Mark Grisanti's Press releases

Roger Woodworth Nominated by Senator Grisanti for Veterans Hall of Fame in New York State Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced he has nominated United States Army Captain Roger L. Woodworth as his nominee for the New York State Senate’s 2013 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree Celebration.

CPT Woodworth will be recognized at a ceremony and luncheon on Tueaday in Albany for his efforts in the military as well as his work as a veteran in Western New York.

May 22, 2013
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National Women's Health Week

We are currently celebrating National Women’s Health Week.

With this in mind, I’m pleased to report that I’ve just voted to approve two critically important bills that are designed to improve women’s health care throughout our state. These measures include the following:

May 13, 2013
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Grisanti Bill Increases Criminal Penalties for Animal Cruelty During Commission of a Felony

Senator Mark Grisanti ( R,I-60) has introduced a bill that would increase criminal penalties to those who abuse or kill animals during the commission of a felony.

Just recently, according to The Buffalo News an “incident occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Monday and 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, when the resident returned home to find that the front door of his Woodlawn Avenue home had been kicked in. The resident also found his dog stabbed, and Northeast District police said the dog died of its injuries.”
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May 13, 2013
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Leslie Zemsky Nominated by Senator Grisanti for "Women of Distinction" Honor

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced Leslie Zemsky of the City of Buffalo is his nominee for the New York State Senate's 16th annual Women of Distinction celebration.

 

May 6, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Wants YOUR input on "The Future of The Buffalo Skyway"

Senator Grisanti (R,I-60) invites you to share your input on "The Future of the Buffalo Skyway," a roundtable of stakeholders that will examine the best practices moving forward with the Skyway.

We would like to address a number of issues including access to the Inner and Outer Harbor, Ohio St and Furhman Blvd, the role that the Skyway plays with regards to business, the cost effectiveness of the overall maintenance of the Skyway versus the removal of it, and what could be developed on the waterfront if the Skyway is removed.

May 6, 2013
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Senator Grisanti to Receive Humane Leadership From ASPCA at May 6th "Voices For Animals Day" in Albany

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-Buffalo) today announced he has been selected by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to receive the organization's coveted Humane Leadership Award at its annual "Voices for Animals Day" on Monday, May 6th in The Well of Albany's Legislative Office Building.    
"I am honored to receive this award from the ASPCA, and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all of the programs and services they provide in communities across New York," Grisanti said.  "As a loving owner of two dogs, I strongly feel we must protect our four-legged friends from abuse and harm however possible."

May 6, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Calling on Other State Legislators to Pass Pet Abuse Registry Legislation

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today urged his colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly to act on legislation he introduced last year that would create a state registry of all criminals convicted of abusing animals in an effort to prevent them from gaining access to another innocent victim.

Grisanti's bill S. 1594 calls for the creation of an easily accessible statewide database listing anyone who has ever been found guilty of abusing an animal by prohibiting animal abusers from possessing, adopting, owning, purchasing or exercising any type of control over an animal as long as they are required to register.

April 29, 2013
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Senator Mark Grisanti Sponsoring “Phoenix’s Law" in State Senate

Third legislative priority as part of ‘Four-Legged Legislative Priorities’ during Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

 

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced he will continue his efforts to increase certain penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals and is urging his colleagues in the New York State Legislature to pass legislation that has been deemed “Phoenix’s Law.”

April 28, 2013
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Grisanti and Ryan Announce Legislation to Dissolve the Public Bridge Authority

Bi-Partisan Bill Would Do Away With Dysfunctional PBA – Under State Rules, Management of The Peace Bridge Would Be Transferred To The NFTA

April 27, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Receives 2013 Liberty Bell Award From Erie County Bar Association

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) will receive the prestigious 2013 Liberty Bell Award, the highest award that is bestowed at the Annual Law Day Luncheon of the Bar Association of Erie County.

The award, established in 1964, recognizes community service that has strengthened the American system of freedom under the law and acknowledges outstanding contributions to the effective functioning of our institutions of government.

The award will be presented Tuesday April 30 to Senator Grisanti at a luncheon held at Statler Towers in the City of Buffalo. Receiving the award in his absence (Session Day in Albany) is his Father, Richard Grisanti, who has been practicing law for over 50 years.

April 25, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Continues Push For Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws With Bill To Crack Down On Puppy Mills

Measure is a priority in Buffalo senator's sweeping bill package to protect animals as a part of the ASPCA's "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month" in April. (BUFFALO, NEW YORK) Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-60) today renewed his call for New York State to finally get tough on puppy mills with his sponsorship of bill S.3753, which would allow forward-thinking local governments to regulate commercial pet breeders and pet stores. The legislation addresses the ineffectiveness of New York's "Pet Dealer" law, the proliferation of unregulated dog breeders in the state and the pet industry's complicit support of inherently cruel, out-of-state puppy mills.

April 24, 2013
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'Protect Our Children Act' Passes The New York State Senate For Second Straight Year

Senator Grisanti sponsors bill that protects children during "National Child Abuse Prevention Month"    (Buffalo, New York) Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) is proud to announce the passage of the "protect our children act," which helps to protect children from cruel and repeated maltreatment. It is now time for the Assembly to act.    The bill, which was sponsored by Senator Grisanti, originally passed the Senate last year but did not pass the Assembly in 2012.   "This legislation will help to protect our children from anyone who is put in a position of trust to care for them and instead commits the ultimate violation and in some way abuses them," said Sen. Grisanti.

April 24, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Proposes Bill to Prohibit Devocalization of Animals

Senator Grisanti reveals part of his "four-legged legislative priorities”in honor of Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

 

(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-60) has introduced legislation to protect dogs and cats from what animal advocates worldwide deem animal abuse. NY Senate bill S.2271 would prohibit devocalization, an elective procedure in which vocal cords are cut just to alter an animal’s voice.

The companion bill, introduced by Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski, passed the NYS Assembly on March 4. Similar legislation was enacted in Massachusetts in 2010.

April 24, 2013
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Honoring Outstanding Veterans In Our Community

Senator Mark Grisanti is looking forward to honoring a worthy veteran from our community whose service on behalf of our nation designates worthy of induction to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.

This on-line Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

“The Senate takes this opportunity to honor the brave men and women who serve our nation and protect our freedom as members of the military, said Senator Grisanti.  “The Senate Veterans Hall of Fame pays tribute to all who serve, but also singles out for special recognition those whose sacrifices and service have helped make our nation and our community better places to live.”

April 22, 2013
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Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day - Plant A Tree!

Superstorm Sandy ravaged trees and greenery around various homes and neighborhoods in New York State, and we’re just beginning to see the long term damage some trees and shrubs suffered.

Thousands upon thousands of trees were lost, but we now have a chance to restore what was lost. Trees and shrubs help reduce storm water runoff, prevent soil erosion, provide habitat and shade, beautify the landscape and protect our shorelines.

This year, April 22 is Earth Day and April 26 is Arbor Day -- the perfect time to plant a tree to replace one that was lost. 

April 22, 2013
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Honoring Women's History Month

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Senator Grisanti is looking forward to honoring a woman from Western New York whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes herdeserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."

The Senate will honor this distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception to be held on Tuesday, May 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., where each honoree's photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the special contributions of exemplary New York women.

April 22, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Calls For Meeting with DEC Chairman Joe Martens Regarding The Buffalo News Story "Toxic Legacy's Time Bomb"

Senator Grisanti (R,I-60) Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee placed a personal phone call to DEC Commissioner Joe Martens today to request a meeting over the story "Toxic Legacy's Time Bomb" featured in today's The Buffalo News. "As Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, I found this story alarming, this needs immediate attention. I have a placed a phone call to Commissioner Martens to meet with him this week while I am in Albany to discuss the findings of these reports. I will continue to keep the public informed, the public health of our community is paramount," said Senator Mark Grisanti, Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee.

April 22, 2013
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Empire State Development Announces Niagara Blower to Expand in Tonawanda

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Niagara Blower Company, a manufacturer of specialized industrial heat transfer and air conditioning systems, will expand in Tonawanda, adding 25 new jobs to its existing 130 employee workforce.  The company has bought a vacant 1

April 11, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Appoints Hamburg Firefighter as Firefigher/EMS Liaison

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) recently announced the appointment of Ric Dimpfl as his fire, EMS and emergency services liaison for the Southtowns portion of the 60th New York State Senate District.

April 9, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Urging Fellow Legislators To Pass ‘Protect Our Children Act’

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today urged his colleagues in the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly to pass the “protect our children act” which would protect children from cruel and repeated maltreatment.  The bill, which is sponsored by Senator Grisanti, passed the Senate last year but did not pass the Assembly.

April 5, 2013
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