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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR SEX OFFENDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation that would help keep communities safer from sexual predators. The seven bills would help prevent the most dangerous offenders from having contact with children and college students, require more stringent residency reporting requirements for the sex offender registry, strengthen penalties for those who help sex offenders evade registration requirements, and create a public awareness program to educate schools, community groups, and clergy on issues related to sex offenders.

Legislation (S851) would prohibit Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from being placed in temporary and emergency housing or homeless shelters where children are present.

January 27, 2015
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Governor Releases His Budget Proposals, Legislature Begins to Review

The Governor has now announced his budget and policy proposals, and the Legislature has already begun its review of these initiatives.You can view his State of the State agenda at the following webpage: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/2015_Opportunity_Agenda_Book.pdf

January 21, 2015
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Library Use Up in New York State

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, I found this report on library usage interesting. http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3682319.shtml

January 21, 2015
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NYS Legislature Schedules Joint Budget Hearings

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported recently the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2015-2016 Executive Budget proposal has been released.

These hearings provide the appropriate legislative committees with public input on the executive budget proposal. The hearings will be available for viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites. The Legislative Channel (on cable systems throughout the state) also will carry the proceedings, which will be preempted when the houses are in session. At the conclusion of the legislative deliberations, the channel will resume televised coverage of the hearings.

January 20, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES WOMEN’S EQUALITY PACKAGE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that in its first legislative act of 2015, the New York State Senate approved a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. These historic women’s measures are a top priority of the Senate Coalition and were passed unanimously on the first day the Senate began voting on legislation this session.

January 13, 2015
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Important New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2015

As we rapidly approach the New Year, I just wanted to touch base to let you know that a number of new laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2015. These include:

Hire a Veteran Tax Credit – Starting next year, businesses can receive a tax credit for hiring and employing a qualified veteran. The credit is equal to 10 percent of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified veteran during their first full year of employment. If the veteran is disabled, the credit amount is increased to 15 percent. The credit is capped at $5,000 per veteran or $15,000 per disabled veteran. Any unused credit may be carried forward to the following three years.

December 29, 2014
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Senator Farley Notes Nov. 12th Is Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds constituents that November 12th is Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day in New York State.

November 12th was picked as the day of commemoration because Ms. Stanton was born on November 12th, 1815, in Johnstown, New York.

"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," Senator Farley said.

November 11, 2014
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Honor Veterans on Tuesday, Senator Farley Notes History Behind Holiday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds constituents that Tuesday, November 11th, is Veterans Day.

"Veterans Day essentially dates back to November 11, 1919. On that day, our nation first observed Armistice Day. This holiday sought to remember and celebrate the end of World War I, which occurred in 1918 on the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the eleventh hour. That is why many people observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. In 1954, Armistice Day was re-designated as Veterans Day to honor and remember the sacrifices of all the men and women who have served our country in the military," Senator Farley said.

November 10, 2014
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Senator Farley Gives Students Tour of Senate Chambers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Birchwood Elementary School, Niskayuna school district, on Oct. 30th when they came to the Capitol for a tour. The Senator brought the students to the Senate Chamber floor to show them where legislation is discussed.

Students in Ms. Castren’s fourth grade class that were on the tour included Hussain Ali, Nihal Amineni, Nik Bratten, Anna Brown, Vidhu Bulumulla, Paedyn Carpenter, Aleesha Choudry, Kaitlyn Doom, Mary Dutcher, Adelyn Farrell, Justin Gan, Carson Hale, Eva Hilt, Krista Katsoudas, Lila Kerr, Anjana Kurian, Maya Melendez, Emma Nobes, Camryn Ronan, Jonathan Rush, Justin Sargent, Jason Serotta, Samarbir Singh, Brielle Sparks, Kaleigh West.

 

November 3, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Birchwood Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Birchwood Elementary School, Niskayuna school district, on Oct. 30th when they came to the Capitol for a tour. The Senator brought the students to the Senate Chamber floor to show them where legislation is discussed.

November 3, 2014
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Fall Back This Weekend

I just wanted to give you a heads up that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Clocks are to be set back one hour in the early morning of Sunday, November 2nd. They won’t “spring” forward until March 8, 2015. As always, fire officials suggest changing batteries in smoke detectors twice a year and recommend doing it when changing the clocks for Daylight Savings Time, ensuring they are fresh and up-to-date.

October 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds families to be safe when trick-or-treating.

"Halloween is a fun time of year for the youngsters as they get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candy," Senator Farley said. "But it can also be needlessly dangerous if precautions aren't taken."

October 28, 2014
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Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

 Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

A Governor of New York State and a President of our Nation, this great New Yorker was born on October 27th in 1858.

A sickly child, he overcame his childhood illnesses to become an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian, in addition to being Governor and President.

October 27, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Gloversville's Library

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) spent the morning at Gloversville Public Library discussing the library’s renovations and celebrating the new windows on Oct. 23rd.

Calling libraries the “cathedrals of learning” and stating this particular library is “the gem of Gloversville,” Senator Farley was pleased to have been able to secure funding over the years to help the library keep up with the demands of its users. Recently, he was able to secure funding to replace the windows in the historic Carnegie building with efficient and historically accurate replicas.

“As a longtime library advocate and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, I strongly feel that libraries are a place of lifelong learning,” Senator Farley said.

October 23, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Students from Boulevard School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Gloversville’s Boulevard Elementary School on October 201st in Albany. The youth talked to Senator Farley about New York State government and history as they were in town for a tour of the Capitol.

Students from Ms. Clough’s class that were on the tour included Alivia Adamkoski, Aidan Albanese, Mariana Benvenuto, Jack Bruce, Simon Bruce, Sydney Canty, Nizaya Chandler, Graci Ellsworth, Aydin Hisert, Chayton Kataneksza, Nicholas LaRowe, Elijah Martish, Lizbeth McSpirit, Lillian Poultney, Alanis Roman, Wyatt Rulison, Laci Rummler, Xzavea Scott, Brenden Simek, Zachary Springer, Madison Walters, Brandon White.

 

October 22, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats with Boulevard Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Gloversville’s Boulevard Elementary School on October 201st in Albany. The youth talked to Senator Farley about New York State government and history as they were in town for a tour of the Capitol.

Students from Ms. Miller’s class that were on the tour included Miranda Brown, Brenna Colson, Alexander Foster, Gio Glionna, Lana Irelan, Jordan Leon-Swank, Lyndsay Lombardoni, Lucas McSpirit, Jersey Orshowitz, Erin Quigley, Brady Renda, Brittany Seyfried, Jazzlynn Sowle, Terrance Stumbrice, Alexander Trippoda, Julia Valle, Joe Vertefeuille, Dylan Wellman.

 

October 22, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Gloversville Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Gloversville’s Boulevard Elementary School on October 201st in Albany. The youth talked to Senator Farley about New York State government and history as they were in town for a tour of the Capitol.

Students from Ms. Lander’s class that were on the tour included Gretta Atty, Aydan Bleyl, Symone Canty-Payne, Layla Chapin, Noah Clo, Douglas Cook, Mackinly DiScioscia, Robert Greenfield, Aaron Hladik, Gabrielle Holmes, Alyssa Jarrard, Reagan Johnson, Justin Kemmet, Thomas Kluska, Kyli Lewis, Kazuma Lomanto, Trevor McSpirit, Connor Saxton, Veronica Shults, Imani Stratton, Austin VanEtten, Sydney Yates.

 

October 22, 2014
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October 19th-25th marks National Teen Driver Safety Week

This week, October 19th-25th, marks National Teen Driver Safety Week. As our youth head out onto the road, it's important we provide them with the information and skills they need to stay safe behind the wheel. For more information, visit http://www.safeny.ny.gov/SRO-Toolkit/default.html

 

October 21, 2014
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Sen. Farley Judges Indian Lake's Moose-calling Contest

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a judge in this moose-calling contest in Indian Lake. It was the first time in my career that I have judged a contest like this. It was fun and memorable! For more information, visit Ed Kanze's blog at http://mountainlake.org/local-stories/outdoors/what-does-the-moose-say-curiously-adirondack/

October 20, 2014
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The Legal Project Honors Senator Farley

The Legal Project honored State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) on Oct. 15th for his support of The Legal Project's Domestic Violence and Katheryn D. Katz Fellowship Programs.

With Senator Farley are Senator Kathy Marchione and Channel 10’s Lydia Kulbida. Senator Kathy Marchione was also honored at the luncheon and Lydia Kulbida was Mistress of Ceremonies.

 

 

 

 

 

October 16, 2014
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