Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator George D. MaziarzSponsors: Senator William Larkin and Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: To determine and analyze the Champlain Hudson Power Express and its impact on the residents of the Town of Stony PointPlace: Stony Point Community Center, 5 Clubhouse Lane, Stony Point, New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024Media Contact: Kate Alexander (518) 455-2024ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Somerset N.Y.- The Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony today from nine witnesses at a hearing meant to draw attention to the State’s energy generation and transmission needs. Aging infrastructure, state environmental policies and proposals to import foreign power are endangering jobs, threatening the tax base of local communities and undermining grid reliability.
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is pleased to announce that he was able to secure funding for the 5 school districts in Orleans County from the Legislative Education Aid Grant Process. Each of the five districts-Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina-will receive $50,000 to spend in their district on what their top priorities are. Senator Maziarz was joined by the School District Superintendents to announce the awarding of the funding as the new school year starts.
Senator Maziarz recently attended Matthew Buczkowski’s (Troop 4, Iroquois Council) Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony. Matthew received the highest award presented by the Boy Scouts of America after finishing his Eagle project, which focused on replacing the fencing along the bottom portions of backstops at two Lockport Little League baseball diamonds.
Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator George D. MaziarzPublic Hearing: To consider and analyze the long-term base load energy generation and transmission needs of the State of New York.Place: Town of Somerset Town Hall, 8700 Haight Road, Barker, New York 14012Time: 12:00 P.M.– 4:00 P.M.Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024Media Contact: Kate Alexander (716) 434-0608ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
ELIMINATING TAXES ON MANUFACTURERS: Over a three year period, the legislation would provide manufacturers throughout New York State with $495 million in tax relief – phasing out the taxes they pay under the State’s Corporate Franchise Tax and Personal Income Tax. The first phase will begin for tax years beginning on January 1, 2013. This will save manufacturers $114 million in SFY 2012-13 and $495 million when fully phased in.
On Monday, July 16th, Senator Maziarz attended the Arc of Orleans dedication ceremony at Camp Rainbow in Lyndonville. The new Marcy Pavilion was dedicated in memory of Marcy Mruczek-Basior, a former Camp Rainbow enthusiast and employee. Marcy Pavilion is inscribed with Marcy’s favorite quote from Pooh Bear, which reads “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
On March 8th, Senator Maziarz proudly announced the passage of ReCharge NY, a program that would provide low cost power to businesses to help create and retain jobs. As of today, over 90 Western New York companies have received power allocations from the New York State Power Authority under the ReCharge NY program.
Senator Maziarz is pleased to announce a partnership with Walmart, who have provided $20,000 in funding to take World War II Veterans to Washington DC to visit the World War II Memorial. The funding provided will cover the entire cost of the trip so that it is entirely free for Veterans. This will be the fourth trip the Senator has taken to Washington DC, which will be on October 17th. While there, the Veterans visit the World War II Memorial, Vietnam and Korean Memorials, and Arlington National Cemetary.
Senator Maziarz had the honor of attending Nik Wallenda's traversing of Niagara Falls on June 15th. Joined by 4,000 people on Goat Island and thousands on the Canadian Side and television, Nik successfully became the first person to walk directly over the Horseshoe Falls.
Senator Maziarz attended the Wilson Conservation Club's crossbow demonstration on June 2nd, which was held at the organization's beautiful facilities on Wilson-Cambria Road. Several manufacturers were on hand to demonstrate their products, and Senator Maziarz was given the opportunity to sample the bows. Well known as an avid sportsmen-rights advocate, Senator Maziarz recently sponsored legislation which will establish a crossbow hunting season in New York State.