Press Releases

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...

Galef Announces Survey Results: Bottle Bill, Raising Smoking Age, Senior Driving

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef released the results of a survey of her constituents in the 90th Assembly District in the towns of Ossining, Cortlandt, Putnam Valley, Philipstown, Kent, and the city of Peekskill. Galef announced that approximately 600...

Galef Pushes for Expanding the Purchase of Renewable Power

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th A.D.-Ossining) has introduced legislation encouraging the use of renewable energy by localities. Galef's bill would allow, but not mandate, localities to purchase renewable energy at a reasonable price, even...

State Legislators Hold Press Conference on Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Westchester) held a press conference today, May 10, 2004, with Senator James Alesi to discuss bill A.9896/S.6923. The bill, introduced in the Assembly on March 1 and in the Senate April 22, 2004, increases the purchase age...

Assemblywoman Galef's Bill Maximizes the Percentage of Lottery Sales Allocated to Fund Education

Galef Announces Legislation to Extend Marriage License Deadline, Assisting Those Serving in the Military

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has introduced legislation (A.9871) increasing the validity of marriage licenses from 60 days after issue to 180 days after issue. The new legislation was inspired by a problem some of Assemblywoman Galef’s constituents...

New York State Assembly Library Day Promoted by Assemblywoman Galef

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Westchester) announced today the passage of several legislative initiatives intended to improve and support libraries across New Your State. In conjunction with National Library Week, the New York State Assembly has passed...

Galef’s Bill to Remove Junk Food from School Vending Machines Passes Education Committee Next Step: Assembly Floor

A bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th AD) and Senator Mary Lou Rath (61st SD) (A.6563/S.4556), requiring the removal of non-nutritious beverages and foods from New York State school vending machines during school hours, has passed the Assembly...