Senator Serrano Offers Words of Encouragement to Cardinal Hayes Honorees

(South Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano had the pleasure of returning to his former high school, Cardinal Hayes High School in the South Bronx, as the Key-Note Speaker for the school's Spring Honors Convocation & National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Serrano congratulated the group of exceptional students and their families for their hard work, determination and community service. The Senator also reminisced about the times he spent as a member of the graduating class of 1990.  

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Senator Farley’s Community Service Legislation Passes Senate

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that the Senate today passed legislation allowing schools the option of requiring students to perform community service as an alternative to being suspended.

“Our bill would provide schools with greater flexibility in disciplining students,” Senator Farley said. “While suspension may be appropriate in many cases, there are other situations where an alternate approach may be more effective and more beneficial to both the student and the affected community.”

Under current law, schools impose a variety of penalties to students that include detention, in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension.

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Senator Farley to Honor Union Hockey on Senate Floor on May 7th

Members of the Union College Men’s Hockey Team will be the guests of State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) on Wednesday, May 7th, in the Senate Chamber at the new York State Capitol. The Senator will present a New York State Senate Resolution honoring the team and they will be introduced to the entire New York State Senate.

The resolution congratulates the Union College Men’s Hockey Team and Coach Rick Bennett upon the occasion of winning the NCAA Division 1 Championship.

 

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Senator Serrano Meets with Advocates from the League of Humane Voters NYS

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with advocates from the League of Humane Voters New York State (LOHV-NYS) in Albany to discuss ways to better protect and care for animals in New York State.

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Senator Serrano Meets with "Vision Zero" Advocates & Discusses Legislation that would Reduce Traffic Fatalities

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with representatives from Families for Safe Streets, who traveled to Albany to advocate for better traffic laws, specifically legislation to lower the speed limit in New York City to 20 MPH in order to help reduce traffic fatalities.

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Senator Serrano Encourages New Yorkers to Participate in "It's My Park Day" & "I Love My Park Day"

Senator Serrano Urges New Yorkers to Beautify their Local and State Parks this Saturday, May 3rd

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROHIBIT REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS FROM OPERATING A SCHOOL BUS OR PASSENGER BUS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced recently that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation (S1519) that would keep communities safer from sexual predators by prohibiting registered sex offenders from working as bus drivers.

Under the provisions of the bill, the Department of Motor Vehicles is prohibited from issuing or renewing a commercial driver's license to operate a passenger or school bus to any individual who is required to register as a sex offender.

The bill was sent to the Assembly.

 

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE BILL CREATES HARSHER PENALTIES FOR METHAMPHETAMINE PRODUCTION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) recently announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation to reduce the number of clandestine methamphetamine laboratories, which pose dangerous threats to public health and safety. The bill (S3639) implements a series of increasingly severe felony offenses to strengthen the criminal penalties for methamphetamine manufacturing and the possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material.

Methamphetamine manufacturing involves the use of highly explosive, flammable and toxic chemicals, and meth labs pose a significant public health and safety threat, especially if they are located in residential neighborhoods.

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