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Senate passes mandate relief legislation

 The New York State Senate recently passed three mandate relief bills that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.

One measure would authorize localities to deliver proposed local laws to members of their legislative bodies by e-mail. 

Another bill would tax collectors to send tax statements by email to homeowners who opt out of receiving paper statements.

In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would allow two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment.

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Senate passes mandate relief legislation

The New York State Senate recently passed three mandate relief bills that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.

 

One measure would authorize localities to deliver proposed local laws to members of their legislative bodies by e-mail. 

 

Another bill would tax collectors to send tax statements by email to homeowners who opt out of receiving paper statements.

 

In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would allow two or more contiguous towns to jointly purchase highway equipment.

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Senator Grisanti on the 2012 budget process

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti talks about his Western New York priorities that were included in the new budget that was recently approved for New York State:

Senator Grisanti to increase state payment for video lottery locations to 2008-2009 levels to aid local governments

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) today announced at a Press Conference a bill in the Senate to return the funding levels for municipalities in which video lottery gaming facilities operate to the levels from the fiscal year 2008-2009. Over the past four budget cycles, the amount of money returned to the local governments that contain video lottery operations was cut by almost 60 percent.  In the seven regions across New York State where there are nine racetrack casinos, the fiscal strain placed on budgets has resulted in cutbacks or tax increases to cover the short fall.

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Senator Grisanti, Assemblyman Gabryszak provide remedy for victims subject to false financial statements

Senator Mark Grisanti (R- North Buffalo)  and Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak (D-Cheektowaga)  today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation to protect victims against the filing of a false financial statement.  The new law proposed in both houses by the local legislators will require a court to issue and file a certificate of conviction with the New York Secretary of State in cases where a defendant is convicted of a crime related to the intentional fraudulent filing of a financial statement. 

New York State law says a person is guilty of issuing a false financial statement when they knowingly describe the financial condition or ability to pay of a person in an inaccurate manner on a signed written document.

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Grisanti Announces Over $865,000 For Town of Hamburg From Video Lottery Terminals

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that his efforts were successful in obtaining additional funding for the Town of Hamburg in 2014 state budget for hosting the video lottery terminals.

Senator Grisanti was able to secure over $865,679 to the Town of Hamburg and $288,560 to Erie County for a total of $1,154,239.

“I am proud to have been able to secure additional state funding for the Town of Hamburg and increase that total from 2013′s state budget,” said Senator Grisanti. “This is a huge victory for the Town of Hamburg and the extra funding to the Town could be used for a variety of things like continuing to lower taxes, infrastructure or other projects.”

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