Press Releases

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...

Galef Announces Putman County Award of Over $600,000 for Wireless E-911 System

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th AD) announced today that she helped secure $682,470 in state funding for Putnam County to upgrade its wireless E-911 system. The grant was approved by the E-911 Board and has been forwarded to the Dormitory Authority for...

Galef Protests Late Budget, Calls for Extension of Deadline for Joint Conference Committee

As the Legislature again missed the April 1 deadline for an on-time state budget, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D  Ossining) stood in the Assembly Chamber to renew her call for reform. Galef said, "I'm standing to explain my protest vote...

Galef Introduces Bill to Raise the Purchase Age for Tobacco to 19

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef introduced on March 1 a new bill (A.9896) to raise the purchase age for tobacco products from 18 to 19 in New York State. The goal of the new legislation is to reduce the number of underage children who are able to get cigarettes...

Galef Calls on NRC to Hold Meetings in Westchester

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has received assurances from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that they will hold a public meeting regarding the use of dry cask storage for spent fuel rods at the Indian Point nuclear plants. This public meeting in Westchester...

Press Conference Held in Albany Today Supporting Galef’s Call for Removal of ‘Junk’ Foods from School Vending Machines

"A school should be a place where children develop the good habits that will support them for their lifetimes," Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 90th AD, stated at a press conference today to announce the legislation she co-sponsored with Senator...

Assemblywoman Galef Takes Office to the People

Galef Calls On Entergy to Update Warning Sirens at the Indian Point Nuclear Facility

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (90th AD) is calling on the owners of the Indian Point Nuclear Facility to upgrade the existing outdoor warning systems with a type of siren that can carry voice announcements. Presently, the nuclear facility relies on old-fashioned...

Galef Sponsors Bill that Gives State Legislators Access to Computers in the Chamber

Sandra Galef (90th A.D.) is sponsoring legislation in the Assembly that would give legislators in both the Assembly and the Senate access to computers in their respective chambers, with the goal of improving the efficiency of the Legislative process....

Galef Commemorated the Naming of the "AMVETS Memorial Bridge"

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell conducted a ceremony celebrating the renaming of the "Croton Reservoir Bridge" as the "AMVETS Memorial Bridge", on Tuesday December 2nd at 9:30 am, honoring the men and women who have served our country....

Galef Funding Education Forum Draws Large Attendance

Close to ninety residents turned out for an education forum sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef at Cortlandt Town Hall last night to learn about the impact of the recent New York City court case on our local school districts. The Court said that...

New State Law Passed to Improve Parking Situation in Cold Spring.

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell introduced legislation (A.6422/S.2172) which creates a residential parking program in the Village of Cold Spring. Governor Pataki signed this legislation, which regulates parking in the Village of...

New State Law Passed to Improve Parking Situation in Peekskill

Governor Pataki signed legislation on September 9, 2003 to regulate parking in the City of Peekskill. The legislation (A.6423/S.2170) to create a residential parking program in the City of Peekskill was introduced in the legislature by Assemblywoman...

Galef Participates in ‘American Legislators Back to School Week’