SEN. FARLEY REPORTS RESOLUTION COMMEMORATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY INVASION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate honored World War II veterans on June 2nd by adopting a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

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Senator Serrano's Remarks on Senate Resolution Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano spoke on the Senate floor commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which occurred on June 6, 1944. D-Day was arguably the most significant turning point in our history. As we approach the 70th anniversary of this historic day, let's remember and honor the courage and sacrifice of the young soldiers who fought and died on the beaches of Europe. They took a stand against the tyranny, totalitarianism, racism and bigotry of that time.

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DREAM Act Forum Draws Emotional, Compelling Testimony

By Lolita Avila

Illegal aliens will get a free ride to college with American citizens tax dollars. According to the New York State Youth Leadership Council, this is a DREAM Act myth. The misconception is one of the many reasons why the New York State Senate Democratic Conference decided to hold a forum to promote and dispel inaccurate information about this legislation.

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Lolita Avila: College of Saint Rose Senior, Summer Intern

Please welcome Lolita Avila, the summer intern at Senator Dilan’s Albany office for the remainder of the legislative session.

Ms. Avila is a senior at the College of Saint Rose in Albany majoring in communications with a minor in Spanish. A Bushwick native, she is the Chapter President of the Delta Epsilon Lota Academic Honor Society and a member of the local community group,  Knights of Service.

Ms. Avila will be covering the legislative process, from motions in committee to action on the Senate floor, and sharing her experiences, opinions and thoughts online at dilan.nysente.gov.

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Senator Dilan, Democratic Conference Members Host NY DREAM Act Forum

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan joined Senate Democratic Conference colleagues during a public forum on the New York State DREAM Act.

Students and fiscal and educational experts were called upon to comment on the proposed legislation that will provide access to state-funded financial aid (TAP) and scholarships to qualifying undocumented youth as they seek to attend higher education institutions. Forum participants discussed the financial and educational benefits of enacting the DREAM Act in New York.

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Senator Serrano Delivers Legislative Update to JASA Club 76 on the Upper West Side

(Upper West Side, NY)- Senator Serrano delivered his legislative update to JASA Club 76 on the Upper West Side. Serrano spoke about the issues he is fighting for in Albany and participated in a Q&A session, where he responded to concerns expressed by the seniors. 

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Senator Farley Inducts Malta Veteran into Senate Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of inducting David T. Wallingford of Malta into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame on May 20th at a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT STUDENTS FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS AT SCHOOL

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation criminalizing any school employee or volunteer who has sexual contact with a student, even if that student is at the age of consent. The bill (S1358A) is intended to further protect full-time students of elementary and secondary schools from employees who engage in inappropriate relationships.

This bill deems an elementary or secondary school student incapable of consenting to sexual conduct with a school employee -- banning sexual conduct between a school employee and a student. Violations would be a Class E felony and carry a sentence of up to 4 years in prison.

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Senator Farley Honors Scotia-Glenville Basketball Team Today in Senate Chamber

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) honored members of the 2013-2014 State Champion Scotia-Glenville Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team on Tuesday, May 20th, at the State Capitol with a State Senate Resolution honoring the team.

The Resolution congratulates the Scotia-Glenville High School Boys' Varsity Basketball Team upon the occasion of winning the NYSPHSAA Class A State Championship.

The resolution text is as follows:

WHEREAS, Excellence in competitive sports can be achieved only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and

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Senator Dilan, Democratic Conference and Women’s Organizations Advocate Passage of 10-Point Women’s Equality Act

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan and Senate colleagues joined with women’s rights advocates to call on the Senate Coalition to pass the full Women’s Equality Act (WEA). Despite being passed twice in the State Assembly, the full Women’s Equality Act has not been brought before the Senate for a vote. Recently, the full Women’s Equality Act legislation was introduced in the Senate alongside a letter to Senate leaders urging immediate action.

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