Press Releases

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Proposes NEW Legislation in the Wake of Glenville Bridge Strike: Bill Mandates GPS Systems to Include Bridge Height Information

Following the recent bridge strike and explosion in Glenville, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is taking swift action to prevent future incidents with the introduction of a new legislative proposal. The bill requires navigation systems which utilize GPS...

Santabarbara and Tedisco Call for New Out-Migration Commission to Stop Escape from NY

Angelo Santabarbara and Senator Jim Tedisco today announced new bi-partisan legislation they are introducing for a holistic and reasonable approach to addressing an existential threat to our state’s economic well-being of hemorrhaging population loss...

Santabarbara Statement about Glenville Bridge Collision

“I am deeply concerned about the recent incident on Maple Avenue in Glenville, emphasizing the urgent need for action to prevent such accidents. The collision, resulting in a significant explosion and injury, underscores the hazards posed by low bridges...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to Present NYS Assembly Proclamation to TikTok Sensation Ally the Piper

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will honor Ally Crowley-Duncan, also known as Ally the Piper, with a prestigious NYS Assembly Citation in recognition of her outstanding contributions to music and her national tour. Ally, a TikTok sensation hailing from...

Members of Assemblyman Santabarbara’s 2023-2024 Student Cabinet Announced

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s student cabinet is assembled and set to meet ahead of the upcoming legislative session. At this initial meeting, students representing schools in cities to rural areas from across the 111th assembly district that includes...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Sponsors Winter Wonderland Celebration

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara invites the press to join the Winter Wonderland Celebration, a festive event filled with family-friendly activities and holiday cheer. Date & Time: Sunday, December 17, 2023, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Bellevue...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Introduces Bill to Combat Plastic Pollution in Unsolicited Mail

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has introduced a new bill aimed at curbing environmentally harmful plastic usage by targeting the distribution of unsolicited "junk mail." The bill sets out to prohibit the use of plastic-based materials, including plastic...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on $10 Billion Investment in Nanotechnology

“The groundbreaking $10 billion investment by chipset companies like IBM and Micron in collaboration with New York State for a cutting-edge semiconductor research facility at the Albany NanoTech Complex of my alma mater, University at Albany, is a big...

Santabarbara Bill to Provide Tax Exemption for Pension Payouts in New York

“With New York recent population loss highlighted by Comptroller DiNapoli my proposed tax exemptions for pension payouts represent a crucial step towards revitalizing the state's attractiveness and ensuring a brighter future for its residents,” Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Secures Funding to Expand City Mission's Downtown Ambassador Program in Schenectady

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is pleased to announce funding he secured in this year's state budget to expand the City Mission's Downtown Ambassador program. This initiative will be utilized to open a satellite office and hub on Jay Street in the heart...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Tour Local Business in Advance of Small Business Saturday

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara will be touring a local business, Sweet Sprig TODAY, Tuesday, November 21st, to highlight the upcoming Small Business Saturday. ​ Sweet Sprig is a gift shop that features seasonal soaps and candles, ornaments, jewelry...

Assembly Chair of Rural Resources Commission: ‘Direct Pay’ Bill for Ambulance and Emergency Medical Service Providers Signed into Law

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Chair of the New York State Assembly Commission on Rural Resources announced the "direct pay" legislation he cosponsored has been signed into law (A.250), a crucial step towards reforming the reimbursement process for...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Introduces Alzheimer's Disease Resource Notification Bill

Today, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara took a step in addressing the challenges faced by individuals with Alzheimer's disease by introducing a crucial piece of legislation. This proposed bill focuses on enhancing support and awareness for those living...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Joins First Annual Rotterdam Empty Bowls Dinner Honorary Committee

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara has been named an honorary committee member for the First Annual Rotterdam Empty Bowls Dinner, a charitable event hosted by The Rotterdam Community Center, aimed at raising funds for neighbors in need. The event will take...

Kirk Lewis Appointed to the New York State Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara proudly announces the nomination and subsequent appointment of Kirk Lewis to the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council. Kirk Lewis, the Executive Director of Schenectady ARC and a dedicated advocate for individuals...

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Calls for Swift Investigation into Incident at Destine Preparatory Charter School Involving Autistic Child in Letter to Dr. Betty Rosa

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Chair of the NYS Assembly Sub-Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders, is urgently calling for a thorough investigation into a disturbing incident reported at Destine Preparatory Charter School. In a proactive move to address...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Calls for Swift Investigation into Incident at Destine Preparatory Charter School Involving Autistic Child

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Chair of the NYS Assembly Sub-Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders, urgently calls for a thorough investigation into the reported incident involving a 7-year-old autistic child at Destine Preparatory Charter School....

Assemblyman Santabarbara Statement on Incident Regarding Child with Autism at Destine Preparatory Charter School in Schenectady

“I’m deeply concerned about the reported incident involving a 7-year-old autistic child at Destine Preparatory Charter School,” said Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Chair of the NYS Assembly Sub-Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders. “My primary...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Enhances Cultural Connections and Diplomacy During Trip to Guyana with Schenectady Delegation

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Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara recently participated in a significant visit to Guyana alongside a delegation from Schenectady, including Schenectady County Legislator Philip Fields and Schenectady City Council Member John Mootooveren. This visit aimed...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces Signing of New bill into Law to Address Concerning Number of Vehicle Collisions with Bridges in Schenectady County, Statewide

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced the signing of a bill into law that he cosponsored in the New York State Assembly, aimed at addressing the ongoing issue of vehicle collisions with bridges. The signed bill requires the state Department of Transportation...