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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL REFORMING THE BOARD OF REGENTS SELECTION PROCESS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported he and his colleagues in the New York Senate this week passed legislation to dramatically reform the selection process for the state Board of Regents to better reflect the population of the entire state. The bill (S2031A) establishes a more equitable and balanced appointment process for the selection of the Board of Regents, who are charged with setting education policy in New York.

March 16, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO TOUGHEN CARJACKING PENALTIES WHEN A CHILD IS INSIDE THE VEHICLE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate this last week passed legislation that would increase criminal penalties for carjacking when a child under the age of 16 is present in the vehicle. The bill (S1905), would make it a class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Last year, a woman and her 10-year-old daughter were abducted in a carjacking in the Syracuse suburb of Clay, Onondaga County. The mother was fatally stabbed, and the child escaped the vehicle, after being raped. In July, David J. Renz pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault against a child.

The bill was sent to the Assembly.

March 16, 2014
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Joint Budget Subcommittee Scheduled for March 17th

The Joint Budget Subcommittee Schedule has been slated for Monday, March 17th, starting at 12:30 p.m. in Hearing Room B. It is the following:

 

Cycle A – 1:30 PM

 

Public Protection/Criminal Justice/Judiciary – Hearing Room A

 

Mental Hygiene – Hearing Room B

 

Higher Education – Hearing Room C

 

 

 

Cycle B – 2:00 PM

 

Environment/Agriculture/Housing – Hearing Room A

 

Transportation – Hearing Room B

 

Human Services/Labor – Hearing Room C

 

 

 

Cycle C – 2:30 PM

 

Economic Development – Hearing Room A

 

Health – Hearing Room B

 

March 16, 2014
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St. Kateri Students Meet Senator Farley

Students from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Schenectady visited Senator Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) in Albany on March 12th and took a tour of the Capitol. Students in Mrs. Munks’ fifth grade class that were on the tour included Celine Anyaegbunam, Ayanna Belton, Natavia Black, Emily Chotkowski, Grace Cleary, Adia Corbin, Rogeh Erian, Giovanna Lott, Mariam Mohammed, Aryanna Mugits, Madeline Peeney, Kaillyn Pierre, Noreyelle Smalls, Jarell Spotts, Anthony Zaccaria, Tony Banks, Rodney Parker, Julie Palumbo, Tyree Currie.

March 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Kateri School Students

Students from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Schenectady visited Senator Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) in Albany on March 12th and took a tour of the Capitol. Students in Miss Knightes’ fourth grade class that were on the tour included Catherine Bholasigh, Karieam Brown, Paolo Coppola, Mackenzie Elston, Hayden Engert, Angelo Fuda, Alyssa Gangaram, Jacob Hall, Tayvon Jackson, Jennifer Kay, Kristana Loft, Yasmine Manmohan, Promise Mitchell, Rania Mohammed, Tyree Parker, Talia Powell, Jason Scutt, Billy Siddons, Justin Shivrattan, Amir Stallworth, Annie Thomas and Haley Streicher.

 

March 14, 2014
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Senator Farley at NYSCOPBA Event

Senator Farley joins correctional officers, local officials and other state legislators to express support for saving the Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility, located in northern Saratoga County.

March 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Music in Our Schools

The Acadia-Gowana-Koda Middle School’s Treble Choir participated in New York State School Music Association’s Music in Our School Month by performing at the Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany, on March 11th. The group is from the Shenendehowa Central School District and is part of the 49th State Senatorial District represented by State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady).

March 13, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats with Niskayuna Art Student

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Niskayuna Hugh School and Saratoga County students with Senate Certificates on March 6th as he viewed their work in the Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association, in the Well of the Legislative Office Building. Senator Farley is pictured with Sonja Dahl of Niskayuna. Her parents are Roslyn and Eric Dahl.

March 11, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets Talented Art Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Niskayuna Hugh School and Saratoga County students with Senate Certificates on March 6th as he viewed their work in the Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association, in the Well of the Legislative Office Building. Pictured with Senator Farley is Logan McKinney of Niskayuna.

March 11, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Student Art Work

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Niskayuna Hugh School and Saratoga County students with Senate Certificates on March 6th as he viewed their work in the Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association, in the Well of the Legislative Office Building. Pictured are Senator Farley and Mya Malsan of Rexford. Her parents are Heather and Ken Malsan.

March 11, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets with Saratoga County Officals

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady), along with Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, Senator Kathy Marchione, and Assemblyman Dan Stec, met with Saratoga County leaders on March 6th to discuss their legislative priorities.

March 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Farm Issues

Fulton County Representatives for the Farm Bureau met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) on March 4th in Albany to discuss legislation concerning agriculture. Included in the meeting (left to right) were Lee Hollenbeck, Clark Subik and Todd Rogers. Senator Farley is seated in the middle.

March 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Fair Issues with NYSAAF Representatives

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) on March 3rd in Albany to discuss the proposed State Budget and funding as well as other legislation pertaining to county fairs. Included in the meeting were (left to right) Will Schultz and Marie McMillen of the Altamont Fair, Frank Griffin and Jeff Townsend of the Saratoga County Fair, and Tom Della Rocco of Altamont Fair. Senator Farley is seated in the middle.

March 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Mother Teresa Academy’s Literacy Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of touring Mother Teresa Academy, located in Clifton Park, on March 4th. He also read books to several students as part of the school’s Literacy Week activities. Principal Dr. John G. Metallo, first grade teacher Abigail Mason, and second grade teacher Heather Mound also enjoyed the Senator’s readings. Senator Farley said at least 15 minutes a day of reading to children or encouraging other language activities could make a difference in a lifetime of learning.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Education

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Mary Jo Dickerson, Superintendent Long Lake Central School, this week and discussing the State budget as it relates to educational issues.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Health Issues

Joe Gambino, CEO of Schenectady’s Hometown Health Centers, and Susan Stuhr of Hometown Health met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) on March 4th in Albany as part of Community Health Care Association Lobby Day. They discussed health issues and concerns to the needy population they serve.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Johnstown High School Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Johnstown High School when they came to Albany on March 4th for a tour of the Capitol.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Emergency Preparedness

Senator Farley addresses the Citizen Preparedness Training Program in Schenectady on March 1st. Several years ago, the American Red Cross conducted a presentation at the State Capitol called “Preparing for the Unexpected,” and they asked state legislators to help spread the word about how important it is for families to take certain basic steps to prepare themselves for any type of emergency. Out of that original presentation, Senator Farley created a brochure that offered some basic safety tips and checklists. To access the brochure, visit http://www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/Emergency%20Preparedness%20_0.pdf

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets 4-H’ers at Capital Days

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H’ers at their annual Capital Days event in Albany. 4-H Capital Days gives youth an opportunity to meet and interact with legislators and tell their 4-H story, create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government, better understand state government, and network with delegates from other counties. Pictured with Senator Farley are Allison Busch of Johnstown and Elizabeth Neznek from the Town of Florida.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H’ers at their annual Capital Days event in Albany. 4-H Capital Days gives youth an opportunity to meet and interact with legislators and tell their 4-H story, create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government, better understand state government, and network with delegates from other counties. Pictured with Senator Farley are Jacob Block and Kailey Jensen of Ballston Spa, as well as 4-H Educator Greg Stevens.

March 6, 2014
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