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JOIN THE FIGHT against the Illegal Immigrant Citizenship Act

Allowing illegal aliens to vote, hold public office and serve on juries in the United States are not just bad ideas -- they are outrageous ideas. And giving illegal immigrants drivers’ licenses, professional licenses, and an endless array of taxpayer-funded giveaways would not only be wrong -- it would be a complete slap in the face to law-abiding, taxpaying New Yorkers.

Please take a moment to join the fight against the “Illegal Immigrant Citizenship Act” by signing the new on-line petition below.

July 21, 2014

Grisanti leads Western New York Delegation with most bills passed in New York State Senate

An independent report shows New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) was one of the Empire State's busiest and most productive lawmakers, according to a recently released study of legislation that passed this session in both the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly.

July 8, 2014

Free Electronics Recycling Event

Senator Grisanti will host a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, July 19 at Hamburg Town Hall. The event will be held rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 19, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Grisanti And Ryan Announce State Library Construction Grant For Hamburg Public Library

 New York State Senator Mark Grisanti and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced that the Hamburg Public Library will receive a New York State Library Construction Grant of $449,399. Funding for this grant was included in the state budget passed earlier this year. Libraries across the state applied for competitive construction grants that could fund up to 75 percent of the cost for a project. The minimum grant award was $2,500. The funding is awarded by the New York State Department of Education, Division of Library Development.


July 1, 2014

Grisanti Names Joseph Pasek ‘Veteran Of The Month’

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently named Joseph Pasek as the sixth recipient of his “Veteran of the Month” recognition program.

A resident of the City of Tonawanda who served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, Pasek is the sixth recipient of a monthly honor presented by Senator Grisanti following an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members in Grisanti’s veterans liaison office.

June 30, 2014

Senator Grisanti comments on Senate Bills S.7878

Senator Grisanti comments on Senate Bill S.7878, which relates to the eligibility for participation in the brownfield cleanup program.

June 23, 2014

State Senate Passes Brownfield Cleanup Program Extension

The New York State Senate passed legislation today that was sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, Buffalo) that extends a program to clean up potentially contaminated sites and put them back to productive use.


June 20, 2014

Protecting New York’s Elderly From Abuse

As New York’s senior population continues to grow, so does the number of cases of elder abuse.

That’s why Senator Grisanti is pleased to report that the Senate just passed a package of eight bills to prevent criminals from using financial schemes to prey upon senior citizens.

Financial exploitation can range from the theft of cash, to much more elaborate schemes. Unfortunately, these incidents often times go unreported due to the startling fact that the abuser is someone that the victim trusts.

Those who abuse and exploit our senior citizens should not go unpunished!

June 19, 2014

Senator Grisanti's Legislatio​n Calls For Change To Plea Bargaining For Traffic Tickets In The City Of Buffalo

The New York State Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, Buffalo) that would allow the City of Buffalo to adjudicate traffic violations with the option of having a plea bargain.


New York State currently handles traffic tickets within the city and does not allow plea bargaining, a major contrast to the plea bargaining system that is made available to all other municipalities throughout the state, including all other cities, towns and villages in Western New York. 


June 18, 2014

Grisanti Legislatio​n Allows School Districts to Raise Additional Revenue for the Classroom Passes Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti recently announced that he has sponsored and passed legislation in the Senate that would allow the board of education of any school district to enter into a contract for the sale of advertising space on school athletic fields owned or leased by the school district. The school district would keep 100% of the revenue.

Current law does not allow school districts to enter into agreements to advertise on athletic fields.Senator Mark Grisanti:

June 18, 2014

Grisanti Blasts "State Citizenship" For Illegal Immigrants In New York

State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, Erie County) today strongly objected to a proposal that would allow undocumented immigrants to become New York state citizens. The bill, sponsored by Senator Gustavo Rivera of the Bronx, would apply to approximately 2.7 million residents of New York. 
"This proposal is absurd on its face," declared Grisanti.

June 16, 2014

Senate Passes Senator Grisanti’s CPR in Schools Bill

The New York State Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, Buffalo) that would enable high school students to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated defibrillators (AEDs).

“Schools prepare students with essential life skills, and CPR skills are among the most critical lifesaving skills that make our communities safer, year after year,” Senator Grisanti said. “It takes only a few minutes to teach CPR. Sixteen states are now ensuring students learn CPR prior to graduation and it’s time to add New York to the list.

June 12, 2014

"Phoenix's Law Passes In New York State Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced the passage of "Phoenix's Law" in the State Senate. This legislation would increase certain penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals and is urging his colleagues in the New York State Assembly to pass this important piece of legislation. This is the second consecutive year that Senator Grisanti has sponsored and passed "Phoenix's Law" in the State Senate.  



June 11, 2014

Senator Grisanti Will Co-Sponsor Medical Marijuana Legislation

State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, Buffalo) announced today that he will co-sponsor the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize the delivery and use of marijuana by seriously ill patients who need the drug for treatment of their illnesses.


“I have seen too much suffering — suffering that can only be alleviated by medical marijuana,” Grisanti said.  “I cannot stand by and let such suffering continue.”


May 29, 2014

Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Races, Classic Car Show and 5K Kevin Doring Walk

Please click on the attached flyer for details about the annual Lawn Mower Races, Classic Car Show and 5K Kevin Doring Walk to take place on Saturday, June 14 in the Town of Grand Island.

June 14, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Senator Grisanti Names Joseph Ruszala ‘Veterans Hall of Fame’ 2014 Inductee

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that Joseph Ruszala of Hamburg was honored in Albany  this week, as part of a ceremony that recognizes military veterans of New York being named to this year’s class of the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall Of Fame.

“I am thrilled to honor Joe based on his dedication and hard work in our community,” said Senator Grisanti.”Joe is a role model and I am proud to nominate him for this honor because of the many contributions have made and continues to make in the community. I gladly acknowledge the work that he has done as we celebrate our military veterans in New York State.”

May 22, 2014

Senator Mark Grisani Honors 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree Joseph Ruszala

Town of Hamburg resident Joseph Ruszala was recently nominated to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame by Senator Mark Grisanti.

May 22, 2014

Grisanti Sponsored Bill To Protect Children Passes New York State Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced that the New York State Senate today passed the "Protect Our Children Act," a bill he sponsored which would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life in prison without parole.


The bill (S1721B) would expand an existing law of aggravated abuse of a child which makes it a crime when someone recklessly causes physical injury to a child under the age of 14.


May 21, 2014

Senator Grisanti Honored By ASPCA

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently received a Humane Leadership Award from the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


May 20, 2014

2014 Woman of Distinction

Cindy Abbott Letro was named Senator Grisanti's 2014 Woman of Distinction award recipient.

May 14, 2014