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.