Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator George D. MaziarzSponsors: Senator Greg Ball and Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: To examine contingency plans for the Indian Point Power Plant in case of a natural disaster, as well as to assess the overall impact of the facility on the reliability of the electrical grid and the local economyPlace: Stony Point Community Center, 5 Clubhouse Lane, Stony Point, New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024Media Contact: Adam Tableski (518) 455-2024 (Senator Maziarz)
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.”
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.
Senator George Maziarz recently attended the retirement dinner held in honor of Dr. Arthur Mruczek of Medina. A packed house filled the Ridgeway Fire Hall to pay tribute to this dedicated medical professional and community leader.
Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator George D. MaziarzPublic Meating: LIPA’s handling of its recent $231 million overcharge to ratepayers; LIPA’s financial practices; Senate bill S2581 requiring the State’s Public Service Commission to approve any LIPA rate increases over 2.5%; and what measures are needed to improve LIPA’s accountability to its ratepayersPlace: Lupton Hall, IRTT Room T101, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New YorkTime: 10:30 A.M.Contact: Matthew Nelligan (518) 455-2024Media Contact: Chris Schneider (516) 882-0630
Senator Maziarz talks about Verizon pulling out of Western New York, the special election in the 26th Congressional District, the Senate's approval of the ReCharge NY program, and his repeated calls for the OCFS Commissioner to either resign or be fired.
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.
Senator Maziarz recently greeted Lockport native Jillian Ferris in Albany. Jillian attends SUNY Oneonta's Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies and she was in the capital to participate in "Research That Matters: An Exposition of Graduate Research in SUNY and CUNY."
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.”
Participants in the recent New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) event in Albany include two members of the All State Jazz Ensemble from the 62nd Senate District: Michal Craig from Gates Chili High School (drum set) and Paul Rappolt from Starpoint Junior Senior High School (alto saxophone). Also, Daniel Montgomery of Gates Chili High School sang with the All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble as a tenor.
Senator George Maziarz discusses the passage of UB2020 legislation in the Senate, a plan to ensure military ballots are counted in special elections, the absurd idea to mandate bicycle registrations for a fee, Joe Martens' confirmation hearing for DEC Commissioner, and legislation aimed to help independent pharmacies.