Senator Ranzenhofer summarizes the provisions of his legislation, the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.5845), before it passes the State Senate. The State Assembly passed the legislation June 21, and the legislation will eventually be delivered to the Governor's desk for his consideration. Click here for more information about the new law.
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a Meet & Greet on Tuesday, July 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Avenue.
Senator Ranzenhofer’s Meet & Greet is an opportunity for residents to meet with their representative in State government.
“As your State Senator, I place a tremendous value on meeting with and listening to constituents. Now that the 2013 Legislative Session has concluded, I want to give residents an opportunity to meet me and talk about issues important to our community,” said Ranzenhofer. “Please join me at my upcoming Meet & Greet where I will provide an update on the 2013-14 State Budget and Legislative Session.”
Designates I-990 as “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway”
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that legislation to designate a portion of the I-990 as the “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway” has passed both houses of the State Legislature.
Senator Ranzenhofer introduced the bill earlier this year.
Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 is First Comprehensive Update in Over 40 Years
Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate today passed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (S5845), sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), that would – for the first time in 40 years – overhaul state laws that govern charities and other not-for-profit organizations.
In May’s edition of Chief Executive magazine, New York State ranked 2nd to last for the cost of doing business. The only state to be ranked as having a worse business climate was California. More specifically, when rating the Empire State on its taxes and regulations, New York yielded only one star, out of a possible five star ranking.
The fact of the matter is that, in addition to high taxes, the other major culprits of New York’s poor business climate are regulations and red tape. Along with the need to provide tax relief, burdensome regulations continue to be a major obstacle when it comes to revitalizing our economy.
Senator Ranzenhofer discusses the "Public Assistance Integrity Act," a measure aimed at prohibiting welfare recipients from using their Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to spend on items like cigarettes, alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets.
Senator Ranzenhofer updates constituents on efforts to cut red tape in State government, secure funding for upgrades for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School, and other issues being addressed by the State Legislature in the final month of the 2013 Session.
Ensures state-of-the-art facility continues to be a regional asset for students all across Western New York
Williamsville, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has secured a $290,000 grant for the Williamsville Education Foundation to upgrade and replace outdated equipment for the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School.
Albany, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer comments on his bill, S.3550B, to designate a portion of interstate highway 990 in Erie County as the "Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway."
This legislation would celebrate the late Staff Sgt. William R. Wilson III, of Getzville, who was killed March 26, 2012, while serving in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Wilson was killed in Paktika Province, in Eastern Afghanistan, where he was training Afghan soldiers and police to take over the country's security. Click here for more information about the legislation.
Rochester, N.Y. - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer convenes a public hearing to examine comprehensive amendments to New York State's Not-For-Profit Corporation Law at the Monroe County Office Building.
Among key stakeholders offering testimony were: Rochester Area Community Foundation President & CEO, Jennifer Leonard; United Way of Greater Rochester President, Peter Carpino; Lifespan President & CEO, Ann Marie Cook; and NYS Office of the Attorney General, Jason Lilien.
Senator Ranzenhofer is Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions.