Press Releases

Education Commissioner Mills and Business Council Chair to Speak at Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Forum

Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills and Linda Sanford, Chair of the State Business Council, and Senior Vice-President of IBM, will speak at a forum by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef on May 11, 7 p.m., Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor. The...

Galef Promotes Legislation to Place Restrictions on Funding for Judicial Campaigns

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has introduced bill A.7983 to improve public confidence in elected judiciaries. Currently the law allows the campaigns for judicial elections to be funded by any willing contributor, including lawyers that appear before the...

Local Students Begin Campaign to Discourage Smoking; Assemblywoman Galef Supports Effort

McLean Crichton and Scott Davidson, interns at Assemblywoman Galef’s office, are working to discourage magazines from carrying advertisements for tobacco products. “Medical doctors play an important role in the fight against the tobacco industry....

Galef Seeks to Make “Member Item” Distribution Fair for All

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef recently introduced bill A.1740, in an effort to make the process of distributing “member items” more open and equitable. Currently no law exists to notice the process exists, let alone any rules or regulations to make...

Galef Supported Second Year of an On-Time Budget and Extraordinary Benefits to Local Taxpayers

Galef Introduces Handicapped Parking Legislation

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef recently introduced bill A.10353 which would require notices of fines to be posted for illegally parking in handicapped parking spots. This legislation is intended to further prevent motorists from using the spaces illegally...

Galef Urges Governor, Education Commissioner to Implement Educational Pilot Program, Already Successful in State of Virginia, to Address Failing Schools

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has sent letters to Governor Pataki and Education Commissioner Mills urging them to consider implementing in New York a promising educational pilot program recently initiated n the State of Virginia that trains...

Galef Legislation to Reduce Boater Insurance and Make Way for Safer Waters Passes Assembly

Legislation (A.5207), sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, passed the Assembly on February 28, 2006. This legislation seeks to amend the insurance law, making it mandatory for boaters to receive a reduction on premiums after completing a boating safety...

Galef Seeks to Personalize Marriage Ceremonies

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is introducing legislation to allow any person aged eighteen or older to solemnize a marriage for a day. For a fee of $75.00, a certificate of limited authorization would be issued. This certificate would clearly state that the...

Galef Backs Consumer Credit Freezes and Security Alerts to Prevent Identity Theft

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is working to prevent identity theft in New York by proposing Assembly Bill A.7165, same as Senate Bill 2950-A, which would allow consumers to protect their credit information before it is too late. The bill is based on similar...

Galef Calls for Legislative Reform to Implement a Continual Two Year Session in the Legislature

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th AD, is calling for a change in the way business is conducted inside the legislature by adopting a continual two year session in Albany. Currently the legislature is run on a two year session, but it is not continual....

Assemblywoman Galef Tapped to Chair Real Property Taxation Committee

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th AD) was appointed Chair of the NYS Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee by the Speaker of the Assembly yesterday. Galef eagerly accepts this new position, citing her desire to work on important taxation issues that...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces the Implementation of Her Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th Assembly District, announces that her campaign reform legislation (A.6533/S.5856) was enacted into law, as of January 1, 2006 saying local candidates for office now have to file their campaign contributions and expenses...

Assemblywoman Galef Calls Attention to New ATV Law

A Public Forum on New Voting Machines Set For December 13th

New voting machines will be demonstrated and discussed at a public forum Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at the Garrison Firehouse, Route 9, Garrison. The event is sponsored by State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Putnam County Legislator Vincent...

Galef to Introduce Special Run-Off Election Legislation vs. Electoral Gambling

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will introduce legislation that would improve New York State Election Law by ensuring that tied village elections are determined by means of a run-off election rather that a game of chance. In just this past year, both Westchester...

School Officials, Health and Nutrition Experts, and Food Industry Participating in NYS Assembly Roundtable on School Nutrition Standards

Assemblymembers Sandy Galef (Westchester) and Felix Ortiz (Brooklyn), Chair, NYS Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy, are sponsoring a roundtable meeting to solicit input and feedback on school nutrition legislation. Date: Monday,...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Route 9D Named for POW/MIAs

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell are pleased to announce that the stretch of Route 9D which falls within Dutchess and Putnam Counties has been officially designated as the “Hudson Valley POW/MIA Memorial Highway.” Rolling...

Cold Spring Public Restroom and Metro-North Station Upgrades Completed

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Metro-North President Peter A. Cannito had a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony October 17 at the new public restrooms constructed at the foot of Main Street in Cold Spring. Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips and other local and county...

Public Meeting on Route 9 Safety Enhancement Set for November 16th

Assemblywoman Galef will be holding a public information meeting to solicit input in regard to the proposed Route 9 Safety Enhancement Project, a collaborative effort by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), Assemblywoman Galef, and local...