Press Releases

New Law Promotes Healthy Habits for NY’s Kids

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) announced that a law she sponsored to create a program called Safe Routes to School went into effect April 1. (Ch. 444 of 2004). The law aims to promote walking and bicycling to school and to make conditions...

Galef Supports On-Time State Budget and New State Revenues for 90th Assembly District

Assembly Budget Restores Aid to Libraries (Resolution C322)

Galef Proposes Bill to Prevent Identity Theft Through Consumer Directed Security Alerts and Freezes

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is introducing a bill in the New York State Assembly to help consumers prevent credit theft before it can happen to them by allowing consumers to put a security freeze on their credit information at credit reporting agencies....

Assemblywomen Sandy Galef and Barbara Lifton Launch "Scan and Be Sure"- A Voting Machine Campaign for New York State

Assemblywomen Sandy Galef and Barbara Lifton are launching "Scan and Be Sure", a voting machine campaign for New York State. They are advocating that paper ballots and optical scanning machines – along with an AutoMARK system for the disabled...

Galef Announces Distribution of $126,180 to Putnam County for E-911 Purposes

Assemblywomen Sandy Galef (90 A.D.) announced today that Putnam County has been awarded $126,180 by the New York State 911 Board. This allocation of funding will be used for upgrading enhanced wireless 911 (E-911) systems through the 911 Expedited Deployment...

"It’s About Time" Bipartisan Budget Reform Legislation Initiative Supporting Municipalities and Organizations

Letter to the Editor on the School Nutrition and Children Act

To the Editor: The passage of the School Nutrition and Children Act is a crucial first step in educating the public about children’s nutrition and long-term health, and addressing the growing childhood obesity rates of our kids. The SNAC Act,...

Galef Calls For One More Assembly Member to Join In Overriding the Governor’s $4.4 Million Veto of Library Aid in Order to Rescue $500,000 in Lost Federal Aid

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th AD Ossining), Chair of the Assembly Libraries and Education Technology committee, called today for one more member of the New York State Assembly to shift his/her position and join her 99 Assembly colleagues in restoring...

Survey Shows Residents Favor Medical Marijuana; Oppose More Gambling to Fund Education

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Mary Lou Rath introduce Legislation Creating a Joint Bipartisan Task Force to Improve the New York State Legislative Process

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-90AD) is introducing legislation with Senator Mary Lou Rath (R-61SD) to create a Joint Bipartisan Legislative Process Task Force to examine the legislative process within and between the Assembly and the Senate, and make recommendations...

$156,500 in New Improvements for Cold Spring Railroad Station

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Metro North Railroad President Peter A. Cannito announced new construction and upgrades for Cold Spring commuters at a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 3:30 pm, at the foot of Main Street in Cold Spring. The...

"Love Your Library" License Plate Program Becomes Law

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, (Ossining) announced today that Assembly bill A.9705-A became law. The bill creates a New York State "Love Your Library" custom license plate available through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Revenue generated by...

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:...