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Assemblyman Santabarbara: Yogurt One Step Closer to Becoming New York’s Official Snack

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that legislation he sponsored designating yogurt as the official state snack passed the Assembly (A.8994). The legislation also passed the State Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature...

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Assemblyman Santabarbara: Private Sector Investment and New Jobs Coming to the Mohawk Valley

“Driscoll Foods’ plan to expand into Montgomery County is a significant investment in our community and our economy, and it serves as a major boost to Amsterdam’s continuing revitalization. It’s projects like this one that show how...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Tuition-Free NY Passes Assembly’s Higher Education Committee

Assemblyman Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced legislation he is sponsoring to provide free tuition to all New York students at SUNY schools if they fulfill community service and residency requirements has moved out of the Assembly’s Higher Education...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Votes to Ensure Injured Emergency Responders are Protected

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced legislation he sponsored to provide coverage to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers when they are injured in the line of duty – providing services in an area outside of their jurisdiction...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Helps Pass Bill to Waive Fee for Veteran Status on Driver’s Licenses

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam), member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced legislation he sponsored to prohibit any additional fees for veterans who change their New York State driver’s license, permit or non-driver...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Helps Pass Bill to Provide Grants to Small Businesses

In an effort to provide local small businesses with much-needed capital, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he helped pass legislation to create the New York State Innovative Energy and Environmental Technology Program (A.8900-A)....

Assemblyman Santabarbara Helps Pass Bill to Advocate for Utility Customers

In an effort to protect and represent the interests of residential utility customers, Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that legislation to establish the New York State Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate (UCA) passed the New York State...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Helps Pass Legislation to Improve the Quality Of Life for People with Disabilities

In honor of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced the Assembly’s passage of legislation to help ensure New Yorkers with disabilities are treated fairly. “The injustice that New Yorkers...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Hosting Informational Business Breakfast with ESD President and CEO

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he is partnering with the local Chambers of Commerce in Schenectady, Fulton and Montgomery counties to host a business breakfast meeting with Ken Adams, Empire State Development (ESD) President and...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Advances Bill to Help Small Businesses ‘Go Green’ to Lower Energy Costs

In an effort to alleviate soaring energy prices for local small businesses, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that legislation he sponsored to establish a Small Business Energy Assistance and Advocacy Services Program passed the...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Hosts Women of Distinction Awards to Honor Women in the Community

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he hosted a “Women of Distinction” awards ceremony on Friday, May 9. The event was held in coordination with Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region to recognize outstanding women in the...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: New Law to Make NY a Leader in Awarding Contracts to Service-Disabled Veterans

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam), member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced the governor signed into law the “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act” (Ch. 22 of 2014). This law will make New York a national...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: STEM Incentive Program Good First Step to Affordable Higher Education

“The NYS STEM Incentive Program, which I supported in the final state budget, is a crucial step toward making a college education more affordable. “However, I believe we must do more to address the soaring cost of a college education for...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Votes to Strengthen College Campus Safety Measures

In an effort to enhance the Campus Safety Act of 1999, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) helped pass legislation requiring colleges and universities to report violent felonies and missing students to law enforcement within 24 hours of an incident...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Free Electronics Recycling Event

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced that he will host an electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Time Warner Cable building located at 1021 Highbridge Road in Rotterdam. Home and business...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Re-Elected as Commander of AMVETS Post 35 in Rotterdam

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he was re-elected as Commander of AMVETS Post 35 in Rotterdam. In 2012, he helped mobilize a movement to revive the Post, which was the first AMVETS Post in the town. “It is an honor serving...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Attends Veterans’ Summit to Show Support for Disabled Vets

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) announced he attended New York State Industries for the Disabled Inc.’s (NYSID) Veterans’ Summit today. The quarterly event provides an opportunity for lawmakers, representatives from veterans organizations...

Assemblyman Santabarbara Supports Equal Public Retirement for All Veterans

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam), member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, attended a press conference today in support of the Military Buyback Bill (A.6974-A). This legislation would allow public sector workers who were honorably...

Assemblyman Santabarbara to Host Informational Event on Proposed Tuition-Free NY Plan