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BUFFALO NEWS: Lawmakers demand answers on handling of Abdi’s case


Two Erie County legislative leaders want top administrators from the Department of Social Services to explain how a child who twice called 911 complaining to be physically abused by his stepfather could end up dead a year later.

In addition, State Sens. Mark J. Grisanti, R-Buffalo, and George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, said Tuesday that they are working on legislation that would require state officials to release portions of state-mandated fatality reports on slain children who had received services from county child-protection workers.


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.


Grisanti And Gallivan Co-Sponsor Human Trafficking Roundtable

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) is pleased to announce today he will be co-sponsoring a roundtable with Senator Patrick Gallivan (R, C, I-59) aimed addressing human trafficking. Human Trafficking is a concern for WNY as the region is located on the border with Canada. The senators are hoping to stimulate conversation in order to prevent, suppress and bring awareness to the issue of trafficking in persons, especially women and children. The roundtable will be held on Wednesday August 7th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Walter J.


Senator Grisanti Sponsors and Passes Amanda Lynn's Law in New York State Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-60) today announced that Senate Bill S.1590, which makes it a crime to conceal a death by knowingly moving or otherwise hiding a human corpse so that discovery of the death will be hindered, has been passed following a vote by the New York State Senate.


The bill, which was sponsored by Senator Grisanti, was previously passed in the state Senate the past two years but has yet to be approved by the state Assembly.  


Grisanti Sponsoring Domestic Violence Roundtable With Family Justice Center

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) will sponsor a New York State Senate Roundtable,”Domestic Violence: Prevention Starts With You” on Friday, April 4th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at the Walter J. Mahoney Building, 65 Court Street in Buffalo, Senate Hearing Room 6.

Unfortunately, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Surprisingly, only one in seven instances is reported.

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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.