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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.

May 20, 2015
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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

May 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Inducts Hamilton County Veteran Into Senate Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of inducting Major Frank Casazza, of Indian Lake, Hamilton County, into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame on May 19th at a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

"We all know and appreciate our veterans for keeping our country safe and free," Senator Farley said, "but we need to take the time to tell them. This Hall of Fame is the Senate’s way of saying 'thank you' -- that all of your sacrifices were worth it."

Casazza volunteered for the Army Air Corp Air Cadet Program during WWII, and two weeks after graduating from high school, was in basic training. On August 21, 1944, Frank earned his wings as an Army Air Corps Navigator. He was 19 years old.

May 20, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE A REGISTRY OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently approved The Domestic Violence Protection Act –Brittany’s Law, a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. The bill (S513) would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.

May 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Liberty Award Honoree

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of personally congratulating Shirley Luck of Johnstown for recently being named Fulton County Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award winner at a luncheon on Saturday in Mayfield. The Senator had issued Luck with a NYS Citation earlier in the month.

May 18, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Elizabeth Cady Stanton

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schectady) had the pleasure of presenting a NYS Senate Resolution, that he sponsored, celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to members of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Consortium and Fulton County residents at a luncheon on Saturday at Lanzi's on the Lake in Mayfield. Stanton was one of the founders and leading voices of the women’s rights movements who hailed from Johnstown, Fulton County. Pictured with Senator Farley are Sue Best, Assemblyman Butler and Karen Smith.

May 18, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILLS TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed two measures to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and children at risk of abuse. The bills would create new safeguards for victims who testify against their abusers in court, as well as establish a commission to study and recommend methods of preventing child abuse in New York.

Statistics show that violent attacks against women are often committed by their domestic partners or someone close to them. As a result, these individuals fear reprisal and are less likely to testify against their abusers in court.

May 18, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO CONTINUE HELPING GROUND ZERO WORKERS SUFFERING FROM SEPTEMBER 11th RELATED HEALTH ISSUES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a bill to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites. The bill (S4711) would enable the Task Force to continue its work past the current authorization date of June 10, 2015.

May 15, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO CONTINUE HELPING GROUND ZERO WORKERS SUFFERING FROM SEPTEMBER 11th RELATED HEALTH ISSUES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a bill to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites. The bill (S4711) would enable the Task Force to continue its work past the current authorization date of June 10, 2015.

May 15, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP STOP PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE BY PREVENTING THE THEFT AND SALE OF BLANK PRESCRIPTION FORMS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a measure to help stop illegal prescription drugs from entering the black market when criminals steal and sell blank prescription forms. The bill, S3402, creates new penalties for the theft, sale, and unauthorized possession of a blank New York State prescription form to prevent drug abuse and the criminal enterprises that help supply drug addictions.

May 15, 2015
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Senator Farley Helps to Launch Program

Neil Golub, State Senator Hugh T. Farley and David Apkarian were in attendance at the MiSciNY Challenger Learning Center launched held earlier today in Schenectady. Senator Farley said, “I was pleased to be an early supporter of the effort to bring a Challenger Learning Center to Schenectady, and was able to obtain two state grants to help secure the necessary charter and undertake the necessary plans and studies.  The Challenger Learning Center will offer a valuable and exciting learning experience for children.  It will be a tremendous asset to Schenectady and the Capital Region, and it will also supplement and enhance the Museum of Science and Innovation, which is a treasured institution in the region.”

May 14, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PROTECT CHILDREN

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The measures would prevent felons from working in child day care programs, increase penalties for child endangerment, protect consumers by preventing unauthorized vendors from selling items like baby food, and help keep military families together by eliminating deployment as a barrier to child custody.

May 14, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILLS TO STRENGTHEN LAWS FOR RECKLESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE DRIVING

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed four measures that would keep our roads safe by holding drivers accountable for reckless and irresponsible actions.

May 14, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Edinburg Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Edinburg Common School on May 13th when they came to Albany with teachers Thomas Moore Jr. and Patricia Colson for a tour of the Capitol.

May 13, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets Indian Lake Senior Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting the seniors from Indian Lake Central School on May 12th when they came to Albany to visit the Capitol with teacher their Tim Pine.

May 13, 2015
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Senator Farley Introduces Constituents to Senate; Constituent Gives Opening Invocation

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of introducing his guest, Pastor Mark Appell of the Perth Bible Church, on May 12th as Appell gave the opening invocation for the Senate Session in the Senate Chambers, located in the Capitol in Albany. Joining the Senator and the Pastor was Appell’s son.

May 13, 2015
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Sen. Farley Notes May Is Military Appreciation Month

May is designated as Military Appreciation Month, a time of remembrance of those who have served our country, and especially those who lost their lives keeping our Nation safe. 

Also, this Saturday, May 16th , is Armed Forces Day, a time set aside to pay tribute to our military personnel who currently serve in our Nation’s Armed Forces.

May 13, 2015
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May Is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. It represents an opportunity to raise awareness and spread information about this terrible disease. I have a brochure on this topic that can be accessed at http://www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/Farley%20Lyme%20Disease.pdf.

May 8, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets Gloversville Constituents

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting John Heimer IV of Gloversville when John’s son, John Heimer V, visited the Capitol with his class from Kingsborough Elementary School on April 29th.

May 8, 2015
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Senator Farley Notes Bicentennial of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Birthday

I am pleased to report the New York State Senate has passed a resolution I sponsored which celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the founders and leading voices of the women’s rights movements who hailed from Johnstown, Fulton County. While her actual birthday isn’t until November 12th, celebrations and events honoring her have already been held across the State and more are slated throughout the year.

May 7, 2015
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