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Free Electronics Recycling Event In Hamburg

Free Electronics Recycling Event In Hamburg

Environmental Conservation Committee Chairman Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) will be hosting a free electronics recycling collection event in the Town of Hamburg.

"As the Chairman of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, we must dispose of our electronics both responsibly and safely. We have previous held successful events in the Town of Tonawanda and the Town of Grand Island where we have collected literally hundreds of thousands of pounds of electronics. I hope the residents of Hamburg and the surrounding communities take advantage of this free opportunity to clean out their homes and dispose their old electronics safely," said Senator Mark Grisanti.

WHEN:

Saturday, August 17, 9am-2pm

 

WHERE:

Hamburg Town Hall

6100 South Park Avenue

Hamburg,  NY 14075

 

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Senator Grisanti Asks Judge For Maximum Penalties Against Tonawanda Coke

Senator Grisanti Asks Judge For Maximum Penalties Against Tonawanda Coke

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-Buffalo) today submitted a letter to the Chief District Judge of the United States District Court asking for the maximum fine that is allowed by law to be handed to Tonawanda Coke Corporation for the illegal actions and willful violation of environmental law that resulted in health-related problems and illnesses for some residents who live near the Tonawanda Coke facility.
 
As chairman of the New York State Senate's Environmental Conservation Commission, Sen. Grisanti believes his request to Chief District Judge William M. Skretny for the maximum monetary penalties be levied against Tonawanda Coke for the environmental health and safe harm done to residents of Western New York calls for accountability to be taken upon the corporation.

Senator Grisanti Hosting Special Veterans Presentation

Senator Grisanti Hosting Special Veterans Presentation

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti will host a special Veterans benefits presentation highlighting legislation passed and proposed in the New York State Senate this past year.

Joined by Co-Majority Leaders Sen. Dean Skelos and Sen. Jeffrey Klein, Grisanti’s presentation will take place on Thursday, June 27 at 3pm, at the Buffalo Naval and Military Park, located at 1 Naval Park Cove in downtown Buffalo. All veterans are welcome to attend.

With a veteran unemployment rate over 10 percent, New York State has a higher rate than the national average. Opportunities for those who have given so much to our country cannot be afforded to fall through the cracks any longer. This presentation will focus on benefits for veterans, and what our State Legislature has done to bring down such high veteran unemployment rates.

Grisanti Bill Moving School Board Elections to November Passes Senate

Grisanti Bill Moving School Board Elections to November Passes Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that the Senate has passed bill S.868, which calls for moving the election of members of the City of Buffalo School Board from May to November, a measure that he says will improve voter turnout and save taxpayers money.

The bill marks the third time that it has passed the Senate.

Grisanti estimates that his bill would save taxpayers over $100,000 due to elections being condensed to one day in November. 

The legislation also calls for extending the terms of current members of the Buffalo School Board to the last day of December rather than June, allowing for future terms of office to run from January through December.

Grisanti is passionate about the issue, saying many constituents in the 60th District have asked him to continue to push for passage of his legislation.

Grisanti And Ryan: Bill to Increase Funding for Scajaquada Creek Restoration Signed Into Law

Grisanti And Ryan: Bill to Increase Funding for Scajaquada Creek Restoration Signed Into Law

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D,WF- Buffalo) announced today that legislation they sponsored in the Senate and Assembly has passed and been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The legislation (S2075, A836) adds Scajaquada Creek to the state list that defines inland waterways.


 

Prior to this new law, the list did not include Scajaquada Creek, which meant it was not eligible for state and federal grants under the New York State Environmental Protection Fund's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (EPF-LWRP). Adding Scajaquada Creek to this list will allow funding from the EPF-LWRP to be used to improve water quality and assist with clean-up efforts along the creek.


 

Senator Grisanti's Bill Designates Pedestrian Bridge 'Scajaquada 9/11 Memorial Bridge'

Senator Grisanti's Bill Designates Pedestrian Bridge 'Scajaquada 9/11 Memorial Bridge'

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced passage of bill that amends the highway law to designate the bridge that crosses over Route 198 into Delaware Park that connects Nottingham Terrace with Hoyt Lake in the City of Buffalo as "Scajaquada 9/11 Memorial Bridge."
 
The renaming of the bridge - approved with the passage of Senate Bill 1599 - culminated the efforts of local community activists who have been working on this project for over two years as part of their ongoing efforts to have a memorial in the city that honors people who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Senator Grisanti’s Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NYS Passes Senate

Senator Grisanti’s Bill to Increase Number of Green Homes Built In NYS Passes Senate

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced passage of Senate bill S. 1710 which would provide green development home tax exemptions. Grisanti’s bill would allow a tax exemption of 35 percent for real property for a period of no longer than 20 years if authorized by the local municipality.

According to Senator Grisanti, the legislation will help to incentivize builders to invest in green homes, which are typically more expensive to build.