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Senator Farley Receives Library Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) was honored to receive the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Library Trustees Association of New York State. He was presented with the award on May 16th when the association’s president Mary Ellen O’Connor came to the Senate Chambers in Albany to honor Senator Farley in front of his colleagues.

May 24, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BRIDGE REFORM ACT

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed the Bridge and Road Investment and Dedicated Fund Guaranteed Enforcement Reform Act, also known as the BRIDGE Reform Act. The bill (S.1071) will ensure that the dedicated fund, originally enacted in 1991, will go towards rebuilding, replacing and reconditioning highways and bridges to improve the safety of drivers who travel them.

May 24, 2012
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Senator Farley Inducts Scotia Veteran into Senate Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of inducting Master Sergeant Corine Lombardo of Scotia into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame on May 22nd in Albany.

"Corine is an outstanding veteran, an amazing person and a true asset to her community," Senator Farley said. "Not only has she served our State and our Country, she continues to help her fellow servicemen and women by connecting them with information on benefits and programs that will help them return to civilian life."

The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

May 23, 2012
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St. John the Evangelist School Students Meet Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from St. John the Evangelist School, Schenectady, on May 15th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. The students are in Brian Cummings’s sixth grade class .

May 23, 2012
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Senator Farley Greets Students from St. John the Evanglist School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from St. John the Evangelist School, Schenectady, on May 15th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. The students are in Patricia Plate’s fifth grade class.

May 23, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON COLLEGE HAZING

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to prevent the tragic injuries and deaths that can occur due to hazing at colleges and universities. The bill (S.1937) would help cut down on hazing by strengthening a college or university's enforcement authority and increasing awareness of the consequences of hazing, underage drinking, and illegal drug use.

In spite of good faith efforts on the part of institutions of higher education to implement policies and procedures to combat hazing, problems continue and show no signs of decreasing.

May 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP DISABLED VETERANS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S.2423) that would give greater access to state contracts to veterans who were disabled during their service.

This bill would codify for New York an identical and highly successful program adopted for federal contracting. Given the increase in the number of veterans and disabled veterans due to recent overseas conflicts, this bill would provide a small measure of recognition that this group of selfless men and women deserve.

May 21, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT TEENS FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS AT SCHOOLS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would make it a crime for school employees to engage in sexual activity with students, including those who are older than New York’s legal age of consent. The bill (S.6714) addresses inappropriate student-school employee relationships by criminalizing sexual conduct between school employees and full-time students of elementary and secondary schools.

May 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S.7407) that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current state law to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

The bill has been sent to the Assembly.

May 18, 2012
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SENATE RENEWS CALL FOR MEASURES TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently joined law enforcement, insurance advocates, and victims to press for the Assembly's passage of three auto insurance fraud prevention bills before the end of the Legislative Session.

The package of legislation passed by the Senate would cut down on auto insurance scams by increasing penalties for those who commit or assist in the fraud and gives more flexibility to insurance companies to prevent such criminals from getting policies and committing auto fraud, Senator Farley reported.

May 10, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Pashley Elementary


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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Pashley Elementary Students Visit With Senator Farley


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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Senator Farley Greets Pashley Elementary


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Pashley Elementary School on May 2nd in Albany. The fourth grade students toured the Capitol and spoke to Senator Farley about his job.

May 2, 2012
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SENATE PASSES SEX ABUSE PREVENTION BILLS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed a package of eight bills this week to prevent sexual predators from obtaining access to potential victims and help law enforcement and communities keep track of their whereabouts. The bills will help increase the amount of information available about convicted sex offenders and seeks to prevent them from obtaining access to vulnerable individuals.

May 2, 2012
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Glen Worden Students Chat With Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed chatting with students from Marcia Smith and Andrea Breton’s fourth grade classes on May 1st. The students from Glen Worden Elementary School took a tour of the Capitol and spoke to the Senator about State issues.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Farley Visits With Fourth Grade Students from Glen Worden

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed chatting with students from Marcia Smith and Andrea Breton’s fourth grade classes on May 1st. The students from Glen Worden Elementary School took a tour of the Capitol and spoke to the Senator about State issues.

May 1, 2012
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Mayfield Students Chat With Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School, Fulton County, on April 30th in Albany. The students took a tour of the Capitol and then asked Senator Farley questions about State government.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Mayfield Fourth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School, Fulton County, on April 30th in Albany. The students took a tour of the Capitol and then asked Senator Farley questions about State government.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Mayfield Elementary School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School, Fulton County, on April 30th in Albany. The students took a tour of the Capitol and then asked Senator Farley questions about State government.

May 1, 2012
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SENATE CELEBRATES WEST POINT DAY AT THE CAPITOL

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate welcomed cadets and staff from the United States Military Academy at West Point as part of an annual day of recognition on April 26th. In honor of the celebration, the Senate passed several bills focusing on helping veterans obtain jobs and protect their rights.

May 1, 2012
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