Press Releases

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Urges Federal Action on the VETT Act to Support Veterans' Organizations

In a letter to federal representatives, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, who served in the U.S. Army Reserve, is calling on federal representatives to take immediate action on the VSO Equal Tax Treatment (VETT) Act. This legislation, which has gained...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Introduces New Bill to Protect Consumers During Internet Outages

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has introduced a new bill aimed at providing financial relief to consumers during internet service outages. The "Internet Service Outage Consumer Protection Act" mandates that internet service providers (ISPs) issue prorated...

Local Veteran Honored at Amsterdam Mohawks Game

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, who served in the US Army Reserve for eight years from 1990-1998, had the pleasure of honoring James J. Galarneau, Sr. at a recent Amsterdam Mohawks baseball game. Jim, who served in the US Navy from 1964 to 1970, was...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on HBO Productions Filming in Schenectady

"I’m excited to see that Schenectady County will host another major HBO production, thanks to the New York State Film Production Tax Credit program," stated Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara. "I’ve supported this tax credit because it successfully attracts...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Host "One Life - One Flag" Program Honoring Veterans Lost to Suicide

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a special event, the One Life - One Flag program, an initiative sponsored by The Battle Within organization. This event is dedicated to honoring the more than 8,000 veterans who have tragically lost their...

Speaker Heastie Continues Statewide Tour, Joining Assemblyman Santabarbara to Announce $1.2 Million for Crossroads Center for Children

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Speaker Carl Heastie continued his annual statewide tour today in Princetown, New York, joining Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to tour the future site of Crossroads Center for Children, and announce $1.2 million to help complete construction. Once completed,...

Speaker Heastie and Assemblyman Santabarbara to Tour Crossroads Center for Children

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie continues his annual statewide tour, joining Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara for a tour of the Crossroads Center for Children. The visit will include an overview of the construction site for the new facility,...

Proctors Theatre in Downtown Schenectady Receives $968K Boost in 'Alive Downtowns!' Funding From This Year’s State Budget

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“Supporting arts and entertainment enriches our communities," said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara. "Historic theaters like Schenectady’s Proctors Theatre, celebrating its 98th birthday this December, have delighted, inspired, and educated audiences...

Santabarbara, Fahy Remind Students and Families to Apply for NY’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by 6/30

Assemblymembers Angelo Santabarbara and Patricia Fahy will remind students and families to apply for TAP by the June 30th, 2024, deadline and highlight new investments in the FY2024-25 budget expanding TAP eligibility. This event aims to raise awareness...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Host Lyme Disease Information Session with Cornell University

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a Lyme Disease information session in partnership with Cornell University. No cost tick removal kits will be offered to participants. “One of the best ways to protect yourself against tick-borne illnesses...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Honors Local Veterans, Families During Special Ceremony

On Saturday, June 15th, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be hosting a special ceremony at the VIAPORT Rotterdam Mall honoring three local veterans. NEW Additions to the Veterans Memorial to be unveiled during the event: Harold T. Brown – Harold...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara's Urban Farming Land Initiative Bill Passes Both Houses, Awaits Governor's Signature

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is proud to announce that his legislation, the Urban Farming Land Initiative, supported by the Schenectady County Food Council, has successfully passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate. The bill now awaits the...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Announces Passage of Bill to Establish Rural Suicide Prevention Council

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, who serves on the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Mental Health, announced the passage of Bill A7188, a crucial piece of legislation aimed at reducing suicide rates in rural communities across New York State.The...

Assembly Passes Santabarbara’s GPS Safety Bill

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that his bill to help prevent trucks from hitting bridges has passed in the New York State Assembly. The bill (A.8582-B) requires GPS systems to show the height of bridges, tunnels, and underpasses on drivers'...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: New Legislation to Protect Children from the Harmful Effects of Social Media Signed into Law

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that legislation he helped pass to protect children from the dangers of social media has been signed into law. The measures include establishing guidelines to prevent addictive feeds, protecting minors from having...

Santabarbara to Host Arrive Alive Prom Pledge Signing at Amsterdam High School

With Amsterdam High School's Senior Prom coming up, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is again hosting a special event to talk to teens about the consequences of drinking and driving. Students will assemble in the high school auditorium to sign Santabarbara's...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Announces Annual Student Cabinet Meeting on AI in Schools

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is pleased to announce the convening of the annual 2023-2024 Student Cabinet Meeting, providing an invaluable platform for young constituents to engage directly with the state legislative process. As part of his ongoing...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Hosts Capital Region Military Day

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, alongside various commanders and members of the Capital Region Military, Unified Military Affairs Council representatives, and members of the Capital Region Legislative Delegation will highlight the importance of our local...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Supports Bill to Help Reduce Food Waste and Assist Those in Need

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is proud to announce his support for bill A5906A, which aims to expand New York State's food recycling and donation program. This proposed law is designed to tackle the problems of food waste and food insecurity while promoting...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Introduces Bill to Protect College Students from ATM Surcharge Fees

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has introduced a bill to prevent banks from imposing surcharge fees at automated teller machines (ATMs) located on state university or city university property. The proposed legislation seeks to alleviate the financial...