Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

New “Combat Heroin” Campaign Continues Fight Against Heroin and Opioid Use

A new State “Combat Heroin” campaign has been launched to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help.

This new awareness initiative was created as a direct result of the thorough work performed by the Senate’s bipartisan Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction of which Senator Lanza is a member. The task force examined the alarming rise in use of heroin and opioids across New York State and successfully advocated for significant funding to be included for this measure in the budget.

September 23, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA AND GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR COASTAL RESILIENCY IN STATEN ISLAND

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced a $300,000 state grant award to evaluate a shore protection system and maximize the marine habitat at Great Kills Harbor, which was heavily hit by Superstorm Sandy. The storm caused significant erosion to Staten Island's bluffs and beaches as well as Great Kills Harbor, where it lifted and moved boats and damaged other maritime structures with large waves.

September 8, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS CORPS TRAINING ONLINE

Online training gives New Yorkers basic knowledge of how to prepare themselves for disasters and emergencies

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the Citizen Preparedness Corps training is now available in a condensed version online. This training takes the basics of the in-person Citizen Preparedness Corps training course and allows people to view a shortened version on their computer or mobile device.

August 20, 2014
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August 12, 2014
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New York State Has $13B in Lost Money - Some of it May be Yours

Visit the Office of Unclaimed Funds online and search to find out if you are owed any of New York's $13 billion in uclaimed funds. 

August 11, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FREE NALOXONE TRAINING SESSIONS ON STATEN ISLAND

Participants will learn how to administer overdose-reversing drug and receive a free rescue kit at OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers

August 8, 2014
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NYC & COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS BEACHES IN STATEN ISLAND AS THE NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD X NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE

Family-Friendly Beaches, Attractions and Restaurants Along the Staten Island Shore Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors for Summer Fun

August 7, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA BILL EXPANDING THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, to better protect children by adding school coaches to the the field of professionals required to report suspected abuse to authorities. This bill, (S.4751B/ A.421C) will also require coaches who currently hold or apply for a temporary coaching license or professional coaching certificate to complete two hours of training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.  

August 6, 2014
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City Sides with Staten Island Elected Officials on Willowbrook Juvenile Detention Center

Borough President James Oddo (R-Staten Island), Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), Assemblyman Cusick (D-Staten Island) and Councilman Steven Matteo(R-Staten Island), announced today that the City Administration for Children Services (ACS) has scrapped their original plan for a juvenile justice residential site proposal. Under the original proposal, teenage boys convicted of crimes would have been housed in a “limited-secure” placement (LSP) facility at 1133 Forest Hill Road, Willowbrook.

August 5, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS DELIVER BIG BUDGET SAVINGS TO HARD-WORKING NY TAXPAYERS, NEW EXPENDITURE REPORT SHOWS

Total Chamber Spending Nearly $7 Million Under Budget;Offers Sharp Contrast to Previous Free-Spending Democrat Majority    

Senate Republicans have delivered big budget savings to hard-working New York taxpayers over the last year - - bringing total chamber spending in at nearly $7 million under budget.

July 31, 2014
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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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