State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to report his bill (S.5616) was signed into law earlier today, Oct. 27th, that allows for flags flown on behalf of fallen police and peace officers to be given to family members.

“I am very glad the bill was approved which would grant the same respect and courtesy to families of police and peace officers that we already offer to the families of military personnel. It is simply the right thing to do – to offer the families of these fallen officers, the flag that was flown in their honor,” Senator Farley said.


Join Senator Golden as we continue to work together to build back out community in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

The following agencies have been invited:



For more information, call Senator Golden's Office at 718-238-6044

New York City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia announced that early registration has begun for emergency snow laborers for the upcoming snow season. Snow laborers are per diem workers who are called upon to remove snow and ice citywide from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and step streets in the City after heavy snowfalls. 

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that all eight components of the Senate’s comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda have now been signed into law.  These measures were a top priority for the Senate Republican Conference and were passed in January on the first day the Senate could begin voting on legislation.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from View, a multi-arts year-round center located in Old Forge, on Oct. 22nd at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Chris Gaige, Jennifer Potter Hayes and David Vogel met with Senator Farley to discuss the View’s mission and importance to the local economy.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was pleased to issue a NYS Senate Certificate of Recognition to Angel Warner, a senior at Northville Central School, on Oct. 22nd as part of the Fulton County Domestic Violence Task Force’s National Wear Purple Day and Domestic Violence Walk events. Angel was honored at the event with the Vision of Hope Award from the task force and the certificate from Senator Farley for her volunteer work with domestic violence and homeless shelters.

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today has issued the following statement following the murder of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder, the fourth killed in the line of duty in the last 11 months:


I am pleased that the Governor has now signed into law several bills which are designed to help and protect women.


The Senate had passed these measures unanimously the past two years, and the Governor signed them into law yesterday.


Known as the “Women’s Equality Agenda,” the legislation includes:

This has been an historic year for New York State in the ongoing campaign to protect, strengthen and further advance women’s rights.