Press Releases

Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill to Add Siblings to the Definition of Family Member in Relation to Paid Family Leave Passed by Legislature

Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Joseph Addabbo was finalized today in the New York State Legislature and now awaits the Governor’s signature. Under the new bill (A6098A/S2928A), those who care for their siblings who...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Pete Harckham Announce Carmel Central School District Now Authorized to Establish an Insurance Reserve Fund

New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Pete Harckham announced that their bill to allow the Carmel Central School District to establish an insurance reserve fund to maintain the district’s self-insurance for staff, administration and...

Bill to Prohibit Unreasonable Restriction of Solar Power Systems Passed by Legislature

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s bill, A.1933/S.02997 (sponsored in the State Senate by Senator Kevin Parker) was passed in the Assembly this week after being passed in the Senate on February 10, and now awaits the Governor’s signature. The bill...

STAR Program Remains Intact in Final 2021-2022 Budget Negotiations

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, chair of the NYS Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee, reports that an executive proposal to change the Enhanced STAR program from an exemption to a credit for new property taxpayers with incomes of $90,550 or less was...

Galef’s Bill to Protect Access to Public Records Passes Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef prohibiting government agencies in New York from claiming copyright protections passed in the Assembly today. The bill, A.04499/S.03988 (sponsored by Reichlin-Melnick in the Senate), will ensure that...

Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill, Expanding Access to Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs), Passed by Assembly

A bill (A.5719-A) sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef was passed by the Assembly yesterday to expand the availability of Veterans Treatment Courts in the state and authorize the transfer of qualified cases from a criminal court in a county that does...

Statement to the Public Service Commission

I would first like to thank you for having these hearings. It is vitally important that those of us who live near the plant have our voices heard. I represent the 95th Assembly District which includes Buchanan and Indian Point.The Public Service Commission...

Assemblywoman Galef Calls for the Removal of Trump Name from State Park in Wake of Insurrection at Capitol

With the President having faced a second impeachment for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef sent a letter to the New York State Parks Commissioner on Thursday calling for the signs on the Taconic State Parkway advertising...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Virtual Town Meetings

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will host Virtual Town Meetings over Zoom this January. Itshould be noted that if certain constituents of Assemblywoman Galef’s are not available to attend the meeting designated for their community, they are welcome to...

Announcement of Virtual Town Meetings

Assemblywomen Galef and Paulin Request Postponement of Certification for New Voting Machines

Assemblywomen Sandy Galef and Amy Paulin sent a letter to the New York State Board ofElections requesting that the certification of any new voting machines be postponed and not authorized at their January 9th commissioners meeting. The letter expresses...

Harckham and Galef Job Protection and Local Funding Bills at Indian Point Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

Buchanan, NY – Three bills sponsored by New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef ensuring workforce protections and financial assistance to local municipalities and taxpayers while the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC)...

Well Wishes for the New Year/Helpful Updates

Dear Constituent,The New Year is just around the corner and I hope that it will bring brighter days than what we have collectively endured in 2020.  Nonetheless, this year showed the strength of my district as we all made sacrifices, stayed home,...

Firemen’s Benevolent Association of Briarcliff Manor Now Considered Unincorporated

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s bill, A10313/S08531, sponsored in the State Senate by David Carlucci, was signed into law, chapter 598, on November 11th by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law changes the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department from a corporation...

Assemblywoman Galef Calls for Public Meeting to Hear Constituent Concerns About Holtec International Inc.

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef sent a letter to the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), calling for a public meeting before a final decision is rendered in the license transfer proceedings for Indian Point Energy Center, situated in Buchanan,...

Assemblywoman Galef to Distribute Hand Sanitizer and Masks from Assembly District Office

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will be distributing free hand sanitizers and face masks to her constituents outside her Assembly District Office on Tuesday, September 8th, from 12pm-2pm, and on Wednesday, September 9th, from 10am-12pm. Hand sanitizer gel...

Letter to the Editor Regarding Utilities

To the Editor,With tropical storm Isaias now in the rearview mirror it is time for us, together, to move forward to ensure that we learn from this experience and avoid such prolonged outages in the future. While there are many reforms being discussed...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces Virtual Town Hall on the Topic of Election Law

On Thursday September 3rd, at 7pm, State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall on the topic of election law to address questions, concerns, and ideas related to voting in the 2020 General Election, as raised by members of her constituency.Galef’s...

Galef & Harckham Pass Legislation to Enable a Residential Parking System on Two Croton-on-Hudson Streets

Ossining – New legislation was passed in both the Assembly and Senate to allow the Croton-on-Hudson Board of Trustees to establish a residential parking permit system on either side of Young and Hastings Avenues within the Village of Croton-on-Hudson,...

Assemblywoman Galef Urges Passage of Bill to Prevent Election Commissioners from serving as Political Party Chairs

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is encouraging her colleagues to pass legislation (A.4815/S.3309) to prevent Election Commissioners from serving as chairs of political parties. Across New York State the role of election commissioner is often held by the leader...