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Senator Farley Participates in Mohawk Landing Grand Opening

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the grand opening of the renovated Mohawk Landing Park on May 9th in Rexford, a hamlet of the Town of Clifton Park. The park gives people numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors such as kayaking, boating, fishing and walking on nearby trails.

May 9, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE APPROVES BILLS TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation to crack down on criminals and scam artists who commit auto insurance fraud that costs New Yorkers billion of dollars in higher insurance premiums, and has caused serious injuries and death to innocent victims.

The bills would significantly reduce auto insurance scams by increasing penalties for those who commit or assist in the fraud.

It has been almost 11 years since the tragic death of Alice Ross, a 71-year-old wife and grandmother who was killed as the result of a fraud-related, staged auto accident in Queens. One of the criminals drove into her car, causing her to lose control of her vehicle, strike a tree and die.

May 8, 2014
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SENATOR FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PUNISHMENT OF PERSISTENT CRIMINAL OFFENDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation (S3074) that would authorize courts to charge criminals with a felony if they are charged with a misdemeanor after three prior misdemeanor convictions. The bill would address the issue of criminal offenders who persistently commit misdemeanor crimes, including sex offenses, yet avoid more severe felony prison sentences, leaving them free to commit additional crimes.

May 8, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO BOOST STATE FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation to direct more state economic development funding to small businesses so they can become more economically competitive, grow, and create more jobs. The bill (S1530) would require state agencies that award economic development assistance to give preference to small businesses and entrepreneurs because they are most in need of assistance and are significant job creators.

May 8, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE WEBSITE FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S3817) that would direct the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to establish an internet website devoted to women's health initiatives.

The website would provide crucial and timely information on health issues and initiatives for women. The availability of such educational materials and resources will help raise awareness among women in the state of New York, while also encouraging use of services that are widely available.

May 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Lou Grasso As an Outstanding Citizen

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to Lou Grasso of Schenectady. He was an honoree at the New York State Office for the Aging Senior Citizens’ Day that was held May 6th in Albany. At the day, the State Office for Aging, along with county offices for the aging, honored older citizens from around the State, with a focus on those who have lent their expertise to their communities through volunteerism.

May 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Mary Rebecca Harris As an Outstanding Citizen

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to Mary Rebecca Ferris of Remsen. She was an honoree at the New York State Office for the Aging Senior Citizens’ Day that was held May 6th in Albany. At the day, the State Office for Aging, along with county offices for the aging, honored older citizens from around the State, with a focus on those who have lent their expertise to their communities through volunteerism.

Senator Farley presented a Senate Citation for Ms. Harris for her volunteer work with Hospice Palliative Care as well as her dedication to the Boards of Foothills Rural Community Ministry and Food Pantry, Herkimer BOCES and Unity Hall Foundation.

 

May 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Union College Hockey Team

Members of the Union College Men’s Hockey Team were the guests of State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) on Wednesday, May 7th, in the Senate Chamber at the New York State Capitol. The Senator presented a New York State Senate Resolution honoring the team and they were introduced to the entire New York State Senate.The resolution congratulated the Union College Men’s Hockey Team and Coach Rick Bennett upon the occasion of winning the NCAA Division 1 Championship.

May 7, 2014
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Senator Farley’s Community Service Legislation Passes Senate

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that the Senate today passed legislation allowing schools the option of requiring students to perform community service as an alternative to being suspended.

“Our bill would provide schools with greater flexibility in disciplining students,” Senator Farley said. “While suspension may be appropriate in many cases, there are other situations where an alternate approach may be more effective and more beneficial to both the student and the affected community.”

Under current law, schools impose a variety of penalties to students that include detention, in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension.

May 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Congratulates Union College Men's Hockey Team

Text of the New York State Senate, sponsored by State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady):

 

 LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  Union College Men's Hockey

May 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Education Issues

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting new interim Superintendent of Niskayuna Central School District John Yagielski on May 6th in Albany. They discussed legislative issues as they relate to education.

May 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Enjoys Adirondack Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed the exhibits at Adirondack Day, held in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany on May 5th. A day designed to promote the Adirondack region, exhibits included animals, food samples, demonstrations such as fly fishing, and music.

May 6, 2014
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Senator Farley to Honor Union Hockey on Senate Floor on May 7th

Members of the Union College Men’s Hockey Team will be the guests of State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) on Wednesday, May 7th, in the Senate Chamber at the new York State Capitol. The Senator will present a New York State Senate Resolution honoring the team and they will be introduced to the entire New York State Senate.

The resolution congratulates the Union College Men’s Hockey Team and Coach Rick Bennett upon the occasion of winning the NCAA Division 1 Championship.

 

May 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets Members of Retail Lumber Association

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association on April 28th in Albany to discuss legislation that concerns the lumber retail industry. The representatives included Chris Curtis, Lisa Yorks and Jason Hanna of Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa, and Rich Keating of Andersen Windows of Ballston Spa.

May 5, 2014
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April 30, 2014
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May 3rd Is I Love My Park Day in NYS

Saturday May 3rd, is I Love My Park Day in New York State. Organized by the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Parks & Trails New York, the day is designed to celebrate and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites. Volunteers will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events on May 3rd. Participating parks include Johnson Hall, Grant cottage, and Saratoga Spa State Park. For more information, or to volunteer, visit http://www.ptny.org/ilovemypark/

April 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Domestic Violence Issues

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with a group from the Schenectady YWCA on April 29th in Albany to discuss domestic violence issues. Representatives in the meeting included Kim Siciliano, Luann Santabarbara, Bonita Friedlander, Kathy Gorman-Coombs, Celeste Barrett-Tollivec, Lorinda Mainetti, Tanya Scime, Wendi Gapczynski-Bekkeang.

 

April 30, 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 representatives from Herkimer County on April 30th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

April 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets With Credit Union Representative

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives of credit unions on April 30th in Albany and discussed State regulations regarding their organizations. One of the representatives, Jane Slack of Old Forge, was in Albany on behalf of Reliant Community Credit Union.

April 30, 2014
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