Senator Andrew Lanza (R - Staten Island) has introduced legislation which would require random steroid screenings of high school athletes. The legislation, which mirrors a bill that has passed in the Texas Legislature, will require athletes to agree not to use illegal steroids and submit to random testing if selected.
The last hurdle has been cleared for the construction of the long-awaited Charleston Bus Depot project on Staten Island. The funding amendment, which will provide $39.3 million dollars to fully fund the project, met no objection from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Program Review Board and was finalized on Monday.
Senator Lanza worked closely with Senator Dean Skelos, the Senate’s representative to the MTA Capital Program Review Board, to inform him of the importance of the project to Staten Islanders.
Last year, I supported the "Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights" legislation in the State Senate to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with certain basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable.
The legislation is now law and is effective as of January 1, 2008.
Throughout the year we will all be receiving that certain gift that we either will never use or already have. If we don’t spend hours on that return line this gift will sit in a closet or a drawer until it is finally thrown out when we do our spring cleaning. Senator Lanza has joined with Where to Turn to give you another option. Donate your unwanted gift and we will make sure it gets to someone who could use it.
Governor Spitzer yesterday signed into law legislation sponsored by Senator Andrewand Assemblyman Michael Cusick which willcreate the Thirteenth Judicial District consisting of Richmond County. Currently, Staten Island is part of New York State’s Second Judicial District, comprised of both Richmond County (Staten Island) and Kings County (Brooklyn). This separation from Brooklyn is the culmination of a decades-long quest for democracy and fairness in the election of judges on Staten Island.
Senator Andrew Lanza along with the Medicare Rights Center will be hosting a Medicare Rights forum and information session. Anyone requesting more information or interested in attending should call Senator Lanza's office at 718-984-4073. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Continental breakfast will be available. Seating is limited.Who: State Senator Andrew J.
With the cost of home heating this winter expected to reach record high levels due to rising energy costs, Senator Andrew Lanza (24th District), Assemblyman Lou Tobacco (62nd District) and City Councilman Vincent Ignizio (51st District) are calling on the New
York City Council to pass legislation that would eliminate the tax on home heating fuel.
Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (24th District), Congressman Vito Fossella (13th District NY) and Assemblyman Louis Tobacco (62nd District) called the MTA’s plan to commission four art projects at subway stations on the new 2nd Avenue line in Manhattan "fiscally irresponsible".
On November 5, 2007, Senator AndrewLanza, Congressman Vito Fossella, City Councilmen Vincent Ignizio (R-South Shore) and James Oddo (R-Mid-Island/Brooklyn), and Assemblyman Lou Tobacco filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to stop the Verrazano Bridge construction project. Yesterday, a Staten Island judge told the Metropolitan Transit Auhtourity yesterday that it has three weeks to fork over information that could help end the traffic torment caused by construction on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Mt. Loretto6581 Hylan BoulevardStaten Island, NY 10309
When: Friday, November 9, 2007, 10 am – 2 pm
State Senator Andrew J. Lanza will host his Annual Senior Citizen Information Day, Friday, November 9, 2007 from 10 am to 2 pm, at the C.Y.O. Community Center located on the grounds of Mt. Loretto, 6581 Hylan Boulevard.
State Senator Andrew Lanza today joined with theAmerican Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY), Staten Island Director Suzanne Lutz, representatives from Richmond County Savings Foundation, the Staten Island Foundation, Consolidated Edison, New York Container Terminal and the Department of Education to unveill the first Red Cross disaster supplies container in New York City at Petrides School (715 Ocean Terrace). The container is storing emergency materials for residents in the Sunnyside section of Staten Island.
Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (24th District) announced today that he is opposed to the proposed toll hikes by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge and Bayonne Bridge. He also opposes the elimination of the discount for E-ZPass users.
Senator Lanza released the following statement:
"Raising the tolls on the three bridges to New Jersey is just one more insult to the injury that Staten Islanders endure.
Throughout the year we will all be receiving that certain gift that we either will never use or already have. If we don't spend hours on that return line this gift will sit in a closet or a drawer until it is finally thrown out when we do our Spring cleaning. Where to Turn and Put It Above Ground would like to give you another option. Donate your unwanted gift and we will make sure it gets to someone who could use it.
Staten Island, NY – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-24th District) once again called upon Governor Elliot Spitzer to reconsider his plan to allow illegal aliens the right to obtain drivers' licenses in New York State.
The New York State Senatehas passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.
The legislation (S.6484) the Senate passed is cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza. It would require applicants for a drivers license or non-driver identification card to submit a social security number.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.6516), to fix the State’s Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund (DHBTF) by directing more funding to bridge and road construction and repair.
The Bridge and Road Investment and Dedicated Fund Guaranteed Enforcement (BRIDGE) Reform Act will amend the State Finance Law to create a five-year phase-out (approximately 20% per year) of non-bridge and road expenses and prohibit these uses thereafter.
The Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, and the Transportation Committee, of which Senator Lanza is a member, will hold a joint public hearing in Albany to discuss the Governor’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens.
In an effort to stop an ill-advised order from Governor Spitzer that could jeopardize the safety and security of New Yorkers, the New York State Senate will act on legislation next month to prohibit the state from issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens.