State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed six bills that will strengthen the state’s economy by training job seekers and existing employees for the employment opportunities that are in demand. The package of legislation is among the results of the Senate’s Task Force on Workforce Development, which has examined ways to close the skills gap by improving the connections between prospective employees and employers looking to hire new skilled workers.

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) wants students to have fun reading and to keep learning this summer at their public library. The New York State Senate is partnering with the New York State Library and the 1,100 libraries and neighborhood branches to get more kids reading this summer. Children can have a summer of reading fun by participating in the Senate’s 2016 Summer Reading Program and the State Library’s 2016  Summer Reading at New York Libraries.

Today, the New York State Senate passed Senator Jose M. Serrano’s arts and cultural districts bill, S.6271-A. This important legislation would create arts and cultural districts throughout the state in order to promote the growth and development of the arts and culture sector.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna Central School District, on June 9th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Mrs. Herrington’s class were on the trip. Students in Ms. McKee’s class were on the trip.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna Central School District, on June 9th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Mrs. Herrington’s class were on the trip.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna Central School District, on June 9th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Mr. Lasher’s class were on the trip.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate gave final passage to legislation that makes it easier for the family of someone who dies to get access to important online accounts. Bill S7604A removes barriers faced by estates and other legal guardians so that they can gain access and manage digital assets when authorized by the account owners.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate helped address the regulatory burden that businesses face by giving final passage to a measure that enhances the public’s ability to provide input on proposed regulations and passing legislation to prevent businesses from being penalized for unintentionally submitting outdated forms.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a measure to further prevent the extremely dangerous activity of directing laser pointers at aircraft. Bill S6815 provides state and local law enforcement with greater authority to prevent and punish individuals who use laser pointers that can distract pilots and endanger airline safety.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate gave final passage to a measure that would help make it easier to become a farmer for people new to the profession. Bill S7011A makes more potential farmland available to new farmers by creating an inventory of state lands that could be purchased or leased for agricultural purposes.

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