Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a package of 22 pieces of legislation that take a comprehensive approach to fighting the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction crisis.  The bills were derived from recommendations included in a recent released report by the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Niskayuna High School student Beca Piascik, and her parents Ray and Christina, when they came to Albany to view Beca's photography that was featured in the New York State Art Teacher's Association exhibit on May 18th.  

As a member of the New York State Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the Senate passed a comprehensive package of 22 bills that take a comprehensive approach to fighting the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction crisis.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with 4-H youth and educators from Fulton-Montgomery Counties and Saratoga County 4-H on May 17th as part of 4-H Capital Days. In the meeting with Senator Farley in his Albany office were (left to right) Michael Johnson and Katie Joyce of Fulton-Montgomery Counties 4-H, Lily Trainor and Noah Amann of Saratoga County 4-H, Fulton/Mont 4-H Educator Mackenzie Egelston, and Saratoga County 4-H Issue Leader Greg Stevens.

 As a member of the New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) today released a report summarizing findings and recommendations resulting from forums held across the state to address New York’s ongoing heroin epidemic.

In its report, the Task Force identified a four-pronged approach that would stem the growth of the heroin and opioid crisis - prying loose the stranglehold it has on New York’s communities - and supports those battling their addiction on the journey to recovery:

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending New York State Office for the Aging’s Senior Citizens’ Day on May 10th in Albany. May is Older Americans Month and the celebration included saluting outstanding senior volunteers who have lent their expertise to their communities.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to protect communities from violent felons given early release from prison. Bill S2720 authorizes the State Board of Parole to require a violent felony offender to serve his or her maximum term if they pose an imminent threat to society and also authorizes the withholding of good behavior allowances.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. A ceremony took place in Albany on May 10th.

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.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) discussed New York State history and government with students from Park Terrace Elementary School, Gloversville Enlarged School District, on May 10th when they came to the Capitol for a tour.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from the Wood Road Elementary School, Ballston Spa Central School District, On May 11th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

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