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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Senate Passes Legislation To Honor Veterans In New York

The New York State Senate today passed 14 measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate today also celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL MAKING THE PROPERTY TAX CAP PERMANENT, SAVING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently acted on one of its top end-of-session priorities by passing legislation to make the property tax cap permanent. The bill (S5597) would prevent the planned expiration of the tax cap to continue saving taxpayers billions of dollars each year, increase investments by businesses, and create more jobs.

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Senator Serrano Offers Keynote Address at Hostos Community College Nursing Program's Pinning Ceremony

(Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano served as the keynote speaker at Hostos Community College's pinning ceremony for the registered nurse (RN) and licensed practical nurse (LPN) program. The ceremony celebrated the 17 RNs and 15 LPNs who successfully passed their state nursing boards.

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Senator Serrano Co-Sponsors Town Hall on Roosevelt Island

(Roosevelt Island, NY) - Senator Serrano joined Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and other colleagues at a town hall meeting on Roosevelt Island. The lively town hall was widely attended by Roosevelt Island residents, community groups and local agencies. 

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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HONOR AND HELP VETERANS IN NEW YORK

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed several measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate also recently celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Information about the 58 veterans inducted into the Hall of Fame will be posted at http://www.nysenate.gov/initiative/honoring-our-veterans.

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SENATE PASSES BILL EXPANDING ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR ADULT LEARNERS IN NEW YORK

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would expand the literacy and other educational opportunities available to adult learners in order to help them succeed. The bill (S2895), sponsored by Senator Hugh Farley (R-C, Schenectady), would enable public libraries to obtain additional state funds for their high school equivalency programs and employment training services that help adults get jobs.

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Senator Farley's Veteran Hall of Fame Inductee Highlighted on WNYT 13

I am happy to report Frank Casazza, from Indian Lake, is highlighted in this report. http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3801362.shtml?cat=300

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