Welcome Letter

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you for taking the time to visit the New York State Assembly website for the 97th District where you can access information, including legislation I’m sponsoring in Albany and meetings at home in the 97th District.

When I’m not in Albany, much of my time is spent working with community organizations, as well as community leaders and constituents. The conversations we have are the impetus for much of the legislation I’ve worked on over the last three legislative sessions, which you can search under the Sponsored Legislation section of the website

You can also find out about upcoming events and other news from my office.

If you need information or assistance from my office, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 845-624-4601 or jaffeee@assembly.state.ny.us.


Ellen C. Jaffee

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New Law Expands Access to Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Pear River — Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in New York State and early detection is critical. I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing into law historic legislation the Assembly passed to expand access to breast cancer screenings,...

June 29, 2016
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Jaffee Statement on Gun Safety

Pearl River, NY — The horrific hate crime targeting the LGBTQ and Latino community in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, spotlighted — once again — the need to eliminate loopholes and strengthen our nation’s gun laws....

June 23, 2016
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Jaffee Statement on Passage of East Ramapo Bill A10723

“After working together for many years on many pieces of legislation with the advocates, parents, my colleagues and the State Education Department, I am pleased that this legislation passed both the Assembly and the Senate with bipartisan support....

June 17, 2016
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Both Houses Pass Jaffee Bill to Establish a Statewide Breast Density Education Program

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Rockland) announced passage of legislation she sponsored that would amend the public health law and establish a statewide Breast Density Education Program. New York’s Breast Density Inform Law that...

June 16, 2016
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Both Houses Pass Jaffee Bill that Would Allow School Districts to Collect Property Taxes, While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

Albany — Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Rockland) announced passage of legislation she sponsored that would amend the town law to allow a school district to collect its own taxes instead of the town with proper notice. “This legislation will...

June 14, 2016
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June 16, 2016  
Assemblywoman Jaffee explains her support for legislation which would provide supplementary funding for dedicated programs for public school students in the East Ramapo Central school district. "This legislation, as we move forward, will truly provide the opportunities for the students and it has been supported by the school board as well as the community public school sector," said Jaffee. A10723


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