As the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I  - Schenectady) informs constituents Saturday, Feb. 6th, is designated asTake Your Child to the Library Day. The day promotes spending time with your family and utilizing the many services local libraries have to offer.

For more than a decade, millions of women have united to raise their voices about heart disease as part of the Go Red For Women movement, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) said. These efforts have helped save lives and improve the health of thousands of women across the country.

While  progress is being made, heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. Today, te first Friday in February, is named National Wear Red Day to bring attention to this silent killer of women, Senator Farley said.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from Schenectady Community Action Program’s Displaced Homemakers Program on Feb. 1st in Albany and discussed budget issues with the group. Included in the meeting were Director Chari Jones,  Aubrey Palmer, Lauren Whitiker, Rick Caplan, Linda Armitage, Steve Munford, and Beth Pellegrino. The goals of the program include helping clients  develop a network and acquire skills that are needed  to gain employment.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with new Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) President, Dr. Steady H. Moono, on Feb. 1st in Albany at the Senator’s office at the Legislative Office Building. Dr. Moono visited Senator Farley with students  and colleagues from both SCCC and Hudson Valley Community College and discussed the schools’ legislative priorities.

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a bill on Feb. 2nd requiring the state to notify government officials and school leaders when sex offenders are transferred from a state facility to a community program or residence in their municipality. The bill (S396) would enhance the current system of community notification when a convicted sex offender is moved from an Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) facility.

FEBRUARY 2016 OFF-SITE CONSTITUENT SERVICES

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In addition to constituent services provided at our district office (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM), we will continue to be out in the community every day (except Friday) at a local library, senior center, or government office near you. We are at locations in the Bronx, Roosevelt Island, the Upper West Side and East Harlem/Yorkville.

Dowload attachment for our February 2016 Constituent Services Hours schedule. 

Senator Serrano is the co-sponsor of Senate Bill S485 which would require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods.  Very often we unknowingly consume foods that contain ingredients derived from GMOs intended to enhance the taste and/or appearance of the food. Unfortunately, there can be unintended consequences from GMO enhanced foods, including health threats. This legislation is a practical approach to ensuring that we all know what we are consuming.

Senator Serrano announced that he is a co-sponsor for the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act (S.6013). This legislation will help ensure New Yorkers have access to emergency contraceptive services and the freedom of choice to make personal decisions about their health care.

Senator Serrano introduced legislation in the New York State Senate that would develop criteria and guidelines for state designated arts and cultural districts throughout New York State.  Serrano's Bill (S6271) would would create a state-certified "arts and cultural district," allowing municipalities to apply for designation for areas of art and culture and to receive state support.

Senator Serrano co-sponsored a rally against E-Cigarette companies advertising to children with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James. Serrano joined local and citywide elected officials in standing up to e-cigarette companies that are targeting our youth and urged that the FDA and FTC study and regulate e-cigarettes.

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