The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has both a regular website and a Facebook page where locations of local sex offenders can be obtained, said State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady).

The Sex Offender Locator application, which is accessible via the New York State Public Safety Facebook page, makes it easier for parents who want to quickly look up information regarding Level 2 and Level 3 Sex Offenders within their immediate area.

February 3, 2012


Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that the State Senate has approved legislation to implement the largest expansion of the State’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994. The expansion would help law enforcement close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.

Senator Farley and his colleagues in the Senate Majority held a press conference on January 31st about this legislation. Schenectady County District Attorney, and former president of the New York Stat District Attorneys Association, Bob Carney was on hand for the presentation.

February 2, 2012

Senator Hugh Farley honors the Schalmont Soccer team in Senate Session

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting the Schalmont Girls Soccer Team with a New York State Senate Resolution on January 31st for winning last fall's New York State Class B Championship. Present for the event at the Senate Chambers were Head Coach Angelo Caschera, Schalmont Athletic Director Joe Gallo, and players Karley Murray, Angelina Gazzillo, Katie Saccocio, Hannah Saccocio, Madeline Saccocio, Nicoletta Cuttita, Hailee Metzold, Rachael Gac, Jenna Saccocio, Ciara Vitallo, Megan Strijek, Amanda Mascitelli, Allie Gallo, Isabella Borini, Taylor Florio, Shanna Reagan, Alexandra Cardinal, Diana DiCocco, and Gabrielle Juers.

Below is the text from the resolution.


February 1, 2012

McNulty Academy Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from McNulty Academy, Amsterdam, on January 30th when they came to Albany to tour the State Capitol and learn about New York State history and government.

February 1, 2012

Senator Farley Greets McNulty Academy

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from McNulty Academy, Amsterdam, on January 30th when they came to Albany to tour the State Capitol and learn about New York State history and government.

Students on the tour included Alexia Caraballo, Jaccob Fabrizio, Elena Fedullo, Kolby Fifield, Katie Garcia, Simone Hunt, William LoBaina, Jose Merced, Kylie Myers, Tyler Nelli, Dayna Ocasio, Christopher Parker, Vivienne Phemister, Isabella Porter, Jacob Reed, Jazlyn Rivera, Jordan Roe, Eliza Santiago, Heather Vlasuk, Mackenzie Chinchilla, Nayelie Nazario, Milagros Ortiz, Kayla Kamanu, Lily Aesch. Chaperones were Mrs. Morley, Mr. Nelli, Mr. Porter, Mr. Zuppardi, Mrs. Fedullo, Ms. Snell, Ms. Arsenault, Ms. Lewis.

February 1, 2012


The agreed-to legislative budget schedule for 2012 is as follows:

On or before

February 29 -- Joint Revenue Forecasting Conference

February 29 -- Senate/Assembly Fiscal Committee Economic & Revenue Reports Released

March 1 -- Revenue Consensus Report

March 12 -- Senate & Assembly budget actions

March 13 -- Joint Senate/Assembly budget conference committees commence

March 19-20 -- Final Report of Joint Conference Committee

March 19-22 -- Joint Legislative budget bills taken up by Senate & Assembly

January 30, 2012

Senator Farley Reports Four Key Votes To Get Dangerous Drivers Off the Road

The State Senate this week sent a loud and clear message that New York State must have zero tolerance when it comes to drunk, impaired or reckless driving.

In a strong showing of bi-partisan cooperation, we overwhelmingly approved four separate measures designed to save lives, punish offenders and keep dangerous drivers off the streets.

· The first bill, which seeks to combat wrong way and reckless drivers, would establish a new class E felony crime of aggravated reckless driving. The new crime would be punishable by a sentence of up to 4 years in prison.

· The second bill would close a loophole in current law which allows someone arrested for DUI while driving with a conditional license to face only a traffic infraction.

January 25, 2012

Senator Farley Announces New Residential Energy Finance Program to Begin Jan. 30th

A new program that will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will go into effect on January 30th and will provide an opportunity for homeowners to finance energy-efficent home improvements through their monthly power bills.

January 18, 2012

Senator Farley Announces Executive State Budget to Be Released on Jan. 17th

On January 17th, Governor Cuomo will release his Executive Budget for State Fiscal Year 2012-13. Once it is released, the specific details will be available at and also at the Budget Division's website at

January 13, 2012

Senator Farley Reminds Employment Seekers of Job Express Website

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) informs constituents of a website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment.

The NYS Labor Department's " Express" website takes thousands of jobs listed on the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area and find out what opportunities are available in specific economic sectors.

To visit Jobs Express, visit

January 12, 2012

Senator Farley Announces Establishment of Senate Library Committee

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) reports that he was named Chairman of a newly-created Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established on January 10th through passage of a Senate resolution.

“This new committee will help the Senate in promoting libraries and addressing their needs,” said Senator Farley.  “I am proud to have been a lifelong advocate for libraries, and will continue my efforts to assist them in meeting the needs of the public.

January 10, 2012

Senator Farley Notes Jobs, Tax Relief and Cutting Government Continue to Be Senate's Priorities

This afternoon, Governor Cuomo gave his annual State-of-the-State Address, which is a vision, or a road map, of what the Governor would like to see happen in New York State in 2012.

The Governor’s speech is the official kickoff to the 2012 Session. We must continue to work together and build on the momentum that we have achieved in the past year. In 2011, we cut State spending and closed a $10 Billion deficit without raising taxes and fees. We enacted a property tax cap, lowered income tax rates and reduced taxes for upstate manufacturers. For 2012, we will continue with the goal for an on-time, fiscally responsible State budget. We plan to do this by cutting spending again and avoiding any additional taxes or fees.

January 4, 2012

Senator Farley Notes State-of-the State Message to Be Delivered Jan. 4th

Tomorrow, January 4th, the Governor will open the 2012 Legislative Session with his annual State-of-the-State Address. This speech will be given at 1:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on public television, and can also be viewed online at The text of his message will also be posted on his website.

The State-of-the-State is a vision, or a road map, of what the Governor would like to see happen in New York State in 2012.

January 3, 2012

Happy New Year from Senator Farley



As we depart 2011 and head into 2012, New York State continues to make real progress in reducing spending, cutting taxes and helping businesses create new jobs.

In fact, one big accomplishment – tax cuts for middle-class taxpayers -- will go into effect on January 1, 2012.

This new law will reduce tax rates on middle class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than 50 years. About 4.4 million middle class taxpayers will receive a total of $690 million in personal income tax relief.

December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays from Senator Farley


During this busy holiday season, I hope you are finding the time to gather with family, friends and those you care about to celebrate and share.

I also want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your representative in the State Senate.

Over the past year, we've made real progress in our effort to turn New York around. We’ve cut taxes on businesses and middle class families, taken steps to help create jobs, and worked together to help make life in our community just a little better.

December 20, 2011

Senator Farley & Assemblyman Butler Praise Fage Expansion

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Assemblyman Marc Butler (R, C, I - Newport) wanted to publicly thank Governor Andrew Cuomo and local officials for working out an agreement to allow Fage USA to grow in Fulton County, and also praised Fage officials for staying in Fulton County and expanding their business ventures.

December 16, 2011

Remembering Pearl Harbor


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) asks constituents to bow their heads in a few moments of silence on December 7th, in honor of Pearl Harbor Day.


"It was on that day in 1941 that Japanese planes attacked the United States in Hawaii, killing some 2,000 Americans," Senator Farley said. "Unfortunately, over the years, some may have forgotten what that day meant and how President Franklin Roosevelt was right when he said it will live in infamy. As we continue to fight in the War on Terrorism and have military loved ones overseas during the holidays, we must remember our fallen brothers and sisters who have given their lives for this Country."


December 7, 2011

Senator Farley Announces Agreement on Package to Help Economy

Here's the link to today's announcement from Governor Cuomo, Majority Leader Skelos and Speaker Silver in regards to the tentative agreement on proposed legislation::

December 6, 2011

Majority Senators Farley and Maziarz Join Tedisco, Amedore to Sponsor New College Coaches and Professionals Reporting Act

New legislation to help protect children from the kind of horrific abuse alleged to have occurred at Penn State was officially introduced today in the Legislature by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I Schenectady-Saratoga), Assemblyman George Amedore (R,C,I-Rotterdam), and majority Senate members Senator Hugh Farley (R,C,I-Schenectady), and Senator George Maziarz (R,C-Newfane). 

November 17, 2011