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"Stand Down" For United States Military Veterans

United States military veterans will "Stand Down" on Wednesday, August 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Connecticut Street Armory, located at 184 Connecticut Street in the City of Buffalo.Information will be available on eligibility information, veteran benefits, health care benefit information, disability benefits, substance abuse prevention, social and family services, educational opportunities, employment opportunities, housing information, VA health care screening and women veterans information.For more information about the event, send an e-mail to veteranstanddown@yahoo.com or call (716) 862-8885.

August 6, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Grisanti’s Letter To Governor Cuomo Requests Emergency Amendments To Medical Marijuana Law

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) has sent a letter today along with two other state lawmakers urging Governor Cuomo to make amendments to the medical marijuana law as quickly as possible.

 

The letter opens by telling the story of Orchard Park Resident Anna Conte:

July 28, 2014
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Grisanti Names Kelly Carrigg 'Veteran Of The Month'

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently named Kelly Carrigg as the seventh recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.

 

A resident of the Town of Hamburg who served with the 82nd Airborne Division, Carrigg is the seventh 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.

 

July 28, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 

 

June 18, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Room 609 LOB

June 3, 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
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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
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