Press Releases

Galef’s Measure to Curve Election Law Identity Theft Passes Assembly

On March 26, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s legislation, A.5219, which aims to eliminate the potential for identity theft on Opportunity to Ballot Petitions (OTBP), passed the Assembly. This important legislation requires that individuals, who have...

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

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced today that her legislation prohibiting government agencies in New York from claiming copyright protections has passed in the Assembly and is on the calendar in the Senate. This bill, A5636/S3793 (sponsored by Carlucci...

Assemblywoman Galef Announces that her Bill Requiring Adequate Post-Hospitalization Care Passes the Assembly

Albany – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is pleased to announce that her legislation A.212/S.474 passed the Assembly on Wednesday, January 23rd. The bill requires hospitals to ensure that patients who require a central venous line upon discharge have a...

Sweeping Election Reform Package Passes the Assembly and Senate

On Monday, January 14, the Assembly and Senate passed a total of seven bills that will significantly reform New York’s antiquated voting laws. These bills were passed on the second day of the legislative session in Albany, signifying the urgency...

Assemblywoman Galef’s 2018 Environmental Questionnaire Results Reveal Constituent Opinions on Plastic Pollution

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s 2018 Newsletter Questionnaire responses have been tallied, with a total of 885 responses. Constituents in the 95th Assembly District were able to voice their opinions on questions related to plastic pollution, and potential...

The New York State Bridge Authority Ceremonially Designates the Bear Mountain Bridge as the Purple Heart Veterans Memorial Bear Mountain Bridge


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Fort Montgomery, NY – The New York State Bridge Authority today unveiled the sign designating the Bear Mountain Bridge as the Purple Heart Veterans Memorial Bear Mountain Bridge to honor Purple Heart recipients. The ceremonial designation comes...

Assemblywoman Galef Invites the Public to Attend Town Meeting on the Pros and Cons of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday November 29th from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson 10520. The purpose of the meeting is to have an in depth pro/con discussion...

Assemblywoman Galef’s Bill Providing State Aid to Hendrick Hudson Central School District for Capital Projects Signed into Law by Governor

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced that legislation she sponsored (A.10753/S.7054) was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on Monday, November 5th. This legislation provides $1.4 million in state aid for crucial capital improvement projects for the Hendrick...

Assemblymembers Galef, Buchwald, Abinanti and Otis join Community Leaders and Elected Officials at a Press Conference to Urge FERC to Respond to Safety Concerns of the AIM Pipeline

Assemblymembers Sandy Galef, David Buchwald, Tom Abinanti and Steve Otis held a press conference this afternoon to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to respond to a joint letter from the Assemblymembers living in close proximity to...

Keeping Sex Offenders Out of Our Schools

Albany, NY – In May of 2017, the Ossining Union Free School District made a horrific discovery when an anonymous tip informed school officials that one of its custodians had been arrested for raping a child in neighboring Dutchess County. Because of...

Assemblywoman Galef Hosts TV Special Featuring Students Who Intern for the State Assembly District Office

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Assemblywoman Sandy Galef speaks with special guests Lynsey Gillespie, Jolie Wasserman, Malieka Stewart, Daniel Parker, Emily Kehoe and Jacob Fridakis on her television program, “Dear Sandy.” This group of enthusiastic young students was selected...

Assemblywoman Galef Hosts TV Special Featuring Veterans from the Vet2Vet Outreach Program

Assemblywoman Galef with special guests John F. Bourges, Vet2Vet program coordinator and Karl Rhode, director of the Putnam Veteran Service Agency.
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef speaks with special guests John F. Bourges, Vet2Vet program coordinator and Karl Rhode, director of the Putnam Veteran Service Agency about the Vet2Vet program on her TV show, “Speak Out”. Vet2Vet is a veteran support program...

Assemblywoman Galef Applauds New State Aid for Local Library Construction Projects

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) announces that two new construction projects have been approved for local libraries in the 95th Assembly District. The funding for these projects was allocated through the 2017 State Budget and they will help to...

Assemblywoman Galef Sends Letter to Army Corps of Engineers, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation asking for more Transparency on the Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

Ossining – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, 95th Assembly District, sent a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers and to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requesting further transparency and additional public meetings regarding the...

Assemblywoman Galef Talks to Kathy Zubrycki from Guiding Eyes for the Blind on “Dear Sandy”

Assemblywoman Galef talks to Kathy Zubrycki, Vice President of Training Programs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind on the latest episode of Dear Sandy. They discuss the process of raising and training seeing-eye dogs. Drifter, a trained guide dog, accompanied...

Assemblywoman Galef Talks to Kevin Sabet about the Debate Surrounding the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in New York State on “Speak Out” TV Show

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef speaks with guest Kevin Sabet on “Speak Out” about the question of the legalization of marijuana in New York State and the potential effects such a policy could have on local communities on her “Speak Out” TV show. Since...

Assemblywoman Galef to Host 2018 Senior Forum

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef today announced that her 2018 Senior Forum will be held on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, from 9 am- 12 pm at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street in Cortlandt Manor. The morning will begin with a light breakfast provided by...

Assemblywoman Galef Statement Regarding Separations of Immigrant Families

ALBANY– Assemblywoman Sandy Galef this morning attended a press conference calling for immigrant children to be reunited with their parents. The following is her statement regarding the federal policy as it is currently being enforced: “The zero-tolerance...

Bill to Help Schools Protect Students from Sex Offenders Passes Assembly and Senate

ALBANY, NY– In May of 2017, the Ossining Union Free School District discovered that one of its custodians had been arrested for raping a child in a neighboring county. Because of a loophole in New York State Law, no one was ever required to notify the...

Assemblywoman Galef Applauds Passage of BOCES Capital Expenditure Legislation

Albany – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef is pleased to announce the passage of Assembly Bill 9825, which will ensure that students attending Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) programs are in safe and up-to-date buildings. BOCES own...