Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

Malliotakis, Lanza Introduce Legislative Package Addressing Animal Cruelty

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, (R,C,I-Brooklyn/Staten Island) and State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) have introduced a package of bills that closes legal loopholes and would increases penalties for committing cruelty toward animals.  

The legislation was authored in consultation with District Attorney Dan Donovan (R,C,I-Staten Island), predicated on a November 2014 incident where a three year-old dog identified as “Charlotte” was found on the side of the road, physically injured after being thrown from a car window. 

April 30, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 115,000 POSITIONS AVAILABLE ON JOBS EXPRESS WEBSITE

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that more than 115,000 available jobs, a new record high, are now listed on the 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.

April 20, 2015
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA, ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE CUSICK & JCC DART HOSTING OPIATE OVERDOSE PREVENTION EVENT

Free Narcan Training Provided With Help From Community Health Action of Staten Island & Hillel College of Staten Island

Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Mike Cusick and Hillel CSI are hosting an opiate overdose prevention event at the College of Staten Island at 3:00 p.m. on April 16th to teach Staten Island residents how to respond in the event of an opiate overdose.

April 15, 2015
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL CUSICK ANNOUNCE FINAL BUDGET AGREEMENT INCLUDES VZN TOLL DISCOUNT PROGRAM

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today announced that the final budget agreement includes $10.3 million for continued toll relief for Staten Island residents using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The resident discount rate will remain $5.50 per trip.

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FOURTH ANNUAL I LOVE MY PARK DAY

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that online registration is now open for the fourth annual I Love My Park Day, to be held on May 2 at state parks and historic sites across New York. Since its launch in 2012, the number of parks involved in I Love My Park Day has more than doubled, with the number of volunteers taking part tripling. Event details can be found at www.nysparks.com.

March 26, 2015
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Senator Lanza Announces Availability of $10,000 in College Scholarships fom the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships for future or existing college students.

March 24, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA AUTHORS AND PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO TAXPAYERS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

Senators Andrew Lanza, Marty Golden, Simcha Felder, Tony Avella and Diane Savino today passed property tax relief legislation, Senate Bill S.3709,  sponsored by Senator Lanza that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less).

March 20, 2015
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LANZA & PAULIN ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF HISTORIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING BILL IN BOTH HOUSES OF LEGISLATURE

Bill Will Help to Prevent Human Trafficking and Give Greater Protection to Trafficked Victims

March 17, 2015
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL CUSICK SECURE INCLUSION OF VZN TOLL DISCOUNT PROGRAM IN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET RESOLUTIONS

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today announced that both the Senate and Assembly budget resolutions include $5 million allocations for a total of $10 million for continued toll relief for Staten Island residents using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

March 11, 2015
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS APPLAUD DOT ON SUSPENDING VIOLATIONS AT GARRETSON AVE. BUS LANE CAMERA

State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are commending the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) after the agency ceased issuing violations at a problematic bus lane camera at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Garretson Avenue.

The camera had been issuing violations for driving through the intersection in the southbound lane of Hylan Boulevard without making a right-hand turn onto Garretson Avenue, despite the fact that Garretson Avenue is a one-way street headed toward Hylan Boulevard.

March 11, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

Bills Would Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes and Prevent Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity

The New York State Senate today passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill (S1150), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine. 

March 10, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS CONTINUE FIGHT TO EXPAND TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Today, State Sen. Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I – Staten Island/Brooklyn) held a press conference in the New York State Capitol highlighting the need to expand New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to help middle-class families with the growing expense of higher education.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILLS TO CLOSE DANGEROUS LOOPHOLES IN SEX OFFENDER LAWS

Legislation Will Eliminate Gaps in Laws Created by a Recent State Court Ruling and Help Create Safer Communities

February 26, 2015
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State Senate Coalition releases bombshell report on dangerous NYC sex offenders living near Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs

After devastating New York State Court of Appeals ruling in Nassau, State Senate Coalition will act on a series of bills to strengthen protections for children against sex offenders

February 24, 2015
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SCHOOL'S OUT; WE'RE IN! PRESIDENTS' WEEK 2015 - PROGRAMS FOR ALL AT GREENBELT CONSERVENCY

OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, HIKERS AND RUNNERS

Tuesday, February 17, 10:30 amThe Presidents Behind the Parks Hike

February 12, 2015
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Senator Lanza Fights to Return One Billion to Schools by Eliminating the GEA

Senator Andrew Lanza joined with his Senate Republican colleagues in Albany to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to protect our public schools and taxpayers.  The Conference proposed a plan that would return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

February 11, 2015
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