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SENATE PASSES BILL IMPOSING JAIL TIME ON MULTIPLE DWI OFFENDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a measure on June 16th that would impose mandatory jail time for individuals who chose to drive again under the influence of drugs or alcohol after having been previously convicted of such a crime. The bill (S.2597) is intended to increase the penalties for multiple DWI offenders.

Under the measure:

* Drunk drivers convicted of two DWI crimes within ten years would be guilty of a Class E felony, face up to four years in jail and/or a fine between $1,000-$5,000, and receive a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 30 days.

June 17, 2011
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SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE OF "GOLD ALERT"

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate gave final passage on June 16th of legislation that expands an existing alert system to help locate missing vulnerable adults. The "Gold Alert" bill (S.3293B) creates a system to help authorities get proper notifications, coordinate resources, and investigate incidents where individuals, such as those with illnesses or disabilities, go missing.

June 17, 2011
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SENATE GIVES APPROVAL TO BILL THAT PROTECTS NEW YORK'S WATER RESOURCES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (r, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a bill on June 16th protecting New York’s environmental and economic future by improving management of water supplies and preventing over-consumption by large-scale users. The bill (S.3798) ensures that water supplies will be protected to meet the needs of New York’s residents, industry, agriculture and environment now and into the future.

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a bill (S.5560) on June 16th that significantly expands the ability of law enforcement to solve crimes by requiring those convicted of all felonies and misdemeanors to submit DNA samples.

The bill would greatly enhance the DNA database to protect communities by keeping more criminals off the streets, while also reducing the financial costs and victims’ emotional strain by solving more crimes in an expeditious manner.

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES RENEE'S LAW

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed "Renee’s Law" on June 15th, which would help protect staff of the state’s youth residential programs and ensure appropriate placement of youth based on their criminal history. The bill (S.5565) was prompted by the brutal 2009 murder of Renee Greco committed by youth in her care. Renee Greco was only 24-years-old when she was bludgeoned to death while supervising troubled teenagers at a group home in Lockport, Niagara County.

June 17, 2011
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Jefferson Elementary Students Visit Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Jeffereson Elementary School, Schenectady, New York, and discussed the history of the Capitol building when they came to Albany on June 14th for a tour. Students in Susan DiCaprio, Mrs. Murphy, Kathy Cathell and Amy Glick’s classes on the tour included Marissa Angerami, Oliva Bourst, Jordan Bush, Caitlin Buzas, Gabriel Comenzo, Cole Cookingham, Arianna Coones, Eli Donofrio, Madison Dunham, Mike Farina, Josh Feulner, Sydnie Ford, Wade Funk, Jenna Giombetti, Chloe Kaiser, Tess Leiby, Ben Masick, Emily Pahl, Amanda Peno, L.J. Randle, Mia Rockenstyre, A.J.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Hillside

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna School District, on June 7th when they came to Albany for a field trip and tour of the Capitol. Senator Farley spoke with students from Carol Herrington, Christopher Lasher and Danielle Druzynski’s classes and discussed New York State government and how a State bill becomes law. Assemblyman James Tedisco also greeted the children. Senator Farley greets Danielle Druzynski’s class.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Hillside

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna School District, on June 7th when they came to Albany for a field trip and tour of the Capitol. Senator Farley spoke with students from Carol Herrington, Christopher Lasher and Danielle Druzynski’s classes and discussed New York State government and how a State bill becomes law. Assemblyman James Tedisco also greeted the children. Senator Farley talks with Christopher Lasher’s class.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Hillside Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna School District, on June 7th when they came to Albany for a field trip and tour of the Capitol. Senator Farley spoke with students from Carol Herrington, Christopher Lasher and Danielle Druzynski’s classes and discussed New York State government and how a State bill becomes law. Assemblyman James Tedisco also greeted the children. Senator Farley chats with Carol Herrington’s class.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Names Schenectady Veterans Advocate to State Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is pleased to announce James A. Wilson of Schenectady was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on Flag Day, June 14th, in Albany.

 “I had the pleasure of nominating Jim, a person who has dedicated himself to assisting fellow veterans time and time again through multiple causes and organizations,” Senator Farley said. “I appreciate Mr. Wilson for keeping our country safe and free during his military career. I also truly respect him for his community service and dedication to our fellow citizens.”

 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.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Military Personnel on Flag Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of thanking Cori Lombardo of Scotia for her service to our Country on Flag Day, June 14th, in Albany. Lombardo, of Scotia, is a Master Sergeant in the New York National Guard.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Lincoln Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Lincoln Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville Central School District, on June 7th when they visited the Capitol and learned about New York State government. Students from Mr. Krogh’s and Ms.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Edinburg Common School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Tom Moore’s Edinburg Common School sixth grade class on June 6th in Albany when they came to the Capitol for a tour. Senator Farley discussed the history of the Capitol building and how New York State government works. Students on the trip included Michael Darling, Jordon Wadsworth, Joshua Sitterly, Marleigh Frasier, Jaclyn Van Nostrand, Shelby Walton and Helen Klass. Chaperones included Tiffany Frasier and Amanda Edwards.

June 10, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR BUS DRIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation on June 2nd that would help ensure bus safety. The bill requires bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation aims to improve safety for bus passengers following a string of bus crashes caused by dangerous bus drivers with a history of criminal driving convictions.

June 6, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation on June 1st to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921) would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

June 6, 2011
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Miss O'Rourke's Pashley Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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Mr. Clement's Pashely Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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Mr. Kopa's Pashley Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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SENATE CELEBRATES MEMORIAL DAY WITH PASSAGE OF BILLS TO HELP VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate commemorated the upcoming Memorial Day observance by taking time during the May 25th Session to honor current and former military service members, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

May 26, 2011
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Senator Farley Names Bonnie Daggett a Senate Woman of Distinction

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming life-long Schenectady County resident Bonnie Daggett as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany on May 24th.

“Ms. Daggett has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years on behalf of people with disabilities,” Senator Farley said. “I admire her dedication and selflessness. I was truly honored and proud to bestow the award of Woman of Distinction to Ms. Daggett.”

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May 25, 2011
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