Press Releases

Galef/Reichlin-Melnick Announced Signing of Their Bill to Protect Children and Families from Lead Exposure from Holiday Lights

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick held a press conference this morning in front of Ossining’s holiday tree to announce that their bill, A4522/S5675, had been signed by Governor Kathy Hochul on November 30, chapter...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Will Host Virtual Senior Forum Next Week with Special, Additional Guest

On December 1, Assemblywoman Galef hosted a Virtual Senior Forum from 10am-12pm. She announced last week that Peter Grannis, First Deputy to the New York State Comptroller, would join the panelists from various agencies in the region who would discuss...

Galef/Reichlin-Melnick Bill, to Give Local Governments the Ability to Adopt a Phase-In Option for Reassessment Increases, Signed by the Governor

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick announced that their bill, A03489/S04855, was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul and chaptered 560 of 2021 New York State Laws. The new legislation will help mitigate the effects of a community-wide...

Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill to Add Siblings to the Definition of Family Member in Relation to Paid Family Leave Signed by Governor Hochul

Legislation, A.6098A/S.2928A, introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Joseph Addabbo was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday. Under the new law, chapter number 550, the siblings of those who are dealing with a serious health...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef to Host Climate Change Virtual Town Meeting

Next Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Assemblywoman Galef will host a meeting over Zoom on the topic of Our Climate Emergency from 7pm to 9pm. The meeting will feature distinguished panelists from Environmental Advocates of New York (EANY), New York Independent...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Announces State Aid for Library Construction

Sandy Galef announced today that the Library Construction Grants have been approved, and that three public libraries in her Assembly District are set to receive awards totaling $123,994.  The Field Library in Peekskill will receive $45,326 to finance...

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...

Statement to the Public Service Commission

I would first like to thank you for having these hearings. It is vitally important that those of us who live near the plant have our voices heard. I represent the 95th Assembly District which includes Buchanan and Indian Point.The Public Service Commission...

Assemblywoman Galef Calls for the Removal of Trump Name from State Park in Wake of Insurrection at Capitol

With the President having faced a second impeachment for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef sent a letter to the New York State Parks Commissioner on Thursday calling for the signs on the Taconic State Parkway advertising...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Virtual Town Meetings

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will host Virtual Town Meetings over Zoom this January. Itshould be noted that if certain constituents of Assemblywoman Galef’s are not available to attend the meeting designated for their community, they are welcome to...

Announcement of Virtual Town Meetings