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Grisanti Staff To Hold Office Hours At Hamburg Town Hall

Grisanti Staff To Hold Office Hours At Hamburg Town Hall

A member of the staff of New York State Senator Mark Grisanti will hold satellite office hours at Hamburg Town Hall, 6100 South Park Avenue, starting this month.

The staffer will be present to answer any questions or address any concerns that constituents may have about state-related issues.

"These town hall meetings will help establish easy and efficient communication between our office and our constituents," said Senator Grisanti. "At no cost to the taxpayer, state government will be able to come to you."

In addition to Hamburg, the visits will be happening aross the senator's district in the town halls of Orchard Park, Tonawanda, Brant, Evans, Grand Island and the City of Tonawanda.

Grisanti's staff will have available to the public various forms, informational brochures and contact information for constituents.

Dates that Senator Grisanti's staff will be at Hamburg Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. are below:

Senator Grisanti speaks in favor of legalizing mixed martial arts in New York State

Senator Grisanti speaks in favor of legalizing mixed martial arts in New York State

Senator Grisanti-(R,I-60) is the co-sponsor of S.2755 which would allow professional Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) events to be held within New York State. The bill passed the Senate by a margin of 47 to 15.


MMA is legal in 47 states and has a huge following based on attendance and pay per view sales alone.


The success of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the premier MMA League, has brought economic benefits to cities around the country and the globe.

An exhibition in Toronto last spring set a record of $11 million in ticket sales alone with over 50,000 tickets sold. The total impact from weigh-in on Friday until the end of events on Sunday was $35 million.

An independent study done a couple of years ago indicated that Buffalo could reap almost $5 million from one exhibition.

Amanda Lynn's Law Passed By New York State Senate

Amanda Lynn's Law Passed By New York State Senate

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I,-60) recently 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.

Senator Grisanti Named Elected Official of the Year by the Southtowns Walleye Association

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.

"I am absolutely humbled and honored to receive this award.  I will continue to be an advocate for sportsmen across New York State," said Senator Mark Grisanti.

Put Some ‘Presidential’ In Your Presidents’ Day Weekend

Put Some ‘Presidential’ In Your Presidents’ Day Weekend

Looking for something “presidential” to do over Presidents’ Day weekend?  Why not check out the home where Theodore Roosevelt actually took the oath of office and became President back in 1901?  It’s a museum now, and it’s right here in Buffalo!

County Clerk Creates Web-Link for New Gun Law Privacy Provision

County Clerk Creates Web-Link for New Gun Law Privacy Provision

                                            Designed to distribute “Opt-Out” form directly to permit holders

Erie County, NY –New York State’s recently passed gun law “NY SAFE ACT” allows pistol permit holders to request that their information be kept private and confidential.  The law directs the New York State Police to create an application to allow permit holders to be exempt or “opt-out” from public disclosure. 

Jacobs Ends Year with $2.1 Million Surplus in Clerk’s Office

Jacobs Ends Year with $2.1 Million Surplus in Clerk’s Office

Erie County, NY- Chris Jacobs is ending his first year as County Clerk earning $2.1 million dollars extra for Erie County taxpayers he announced today. “This additional money does not stay with the Clerk’s Office but goes into the County’s General Fund,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs credits the implementation of management reforms that resolved the massive paperwork backlog he inherited in the Land Records Division, which resulted in depositing over $3 million dollars in un-cashed checks. Additionally, the surplus was helped by a robust real estate market and a stepped up campaign to urge Erie County residents to renew their automobile registrations locally to keep critical fee revenue in Erie County versus it all going to Albany.