Press Releases

Galef Announces Free and Low Cost Mammograms for Women with Low Incomes

In response to October being the national Breast Care Awareness Month, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announces that there is no longer a reason for women to not to get checked for breast cancer. Adelphi, a New York State Breast Cancer Hotline and Support...

Galef Calls On Entergy and NRC to Institute Double Protection System for Indian Point

In a letter sent today, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef calls on Entergy Nuclear Northeast and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to completely upgrade the Indian Point emergency siren system by replacing the low-wailing sirens with an automated voice...

Galef Calls on New York State Public Service Commission to Adopt Real-Time Energy Pricing to Allow Consumers to Save on Home Energy Costs

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th A.D., has long been a proponent of time-of-day energy rates – a billing system that charges the consumer differing prices based upon the times of day the energy is used. However, with the advent of Real-Time Pricing...

Galef Legislation Computerizing Campaign Funding Information Signed Into Law

Assemblywoman Galef (90th A.D.-Ossining) announced that Assembly Bill A.6533 (S.5856) was signed into law by Governor Pataki today. The legislation requires all committees and candidates for local elections to computerize all their campaign funding information...

Assemblywoman Galef Unveils "Love Your Library" License Plates to Aid Summer Reading Programs

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, chair of the Assembly Library and Technology Committee, has launched a new plan to help young children develop their reading skills. The New York State summer reading programs have already helped many youngsters from around...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Announces Legislation Creating a Statewide First Responder Building Mapping Information System Task Force

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th A.D., announced legislation that will create a task force assigned with developing and applying a statewide first responder building mapping information system (A.8072-A/S.5025-A). The task force, which will be composed...

Long Term Health Care and End-of-Life Decisions are Topics of Public Forum

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef invited the public to learn about New York State’s Long-Term Health Care Insurance Program and also how to handle end-of-life decisions at a forum to be held Thursday, July 21, 9:00 a.m., at Cortlandt Town Hall, 1...

Legislation to Create Scholarships for Librarians Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) announced today that legislation (A.1739-A), sponsored by Galef, to establish a program of scholarships for individuals who agree to server as librarians in a New York State library after completing their graduate...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces the Passage of Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th Assembly District, announced the passage of her campaign reform legislation (A.6533/S.5856) ensuring that campaign contributions are electronically filed for political committees and candidates running in local elections...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Announces Passage of Legislation Increasing Membership of the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District Board

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell announce the passage of Legislation (A.4523-A/S.4523-A) increasing the membership of the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors from five to seven members. "This...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton Call on Counties to Adopt Paper Ballot/Optical Scan Voting Systems

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton announced their Scan and Be Sure County by County Campaign to persuade county officials to adopt paper ballot/optical scanner with ballot marking device for those voters requiring special assistance....

Bill Requiring Public Notice of Emissions from State Nuclear Plants Passes New York State Assembly Today

The bill (A.6110/S.1675) to require all of New York’s six nuclear plants to give notice of scheduled and unscheduled releases of radioactive materials and breakdowns and malfunctions passed the New York State Assembly today, Assemblywoman Sandy...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Designation of the Hudson Valley POW/MIA Memorial Highway

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Vincent Leibell announced legislation (A.4435-A/S.2233-A) designating the Hudson Valley POW/MIA Memorial Highway. The designation covers the entire state road of 9D from Castle Point in the City of Beacon to...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Challenges Families to Read Together This Summer

State assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th A.D., announces this year’s Summer Reading Challenge for school age and pre-school children to promote summer fun and discovery. "Let your imagination run with great books!" Assemblywoman Galef said....

New York Needs to Join Other States in Passing School Nutrition Legislation

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th A.D., is calling on the New York State Legislature to join other neighboring states and set new standards in our public schools to eliminate junk food. Galef has introduced a bill (A.5882/S.4940) which calls for a ban...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Calls for the Purchase of Renewable Energy by Municipalities

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th A.D., announced the passing of a bill in the New York State Assembly on May 25th to encourage the use of renewable energy by local governments (A.6571/S.898). Under current law, products, such as energy, purchased by...

Public Supports Optical Scan Voting Machines

Respondents to Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s April 2005 constituent newsletter indicated their opinions on the Help America Vote Act and how to make New York compliant with the federal law. The overwhelming majority of respondents are in favor of...

Galef Constituent Poll on Help America Vote Act "HAVA"

Galef Commits to Supporting 1/8% Sales Tax for the Westchester Medical Center

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is pledging to support the call for a 1/8% sales tax in Westchester County and the other six counties in the hospital’s service area in order to preserve the most critical care tertiary services offered at the Westchester...

Galef Calls for a Citizen State Constitutional Convention Barring Elected Officials from Being Delegates

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th AD, introduced legislation on April 7, 2005 (A.7164) to prohibit elected officials from qualifying as delegates to a State Constitutional Convention. This legislation states that the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney...