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Grisanti Sponsored “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act” Signed By Governor

Grisanti Sponsored “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act” Signed By Governor

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act” which passed the Senate in June.  This Bill which Grisanti introduced amends the environmental conservation law to establish a procedure for the operator of any sewage treatment plant to notify the public of all raw sewage overflows within 24 hours. The bill spells out all the information that must be reported to the New York State Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation including when, where and how much has been spilled.   The purpose of this legislation is to provide valuable information to the public about spills in a timely manner and in an effective way.

Assemblyman Ryan Urges Governor Cuomo To Sign 'Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act'

BUFFALO – Today, August 7, 2012, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan urged Governor Cuomo to sign the “Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act” into law. The legislation was passed at the end of the legislative session in June by both the Senate and Assembly and currently awaits the Governor’s signature.

The legislation will require local governments to report discharges of untreated or partly treated sewage to their health departments and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) within two hours. This notification must also be made public on a government Web site within four hours of the discharge and must also be communicated through electronic media.

The legislation also requires that environmental regulators in New York State create an annual report on when, where and why discharges have occurred. If signed into law, New York State would join a dozen other states that have laws on the books to ensure public notification of sewer discharges.

Grisanti and Local Officials Urge Assembly to Pass Medicaid Fraud and STAR Rebate Bills

Grisanti and Local Officials Urge Assembly to Pass Medicaid Fraud and STAR Rebate Bills

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today stood with local elected officials to encourage passage of a package of two bills that fight Medicaid fraud and return the savings to taxpayers with the Middle Class STAR rebate.  The bills have been passed in the past by the Senate but keep dying in the Assembly.

"Greater Buffalo": A City Beautiful From the Lake to the Falls

"Greater Buffalo": A City Beautiful From the Lake to the Falls
"GREATER BUFFALO" A BEAUTIFUL CITY FROM THE LAKE TO THE FALLS - Assemblyman Quinn's Bill Provides For New County and Municipality Taking in Niagara Falls, the Tonawanda's, & Other Towns Comprised in Territory of More Than 25 Miles--Many Improvements.  GRAND ISLAND USED FOR INSTITUTIONS

Buffalo Courier Feb. 11, 1906

  • Albany, Feb. 1.-- Picture a city with 500,000 inhabitants with a chain of parks and parkways more than 35 miles in length, traced through with a smooth macadam boulevard ending at the world's grandest bit of scenery, Niagara Falls; add to this sketch a municipal power plant capable of supplying light for millions of electric lamps and forcing cars over leagues and leagues of track and there you have portrayed a part of the proposed Greater Buffalo...

Grisanti Announces Crime Fighting Grants Awarded to Buffalo And Niagara Falls Police Departments

Grisanti Announces Crime Fighting Grants Awarded to Buffalo And Niagara Falls Police Departments

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that the state Division of Criminal Justice Services  (DCJS)  has selected the City of Buffalo and the City of Niagara Falls police departments to each receive funding as a part of Operation IMPACT to target violent and gun crime and domestic violence.   Operation IMPACT awarded $13 million to 17 counties with priority given to those jurisdictions with the highest volume of crime.   

Olympic Fashion 101

Olympic Fashion 101

 

London hosted its first summer Olympics in 1908 April 27-October 31 with 22 participating nations and 110 events making it the third games to be hosted outside of Athens, Greece. Since the media broke the story that 530 U.S. Athletes for 2012 Olympics in London will be wearing Ralph Lauren sponsored uniforms made in china there’s has been a huge backlash claiming that Ralph Lauren uniforms being made in china is very unpatriotic and lacks integrity. More and More designers are getting into athletic wear because it’s a multi-billion dollar industry filled with sponsorships deals that push huge marketing campaigns and sales.

Grisanti Law Signed By Cuomo Supports Craft Beer Industry

Grisanti Law Signed By Cuomo Supports Craft Beer Industry

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed a package of laws to support the craft beer industry.  This legislation will help increase demand for locally grown farmer products, support local breweries and wineries and expand industry related economic development and tourism    The laws keeps intact a tax benefit for small beer breweries, exempts those that produce small batches of beer from paying an annual State Liquor Authority fee, and creates a “Farm Brewery License” so craft breweries can expand their operations through opening restaurants or selling beer related products.  Grisanti sponsored the original Bill S. 5829 that sought to help small craft breweries expand their operations to include shops or restaurants.