a bill she sponsored to raise the standards of payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) projects to encourage the use of green technologies and energy-saving measures passed the Assembly (A.1606). “As...

Assemblymember Hunter Stands Up For Victims of Domestic Violence

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that she passed a legislative package to help victims of domestic violence access vital resources and hold their abusers accountable so that they can begin a new chapter of their lives.“No one...

Assemblymember Hunter Strengthens Protections for Syracuse Tenants

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that two bills she sponsored to strengthen tenant protections and help ensure safe, affordable housing for Central New Yorkers have passed the Assembly.“It’s hard enough finding affordable...

Assemblymember Hunter’s Legislation Combats Human Trafficking

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that the Assembly passed a bill she sponsored that would require employees of public transportation services to complete a human trafficking recognition training program (A.1283). The program would...

Assemblymember Hunter Passes Legislation to Preserve Environment, Protect CNY Families

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that she helped pass legislation to safeguard the state’s natural resources, promote environmental justice and protect children and families from harmful chemicals. The legislative package was...

Assemblymember Hunter is working to Strengthen Tenant Protections

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter (D-Syracuse) announced that the first bill in her legislative package to strengthen tenants’ rights and help ensure safe, affordable housing has passed the Assembly.“We’re facing an affordable housing crisis...