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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Room 901 LOB

March 12, 9:00 AM - 9:03 AM
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Amanda Lynn's Law Passed By New York State Senate

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I,-60) today announced that the New York State Senate has voted to pass 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.

The bill is sponsored by Senator Grisanti and Amanda Lynn's Law has passed the Senate the past two years.  It will now be sent to the Assembly.  

March 7, 2013
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Get The Facts On The 2013-2014 Executive Budget Plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal -- marking the beginning of the State Budget negotiation and adoption process for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year.

For the past two years, the Senate successfully passed on-time budgets that achieved our key goals of controlling spending, avoiding tax increases and helping to create new private sector jobs. This year, we will look to build upon this progress by passing another on-time, fiscally responsible budget that keeps New York moving forward.

We encourage you to visit this section of our website on a regular basis to learn more about the Governor's new budget proposal, and to stay up-to-date on new developments as the budget review and approval process moves forward.

March 6, 2013
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The 2013 Family Tax Relief Act

How would a tax break of $500 for your family sound? How about $1,000? $2,000? Or more?

March 6, 2013
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New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Awards

February is Youth Leadership Month and the New York State Senate is highlighting the occasion by encouraging participation in the Youth Leadership Recognition Awards program, which is designed to recognize the outstanding young students who will become our State’s future leaders.

The program is designed to highlight and congratulate well-rounded students who excel academically and have exhibited leadership through extracurricular or volunteer activities. Current juniors and seniors are eligible to participate. Students must be nominated by a teacher, administrator, counselor or other school faculty member. A student can ask a faculty member to nominate them or a faculty member can initiate the process by recommending a student deserving of special recognition.

March 6, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Sends Letter to Majority Leader Advocating for Funding to Support the Developmentally Disabled

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I,-60) a member of the Senate Finance committee today asked his colleagues in the Senate to fully restore approximately $120 million in proposed cuts in funding that supports and services people with developmental disabilities.

Sen. Grisanti and Senate Finance Chair John DeFrancisco believe full restoration of the funding will support New York State's most vulnerable residents.

March 5, 2013
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Penn Dixie Site - March 2013 Programs

PENN DIXIE PALEONTOLOGICAL

& OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

February 28, 2013
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VIDEO: Your Voice With Senator Mark Grisanti

Senator Grisanti discusses Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Richardson Complex, Historic Homes Tax Credit Program, Hiring Veterans, Roswell Park Development and the Environmental Conservation Budget Hearing.

February 27, 2013
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FIREFIGHTER NEWSPAPER: Grisanti proud of bill signed into law that protects firefighters

By New York State Senator Mark Grisanti

Among the accomplishments I achieved during my first two years in the state Senate that I am most proud of was a bill that was signed into law that took a number of years to resolve that relates to the safety of all of our firefighters.

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February 25, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Thursday, February 28, 2013 Room 901 LOB

February 28, 9:00 AM - 9:02 AM
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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
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Senator Grisanti Introduces Bills Protecting Our Pets

Read the bills in full here:

S1594A-2013: Creates the animal abuser central registry, and to require that certain convicted animal abusers register with such registry

 

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S1594A-

2013

S3753-2013: Relates to preemption of local laws; repealer

 

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S3753-2013

 

February 20, 2013
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National MS Society Upstate NY Chapter Research Night

As a member of the New York State MS Legislative Alliance, Sensator Grisanti would like to invite to join the National MS Society Upstate NY Chapter on April 23 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, located at 1340 Millersport Highway in the Town of Amherst, NY for "MS Research Night."

April 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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GRAND ISLAND DISPATCH: Grisanti Working to get New York Back on Track


By New York State Senator Mark Grisanti

Over the last two years, we have helped stop the bleeding when it comes to New York State’s budget situation, but I still believe much more needs to be done to help get us back on track.

February 20, 2013
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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
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Lake Shore High School 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney

Title: Lake Shore High School 3-on-3 Basketball TourneyLocation: Lake Shore HS Senior High GymnasiumLink out: Click hereDescription: Registration is open! Put together your team today!

Brackets: Open Men’s, High School Boys, High School Girls

March 9, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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
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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
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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
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GRAND ISLAND DISPATCH: Grisanti legislation helps combat busy flu season

By Senator Mark Grisanti

We are currently in the midst of a bad flu season.  With this in mind, I wanted to provide you with some helpful information about the flu, including details about recent legislation I sponsored that was passed in the New York State Senate last year but was not voted on in the New York State Assembly.

February 5, 2013
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