Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA'S LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON PUBLIC LEWDNESS

NEW LAWS WILL ALSO PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & STALKING 

July 24, 2014
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NY'S TOP 10 CONSUMER FRAUDS OF 2013

Internet, Automobile And Credit Issues Were Top Frauds Reported 

Senator Lanza Provides Tips To New Yorkers 

Senator Andrew Lanza today reported the list of the top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by the NY Attorney General’s Office in 2013. In addition to highlighting the scams most reported by New Yorkers, Lanza offered tips on how to avoid them in the future. 

July 18, 2014
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MOSQUITO SPRAYING DATES IN NYC

Weather permitting, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes via a low-flying helicopter to help prevent West Nile Virus between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on 7/17, 7/18, and 7/21 with alternate spray dates of 7/18, 7/21, and 7/22 in the marshlands near the following zip codes in Staten Island, Queens, and The Bronx: 10303, 10306, 10308, 10309, 10311, 10314, 11354, 11356, 11357, 11362, 11363, 10464, 10475, 11691, and 11692.

July 17, 2014
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GUIDE TO FINANCIAL AID

The following guide walks students and parents through qualification requirements, types of financial aid, and understanding FAFSA: www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/

July 14, 2014
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Senator Andrew Lanza Offers Summer Safety Tips

Helpful Summer Safety Tips

From family barbecues, to hiking and boating, to sitting on a sandy beach with a good book, summer is always a fantastic time to enjoy all that the Empire State has to offer.  

But the summer months can also bring some potential dangers, especially as temperatures begin to rise.   To help you stay safe during periods of excessive heat, the State Department of Health and the State Office of Emergency Management are offering the following safety tips:

July 10, 2014
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REPORTING A NATURAL GAS LEAK

The City of New York has begun a public awareness campaign to urge residents to call 911 -and not just their utility - if they smell gas. Previously, residents who smelled gas were often told to call their gas utility or dial 311, the city's information hotline.  Now, any calls to 311 reporting gas will be transferred to the 911 emergency line, automatically triggering a fire department response. 

 

If you suspect a natural gas leak:

Leave the area immediately and go to a safe location

Do not try to locate the source of the leak  

Do not do anything that could cause a spark and ignite the gas: 

July 2, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO COMBAT HEROIN, OPIOID AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE EPIDEMIC

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation designed to combat the growing heroin and opioid epidemic in communities across the State. Last week, the Governor and legislative leaders reached an agreement on multiple bills that include new programs and insurance reforms to improve treatment options for individuals suffering from heroin and opioid addiction; measures to strengthen penalties and put in place additional tools for law enforcement to crack down on the distribution of illegal drugs; provisions to ensure the proper and safe use of naloxone, an overdose antidote; and support for enhanced public awareness campaigns to prevent drug abuse.  

June 25, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO FIGHT ILLEGAL IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN TRADE

Tougher penalties and increased limitations to crack down on illegal purchases and sales

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced the passage of legislation to restrict the market for ivory articles and rhinoceros horns. The legislation prohibits transactions involving these materials with very limited exceptions and increases the criminal and civil penalties for individuals who violate this law. 

June 23, 2014
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CUSICK, LANZA & SAVINO ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION REQUIRING COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN IN NEW YORK CITY

Bill Passes Both Houses and Gives Home Health Care Workers Emergency Status to Help Patients in Need

June 19, 2014
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June 19, 2014
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NEW YORK LEGISLATURE PASSES HISTORIC, BI-STATE LEGISLATION TO CREATE TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY AT PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

Bill Imposes Comprehensive Transparency and Accountability Standards to Bi-State Agency; Includes New Requirements for Public Participation and Reporting

 

June 18, 2014
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS JOIN COLLEAGUES AND ADVOCATES TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Legislation is Part of Women’s Equality Agenda

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis Urge the Assembly to Pass Legislation to Prevent Human Trafficking

June 17, 2014
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SENATE PASSES 5 BILLS AUTHORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA

SENATE PASSES 5 BILLS AUTHORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA 

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to the following bills sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza:

 

S 3599  LANZA   Same as A 906  Weprin (MS)  

Public Authorities Law

Limits New York City water board's authority to increase rates charged

 

S 3965-A  LANZA   Same as A 4999-A  Lentol  

Penal Law

June 16, 2014
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SENATE PASSES 11 BILLS AUTHORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA

The New York State Senate gave final passage to the following bills sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza:

June 13, 2014
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14 BILLS AUTHORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PASS IN NEW YORK SENATE TODAY

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to the following bills sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza:

June 12, 2014
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SENATE PASSES LANZA'S BILL PREVENTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND GIVING GREATER PROTECTION TO TRAFFICKED VICTIMS

Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act Passes Unanimously in Senate

The New York State Senate today unanimously passed legislation to save lives by preventing the exploitation of children and adults who are victims of human trafficking. The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (S5879B), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I-C, Staten Island), toughens penalties against those who buy and sell young women, men and children and reduces the stigma defendants may face when they are victims of the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

June 12, 2014
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR LANZA'S TAX RELIEF LEGISLATION

Lanza's Bills Would Repeal MTA Payroll Tax for Hospitals & Provide a Tax Credit for Teachers

Additional Tax Bills Encourage Business Growth and Job Creation

The New York State Senate today passed seven bills that would provide tax relief to businesses, expand exemptions from the job-killing MTA payroll tax, encourage historic preservation projects, reduce energy taxes, protect forestland, and provide tax benefits to disabled veterans, as well as teachers who purchase school supplies.

June 10, 2014
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SENATE TO ACT TODAY ON BILLS RECOMMENDED BY HEROIN TASK FORCE

Measures Will Help Address Growing Heroin and Opioid Use in New York

The New York State Senate today will act on 23 bills to address issues surrounding the increase in heroin and opioid abuse, addiction, and related crimes in New York. The bills are part of a comprehensive legislative package proposed by the bipartisan New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction in a report released in May. 

June 9, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES NEARLY 100K JOBS AVAILABLE NOW ON JOBS EXPRESS

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that more than 96,000 jobs are currently available and listed on the State’s Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov). The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance.

New businesses and job listings are added every day. Throughout the month of April 2014, there were more than 73,000 new job openings listed on Jobs Express – a 22 percent increase from April 2013 – and more than 78,000 unique website visitors. More than 7,100 businesses posted a new job order on the site in April 2014. Businesses using the site fulfilled nearly 55,000 job orders in April 2014.

June 5, 2014
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