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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES THE “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed crucial measures to help protect the most vulnerable children from abuse, maltreatment, and exploitation.

May 29, 2015
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Senator Farley Visits FMCC

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) spent the afternoon of May 28th with members of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees, Senator Amedore and Assemblyman Butler, discussing State legislation that concerns community colleges. 

May 29, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT CRIMINALS FROM EVADING SUPERVISION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S2305) to protect the public from criminals who try to evade supervision by tampering with electronic monitoring devices. This bill would make it a new crime if someone tampers, damages, or alters court-ordered electronic monitoring equipment in an attempt to interfere with any signal, impulse, or data.

The purpose of the electronic monitoring equipment is to assist in the tracking and monitoring of an individual who has been convicted of a crime or is awaiting trial when they are released into the general public. If the electronic monitoring equipment is tampered with, authorities can no longer monitor their activities.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Nisky Superintedent

Senator Farley attends Niskayuna School Board Meeting on May 26th to pay tribute to retiring Superintendent John Yagielski. The Senator presented the Superintendent with a Senate Citation, recognizing him for his many years of exemplary service in the field of education.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Farley Marches in Annual Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Ballston Spa Memorial Day parade on Saturday.

 

May 24, 2015
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Senator Farley Participates in Ballston Spa Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Ballston Spa Memorial Day parade on Saturday.

 

May 24, 2015
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Senator Farley Notes the Origins of Memorial Day

"Memorial Day originally began as a time for the families of Civil War soldiers to commemorate the heroic actions of their deceased family members. Over the years, it came to serve as a commemoration to remember all the U.S. men and women killed or missing in action when serving their country," Senator Farley said.

"We shouldn't wait until our veterans are gone to treasure them. These veterans are living history and we can learn so much from them. They sacrificed so much. Their honorable service to their country during World War II and in other foreign conflicts was courageous because they left their comfortable surroundings and helped to not only protect their nation, but other nations in the fight for freedom," Senator Farley said.

May 22, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILLS TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR CRIMES AGAINST FIREFIGHTERS AND RETIRED POLICE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge. 

May 22, 2015
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Senator Farley Marches in Scotia Memorial Day Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade on May 20th. The Senator takes a moment to pose with the 2015 Class A State Championship Scotia Basketball Team.

May 21, 2015
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Senator Farley Participates in Memorial Day Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade on May 20th.

May 21, 2015
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Students Shadow Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of having several students through the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation’s “Students Inside Albany” program shadow him for the day on May 19th. Peter Fitzgerald of Schenectady, Orlando Hundley II of Schenectady and Kelly Zelaya of Ballston Lake saw what a typical day was like for Senator Farley as they followed him in meetings at his Legislative Office Building office and went to the Seante Chambers for Session. Pictured (left to right) are Senator Farley, Orlando Hundley II, Kelly Zelaya, and Peter Fitzgerald.

May 21, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL MAKING THE PROPERTY TAX CAP PERMANENT, SAVING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently acted on one of its top end-of-session priorities by passing legislation to make the property tax cap permanent. The bill (S5597) would prevent the planned expiration of the tax cap to continue saving taxpayers billions of dollars each year, increase investments by businesses, and create more jobs.

May 21, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HONOR AND HELP VETERANS IN NEW YORK

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed several measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate also recently celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Information about the 58 veterans inducted into the Hall of Fame will be posted at http://www.nysenate.gov/initiative/honoring-our-veterans.

May 20, 2015
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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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