Hugh T. Farley's News items

Senator Farley Announces September 17th Is Constitution Day

September 17th is Constitution Day and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) said the commemoration is being held to remind people of the uniqueness of our government and the importance of this document.

Senator Farley said on September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution and sent copies to the state legislatures for ratification and to officially join the Union.

September 15, 2005
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Senator Farley Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy To Train State Parole Officers

Schenectady County leaders today announced that the Senator Hugh T. Farley Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy on Erie Boulevard in downtown Schenectady has been selected to train over 40 new State Parole Officers. Many of the trainees will stay at the Holiday Inn in Schenectady. The new Parole Officers will receive training in police and criminal justice best practices at the newly renovated police training center.

September 14, 2005
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Senator Farley Suggests Visiting State Museum When Remembering 9/11 And To Help Katrina Victims In Honor Of 9/11

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) informs constituents that the New York State Museum in Albany continues to display an exhibit that honors the heroes and remembers those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Congress has designated September 11th of each year as "Patriot Day."

"We will never forget how the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on September 11th changed our lives," Senator Farley said.

September 9, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Price Gouging Hotline Number

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that the New York State toll-free hotline number to report price gouging in gasoline is (800) 214-4372.

"In a time of crisis, most people come out to help their fellow man," Senator Farley said. "Unfortunately, disasters may bring out the worst in some people, too. From soaring prices, to limiting the availability of necessary goods, some businesses take advantage of consumers during natural disasters.

September 6, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces "love Your Library" License Plates Available

Library lovers can show their appreciation with a new "Love Your Library" license plate available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator Hugh T.

September 2, 2005
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Senator Farley Informs Constituents About Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced constituents can assist the survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by making cash donations to voluntary relief organizations.

"People across the nation sent donations to New York when the terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001," Senator Farley said. "The outpouring of generosity was overwhelming. People have come into my office and asked how they can return the favor of helping their fellow Americans.

September 2, 2005
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Senator Farley Has Credit Report Application Available At His Offices

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds New Yorkers that under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), they will be able to order one free credit report every 12 months from each of the three credit reporting agencies beginning in September.

Senator Farley said to order, click on www.annualcreditreport.com, call (877) 322-8228, or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. New Yorkers can order their free reports beginning Sept. 1st.

September 1, 2005
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Senator Farley Reminds Shoppers Sales Tax Free Week Starts Today

As some families are getting ready for back-to-school supplies and others eye fall fashions, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds shoppers that New York's Sales Tax Free Week on clothing begins today, August 30th, and runsthrough Monday, September 5th (Labor Day).

"This means all purchases of clothing and footwear items of less than $110 will be tax free between Aug. 30th and Sept. 5th," Senator Farley said. "Last January, New York shoppers saved $37.2 million during a sales tax free week.

August 30, 2005
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Senator Farley To Have Credit Report Application Available At Fonda Fair

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds New Yorkers that under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), they will be able to order one free credit report every 12 months from each of the three credit reporting agencies beginning in September.

Senator Farley said to order, click on www.annualcreditreport.com, call (877) 322-8228, or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. New Yorkers can order their free reports beginning Sept. 1st.

August 29, 2005
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Senator Farley To Display "women Of Distinction" Exhibit At The Fonda Fair

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) will display his New York State Senate "Women of Distinction" exhibit at the Fonda Fair from August 30th through September 5th. The display will be located on the walls near his booth inside the Grandstand building.

"The New York State Senate's "Women of Distinction" program celebrates not only the contributions of those who are highlighted in the display, but those of all New York women in the arts, sciences, academics, social reform, business and government.

August 29, 2005
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Senator Farley's Military Wall Of Honor To Be Displayed At Fonda Fair

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) will display his "Wall of Honor" exhibit that salutes the servicemen and women from his 44th Senatorial District at the Fonda Fair from August 30th through September 5th. The display panels will be located on the walls near his booth inside the Grandstand building.

"Since 2003, constituents have been requesting special New York State Senate Certificates of Appreciation to display in an effort to show support for the patriotism and heroism of our military personnel," Senator Farley said.

August 26, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Senate Booth To Be At Fonda Fair

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that a New York State Senate booth with a computerized questionnaire will be at the Fonda Fair from Tuesday, August 30th, through Monday, September 5th, and will be located in the Scott Building at the fairgrounds.

"This booth, sponsored by the State Senate, allows fairgoers to participate in a touch-screen questionnaire.

August 26, 2005
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Senator Farley Salutes Aug. 26th As Women's Equality Day By Offering Free Copies Of Women Of Distinction Booklet

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that August 26th is Women's Equality Day.

"On August 26th, 1920, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote," Senator Farley said. "To honor this past due accomplishment, the U.S. Congress declared August 26th as Women's Equality Day."

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who hailed from Johnstown, NY, and Susan B. Anthony, who once taught in Canajoharie, NY, were extremely instrumental in fighting for women's rights," Senator Farley said.

August 26, 2005
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Senator Farley Joins Governor Pataki, NYS Association Of Counties In Annoucing Savings To Capital Region County Taxpers Under New Medicaid Cap

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady), Governor George E. Pataki and the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) announced county-by-county budget savings under the first two years of the State’s historic cap and takeover of the local share of the Medicaid program.

Under the new Medicaid cap counties and New York City will realize a cumulative total of $6.5 billion in savings over the next five years, beginning in 2006.

August 25, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces State Division Of Criminal Justice Services To Help Localities In Amber Alert Plan

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is pleased to announce a new law that requires the State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to aid local governments and law enforcement agencies in planning for potential child abduction cases in their area.

"This latest development strengthens New York's Amber Alert Plan," Senator Farley said. "Statistics consistently show that time is of the essence and is one of the most crucial factors in finding a missing child.

August 24, 2005
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Senator Farley Joins Governor Pataki In Announcing $15.5 Million For Clean Energy Products

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady ) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing $15.5 million in funding awarded to support distributed generation and combined heat and power (DG/CHP) projects throughout the State, including Schenectady County.

August 23, 2005
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Senator Farley Discusses New Tougher Laws To Fight Creation Of Illegal Meth

I am pleased to report that Governor George Pataki recently signed into law a bill I co-sponsored to impose tougher penalties on those who take part in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, an illegal and highly addictive drug.

This new legislation amends the current penal laws to create specific crimes and penalties for the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

August 22, 2005
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Senator Farley Offers Back-to-school Bus Safety Tips

As families prepare for school to open this fall, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C- Schenectady) reminds both motorists and children of the importance of school bus safety."Starting school can be an exciting time of year for many youngsters but it can also be a dangerous time," Senator Farley said."Our bus drivers are doing a wonderful job of transporting children safely to and from school," Senator Farley said, "but accidents do happen.

August 18, 2005
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Senator Farley Reminds Shoppers Sales Tax Free Week Is Aug. 30th - Sept. 5th

As some families are getting ready for back-to-school supplies and others eye fall fashions, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds shoppers that New York's Sales Tax Free Week on clothing will be held from Tuesday, August 30th through Monday, September 5th (Labor Day).

"This means all purchases of clothing and footwear items of less than $110 will be tax free between Aug. 30th and Sept. 5th," Senator Farley said. "Last January, New York shoppers saved $37.2 million during a sales tax free week.

August 17, 2005
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Senator Farley Reports NYS Is Tough On Driving Under The Influence

To help keep dangerous drivers off the road, the State Senate has led the fight to strengthen our laws. The Senate also advocated for the passage of "Sean's Law," which allows for prompt suspension of a junior driver's license or permit for minors who are charged with alcohol-related traffic offenses.

Alcohol and drugs reduce all of the important physical and mental skills you need to drive safely. In New York State, a driver with a BAC of .08 is legally drunk.

August 15, 2005
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