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Senate Passes Resolution Making March 18th Fort Drum Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting individuals from Fort Drum on March 18th when the New York State Senate declared the day as Fort Drum Day in a resolution that passed unanimously. He met Brig. Gen. Michael L. Howard, acting senior commander of Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division when Howard went to the Senate floor. 

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Fort Drum Soldiers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting individuals from Fort Drum on March 18th when the New York State Senate declared the day as Fort Drum Day in a resolution that passed unanimously. Senator Farley greeted Commander Sgt. Maj. David Martel of the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division on March 18th. 

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Talks with Glencliff Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fifth grade students from Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna Central School District, when they came to the Capitol on March 18th for a tour.Students in Chris Cipriano’s class were on the tour.

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Glencliff Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fifth grade students from Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna Central School District, when they came to the Capitol on March 18th for a tour. Students in Nicole Melfe’s class  were on the tour. 

March 21, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Glencliff Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fifth grade students from Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna Central School District, when they came to the Capitol on March 18th for a tour. On the tour were students from Beth Montrello's class.

March 21, 2014
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Joint Budget Subcommittee Schedule for March 20th

The following schedule has been established for budget conference committees on Thursday, March 20th:

 

Cycle A – 9:30 AM

 

Public Protection/Criminal Justice/Judiciary – Hearing Room A

Mental Hygiene – Hearing Room B

Higher Education – Hearing Room C

Cycle B – 10:00 AM

 

Environment/Agriculture/Housing – Hearing Room A

Transportation – Hearing Room B

Human Services/Labor – Hearing Room C

Cycle C – 11:30 AM

 

March 19, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES “SUNSHINE WEEK” BILL TO INCREASE PUBLIC ACCESS TO LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reports he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate this week passed legislation to make state legislative proceedings more open and transparent by expanding public access to session, committee meetings, and votes. The bill (S3046C) requires the webcasting and archiving of Senate and Assembly committees and hearings and the online posting of votes taken in committees or on the floor.

March 19, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Old Forge St. Patrick's Day Parade

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I had a great time celebrating in Old Forge on Friday in that town’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. I met a lot of lovely people, including Herkimer County’s own Olympian Erin Hamlin. She was the Grand Marshall of the parade and it was wonderful to hear her talk about becoming a bronze medalist in the women’s luge category a few weeks ago. New Yorker’s can be proud of her and her accomplishments!

March 17, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL REFORMING THE BOARD OF REGENTS SELECTION PROCESS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported he and his colleagues in the New York Senate this week passed legislation to dramatically reform the selection process for the state Board of Regents to better reflect the population of the entire state. The bill (S2031A) establishes a more equitable and balanced appointment process for the selection of the Board of Regents, who are charged with setting education policy in New York.

March 16, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO TOUGHEN CARJACKING PENALTIES WHEN A CHILD IS INSIDE THE VEHICLE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate this last week passed legislation that would increase criminal penalties for carjacking when a child under the age of 16 is present in the vehicle. The bill (S1905), would make it a class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Last year, a woman and her 10-year-old daughter were abducted in a carjacking in the Syracuse suburb of Clay, Onondaga County. The mother was fatally stabbed, and the child escaped the vehicle, after being raped. In July, David J. Renz pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault against a child.

The bill was sent to the Assembly.

March 16, 2014
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Joint Budget Subcommittee Scheduled for March 17th

The Joint Budget Subcommittee Schedule has been slated for Monday, March 17th, starting at 12:30 p.m. in Hearing Room B. It is the following:

 

Cycle A – 1:30 PM

 

Public Protection/Criminal Justice/Judiciary – Hearing Room A

 

Mental Hygiene – Hearing Room B

 

Higher Education – Hearing Room C

 

 

 

Cycle B – 2:00 PM

 

Environment/Agriculture/Housing – Hearing Room A

 

Transportation – Hearing Room B

 

Human Services/Labor – Hearing Room C

 

 

 

Cycle C – 2:30 PM

 

Economic Development – Hearing Room A

 

Health – Hearing Room B

 

March 16, 2014
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St. Kateri Students Meet Senator Farley

Students from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Schenectady visited Senator Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) in Albany on March 12th and took a tour of the Capitol. Students in Mrs. Munks’ fifth grade class that were on the tour included Celine Anyaegbunam, Ayanna Belton, Natavia Black, Emily Chotkowski, Grace Cleary, Adia Corbin, Rogeh Erian, Giovanna Lott, Mariam Mohammed, Aryanna Mugits, Madeline Peeney, Kaillyn Pierre, Noreyelle Smalls, Jarell Spotts, Anthony Zaccaria, Tony Banks, Rodney Parker, Julie Palumbo, Tyree Currie.

March 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Kateri School Students

Students from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Schenectady visited Senator Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) in Albany on March 12th and took a tour of the Capitol. Students in Miss Knightes’ fourth grade class that were on the tour included Catherine Bholasigh, Karieam Brown, Paolo Coppola, Mackenzie Elston, Hayden Engert, Angelo Fuda, Alyssa Gangaram, Jacob Hall, Tayvon Jackson, Jennifer Kay, Kristana Loft, Yasmine Manmohan, Promise Mitchell, Rania Mohammed, Tyree Parker, Talia Powell, Jason Scutt, Billy Siddons, Justin Shivrattan, Amir Stallworth, Annie Thomas and Haley Streicher.

 

March 14, 2014
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Senator Farley at NYSCOPBA Event

Senator Farley joins correctional officers, local officials and other state legislators to express support for saving the Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility, located in northern Saratoga County.

March 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Music in Our Schools

The Acadia-Gowana-Koda Middle School’s Treble Choir participated in New York State School Music Association’s Music in Our School Month by performing at the Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany, on March 11th. The group is from the Shenendehowa Central School District and is part of the 49th State Senatorial District represented by State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady).

March 13, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats with Niskayuna Art Student

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Niskayuna Hugh School and Saratoga County students with Senate Certificates on March 6th as he viewed their work in the Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association, in the Well of the Legislative Office Building. Senator Farley is pictured with Sonja Dahl of Niskayuna. Her parents are Roslyn and Eric Dahl.

March 11, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets Talented Art Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Niskayuna Hugh School and Saratoga County students with Senate Certificates on March 6th as he viewed their work in the Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association, in the Well of the Legislative Office Building. Pictured with Senator Farley is Logan McKinney of Niskayuna.

March 11, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Student Art Work

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Niskayuna Hugh School and Saratoga County students with Senate Certificates on March 6th as he viewed their work in the Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association, in the Well of the Legislative Office Building. Pictured are Senator Farley and Mya Malsan of Rexford. Her parents are Heather and Ken Malsan.

March 11, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets with Saratoga County Officals

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady), along with Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, Senator Kathy Marchione, and Assemblyman Dan Stec, met with Saratoga County leaders on March 6th to discuss their legislative priorities.

March 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Farm Issues

Fulton County Representatives for the Farm Bureau met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) on March 4th in Albany to discuss legislation concerning agriculture. Included in the meeting (left to right) were Lee Hollenbeck, Clark Subik and Todd Rogers. Senator Farley is seated in the middle.

March 7, 2014
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