A Resolution Honoring New York State Senator Hugh T. Farley

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WHEREAS, New York State Senator Hugh T. Farley was first elected to the New York State Senate in 1976;

WHEREAS, Senator Farley has served the residents of New York and the citizens of the United States with distinction for the last 40 years;

WHEREAS, Senator Farley is the longest serving member of the New York State Senate and serves as its vice president pro tempore;

WHEREAS, Senator Farley served as chair of the Eastern Regional Conference of The Council of State Governments in 1983;

WHEREAS, Senator Farley served as national chair of The Council of State Governments in 1987;

WHEREAS, Senator Farley has throughout his career championed aging issues and laws protecting the elderly as exemplified by New York becoming the first state to adopt a comprehensive hospice care law, making him the “Father of Hospice” nationally;

WHEREAS, as chair of Senate Committees on Banking and Environmental Conservation, Senator Farley has forged a legacy of sound public policy;

WHEREAS, as a high school teacher and college professor, Senator Farley has committed his career to advancing the educational interests of his constituents – locally, across New York as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Libraries, and nationally on multiple White House Commissions on Libraries.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the leaders and members of The Council of State Governments honor Senator Hugh T. Farley for his tireless work on behalf of the residents of New York and for his leadership and continued guidance of The Council of State Governments both regionally and nationally, and furthermore, commend him on the lasting impact of his public service.

Adopted by The Council of State Governments’ Leadership Council this 14th Day of May, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky.