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Senator Farley Salutes Central Park International Magnet Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Central Park International Magnet School when they came to Albany on March 18th for a tour of the Capitol on March 18th. Students from Meredith Kruger’s class were on the tour.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Central Park International Magnet School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Central Park International Magnet School when they came to Albany on March 18th for a tour of the Capitol on March 18th. Students from Erin Campbell’s class were on the tour. 

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley and WGNA Promote Blue Friday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of promoting Blue Friday with his friends Sean McMaster and Richie Phillips at 107.7 WGNA Radio Station this morning.

March 19, 2015
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Senator Farley Chats With Glencliff Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Glencliff Elementary School when they recently visited Albany. He spoke to them about New York State history and government when they toured the Capitol. Senator Farley is pictured with students from Beth Montrello’s class.

March 17, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT SEX OFFENDERS FROM LIVING IN COMMUNITY RESIDENCES WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) said the New York State Senate passed legislation that would prohibit registered sex offenders from living with individuals with developmental disabilities in community residences operated or licensed by the state. The bill (S2885) strengthens current protections and helps ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities are living in a safe environment.

Currently, registered sex offenders are permitted to reside in facilities that provide supervised residence for individuals with developmental disabilities. This bill would prohibit registered sex offenders from residing in a community residence operated or licensed by the state Office of Mental Health or the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

March 17, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO BILL EXPEDITING INVESTIGATIONS OF MISSING CHILDREN

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate gave final passage to legislation that would expedite access to critical information in missing child cases. The bill (S3520A) is in response to a recent tragic child abuse case in Albany County and would help provide child abuse and maltreatment records to law enforcement agencies when that information is needed to find a missing child.

In December 2014, five-year-old Kenneth White was reported missing by his older cousin, who was watching him at the time. She claimed two masked men entered the house where Kenneth and his two siblings lived with their custodial aunt and abducted the boy.

March 17, 2015
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Senator Farley Announces Final Passage of Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to report final legislative passage of important legislation in protecting the victims of human trafficking. The Senate passed the bill in 2013 and 2014, as well as this year, and it finally passed the Assembly this week. The legislation toughens penalties against those who buy and sell young women, men, and children and reduces the stigma defendants may face when they are victims of the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

March 17, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Women's History Month

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) notes that March is Women’s History Month.

"From the women's suffrage movement some 150 years ago to the present day, women have played a crucial role in New York State's political, social and economic development," Senator Farley said. "Our State and our Nation have been greatly strengthened by these valuable contributions, and it is important to recognize, remember and honor these contributions."

March 16, 2015
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Senator Farley Enjoys Music Program

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is proud to announce Ballston Spa High School Concert Band and Concert Orchestra participated in the NYSSMA “Music in Our Schools” program and performed at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany on March 6th. 

March 16, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Ballston Spa Music Program

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is proud to announce Ballston Spa High School Concert Band and Concert Orchestra participated in the NYSSMA “Music in Our Schools” program and performed at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany on March 6th. 

March 16, 2015
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Senator Farley Celebrates St. Patrick's Day With Old Forge Residents

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Old Forge on March 13th by participating in the annual parade, meeting the King and Queen of the festivities, and honoring the Webb Ski Team for their victories. Senator Farley is pictured with Winter Carnival Queen and King Mary Ann and Stuart Nelson of Old Forge.

March 16, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE TO ACT THIS WEEK ON ITS “BRIGHTER FUTURE” BUDGET PLAN

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) said that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate Republican Majority will act this week on its “Brighter Future” budget plan that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extends historic opportunities to students and makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

The Senate expands upon the Executive’s tax relief proposal by creating a new property tax rebate program. The rebate, when combined with the existing property tax freeze credit, will provide the average New York homeowner with a rebate check totaling $458. Along with the STAR exemption, homeowners would receive the most property tax relief in state history this year.

March 12, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill S1150 would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine.

March 10, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets with Nutrition Association

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives of the New York School Nutrition Association on Feb. 10th in Albany. Teal Carpenter of the Gloversville Enlarged School District, Melinda Madison of HFM BOCES and Northville Central School District, and Clifton Park resident John Ricci of ConAgra Food, discussed budget issues and the “farm-to-school” program.

March 5, 2015
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Senator Farley Promoted to Leadership Position in NYS Senate

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was promoted today to the Senate Leadership position of Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate.  This is the third highest position in the Senate Leadership.

“I am thrilled and humbled by this appointment,” said Senator Farley.  “I have been honored to serve in the State Senate and am pleased that my Senate colleagues have expressed their confidence in me.  I will continue to work with my fellow Senators to advance policies to improve our State, promote economic development and provide needed tax relief.”

March 4, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT NEW YORK’S FARMERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and his fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference recently unveiled their new “Grown in New York” multi-part plan to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food, and strengthen rural communities.

March 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Discusses Library Legislation

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) spoke to library advocates during the 2015 New York Library Association’s Lobby Day in Albany on Feb. 25th.

March 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Discusses Displaced Homemaker Program

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives of the Schenectady Community Action Program on March 2nd in his Albany office as they came to discuss the State Department of Labor’s Displaced Homemaker Program. 

March 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Constituents at Senate Chambers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with constituents Pastor Mark Appell, of the Perth Bible Church, and Chris Gardener on Feb. 26th at the Capitol as they were in town to discuss State issues with the Senator. 

March 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets Local 4-H Educator

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting local 4-H students and 4-H educators at the annual 4-H Legislative Breakfast on March 3rd in Albany. The breakfast, as part of 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. Senator Farley meets Fulton-Montgomery 4-H Educator MacKenzie Moore.

 

March 3, 2015
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