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Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Awarded Legislator of the Year by Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef was recognized this week by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as Legislator of the Year for her leadership on Bryan Johnson’s Law (A6101A). This award identifies state lawmakers who played a major role in MADD's mission...

Assemblywoman Galef/Senator Reichlin-Melnick Bill, to Permit a Hotel Tax in Briarcliff Manor, Signed by Governor

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick announced that their bill, A10453/S09059, was signed by the Governor on Friday, July 22. The new legislation empowers the Village of Briarcliff Manor to impose a tax of up to 3% on hotel...

Assemblywoman Galef/Senator Skoufis Bill, to Permit a Hotel Tax in Cold Spring, Signed by Governor

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced that her bill, A10205/S08996, sponsored in the State Senate by James Skoufis, was signed by the Governor today. The new legislation permits the Village of Cold Spring, in Putnam County, to impose a hotel and motel tax...

Galef/Reichlin-Melnick Bill to Tax Some Newly Constructed Condos as Real Property Passes the Legislature

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick announced that their bill, A03491B/S05946B, passed the legislature on June 2. If signed by the Governor, the new law would allow municipal corporations to value newly constructed and converted...

New Yorkers Are One Step Closer to Having the Option to Have a Friend or Family Member as Their Marriage Officiant After Bill Passes Both the Senate and Assembly

During the last hours of the 2022 Legislation Session, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s ‘One-Day Marriage Officiant’ (Assembly Bill 6300-A) legislation passed the New York State Assembly. Assembly Bill 6300-A allows our Secretary of State to establish...

Harckham, Galef Bill Will Allow Spent Fuel Rods at Indian Point to Be Taxed

Albany, NY – New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Sandra Galef announced that their bills allowing spent nuclear fuel rods at the now-closed Indian Point Energy Center, including fuel stored in pools or in a dry cask storage, to be...

Galef/Reichlin-Melnick Introduce New York Stock Act in their Respective Legislative Chambers

Ossining, NY – Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick held a press conference today to announce their introduction of A6123/S8742, the New York Stock Act, to prohibit public officers and employees from using nonpublic information...

Considering Teacher Shortages Galef and 24 Members of the Assembly Call for Postponement of Evaluation and Retention Components of APPR

In January, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that with a large number of teachers retiring in the next few years, 180,000 new teachers are needed over the next decade. It is now essential to retain as many of our talented teachers as possible. With students...

Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Join Riverkeeper & Environmental Advocacy Groups to Tout Environmental Investments in the State Budget

Ossining, NY – Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Westchester/Putnam) gathered at the Ossining waterfront with Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and many other environmental advocates and local officials...

Donate Life This Valentine’s Day

To the Editor: Valentine’s Day is around the corner and now is the time when we think about how to best express our love for the special people in our lives, our families, our neighbors, and our communities. A wonderful way to do this is by signing...
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