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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILLS INCREASING PENALTIES FOR DRUG DEALERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation toughening the penalties for drug dealers who sell to children or near alcohol and drug treatment facilities. 

A bill (S.988) makes the sale of drugs by an adult to a child under the age of 14 a felony.

Also in another effort to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, the Senate passed legislation that makes it a crime to sell drugs on the grounds of a drug or alcohol treatment center. 

March 25, 2013
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILLS TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR SEX CRIMES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady_ announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a package of bills cracking down on rapists and sex offenders by creating new crimes and increasing penalties. 

Legislation (S.1459) ensures significantly longer prison sentences for serial rapists. Under current law, it is possible for a judge to issue concurrent sentences for multiple counts arising from separate and distinct acts of rape. The legislation would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate count of first-degree rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts, keeping dangerous felons off the streets for as long as possible.  

March 25, 2013
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Senator Farley Participates in "Meet the Legislators" Breakfast

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Mayors Dayton King (Gloversville), Sarah Slingerland (Johnstown) and Ann Thane (Amsterdam) were among the guest speakers at the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber's "Meet the Legislators" breakfast held on March 15th at the Perthshire in Perth.

March 15, 2013
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SENATOR FARLEY ANNOUNCES BILL TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate passed legislation to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers. The bill (S752) is in response to the significant number of recent vehicle crashes – often fatal - that involve individuals who knowingly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs drove the wrong way on highways and other roads. 

March 14, 2013
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Senator Farley Discusses Educational Issues With Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake Board

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with Elizabeth Herkenham and Lee-Ann Mertzlufft, members of the Board of Education at Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake Central School District on March 11th. They discussed educational issues and school funding.

March 14, 2013
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Senator Farley Announces Senate Bill to Expand Renewable Energy Technology Use

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate passed legislation that would help encourage the installation of renewable energy technologies by making them more cost efficient and accessible. 

The bill (S1111) would add solar, wind, fuel cells, micro-hydro-electric, farm-based biogas and residential Micro Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) to current state financing initiatives that help make energy efficiency upgrades more attractive to potential consumers, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and support job growth in the clean energy sector.

March 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Announces Senate Bill Targets Prescription Black Market

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate acted on legislation that would crack down on the growing black market in non-controlled prescription drugs which puts patients at risk and rips off taxpayers through Medicaid fraud.  Legislation makes it a crime to fraudulently prescribe, buy, and sell these types of medications.

These expensive medications are most often paid for by Medicaid and sold on the street for a fraction of their actual value. The criminals who buy the medications often bring them to a stash house where they are collected and resold to unscrupulous pharmacies or shipped to other countries. 

March 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Honors New York State Superintendent of the Year

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with Shenendehowa Central School District representatives on March 11th in Albany and discussed education issues and school funding. At the meeting, Senator Farley also had the pleasure of honoring Dr. L. Oliver Robinson as the New York State Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Robinson received the award from the New York State Council of School Superintendents and Senator Farley presented him with a Senate Citation recognizing the honor. At Shenendehowa, Dr. Robinson's "Commitment to Excellence" resulted in a Regents graduation rate of over 90 percent, and all K-8 schools exceeding annual yearly progress benchmarks. Also representing Shenendehowa at the meeting were Gary DiLallo, Rick Mincher and John Phelan.

March 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes Continuing Education

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Florizabeth Esquivel of Schenectady on March 6th at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. She was honored as a "Student of the Year" by the Association for Continuing/Community Education.

From left, Senator Farley meets with Chief Administrator at Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center Jesse Roylance, Florizabeth Esquivel, and Michael Taetz of  Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center. 

March 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Meets Student of the Year Florizabeth Esquivel

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Florizabeth Esquivel of Schenectady on March 6th at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. She was honored as a "Student of the Year" by the Association for Continuing/Community Education.

She was nominated by the Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center for the "Student of the Year" award.

March 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes Young Artist

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting local student artists from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons on March 6th when they visited the Legislative Office Building and displayed their pieces as part of the annual New York State Art Teachers Association's exhibit.

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons student Joseph Malinowski participated in the art exhibit on March 6th. Pictured with him and Senator Farley are Superintendent of Schools Michael Pizzingrillo, teacher Suzanne Jackette, and Michael's parents Ellen and Michael Malinowski.

March 13, 2013
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Town & County Superintendents of Highways Discuss Bridges & Roads

Members of the New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways and New York State County Highway Superintendents Association were in Albany on March 6th to discuss their concerns with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) for increased funding for bridge and road construction projects. Several road workers hailed from Hamilton, Herkimer and Saratoga Counties.

March 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Announces NYS Senate Passes Budget Resolution

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a 2013-14 budget resolution, that focuses on helping businesses create new jobs, investing additional funds in education and transportation, providing mandate relief to local governments, and restoring proposed cuts to women's health programs as well programs for the developmentally disabled. The budget also includes a proposal for a permanent two-percent state spending cap.

March 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Reports on Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his Republican colleagues in the Senate announced a job creation plan to improve New York's business climate. Among other things, the "Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs: ReThink. ReVitalize. ReBuild." would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.

The "Senate Republican Blueprint for Jobs" plan would provide:

• A Tax Cut for One Million Small Businesses

• Tax Relief for Manufacturers

• Lower Energy Bills for Every New Yorker and Every Business

• Sweeping Reforms to Cut Red Tape and Bureaucracy

• Job Training to Help New Yorkers Secure Good, High-Paying Jobs

March 12, 2013
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Senator Farley Discusses Educational Issues With Nisky Board

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with Niskayuna Central School District Board Members on March 7th in Albany to discuss school funding and educational issues. Among those in the meeting were Jeanne Sosnow, Deb Oriola, Don Cazer and Robert Winchester.

March 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Announces March 8th Is Blue Friday in NYS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was proud to sponsor his annual resolution on March 7th recognizing "Blue Friday" in New York State.

"In 2005, I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official State day to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers," Senator Farley said.

March 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Chats With 4-H Members

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was pleased to meet this year's 4-H representatives at the 78th Annual 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 5th. Nearly 80 teen 4-H delegates from 37 counties participated in the event. Senator Farley had the pleasure to meet members during a legislative breakfast. The teens shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator.

Senator Farley met with 4-H representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. They include (from left) Senator Farley, Jessi Rapelje, Gavin Hughes, and 4-H Educator Greg Stevens.

March 6, 2013
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Senator Farley Learns About 4-H From Youth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was pleased to meet this year's 4-H representatives at the 78th Annual 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 5th. Nearly 80 teen 4-H delegates from 37 counties participated in the event. Senator Farley had the pleasure to meet members during a legislative breakfast. The teens shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator.

Senator Farley met with 4-H member Precious King of Niskayuna, Schenectady County.

March 6, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was pleased to meet this year's 4-H representatives at the 78th Annual 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 5th. Nearly 80 teen 4-H delegates from 37 counties participated in the event. Senator Farley had the pleasure to meet members during a legislative breakfast. The teens shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator.

Senator Farley met with 4-H representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Pictured with the Senator (from left) are Dayna Peck of Gloversville, Haley Claes of St. Johnsville, Amber Morey of Fonda, and 4-H Educator Bonnie Peck.

March 6, 2013
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