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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Room 901 LOB

May 7, 9:00 AM - 9:03 AM
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Your Voice With Senator Mark Grisanti

Senator Grisanti discusses solar energy, protect sharks and Earth Day.

May 2, 2013
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WIVB.COM: Lawmakers want inmates to have co-pay

Thanks to taxpayers, inmates receive free health care. But proposed legislation could change that and force prisoners to pay up.

May 2, 2013
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BUFFALO NEWS: Veterans get one-stop center to deal with needs

With the cutting of a red, white and blue ribbon, the Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York opened for business Monday in Buffalo.

The idea of having a single location with many services to help veterans was years in the making, according to wounded Vietnam War veteran Edward Simmons, who was given the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the center housed at 1280 Main St.

May 1, 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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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Room 901 LOB

April 30, 9:00 AM - 9:08 AM
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7th Annual EnviroFair Friday at Niagara Square in Buffalo

WHAT:     7th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair in Niagara Square.  This year it falls on Arbor Day.   Many local organizations will interact with the public about ways to steward their planet.

April 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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Your Voice With Senator Mark Grisanti

Senator Grisanti talks about Multiple Sclerosis, Mental Health for Veterans, Jobs, and MMA Legislation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqUcKHWZmNA

April 16, 2013
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Forum/Town Hall: Open Community Meeting at Women and Children’s Hospital

Update on the Reuse Process for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.

 

A community meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Alford Auditorium.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the process being developed for the reuse of the current hospital’s campus once operations move to the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

 

April 23, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Orchard Park Police Town Hall Forum

Residents will get the chance to voice their opinions to the Orchard Park Police Department – while learning more about how it operates – through a town hall style forum.

The forum will take place at 7 pm Tuesday, April 30 in the courtroom at the Orchard Park Municipal Building. The form will be held in conjunction with the school district and Councilman Eugene Majchrzak.

Start Time: 7:00pmDate: April 30, 2013

April 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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