Andrew J Lanza's News items

Ballfield Renamed After Fallen Police Officer Russel Timoshenko

Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), Congressman Vito J. Fossella (R-I, Staten Island/Brooklyn) and Councilman James S. Oddo (R-Staten Island) announced today that upon their request, Commissioner Adrian Benepe of the New York City Parks Department will officially commemorate the life of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko by renaming the "Midland Beach Soccer Field" in his honor.

July 10, 2008
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Senate Passes Lanza's Bills To Keep New York’s Young Drivers Safe

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), as part of SAFE-TEEN New York, a comprehensive package of legislation designed to keep New York’s younger, less experienced drivers safe while on the road and prevent future tragic accidents.

June 17, 2008
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Senator Lanza And Assemblyman Titone Present Bill To Patricia Oines

State Senator Andrew J. Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone presented Patricia Oines with a bill signed by then Governor Spitzer, Friday, June 13, 2008 at 6:30pm.

On April 14, 2007, Patricia Oines discovered someone had broken into a mausoleum in Moravian Cemetery where her 25-year-old daughter, Jennifer Oines, was laid to rest.

June 17, 2008
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Senate Passes Lanza's Bill To Provide Tax Deduction For Teachers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) to provide a personal income tax deduction to school teachers who pay for school supplies out of their own pockets.

The bill (S.6792-A) provides a personal income tax deduction, up to $450, for K-12 teachers, instructors, counselors, principals, or aides in public and nonpublic schools for supplies paid for out-of-pocket.

June 12, 2008
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Senate Passes Lanza's Bill To Require Steroid Testing For High School Athletes

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), that would require random testing for anabolic steroids in high school athletes in public and private schools.

June 11, 2008
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Senator Lanza Announces New Law Commemorating March 29 As Vietnam Veterans’ Day

Senator Lanza is happy to report that:  A day to remember with gratitude, the sacrifice and service of our Vietnam Veterans, in now the law of the State.

 

May 27, 2008
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Lanza Introduces Bill Granting $100 Rebate Checks To Motor Vehicle Owners

        

                Senator Andrew Lanza (R – Staten Island) has introduced legislation, Senate bill S.8248,  which would provide a $100 rebate check to New York State residents who have a registered motor vehicle.

May 19, 2008
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20,000 Sign Senate Petition For Lanza'a Gas Tax Relief Plan

More than 20,000 New Yorkers have signed online petitions supporting legislation, passed last week by the State Senate, to eliminate New York State taxes on gasoline from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The online petitions were set up by members of the Senate Majority Conference.

May 14, 2008
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Ny's High Child Asthma Rates Demand Ban On School Bus Idling On School Grounds

To commemorate May 2008 as National Asthma Awareness Month, group students, parents, clean air advocates and lawmakers call on New York State Board of Regents to adopt their proposed rules to completely ban school bus idling due to their toxic and asthma causing exhausts

May 6, 2008
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Lanza Introduces Bill To Eliminate NYS Tax On Gas From Memorial Day To Labor Day

Senator Lanza Introduces Legislation to Eliminate theNew York StateTax on Gasoline fromMemorial Day to Labor Day

Lanza Also Joins With Senator Fuschillo in Calling Upon Governor Paterson to Consider Summer Gas Tax Cut

April 18, 2008
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Flat Stanley Visits Senator Lanza In Albany

The first grade class at Public School 3, from Staten Island, New York, have just finished reading the book Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown. In the story, Stanley is flattened, but not hurt, by a bulliten board while he is sleeping. His parents take advantage of his flattened condition and mail him, in an envelope, to California, to visit a friend.

April 14, 2008
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Free Tax Prep For Seniors

STATE SENATOR ANDREW LANZA, THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS’ OFFICE OF EMPOWERMENT, THE FOOD BANK OF NYC/FOOD CHANGE AND H&R BLOCK ANNOUNCE FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR SENIORS

Seniors offered free tax preparation services on Staten Island to enable them to receive about $300 as part of the IRS’s economic stimulus package

April 4, 2008
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Lanza Announces Passage Of Bill Commemorating March 29 As Vietnam Veterans Day

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to Senate Bill S.6472 sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R - Staten Island). This legislation designates March 29 every year henceforth as Vietnam Veterans' Day in the State of New York to recognize the sacrifices of our Vietnam War Veterans.

April 2, 2008
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Senator Lanza Fights For Tax Relief In The 2008-09 State Budget

Fighting proposed tax increases and working for more tax relief is one of Senator Lanza’s top priorities. The Senate Majority’s budget provides meaningful property tax relief, contains no new or increased taxes or fees, and advances approximately $300 million in across the board spending cuts to reduce waste and increase government efficiency.

April 2, 2008
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Lanza Announces Passage Of "child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation Prevention Act"

The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive plan, cosponsored by Senator Lanza, that would enact aggressive measures to protect children from the dangers posed by Internet predators, child pornography and child sexual abuse.

The "Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Act of 2008" (S.6747) is based upon recommendations made in a report released by the Senate Majority Task Force on Critical Choices entitled, "Protecting Children in the Internet Age."

April 2, 2008
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Lanza And Oddo Urge Parents To Help Fight Graffiti

Staten Island, NY – Despite new laws on the books, continual removal efforts, and clear statements of accountability from law enforcement, the graffiti problem on Staten Island continues to worsen, with some locations growing markedly worse. On Saturday February 23, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., in front of the now shuttered Boulder Creek Restaurant at 1821 Richmond Avenue, New York State Senator Andrew J. Lanza and New York City Council Minority Leader James S.

March 11, 2008
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Lanza Sponsors Legislation To Restrict The Sale Of Dogs Born On Puppy Mills

Senator Andrew Lanza (R - Staten Island) has introduced legislation, Senate Bill 5608, that would restrict pet dealers and others from purchasing or receiving any puppy bred, sold or transferred by a puppy mill. The bill also places a 75 dog limit on businesses that sell puppies to pet stores.

March 3, 2008
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Senator Andrew Lanza Honored By The College Of Staten Island

New York State Senator Andrew Lanza was honored by the College of Staten Island for his enthusiasm, and his $100,000 support, of the Discovery Institute’s Teaching Scholars program, which provides 200 teaching scholars to 23 public schools on Staten Island.

The innovative program is designed to provide teacher support in the public schoolroom, as well as give CSI students the opportunity to see the world of education in action, whether they are planning to become teachers, or have never given teaching a thought as a career goal.

March 3, 2008
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Lanza Named Chairman Of The Senate Civil Service And Pensions Committee

Senator Andrew Lanza (R - Staten Island) was today named Chairman of the Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee. This key appointment will allow the Senator to take the lead in advancing important pension legislation and civil service issues which affect state and local government employees.

March 3, 2008
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Lanza And Tobacco Take Action To Strengthen New York's Parole Laws

Senator Andrew Lanza (R - Staten Island) and Assemblyman Lou Tobacco (R - South Shore) have authored legislation which will strengthen provisions of the law pertaining to impact statements given at parole hearings by victims and family members. Under current law, it is only required that statements given by crime victims and family members be heard by one member of the parole board, while convicts plead their cases before all three members of the parole board.

February 6, 2008
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