Press Releases

New Measures by Legislature to Increase Security at Nuclear Plants Funding Approved For Marine Security Patrols

Legislation has been enacted to increase security at the state’s nuclear power facilities with a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Jim Wright. Effective immediately is Bill A.7201/S.7321-A that authorizes security personnel...

Legislation Protecting City of Peekskill’s Water Supply in the Hollowbrook Watershed Signed into Law

The City of Peekskill was given the authority to protect and safeguard its water supply with the signing of a new law granting peace officer status to its watershed protection officers (Chapter 347). "One of the important tasks of government...

Galef Secures $415,145 in Additional School Aid for the 90th Assembly District

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has secured an additional $415,145 in school aid for 5 schools in the 90th Assembly District. This additional aid will be added to the $5,890,346 gained by the schools when the education budget was voted on in Albany last week. The...

Galef Bill Helps Peekskill Gain Part Time Judge

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell today announced a new law signed by the Governor that will allow the city of Peekskill to obtain a much needed part time judge. The new law, Chapter 256 of the laws of New York, allows the city...

Galef Calls for the Computerization of Campaign Finance Records for Local Governments

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th AD, is calling on the Senate to pass S.00567 which requires computerization of financial records for candidates for local office. The companion bill A.06562 passed in the Assembly on February 23, 2004. The legislation requires...

90th Assembly District Schools Gain $5,890,346 in School Aid in Budget to be Adopted Tomorrow Over Governor’s Earlier Budget Proposal

Galef Calls On NRC to Meet With Local Officials to Discuss New Secrecy Policy on Nukes

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to meet with local elected officials to explain the new policy of secrecy on nuclear plants that the agency has initiated. Galef wrote to NRC Chairman Nils Diaz:...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Introduces Legislation Requiring Governor and Legislators to Stay in Albany Until State Budgets are Adopted As Well As 16 Other Reform Bills

Galef Calls for State Legislators to Support Mandatory Joint Conference Committee to Promote On-Time Budgets and Resolve Differences in Important Legislation

‘Love Your Library’ License Plates Bill Passes Both Houses in the Legislature

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th AD, announces the passages of A.9705. This legislation focuses on generating more revenue for our state libraries by creating "Love Your Library" license plates available for a $25 fee. The money collected from...

Bipartisan Budget Reform Initiative – ‘It’s About Time’

A bipartisan campaign effort led by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell was launched today to reform New York by gathering public support for an amendment to the New York State Constitution (A.11231/S.7317) to change the process for...

Local Internships Available with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef

New York State Assemblywoman Sandra Galef is accepting applications from high school students, college students, and interested adults from her district who would like to be considered for a volunteer internship in the Fall of 2004 in her district office...

Galef Bill Protecting Peekskill's Watershed Passes

Last week the New York State Legislature passed legislation (A.10015a/S.7114), introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (Ossining-90th A.D.) and Senator Vincent Leibell (Brewester-40h S.D.), to protect Peekskill's watershed. It allows the water superintendent,...

Galef/Leibell Bill Addresses Putnam County Tax Issue

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent L. Leibell are pleased to announce the passage of legislation (A.6329A/S. 2359A) that will directly affect the residents of Putnam County. After much hard work and lobbying on behalf of their constituents,...

New York State Legislature Passes Bill To Aid Putnam County Sheriff’s Department

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th Assembly District) and Senator Vincent L. Leibell (40th Senate District) recently collaborated on a bill that would assist the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department with regard to the detention of persons under arrest...

NYS Assembly Passes ‘Safe Routes To School’ Bill

Today, the Assembly passed (A.10057-A) a bill that would make pedestrian travel to school much safer. This bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th A.D.-Ossining) passed the Assembly by a vote of 139 to 0. The Senate counterpart (S.7267), sponsored...

Galef Calls On Legislature to Amend WICKS Law to Apply to All School Construction in New York State

The continuation of the WICKS Law exemption for school construction in New York City will be voted on shortly in the New York State Legislature. Assemblywoman Sandra Galef is calling on the legislature to pass similar legislation to allow for all school...

Legislation to Increase Security of State Nuclear Facilities Passes in Both Houses

This week legislation to increase the security of state nuclear facilities passed in both the Assembly and the Senate. On Monday, the New York Assembly voted in favor of a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (A.7201). Today, the Senate voted...

NYS Legislature Approves Bill to Assist Peekskill in Appointing Judges

Last week Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th A.D.-Ossining) and Senator Vincent Leibell (40th S.D.-Brewster) passed a measure that aids the City of Peekskill in their search for a part-time city court judge. Their bill (A.11080a/S.7297a) broadens the residency...

Legislation to Curb Childhood Obesity Passes in Assembly

Today the New York State Assembly voted 139-5 in favor of a bill to replace junk food and soda with healthy options in public schools. By restricting foods with a minimal nutritional value, schools would be encouraged to offer nutritional foods to students...