State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation to prohibit unfunded mandates from burdening local governments, schools, and their taxpayers. Bill S2295 would require certain state mandated programs imposed on municipalities and school districts to be funded by the state.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently gave final passage to legislation that would help educate and increase awareness among school-aged children to protect them from Lyme disease and tick-borne infections. Bill S5804A requires the state to create age-appropriate educational materials that would be readily available to schools so students can learn how to identify ticks, the procedures for safe removal, and the best practices for protection from ticks.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation to significantly increase penalties for those who conspire with prisoners to commit a felony and/or later hinder the prosecution. Bill S5947 would help prevent a repeat of the cooperation provided by prison employees to two Clinton Correctional Facility inmates who escaped approximately one year ago this week.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was pleased to report the New York State Senate passed his bill to increase tax savings for seniors and help encourage them to stay in New York post-retirement. Bill S2903C would double the exempt amount of private pensions and retirement income, increasing it for the first time since 1981 and saving approximately $275 million annually.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed four bills to help make the regulatory process in New York more transparent and accessible. The bills would amend the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA) to extend the amount of time the public has to comment on a proposed rule and creates new standards for publishing information online.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students and teachers from Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville Enlarged School District, on May 25th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Ms. Clough’s class were on the trip.  

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students and teachers from Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville Enlarged School District, on May 25th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Ms. Clough’s class were on the trip.  

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students and teachers from Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville Enlarged School District, on May 25th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. Students with Thomas Orlando, Lauren Orlando and Loren Baker were on the trip.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students and teachers from Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville Enlarged School District, on May 25th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Ms. Collar’s class were on the trip.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from McNab Elementary School, Gloversville Enlarged School District, when they came to Albany on May 23rd, with their Principal Jim Crawford, to tour the Capital. Students in Fay Rulison’s class were on the trip.

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