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Senator Farley Salutes Flag Day

Saturday, June 14th, is Flag Day. This day is meant to reflect on the true meaning and history of the American flag. Our forefathers stood up for freedom and liberty, creating the United States of America. The flag represents this struggle for independence. Our American flag has long exemplified the spirit of those who lost their lives in battle, as well as those who fought valiantly and survived. As a former teacher and a history enthusiast, Senator Farley would like to share a few Flag Day and flag facts.

June 13, 2014
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Hillside Elementary Meets Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Mr. Lasher and Mrs. Herrington’s classes from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna, NY, on June 10th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

June 13, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Hillside Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Mr. Lasher and Mrs. Herrington’s classes from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna, NY, on June 10th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

June 13, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO MAKE RESIDENTIAL YOUTH FACILITIES SAFER

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a measure to protect the staff and youth in group homes and other youth residential facilities. “Renee’s Law” (S2625B) increases the criminal history and other information available to those involved in residential placements for violent youth offenders so that a thorough evaluation of the youth's rehabilitation and the risk they pose to the community can be performed.

The measure was named for Renee Greco, a 24-year-old youth care worker who was killed at a group home for troubled youths in Lockport, Niagara County

June 13, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO “VINCE’S LAW”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently gave final legislative passage to “Vince’s Law,” a bill that would significantly toughen criminal penalties to get persistent drunk drivers off the road.

Bill S7108 would extend the period of time in which multiple Driving While Intoxicated convictions can occur in order to be considered a felony. Under the bill, an individual convicted of three or more DWIs within 15 preceding years would be charged with a Class D felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

June 13, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Flag Day Celebration

Despite the rain, Senator Farley enjoyed the Burnt Hills Flag Day Parade on Thursday. Flag Day is Saturday, June 14th, and Senator Farley has paper American Flags available for constituents to obtain for the holiday. For information, call his office at 455-2181

June 13, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO END PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation today that would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with pregnancy-related medical conditions.

Bill S5880 would require employers to perform a reasonable accommodation analysis for employees with conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth. A pregnancy-related condition would be treated as a temporary disability. Additionally, it would codify in law a regulation that an employee must provide medical or other information to verify the existence of the condition. The reasonable accommodation would not have to be granted if it imposed an undue hardship on an employer.

June 12, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL PREVENTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND GIVING GREATER PROTECTION TO TRAFFICKED VICTIMS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate today unanimously passed legislation to save lives by preventing the exploitation of children and adults who are victims of human trafficking. The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (S5879B) 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.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Reminds Bicyclists of the Rules of the Road

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently enjoyed a bicycling tour with his family and would like to take this opportunity to remind constituents of the importance of bike safety.

"I've seen many people enjoying the local trails such as Fulton County's FJ&G Bike-Hike Trail, Schenectady County's Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail and the Town of Ballston's Veterans' Memorial Bike Path," Senator Farley said. "Whether you want to explore trails in one of our region's parks or ride in your own neighborhood, safety is something to always consider."

June 12, 2014
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Pashley Elementary Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Mrs. Germain's class at Pashley Elementary School, on June 11th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets Pashley Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Ms. O'Rourker's class at Pashley Elementary School, on June 11th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

June 12, 2014
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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 Mr. Kopa's class at Pashley Elementary School, on June 11th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats With Fourth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on June 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol. Students in Tara Caraco’s class that were on the tour included Jordan Amos, Kayla Balogh, Tanner Been, Hayden Benton, Ethan Brandow, James Burns, Darin Darling, Kenny Dennis, Justice Dolly, Olivia Dunn, Emmit Frisch, Derek Kenney, Jordan Miller, Aiden Monroe, Paul Frederick III, Jacob Petoff, Brandon Phillips, Kyndra Rahier, Dominic Reedy, Brianna Rogers, Adriana Rose, Madison Turnbull, Logan VanNostrand, Alissa Wilbur, Jet Carentz.

 

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Mayfield Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on June 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.Students in Mrs. Guttenberg’s class that were on the tour included Nathan Achzet, Lillian Bates, Noah Been, Gavin Bown, Eamon Carey, Christman Owen, Brody Deal, Rebecca Delos, Casey Fazio, Kenneth Gifford, Wasia Haider, Andrew Hart, Camie Hart, Harlan Hayes Jr., Hunter Jones, Michael Lancaster, Ethan Malatino, Kendra Martin, Desirae Scott, Emily Rose Senese, Brianna Sowle, Shane Van Nostrand, John Walters, Triniti Wilson.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Mayfield Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Mayfield Elementary School on June 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.Students in Mrs. McKeough’s class that were on the tour included George Abdella, Izabella Ambrosino, Alexis Bellen, Devin Buyce, Caroline DiNitto, Olivia Eckler, Brant Francher, Julia Fitzgerald, Jenna Fox, Devlan Frye, Heather Ginter, Lleyton Goergen, Britain Goodemote, Jacob Gordon, Brandon Hoyt, Jared Johnson, Reese Krul, Dawson Leach, Kelsey Meca, Darryl Mullarkey, Logan Senese, Emily Spencer, Jonathan Walendziak, Michael White.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Announces Local Libraries Awarded Construction Aid

As a longtime library advocate and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to announce six libraries in his 49th Senatorial District were recently awarded public library construction funds that will allow them to improve their facilities.

“Libraries are a place of lifelong learning that are available to everyone,” Senator Farley “These funds will help improve the buildings that house vital information and allow organizations so keep up with the demands of their users – whether it is installing climate control systems to books do not deteriorate, improving entrances for people with disabilities, or increasing space due to growing demands.”

June 12, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO STRONGER “CAMPUS SAFETY ACT”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently gave final legislative passage to a measure (S2753B) that will assist victims of violent crimes and students who may have gone missing by requiring the timely notification of law enforcement.

The bill strengthens the existing College Safety Act by requiring colleges and universities to notify law enforcement within 24 hours of receiving a report of a violent felony or when a student who resides in campus housing is missing.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Issues Important to Veterans

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from the VFW Post 4660, Glenville, NY, on May 28th at his office in Albany to discuss veterans’ issues. Included in the meeting were (seated left to right) Kurt Semon, Jerry Barr and Larry Zeglen. Standing are Senator Farley and Robert Farley.

June 11, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES TAX RELIEF LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the State Senate recently passed seven bills that would provide tax relief to businesses, expand exemptions from the job-killing MTA payroll tax, encourage historic preservation projects, reduce energy taxes, protect forestland, and provide tax benefits to disabled veterans, as well as teachers who purchase school supplies.

The bills approved by the Senate included:

Expanding the Historic Preservation Tax Credit

June 11, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO BOOST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PURCHASES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed the “Buy From the Backyard Act” to promote the purchase of locally grown and produced food. The bill (S978) would require that state agencies allocate 20 percent of their total contracts for food from within New York State.

The bill expands upon an existing law, which creates a program that encourages the purchase of local food products by state agencies. Mental health facilities, prisons, universities and state institutions that have food contracts would need at least 20 percent of the purchases to be grown, produced, harvested or processed in New York State.

The bill has been sent to the Assembly.

 

June 11, 2014
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