Senate Passes Legislation To Monitor Sex Offenders And Protect Victims

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a package of bills that would provide increased monitoring of convicted sex offenders and improve access to important information to better notify employers, schools, and concerned members of the community.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE HOLDS ANNUAL ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY EVENT AND PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ANIMALS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to further protect animals and people from harm and cruelty as part of the Legislature’s annual Animal Advocacy Day. The event brings together lawmakers, law enforcement, and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of important animal issues.

The bills passed today include:

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Senator Serrano Community Issues Update

Privatization of Chronic Dialysis Services

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES THE “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed crucial measures to help protect the most vulnerable children from abuse, maltreatment, and exploitation.

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June 2015 Off-Site Constituent Services Hours Schedule- Introducing Yorkville/Lower East Harlem Hours

Senator Serrano is proud to announce the addition of Yorkville/Lower East Harlem Off-Site Constituent Services Hours EVERY MONDAY STARTING JUNE 1ST!

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT CRIMINALS FROM EVADING SUPERVISION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S2305) to protect the public from criminals who try to evade supervision by tampering with electronic monitoring devices. This bill would make it a new crime if someone tampers, damages, or alters court-ordered electronic monitoring equipment in an attempt to interfere with any signal, impulse, or data.

The purpose of the electronic monitoring equipment is to assist in the tracking and monitoring of an individual who has been convicted of a crime or is awaiting trial when they are released into the general public. If the electronic monitoring equipment is tampered with, authorities can no longer monitor their activities.

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Senator Serrano Urges State Legislature to Pass Pro-Tenant Legislation

(Albany, NY) - Senator Serrano joined colleagues from the New York State Senate Democratic Conference for a press conference to highlight the urgency of passing much-needed legislation before the current rent regulations laws expire in June. Senator Serrano's bill (S951) is one of the bills included in the groundbreaking pro-tenant legislative package. 

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILLS TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR CRIMES AGAINST FIREFIGHTERS AND RETIRED POLICE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge. 

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Senator Dilan Sponsored E-Bike Bill Passes Senate

On Tuesday, May 19 Senator Dilan’s bill defining an electric assisted bicycle passed the Senate. The legislation mirrors federal standards limiting output and speed of the bicycles. If signed to law, municipalities can enact their own terms of use for the bicycles.

Currently e-bikes are illegal in the state of New York. Defining, and establishing operational criteria for electric assisted bicycles will clarify for authorities that these vehicles are more akin to bicycles than motorcycles. This will assist in interpreting the application of the appropriate vehicle and traffic laws to operators and passengers of these vehicles.

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