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First-of-its-Kind New York State Autism I.D. Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced Saturday the passage of his legislation creating the state’s first Autism Spectrum Disorder Identification Cards. The legislation, which passed the Assembly with unanimous support, would provide New Yorkers...

Santabarbara: “No Pensions for Corrupt Politicians”

Noting that his work to fight corruption in Albany is just getting started, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that a resolution he is a sponsor of, calling to amend the New York State Constitution to strip pensions of public officials convicted...

Santabarbara Passes Package of Bills to Combat Heroin Crisis by Strengthening Prevention, Education, Treatment

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara on Friday voted to pass a series of bills that tackle the heroin crisis affecting communities across Upstate New York by strengthening prevention measures, improving education, and providing better access to treatment. ...

Santabarbara: Critical Piece of Autism Action NY Passes Assembly

The central piece of Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s legislative plan to unlock the potential of thousands of New Yorkers affected by autism has passed the Assembly. The bill passed by the Assembly today (A.10558-A) calls for the creation of...

Santabarbara to Banks: 'Be A Good Neighbor'

(FROM LEFT) Rotterdam Town Supervisor Steve Tommasone and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara place a sign on the lawn of 1035 Palazini Drive in Rotterdam, calling on the bank that owns the property to “be a good neighbor” and ensure the property’s...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Calls for Funding, Safety Measures for Rural Communities Where Oil Trains Pose Threat

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara joined first responders and nurses Saturday at the Delanson Volunteer Fire Department to call for resources, training and legislation that would help protect rural communities against the growing threat of increased oil...

Santabarbara: Bill to Strengthen Pensions for Veterans Finally Signed into Law

“All of our veterans volunteered to put the needs of their fellow Americans ahead of their own when they signed up to serve our country, and they’ve all sacrificed and deserve gratitude,” said Assemblyman Santabarbara, a U.S. Army Reserve...

Santabarbara: Bill to Fight Zombie Properties Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is taking action to fight off the zombies in our community – specifically the zombie properties that plague our neighborhoods and can sometimes surround our homes. Assemblyman Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, announced...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Announces $600,000 for Safety, Recreational Enhancements at Plotter Kill Preserve in Rotterdam

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara on Thursday announced state funding he secured to provide enhanced safety and recreational improvements at the Plotter Kill Preserve in Rotterdam, a Schenectady County park that has grown in popularity in recent years....

Assemblyman Santabarbara Takes Action to Better Quality of Life for People with Disabilities

During Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day in New York State, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) helped pass a series of bills that aim to build on his push to better the quality of life for people with disabilities. “As the father...

Santabarbara’s Proposal to Invest in Our Farmers Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s proposal to create a Farm Investment Fund to support family farms has passed the Assembly (A.2417-C). “Farming is an important part of our region’s economy and I’m committed to strengthening and...

Assemblyman Santabarbara, Military Order of the Purple Heart Commander, AmVets Unveil Reserved Purple Heart Parking at Schenectady miSci Museum

FROM LEFT: New York State Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Mathew Tully, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, and miSci Executive Director Mac Sudduth take the podium Friday at the Schenectady museum to unveil a Purple Heart parking space...

Santabarbara: A Historic Day for New York’s MMA Fighters, Fans

“Today is a historic day for New York State, and it’s a day our Mixed Martial Arts athletes and fans have been looking forward to for a long time.” "For too many years, our Mixed Martial Arts fighters have had to leave the state to...

Santabarbara Hosts Autism Action Day

Efforts to advance the conversation on autism issues and strengthen support for a legislative plan to unlock the potential of thousands of New Yorkers have led to a new day in New York State. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara hosted the first Autism...

Santabarbara: Final State Budget Puts the Freeze on SUNY Tuition Hikes

“Students deserve degrees, not crushing debt, and that’s why it was so important that the 2016-17 state budget put a stop to tuition hikes at our SUNY schools for the coming academic year.” “With the freeze on tuition hikes, we...

Santabarbara: Education Aid Increase, Restoration of GEA in State Budget Agreement

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, announced that this year’s state budget agreement provides a significant increase in education aid and puts an end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment, giving immediate relief to school districts across...

Santabarbara: Final State Budget Makes Much-Needed Infrastructure Investments in Roads, Bridges, Water

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, announced the 2016-17 state budget invests in our roads and infrastructure – making a commitment to help families and businesses who rely on our state’s roads and bridges while also recognizing the...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Victory in the Fight for Mixed Martial Arts in New York

“It is with great excitement and pride that I can announce today’s passage of legalizing professional Mixed Martial Arts in New York State. We worked to gain support over the years, and today’s victory for the sport’s fans and athletes...

Santabarbara: Bill to strengthen pensions for veterans part of Assembly budget

Legislation that strengthens pensions for New York’s veterans is included in the Assembly’s one-house budget, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, announced. The Veterans Equality Act would allow all public sector workers who were...

Santabarbara: Vote on MMA to come next week

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, said Tuesday that a vote on legalizing Mixed Martial Arts could finally be coming to the Assembly floor as early as Monday of next week. “I urge my colleagues to support the bill that would finally...