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Bill to Prohibit Unreasonable Restrictions of Solar Power Systems Signed by Governor

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Kevin Parker’s bill, A1933/S2997, was signed into law by the Governor on August 2. The bill prohibits homeowners’ associations (HOA) from unreasonably restricting the installation or use...

Galef/Reichlin-Melnick Bill to Exempt the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department from State Residency Requirement Now Law

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick announced that their bill, A7752/S07021, was signed into law by Governor Cuomo and is now Chapter 385 of the 2021/2022 State laws. The new legislation takes effect immediately.State...

Galef/Harckham Bill to Establish Carmel Central School District Insurance Reserve Fund Now Law

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Pete Harckham announced that their bills, A.04494/S.04481, were signed into law by Governor Cuomo on July 16 and are now Chapter 290 of New York State’s 2021 laws. The new legislation goes into...

Bill to Alert of Lead in Seasonal Decorations Passed by Legislature

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick’s bill, A04522A/S05675, requiring seasonal and decorative lighting with electrical cord casings in which lead is present to have a warning label, was passed at the end of the legislative...

Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill to Add Siblings to the Definition of Family Member in Relation to Paid Family Leave Passed by Legislature

Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Joseph Addabbo was finalized today in the New York State Legislature and now awaits the Governor’s signature. Under the new bill (A6098A/S2928A), those who care for their siblings who...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Pete Harckham Announce Carmel Central School District Now Authorized to Establish an Insurance Reserve Fund

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Pete Harckham announced that their bill to allow the Carmel Central School District to establish an insurance reserve fund to maintain the district’s self-insurance for staff, administration and...

Bill to Prohibit Unreasonable Restriction of Solar Power Systems Passed by Legislature

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s bill, A.1933/S.02997 (sponsored in the State Senate by Senator Kevin Parker) was passed in the Assembly this week after being passed in the Senate on February 10, and now awaits the Governor’s signature. The bill...

STAR Program Remains Intact in Final 2021-2022 Budget Negotiations

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, chair of the NYS Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee, reports that an executive proposal to change the Enhanced STAR program from an exemption to a credit for new property taxpayers with incomes of $90,550 or less was...

Galef’s Bill to Protect Access to Public Records Passes Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef prohibiting government agencies in New York from claiming copyright protections passed in the Assembly today. The bill, A.04499/S.03988 (sponsored by Reichlin-Melnick in the Senate), will ensure that...

Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill, Expanding Access to Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs), Passed by Assembly

A bill (A.5719-A) sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef was passed by the Assembly yesterday to expand the availability of Veterans Treatment Courts in the state and authorize the transfer of qualified cases from a criminal court in a county that does...
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