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Senator Farley Chats With Fourth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on June 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol. Students in Tara Caraco’s class that were on the tour included Jordan Amos, Kayla Balogh, Tanner Been, Hayden Benton, Ethan Brandow, James Burns, Darin Darling, Kenny Dennis, Justice Dolly, Olivia Dunn, Emmit Frisch, Derek Kenney, Jordan Miller, Aiden Monroe, Paul Frederick III, Jacob Petoff, Brandon Phillips, Kyndra Rahier, Dominic Reedy, Brianna Rogers, Adriana Rose, Madison Turnbull, Logan VanNostrand, Alissa Wilbur, Jet Carentz.

 

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Mayfield Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on June 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.Students in Mrs. Guttenberg’s class that were on the tour included Nathan Achzet, Lillian Bates, Noah Been, Gavin Bown, Eamon Carey, Christman Owen, Brody Deal, Rebecca Delos, Casey Fazio, Kenneth Gifford, Wasia Haider, Andrew Hart, Camie Hart, Harlan Hayes Jr., Hunter Jones, Michael Lancaster, Ethan Malatino, Kendra Martin, Desirae Scott, Emily Rose Senese, Brianna Sowle, Shane Van Nostrand, John Walters, Triniti Wilson.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Mayfield Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on June 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.Students in Mrs. McKeough’s class that were on the tour included George Abdella, Izabella Ambrosino, Alexis Bellen, Devin Buyce, Caroline DiNitto, Olivia Eckler, Brant Francher, Julia Fitzgerald, Jenna Fox, Devlan Frye, Heather Ginter, Lleyton Goergen, Britain Goodemote, Jacob Gordon, Brandon Hoyt, Jared Johnson, Reese Krul, Dawson Leach, Kelsey Meca, Darryl Mullarkey, Logan Senese, Emily Spencer, Jonathan Walendziak, Michael White.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Announces Local Libraries Awarded Construction Aid

As a longtime library advocate and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to announce six libraries in his 49th Senatorial District were recently awarded public library construction funds that will allow them to improve their facilities.

“Libraries are a place of lifelong learning that are available to everyone,” Senator Farley “These funds will help improve the buildings that house vital information and allow organizations so keep up with the demands of their users – whether it is installing climate control systems to books do not deteriorate, improving entrances for people with disabilities, or increasing space due to growing demands.”

June 12, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO STRONGER “CAMPUS SAFETY ACT”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently gave final legislative passage to a measure (S2753B) that will assist victims of violent crimes and students who may have gone missing by requiring the timely notification of law enforcement.

The bill strengthens the existing College Safety Act by requiring colleges and universities to notify law enforcement within 24 hours of receiving a report of a violent felony or when a student who resides in campus housing is missing.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Issues Important to Veterans

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from the VFW Post 4660, Glenville, NY, on May 28th at his office in Albany to discuss veterans’ issues. Included in the meeting were (seated left to right) Kurt Semon, Jerry Barr and Larry Zeglen. Standing are Senator Farley and Robert Farley.

June 11, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES TAX RELIEF LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the State Senate recently passed seven bills that would provide tax relief to businesses, expand exemptions from the job-killing MTA payroll tax, encourage historic preservation projects, reduce energy taxes, protect forestland, and provide tax benefits to disabled veterans, as well as teachers who purchase school supplies.

The bills approved by the Senate included:

Expanding the Historic Preservation Tax Credit

June 11, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO BOOST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PURCHASES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed the “Buy From the Backyard Act” to promote the purchase of locally grown and produced food. The bill (S978) would require that state agencies allocate 20 percent of their total contracts for food from within New York State.

The bill expands upon an existing law, which creates a program that encourages the purchase of local food products by state agencies. Mental health facilities, prisons, universities and state institutions that have food contracts would need at least 20 percent of the purchases to be grown, produced, harvested or processed in New York State.

The bill has been sent to the Assembly.

 

June 11, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Tony Danza

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fellow boxer and actor Tony Danza on June 9th at the Capitol. Mr. Danza spent the day with legislators at the Italian American Day celebration and also spent in Session with the State Senate. Senator Farley, a boxer when he was in the Army, shared boxing stories with Mr. Danza. They also briefly discussed their acting careers as Mr. Danza is well known for his roles on “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss” and Senator Farley enjoyed a cameo in the movie “A Place Beyond the Pines.”

June 10, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Northville Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Northville Central School students from Ed Lent and Tammy Reidell’s classes on June 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

June 9, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Edinburg's Sixth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Thomas Moore’s sixth grade class from Edinburg Common School on June 3rd when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

June 5, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS RESOLUTION COMMEMORATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY INVASION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate honored World War II veterans on June 2nd by adopting a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

June 3, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Wood Road Student Council

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting the Student Council from Wood Road Elementary School, Ballston Spa School District, on May 21st when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with the group.

May 27, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Scotia's Memorial Day Parade

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade. "Memorial Day may be a time where we enjoy quality time with friends and family, but we must never forget that those privileges have been fought for and defended by countless heroes, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice," Senator Farley said.

May 23, 2014
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Senator Farley Shows Students Senate Chamber and Discusses a Senator's Job

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of having two “shadows” on May 20th in Albany. Samir Menon and Sophie Kemp, both of Niskayuna, “shadowed” or followed Senator Farley during his day at the Capitol to learn what State Legislators do and how bills are drafted into law. They were part of the League of Women Voters’ Students Inside Albany program.

May 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Priorities of Fire Chiefs

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with Niskayuna Fire Department Chief Dale Lingenfelter on May 19th in Albany. They discussed the legislative concerns and proprieties of the New York Association of Fire Chiefs.

May 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Olympian Erin Hamlin

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) takes a quiet moment to chat with friend, Olympian, and Herkimer County native Erin Hamlin before the State Senate went into Session on May 19th in Albany. Ms. Hamlin was invited to the Senate Chamber and was presented a New York State Senate Resolution for being the first female American luger to win a Winter Olympic medal and capturing the singles bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia, last February. Senator Farley had the pleasure of participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Forge with Ms. Hamlin last March.

The text of the Resolution is as follows:

May 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Inducts Malta Veteran into Senate Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had 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 21, 2014
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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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