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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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Senator Farley Greets Tony Danza

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fellow boxer and actor Tony Danza on June 9th at the Capitol. Mr. Danza spent the day with legislators at the Italian American Day celebration and also spent in Session with the State Senate. Senator Farley, a boxer when he was in the Army, shared boxing stories with Mr. Danza. They also briefly discussed their acting careers as Mr. Danza is well known for his roles on “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss” and Senator Farley enjoyed a cameo in the movie “A Place Beyond the Pines.”

June 10, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Northville Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Northville Central School students from Ed Lent and Tammy Reidell’s classes on June 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

June 9, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Edinburg's Sixth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Thomas Moore’s sixth grade class from Edinburg Common School on June 3rd when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

June 5, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS RESOLUTION COMMEMORATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY INVASION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate honored World War II veterans on June 2nd by adopting a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

June 3, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Wood Road Student Council

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting the Student Council from Wood Road Elementary School, Ballston Spa School District, on May 21st when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with the group.

May 27, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Scotia's Memorial Day Parade

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade. "Memorial Day may be a time where we enjoy quality time with friends and family, but we must never forget that those privileges have been fought for and defended by countless heroes, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice," Senator Farley said.

May 23, 2014
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Senator Farley Shows Students Senate Chamber and Discusses a Senator's Job

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of having two “shadows” on May 20th in Albany. Samir Menon and Sophie Kemp, both of Niskayuna, “shadowed” or followed Senator Farley during his day at the Capitol to learn what State Legislators do and how bills are drafted into law. They were part of the League of Women Voters’ Students Inside Albany program.

May 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Priorities of Fire Chiefs

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with Niskayuna Fire Department Chief Dale Lingenfelter on May 19th in Albany. They discussed the legislative concerns and proprieties of the New York Association of Fire Chiefs.

May 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Olympian Erin Hamlin

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) takes a quiet moment to chat with friend, Olympian, and Herkimer County native Erin Hamlin before the State Senate went into Session on May 19th in Albany. Ms. Hamlin was invited to the Senate Chamber and was presented a New York State Senate Resolution for being the first female American luger to win a Winter Olympic medal and capturing the singles bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia, last February. Senator Farley had the pleasure of participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Forge with Ms. Hamlin last March.

The text of the Resolution is as follows:

May 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Inducts Malta Veteran into Senate Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of inducting David T. Wallingford of Malta into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame on May 20th at a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

May 21, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT STUDENTS FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS AT SCHOOL

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation criminalizing any school employee or volunteer who has sexual contact with a student, even if that student is at the age of consent. The bill (S1358A) is intended to further protect full-time students of elementary and secondary schools from employees who engage in inappropriate relationships.

This bill deems an elementary or secondary school student incapable of consenting to sexual conduct with a school employee -- banning sexual conduct between a school employee and a student. Violations would be a Class E felony and carry a sentence of up to 4 years in prison.

May 20, 2014
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Senator Farley Honors Scotia-Glenville Basketball Team Today in Senate Chamber

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) honored members of the 2013-2014 State Champion Scotia-Glenville Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team on Tuesday, May 20th, at the State Capitol with a State Senate Resolution honoring the team.

The Resolution congratulates the Scotia-Glenville High School Boys' Varsity Basketball Team upon the occasion of winning the NYSPHSAA Class A State Championship.

The resolution text is as follows:

WHEREAS, Excellence in competitive sports can be achieved only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and

May 20, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets NYSCOPBA Representatives

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from NYSCOPBA during its Lobby Day in Albany in May. Present in photo(L to R) are NYSCOPBA Central Region Vice President John Gavin, Hale Creek Chief Sector Steward Toby Hogan, Senator Farley, NYSCOPBA Central Region Business Agent Ray Rivera, and attorney Keith Jacques of Sheehan, Greene, Golderman & Jacques LLP.

May 16, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Girl Scouts

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Girl Scouts and Brownies from his district when some 75 Girl Scouts through Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York toured the Capitol on May 7th. The spent the day learning about how the state legislature works and touring the Capitol.

 

May 16, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Lake Pleasant Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Lake Pleasant Central School students on May 14th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

May 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Names Clifton Park Physician As a Woman of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming Constance Glasgow of Clifton Park as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. A ceremony will take place in Albany on May 13th.

“Dr. Glasgow has an extremely busy career, but takes time to volunteer in her community and also to mentor young women who are interested in going in the health care field,” Senator Farley said. “She is a remarkable woman and I am proud to honor her as a Senate Woman of Distinction.”

The Senate's "Women of Distinction" program was created in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements, acts of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an inspiration to all New Yorkers.

May 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats With Sixth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting sixth grade students from Lincoln Community School, Schenectady, NY, on May 13th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

Those on the trip from Lauren Devery’s class included Tenicia Beckford, Jerome Belle, Aztin Benitez, Jaden Bowlin, Bridgette Buckmire, Natasha Byrd, Andrew DeLaRosa, Charles Dixon, Kevin Flores Vargas, Dakarai Grant, Summer Hersey, Jordan Hickman, Aveyon Hundley, Deceane (Emily) Martinez-Keeney, Deyon Maxwell, Maki Sandiago, Sade Wallace, Alana Williams.

May 13, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Lincoln School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting sixth grade students from Lincoln Community School, Schenectady, NY, on May 13th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

Those on the trip from Jonathan Younkin’s class included Cimone Alicea, Nyalah Arimont, Lukas Ayala, Marianie Estremera, Thomas Gibeault Jr., Hemnarine Gobind, Dalill Grant, Tracey Hanley Jr., Ajanae Hill, Khajany Jarvis, Quintez Jefferson, Sierra Lewis, Robert Lopez, Ashley Majaraj, Hamza Mahmood, Infinite Manasse, Josh Mohan, Nayelis Perez, Courtney Quinones, Lisbeth Solito Herrera, Derek Torres, Tanasia Walker, Alexis Wallace.

 

May 13, 2014
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