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March 13, 2017
"The purpose of this law, and especially in our Sunshine Week, is to be sure that the ability of government agencies in New York do not claim copyright protection on things that should not be copyrighted," said Assemblywoman Sandy Galef on the floor of the Assembly explaining a bill that waives the ability of government agencies in New York to claim copyright protection except where the record reflects artistic creation, or scientific or academic research, or if the agency intends to distribute the record or derivative work based on it to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership. A2401

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Assemblywoman Galef discusses a bill she is introducing: A.1287. The bill lays out how Weschester and Putnam Counties can work with BOCES to consolidate school services and save taxpayers money, while keeping New York as competitive as possible with other states.