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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT STUDENTS FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS AT SCHOOL

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation criminalizing any school employee or volunteer who has sexual contact with a student, even if that student is at the age of consent. The bill (S1358A) is intended to further protect full-time students of elementary and secondary schools from employees who engage in inappropriate relationships.

This bill deems an elementary or secondary school student incapable of consenting to sexual conduct with a school employee -- banning sexual conduct between a school employee and a student. Violations would be a Class E felony and carry a sentence of up to 4 years in prison.

May 20, 2014
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Senator Farley Honors Scotia-Glenville Basketball Team Today in Senate Chamber

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) honored members of the 2013-2014 State Champion Scotia-Glenville Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team on Tuesday, May 20th, at the State Capitol with a State Senate Resolution honoring the team.

The Resolution congratulates the Scotia-Glenville High School Boys' Varsity Basketball Team upon the occasion of winning the NYSPHSAA Class A State Championship.

The resolution text is as follows:

WHEREAS, Excellence in competitive sports can be achieved only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and

May 20, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets NYSCOPBA Representatives

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from NYSCOPBA during its Lobby Day in Albany in May. Present in photo(L to R) are NYSCOPBA Central Region Vice President John Gavin, Hale Creek Chief Sector Steward Toby Hogan, Senator Farley, NYSCOPBA Central Region Business Agent Ray Rivera, and attorney Keith Jacques of Sheehan, Greene, Golderman & Jacques LLP.

May 16, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Girl Scouts

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Girl Scouts and Brownies from his district when some 75 Girl Scouts through Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York toured the Capitol on May 7th. The spent the day learning about how the state legislature works and touring the Capitol.

 

May 16, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Lake Pleasant Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Lake Pleasant Central School students on May 14th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

May 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Names Clifton Park Physician As a Woman of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming Constance Glasgow of Clifton Park as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. A ceremony will take place in Albany on May 13th.

“Dr. Glasgow has an extremely busy career, but takes time to volunteer in her community and also to mentor young women who are interested in going in the health care field,” Senator Farley said. “She is a remarkable woman and I am proud to honor her as a Senate Woman of Distinction.”

The Senate's "Women of Distinction" program was created in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements, acts of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an inspiration to all New Yorkers.

May 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats With Sixth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting sixth grade students from Lincoln Community School, Schenectady, NY, on May 13th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

Those on the trip from Lauren Devery’s class included Tenicia Beckford, Jerome Belle, Aztin Benitez, Jaden Bowlin, Bridgette Buckmire, Natasha Byrd, Andrew DeLaRosa, Charles Dixon, Kevin Flores Vargas, Dakarai Grant, Summer Hersey, Jordan Hickman, Aveyon Hundley, Deceane (Emily) Martinez-Keeney, Deyon Maxwell, Maki Sandiago, Sade Wallace, Alana Williams.

May 13, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Lincoln School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting sixth grade students from Lincoln Community School, Schenectady, NY, on May 13th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

Those on the trip from Jonathan Younkin’s class included Cimone Alicea, Nyalah Arimont, Lukas Ayala, Marianie Estremera, Thomas Gibeault Jr., Hemnarine Gobind, Dalill Grant, Tracey Hanley Jr., Ajanae Hill, Khajany Jarvis, Quintez Jefferson, Sierra Lewis, Robert Lopez, Ashley Majaraj, Hamza Mahmood, Infinite Manasse, Josh Mohan, Nayelis Perez, Courtney Quinones, Lisbeth Solito Herrera, Derek Torres, Tanasia Walker, Alexis Wallace.

 

May 13, 2014
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Senator Farley Inducts Malta Veteran into Senate Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will have the pleasure of inducting David T. Wallingford of Malta into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame on May 20th at a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

May 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Mohawk Landing Grand Opening

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the grand opening of the renovated Mohawk Landing Park on May 9th in Rexford, a hamlet of the Town of Clifton Park. The park gives people numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors such as kayaking, boating, fishing and walking on nearby trails.

May 9, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE APPROVES BILLS TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation to crack down on criminals and scam artists who commit auto insurance fraud that costs New Yorkers billion of dollars in higher insurance premiums, and has caused serious injuries and death to innocent victims.

The bills would significantly reduce auto insurance scams by increasing penalties for those who commit or assist in the fraud.

It has been almost 11 years since the tragic death of Alice Ross, a 71-year-old wife and grandmother who was killed as the result of a fraud-related, staged auto accident in Queens. One of the criminals drove into her car, causing her to lose control of her vehicle, strike a tree and die.

May 8, 2014
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SENATOR FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PUNISHMENT OF PERSISTENT CRIMINAL OFFENDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation (S3074) that would authorize courts to charge criminals with a felony if they are charged with a misdemeanor after three prior misdemeanor convictions. The bill would address the issue of criminal offenders who persistently commit misdemeanor crimes, including sex offenses, yet avoid more severe felony prison sentences, leaving them free to commit additional crimes.

May 8, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO BOOST STATE FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation to direct more state economic development funding to small businesses so they can become more economically competitive, grow, and create more jobs. The bill (S1530) would require state agencies that award economic development assistance to give preference to small businesses and entrepreneurs because they are most in need of assistance and are significant job creators.

May 8, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE WEBSITE FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S3817) that would direct the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to establish an internet website devoted to women's health initiatives.

The website would provide crucial and timely information on health issues and initiatives for women. The availability of such educational materials and resources will help raise awareness among women in the state of New York, while also encouraging use of services that are widely available.

May 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Lou Grasso As an Outstanding Citizen

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to Lou Grasso of Schenectady. He was an honoree at the New York State Office for the Aging Senior Citizens’ Day that was held May 6th in Albany. At the day, the State Office for Aging, along with county offices for the aging, honored older citizens from around the State, with a focus on those who have lent their expertise to their communities through volunteerism.

May 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Mary Rebecca Harris As an Outstanding Citizen

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to Mary Rebecca Ferris of Remsen. She was an honoree at the New York State Office for the Aging Senior Citizens’ Day that was held May 6th in Albany. At the day, the State Office for Aging, along with county offices for the aging, honored older citizens from around the State, with a focus on those who have lent their expertise to their communities through volunteerism.

Senator Farley presented a Senate Citation for Ms. Harris for her volunteer work with Hospice Palliative Care as well as her dedication to the Boards of Foothills Rural Community Ministry and Food Pantry, Herkimer BOCES and Unity Hall Foundation.

 

May 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Union College Hockey Team

Members of the Union College Men’s Hockey Team were the guests of State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) on Wednesday, May 7th, in the Senate Chamber at the New York State Capitol. The Senator presented a New York State Senate Resolution honoring the team and they were introduced to the entire New York State Senate.The resolution congratulated the Union College Men’s Hockey Team and Coach Rick Bennett upon the occasion of winning the NCAA Division 1 Championship.

May 7, 2014
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Senator Farley’s Community Service Legislation Passes Senate

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that the Senate today passed legislation allowing schools the option of requiring students to perform community service as an alternative to being suspended.

“Our bill would provide schools with greater flexibility in disciplining students,” Senator Farley said. “While suspension may be appropriate in many cases, there are other situations where an alternate approach may be more effective and more beneficial to both the student and the affected community.”

Under current law, schools impose a variety of penalties to students that include detention, in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension.

May 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Congratulates Union College Men's Hockey Team

Text of the New York State Senate, sponsored by State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady):

 

 LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  Union College Men's Hockey

May 7, 2014
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