George D. Maziarz's Press releases

Senator Maziarz sponsors free small business seminar at NCCC on May 19

Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that he will be hosting his free annual Small Business Development Seminar on Thursday, May 19th from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.  Registration, refreshments, and exhibits begin at 6:30 PM outside of the G Building Cafeteria.

May 12, 2011
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Senate moves energy policy forward with passage of Article X and remote net metering bills

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) announced that two key bills relating to New York’s energy future were approved today in the State Senate: legislation establishing a process for the siting of electric generation facilities (S.191) and legislation to permit remote net metering (S.3407-A).  As Chairman of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Senator Maziarz sponsored both bills and helped advance them through his committee.

May 9, 2011
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Senator Maziarz and Senator Larkin salute Purple Heart "Forever" stamp

An effort to honor military heroes that began in the New York State Senate 11 years ago has now resulted in the U.S. Postal Service announcing that the Purple Heart postage stamp has been classified as a “Forever” stamp, ensuring that it will continue in circulation.  The U.S. Postal Service officially unveiled and issued the Purple Heart “Forever” stamp in on May 5, 2011. 

May 5, 2011
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Sen. Maziarz pushes for Niagara County representative to the Power Authority

Assemblyman John Ceretto and Senator George Maziarz met recently with the governor’s appointment secretary, Judge Leslie Leach, to discuss filling a current vacancy on the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Board of Trustees with a Niagara County resident. The meeting was held in the governor’s Capitol office.

May 4, 2011
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Senator Maziarz announces Select Committee on State-Native American Relations to be formed

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that the New York State Senate will soon pass a resolution to establish a Select Committee on State-Native American Relations.  The purpose of the Select Committee, to be comprised of a bipartisan group of yet-to-be-named senators, is so the Senate has a mechanism to advance meaningful dialogue between state and Native American leaders on matters of common interest.

May 3, 2011
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Recharge New York program launched in North Tonawanda

Governor Cuomo was joined today by lawmakers in North Tonawanda where he toured Ascension Industries' factory and signed the 'Recharge New York' bill which was approved in the 2011-2012 budget. Ascension is a family-owned business that has employed western New Yorkers for decades. Ascension has been able to take advantage of the Power for Jobs program by receiving low-cost power, making it able to grow to more than 135 employees.

April 14, 2011
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Abbagail's Law approved in Senate

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that legislation (S.164) he sponsors known as “Abbagail’s Law” was approved in the State Senate this afternoon by a vote of 56-1.

April 6, 2011
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More oversight of Long Island Power Authority


The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2581) to increase accountability and reduce unregulated rate increases by the Long Island Power Authority. The bill, sponsored by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), addresses costly rate hikes of more than 30 percent since 2001 by requiring state Public Service Commission notification and review of certain rate increases of more than 2.5 percent.

April 6, 2011
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Senator Maziarz' district office to move

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced this his district office is relocating. The following will be effective on Monday, April 4, 2011:

MAIN DISTRICT OFFICE:

Senator George Maziarz

175 Walnut St., Suite 6

Lockport, NY 14094

Phone: (716) 434-0680

Fax: (716) 434-3297

E-mail: maziarz@nysenate.gov

Senator Maziarz’ satellite district office on the SUNY Brockport campus, which is usually staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has not moved. The contact information remains:

SATELLITE DISTRICT OFFICE:

Senator George Maziarz

March 31, 2011
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"Recharge New York" part of final budget agreement

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to report that long-term reforms and enhancements to the Power For Jobs program are part of the three-way budget agreement between the Governor, Senate, and Assembly. The budget plan expected to be passed in Albany this week includes provisions for the creation and implementation of the successor program to Power For Jobs, to be known as “Recharge New York.”

March 29, 2011
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Sales tax exemption on clothing and shoes returns on 4/1

Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that beginning on April 1, the State of New York will once again exempt its share of sales tax (4%) on clothing and shoes. This exemption will apply to items under $55 in value until April 1, 2012, when it will apply to clothing and shoes under $110.

March 29, 2011
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Lewiston resident named to State Real Estate Appraisal Board

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that Anthony P. Girasole, a Principal with Brisbane Consulting Group in Buffalo, has been chosen to serve on the New York State Board of Real Estate Appraisal.  This panel oversees the activities of all real estate appraisers across the state, including setting policy, monitoring Department of State appraisal activities, reviewing licensing applications, and adjudicating complaints.

March 21, 2011
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"ReCharge NY" power program approved in Senate

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.3164), sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), to create a new, permanent program called “Recharge NY,” that would provide low-cost power to help businesses create and retain jobs.

“The passage of this legislation will enable more businesses across New York to access cheap electricity to create jobs,” said Senator George D. Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee. “The program has been renewed on an annual basis for several years, but we’ve needed a permanent solution so businesses can plot their growth. The passage of this legislation ensures that businesses across New York will have the stability needed to plan long-term.”

March 11, 2011
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UB2020 overwhelmingly approved in Senate

The New York State Senate today passed “UB 2020”  legislation that supports the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan to encourage economic growth and create jobs in Western New York.  The bill benefits students, families and the economy of the entire region.Senator George Maziarz said, “We are following through on an issue that a bipartisan group of legislators and the vast majority of people we represent back home have identified as a top priority for Western New York.

March 2, 2011
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Supporting independent pharmacists and protecting consumer choice

Senator George Maziarz joined with independent pharmacists from around the state today to promote legislation he introduced (S.3510) that would prohibit health insurers from requiring prescribed drugs be obtained from mail order pharmacies.

March 2, 2011
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Senate pushing Power For Jobs reform

At a meeting held this afternoon in Albany, the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee unanimously approved legislation backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact significant reforms to Power For Jobs, a key program that provides low-cost hydropower to support economic development.

March 1, 2011
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"Laura Cummings' Law" introduced in State Legislature

State Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) introduced legislation (S.3306) today to improve the operations of the Child and Adult Protective Services systems in order to prevent tragedies like the murder of 23-year old North Collins resident Laura Cummings.  The measure is dubbed “Laura Cummings’ Law” in her memory.

February 16, 2011
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Senate passes anti-crime bills

The New York State Senate yesterday passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and child pornography. In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.

Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre), would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.

February 15, 2011
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Sen. Maziarz not running for Congress

Last November, I was proud to play a pivotal role in helping Republicans regain the majority in the New York State Senate, not for any political gain but because I believe it re-established a strong voice for Upstate New York within state government.As part of the transition to the majority, I am now the third-ranking member in the Senate and the highest ranking Senator from Western New York since the days of one of my heroes, Senator Earl Brydges.  It is from this post, and the influence that comes with it, that I can have the greatest impact for our community.

February 11, 2011
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Hearing to be held on LIPA billing problems


Following news that LIPA overcharged ratepayers by $231 million, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), a member of the Senate’s Energy & Telecommunications Committee, and Senator George Maziarz (R-Newfane), Chairman of the Senate’s Energy & Telecommunications Committee, will be holding a public hearing to explore ways to improve oversight of LIPA and ensure that it is accountable to ratepayers.

February 11, 2011
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