Mark Grisanti's Press releases

Penn Dixie Site - March 2013 Programs



February 28, 2013

Senator Grisanti Applauds Plan to Reduce Fees on Hunting and Fishing Licenses

"As chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, I applaud Governor Cuomo's recent announcement on his plans to streamline hunting and fishing licenses and reducing license fees. New York Open for Fishing and Hunting will support various tourism opportunities throughout the state, including here in Western New York.

February 21, 2013

Ken-Ton Parent Association Ken-Ton Closet

In January 2013, the Ken-Ton Parent Association (KTPA) founded a program known as the Ken-Ton Closet.


February 19, 2013

Senator Grisanti Named Elected Official of the Year by the Southtowns Walleye Association

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-60) has been named "Elected Official of the Year" by the Southtowns Walleye Association, the largest single species fishing club in North America.

As chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Senator Grisanti has oversight of all legislation that relates to sportsmen. His work with the Department of Environmental Conservation in advancing legislation that would lower all fishing, trapping and hunting licenses to the levels they were prior to the last fee increase are among the accomplishments the Senator is most proud of during his first two years in office.

February 16, 2013

Veterans One-stop Center of WNY, Inc. Opens in Buffalo

Buffalo, NY— The Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York, Inc., (“One-stop Center” or “VOC of WNY”) announced Tuesday that they will open a “one-stop” veterans advocacy and service center at 1280 Main Street in Buffalo in April.

February 15, 2013

Senator Grisanti to Host Small Business Seminar on Social Media Marketing

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) and the Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center will host “Facebook Tips For Small Business” on Tuesday, February 19 in the Bulger Communications Building on the Buffalo State campus.

February 12, 2013

First Phase of Redevelopment of Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo Announced

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Richardson Center Corporation (RCC) today announced the first phase of redevelopment of the Richardson Olmsted Complex, a National Historic Landmark in Buffalo. The state support for the redevelopment of the 19th century complex will leverage private investment and create over 500 construction jobs and up to 90 permanent full-time jobs.

January 25, 2013

Senator Grisanti Appointed to Sit on Powerful Finance Committee in New York State Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) has been reappointed as Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee and has also been appointed to sit on the Finance Committee in the New York State Senate.  "As a member of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, I will have oversight on the state budget, have a role at confirming all Senate nominations, and be able to vote on any piece of legislation that has a fiscal impact before it is sent to the floor of the Senate," said Senator Grisanti.

January 25, 2013

Statement on SAFE Legislation

"After numerous negotiations with the Governor and Assembly, we have passed a bipartisan gun safety package that will keep New Yorkers safer in schools, homes and neighborhoods and help curb gun violence by going after criminals who use guns illegally. Highlights of this legislation include increased penalties for criminals who use a gun in the commission of a crime on school grounds or straw purchases.

It also strengthens Kendra’s Law to insure individuals with mental illness to get the treatment they need and those who pose a danger to themselves or others will not be able to legally access to a gun. In addition, this legislation proposes life in prison without parole to anyone who shoots and kills a first responder.

January 15, 2013

Senator Grisanti Introduces Legislation to Expand the Availability of Flu Vaccines

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-Buffalo) and Assemblyman Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) today introduced legislation to expand influenza vaccination programs by providing insurance coverage for influenza vaccine and its administration at all authorized locations. The bills are S.1709 and the same as bill A.1090.

January 14, 2013

Groundbreaking For 49 Townhomes In Buffalo's Historic Fruit Belt

Transformation of Buffalo’s historic Fruit Belt neighborhood continued on Dec. 14 when federal, state and local government officials joined religious leaders in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new townhome project.

The event was held at 145 Maple Street, where a three-bedroom, fully handicapped accessible unit is now under construction.

St. John Fruit Belt Community Development Corp. is developing 49 new townhomes on properties near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The $15.3 million project will include 17 buildings, with two, three and four-bedroom townhomes that will be energy efficient. 

December 14, 2012

Stop The Plan to Make New York Drivers’ Licenses in Canada – It is Outrageous​!

By Senator Mark Grisanti Recently, the State Department of Motor Vehicles announced a plan to save money on the printing of New York Drivers’ licenses.  After 16 years with the same company in England, a bidding process was conducted to find a cheaper option.

November 15, 2012

Senator Grisanti Calls on Albany Colleagues to Pass Pet Abuse Registry Legislation

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-60) today urged his colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly to quickly pass legislation he introduced in the spring that would create a State registry of criminals convicted of abusing animals and prevent them from getting near another innocent victim.  Grisanti's bill (S-6875A) creates an easily accessible statewide data base of anyone who has been found guilty of abusing an animal and makes ownership of another animal impossible as all pet shops or outlets would have immediate access to the information. 

October 31, 2012

Senator Grisanti Hosts Successful Town Hall Meeting At ECC South To Educate Community On How To Stop Cough Medicine Abuse Among Teens

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that a successful town hall meeting was held Wednesday night at the South Campus of ECC highlighting both the important steps to take to prevent teen abuse of cough medicine and the signs to look for to stop the abuse before it starts.

More than 50 parents and interested members of the community  listened to experts from Pathways Treatment services, Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), local law enforcement officials and Legislator Lynn Dixon during an enlightening discussion that lasted for about two hours.  

October 18, 2012

Grisanti Legislation To Protect Consumers Signed By Governor Cuomo

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that  Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Grisanti sponsored Bill S7652 into law to require persons or entities operating a telecommunications service system to provide notice when the caller will be charged a fee on their telephone bill.  The purpose of the new law is to prevent unsuspecting victims from dialing local information and resources telephone numbers that turn out to be telephone scams costing money.   Many, if not most times, the caller receives worthless information after making the call and then notices a “remote call forwarding” charge on their next telephone bill.  This new law requires a notice of warning of fee/charge imposition for calling certain telephone numbers. “I am pleased that

October 4, 2012

Peace Bridge plaza areas designated as "no idling" zones

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) board of directors recently announced their authorization of separate "no idling" zones for the Canada and U.S. secondary Customs plaza areas and adjacent Duty Free parking lots.

September 21, 2012

DEC Commences Peace Bridge Plaza Air Monitoring Effort To Assess Local Air Quality

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commenced air monitoring activity in the vicinity of the Peace Bridge U.S. plaza, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens recently announced.

The monitoring effort will assess local air quality via particulate matter concentrations for a six-month period before and after proposed renovations to the current plaza area. After each study period, DEC will evaluate the collected air quality data and provide a report to the public in both English and Spanish.

September 17, 2012

No to Legislative Pay Raises: Statement from Senator Mark Grisanti

I do not support a pay raise for members of the New York State Senate and Assembly, and I will not vote for any proposal that includes a pay increase.

          Over the last two years, we have made a good deal of progress in righting New York’s fiscal ship.  But much more remains to be done, and this is no time for the Legislature to be feathering its own nest.

           All over New York State, public employees are being asked to forego pay increases.  Every family has had to tighten their belt.  It would set a terrible example for elected officials not to do the same.

August 23, 2012

Assemblyman Gabryszak and Senator Grisanti Create New Safety Requirements For Firefighters- Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryzak (D-Cheektowaga) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R-North Buffalo) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation that would require cities and employers of firefighters to provide emergency escape systems for all firefighters.

August 22, 2012
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