Senator Farley Announces Final Passage of Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to report final legislative passage of important legislation in protecting the victims of human trafficking. The Senate passed the bill in 2013 and 2014, as well as this year, and it finally passed the Assembly this week. The legislation toughens penalties against those who buy and sell young women, men, and children and reduces the stigma defendants may face when they are victims of the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

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Senator Farley Salutes Women's History Month

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) notes that March is Women’s History Month.

"From the women's suffrage movement some 150 years ago to the present day, women have played a crucial role in New York State's political, social and economic development," Senator Farley said. "Our State and our Nation have been greatly strengthened by these valuable contributions, and it is important to recognize, remember and honor these contributions."

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE TO ACT THIS WEEK ON ITS “BRIGHTER FUTURE” BUDGET PLAN

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) said that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate Republican Majority will act this week on its “Brighter Future” budget plan that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extends historic opportunities to students and makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

The Senate expands upon the Executive’s tax relief proposal by creating a new property tax rebate program. The rebate, when combined with the existing property tax freeze credit, will provide the average New York homeowner with a rebate check totaling $458. Along with the STAR exemption, homeowners would receive the most property tax relief in state history this year.

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Senator Serrano Joins Rally in Support of Services for HIV/AIDS

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano joined a very important rally in support of services for HIV and AIDS. Advocates traveled to Albany, many from the South Bronx and East Harlem, to fight for fair housing, better treatment, respect and ultimately an end to the AIDS epidemic.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill S1150 would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine.

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Cypress Hills Healthy Home Initiative

The application deadline for the Cypress Hills Healthy Homes Initiative has been extended to 1 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2015.

The Healthy Homes Initiative (CHHHI) provides assistance to eligible homeowners for significant repairs and/or building system upgrades, from roof and heating system repairs to pest control. If you own a home between Jamaica Ave. and Atlantic Ave., Pennsylvania Ave. and Elderts Lane in Brooklyn, New York, and meet income requirements, your home could be eligible for assistance.

Contact Cypress Hills LDC for more information, including program eligibility, at (917) 893-8801 ext. 213, or email healthyhome@cypresshills.org.

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Senator Farley Promoted to Leadership Position in NYS Senate

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was promoted today to the Senate Leadership position of Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate.  This is the third highest position in the Senate Leadership.

“I am thrilled and humbled by this appointment,” said Senator Farley.  “I have been honored to serve in the State Senate and am pleased that my Senate colleagues have expressed their confidence in me.  I will continue to work with my fellow Senators to advance policies to improve our State, promote economic development and provide needed tax relief.”

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT NEW YORK’S FARMERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and his fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference recently unveiled their new “Grown in New York” multi-part plan to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food, and strengthen rural communities.

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Senator Serrano Meets with Advocates for Schools that Serve the Deaf, Blind and Physically Disabled

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with The Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc. (IAC), an advocacy group for schools that serve the deaf, blind and physically disabled. The group traveled to Albany to discuss the importance of expanding the services provided for this group.

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Senator Serrano Participates in Park Advocacy Day

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with local park advocates in Albany for Park Advocacy Day. Serrano kicked off the day by delivering remarks at the Parks Advocacy Day Legislative Breakfast. Senator Serrano, an avid user and supporter of our state parks, followed his remarks by meeting with Parks and Trails NY to discuss important issues effecting our Parks and ways we can better protect these natural resources for future generations.

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