Hugh T. Farley's News items

SENATE PASSES EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a bill (S.5560) on June 16th that significantly expands the ability of law enforcement to solve crimes by requiring those convicted of all felonies and misdemeanors to submit DNA samples.

The bill would greatly enhance the DNA database to protect communities by keeping more criminals off the streets, while also reducing the financial costs and victims’ emotional strain by solving more crimes in an expeditious manner.

June 17, 2011
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Senator Farley Names Schenectady Veterans Advocate to State Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is pleased to announce James A. Wilson of Schenectady was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on Flag Day, June 14th, in Albany.

 “I had the pleasure of nominating Jim, a person who has dedicated himself to assisting fellow veterans time and time again through multiple causes and organizations,” Senator Farley said. “I appreciate Mr. Wilson for keeping our country safe and free during his military career. I also truly respect him for his community service and dedication to our fellow citizens.”

 The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

June 15, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation on June 1st to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921) would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

June 6, 2011
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Senator Farley Names Bonnie Daggett a Senate Woman of Distinction

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming life-long Schenectady County resident Bonnie Daggett as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany on May 24th.

“Ms. Daggett has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years on behalf of people with disabilities,” Senator Farley said. “I admire her dedication and selflessness. I was truly honored and proud to bestow the award of Woman of Distinction to Ms. Daggett.”

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May 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Names Bonnie Daggett a Senate Woman of Distinction

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming life-long Schenectady County resident Bonnie Daggett as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany on May 24th.

“Ms. Daggett has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years on behalf of people with disabilities,” Senator Farley said. “I admire her dedication and selflessness. I was truly honored and proud to bestow the award of Woman of Distinction to Ms. Daggett.”

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May 25, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ABUSE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a measure on April 11th requiring camp directors to report suspected child abuse regardless of the location where abuse may have occurred. With many parents now beginning to think about summer camps, the bill (S.3777A) would protect children and facilitate the detection of abuse by camp staff.

April 13, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REPEAL ANTI-JOB IDA TAX

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) announced on March 9th that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a bill (S.2682) to repeal a tax on local economic development agencies that hinders job growth and economic investment. The tax, first enacted in 2009, provides a direct obstacle to the ability of Industrial Development Agencies and Authorities (IDAs) to invest in new projects, support local businesses and create jobs.

The measure passed mirrors a proposal included in Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget to remove this tax and restore IDA funding.

March 10, 2011
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SENATE COMMITTEES TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 7TH ON AGENCY CONSOLIDATION PLANS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced today the New York State Senate will be holding a public hearing on the consolidation of state agencies proposed in the Executive Budget. The hearing will be on Monday, March 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Room 711A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The hearing will further assist the Legislature in identifying and learning about concerns with the Executive Budget proposal, including impacts on the delivery of services, the state workforce and cost savings.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces NYS Senate Passes Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) today announced the State Senate’s passage of the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011. “This proposal is a three-part plan which encourages the creation of new private sector jobs and promotes fiscal responsibility by the State,” said Senator Farley. “These measures are essential to help revive our economy and provide relief to taxpayers.” The Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011 has three pieces:  1) INCENTIVES TO CREATE NEW JOBS The Senate passed bill S.1891 to provide businesses with a three-year tax credit of up to $5,000 for each new job created.

January 19, 2011
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Sen. Farley and Tribes Hill Fire Dept. to Host Annual Fire Safety Night on Oct. 20th


With October being National Fire Safety Month and residents preparing homes for the winter months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) and the Tribes Hill Fire Department will co-host their annual Fire Safety Night on Wednesday, October 20th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the fire department located on Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

For more information, call Senator Farley's Amsterdam office at 843-2188.

October 12, 2010
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Senator Farley Secures Funds for Schenectady Free Health Clinic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) today announced that he has obtained a $75,000 state grant to assist the Schenectady Free Health Clinic.

“I’m pleased to once again provide a hand to this volunteer-based organization that performs so many good works for the people of Schenectady County. It takes a special kind of medical staff to do this type of work for free,” said Senator Farley.

September 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes the 90th Anniversary of Women's Equality Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Women's Equality Day on August 26th in Johnstown at a luncheon sponsored by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Consortium

"I look forward to this event," Senator Farley said, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902) is well known for her work in women's rights. She hailed from Johnstown, New York, which is in my Senate district, so I am especially pleased to participate in this day of commemoration. Not only is she important in the history of Fulton County and New York State, Elizabeth Cady Stanton played a vital role in our Nation's history."

Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

August 24, 2010
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Senator Hugh Farley Named a Guardian of Small Business

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today named State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) a 2010 Guardian of Small Business for his consistent support on issues that affect small businesses.

"Senator Farley has long been one of the staunchest supporters and defenders of small business in the Legislature," said Mike Elmendorf, NFIB/New York State Director. "Senator Farley has consistently stood in opposition to job-killing tax and fee increases and has fought for policies to lower New York’s high cost of doing business. We are grateful for Senator Farley’s support, and we are proud to name him a ‘Guardian of Small Business," Elmendorf continued.

August 18, 2010
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Sen. Farley and NYS Senate Mourns the Death of Wilton Soldier in June 25th Session

Below is the New York State Resolution Senator Farley helped introduce into Session on June 25th in regards of Private First Class David Taylor Miller of Wilton, New York. Senator Farley askes constituents to keep Miller and his family in their thoughts and prayers.

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MOURNING  the untimely death of Private First Class David  Taylor Miller of Wilton, New York, and paying tribute to his courageous actions as a member of the United States Army

June 25, 2010
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Senator Farley Honors Schenectady ’s 2010 Rose Queen

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R-C-I-Schenectady) participated in ceremonies at Schenectady's Central Park as Jessie Przystup Krajewski was crowned as Schenectady's 2010 Rose Queen.

June 4, 2010
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Senator Farley Marks Memorial Day 2010

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I – Schenectady) capped his observance of Memorial Day 2010 with visits to three Montgomery County Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 31--Fonda-Fultonville, Hagaman, and the Town of Glen. In the course of the annual observance, Senator Farley marched in eight such parades, the above three, plus Johnstown in Fulton County, Rotterdam and Scotia in Schenectady County, and Corinth in Saratoga County.

June 1, 2010
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Senator Farley Announces April Is School Library Month; National Library Week Is Slated for April 11-17th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) reminds constituents of the importance of libraries as the nation celebrates April as School Library Month and marks April 11th - 17th as National Library Week.

April 7, 2010
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Senator Farley Announces Annual Community Wellness Day Slated for April 9th in Amsterdam

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and the Catholic Charities Family Resource and Support Center staff are partnering once again to host a free Community and Family Wellness Day on Friday, April 9th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam. The event will include a variety of activities for all ages.

March 22, 2010
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Republican Plan To Give More Tax Relief Was Defeated

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported the comprehensive property tax relief plan proposed by Senate Republicans that would restore STAR property tax rebate checks for every middle-class taxpayer, put a property tax cap in place to control local spending and calls for extensive mandate relief measures to reduce local school district costs, was defeated in the Senate today.

March 18, 2010
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SEN. FARLEY AND FELLOW REPUBLICANS UNVEIL " PROTECTION AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE ACT" TO PROVIDE NEW YORKERS WITH TAX RELIEF

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady), along with his Senate Republican colleagues, announced on March 10th the " Protection and Property Tax Rebate Act," a major new tax cut initiative that would provide a property tax rebate for middle-class taxpayers. The rebate would reimburse homeowners based on much they pay in property taxes and how much they can afford. The plan also includes a cap on property taxes, along with significant mandate relief to further reduce costs. The comprehensive package would usher in a new era of economic freedom for New York’s taxpayers.

March 11, 2010
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