Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

SENATE BILL TARGETS PRESCRIPTION BLACK MARKET

The New York State Senate acted on legislation that would crack down on the growing black market in non-controlled prescription drugs which puts patients at risk and rips off taxpayers through Medicaid fraud.  Legislation (S.2942) cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza makes it a crime to fraudulently prescribe, buy, and sell these types of medications.

March 14, 2013
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FEMA helpline offers many services to Sandy survivors in New York

Hurricane Sandy survivors who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance can take advantage of the many services available through the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585.

Survivors can check the status of their applications, update contact information, and learn how their insurance affects FEMA assistance.

March 13, 2013
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Verrazano toll relief is a victory for Staten Island

For as long as anyone around here can remember, Staten Islanders have complained about the across-the-board hardship caused by high bridge tolls.

March 12, 2013
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DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS RECONSTRUCTING SANDY-AFFECTED BUILDINGS

Free Design Consultations Will Accelerate Project Approval Process for Affected Homeowners

Meetings Will Ensure New Flood Recommendations Are Properly Incorporated So Newly Constructed Buildings Are More Resistant to Flooding in the Hardest-Hit Areas

The NYC Department of Buildings today announced a new program to offer free design consultations to property owners and design professionals who are planning to reconstruct buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy. 

March 11, 2013
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Department of Labor Report Highlights Progress in NY

A report issued today by the State Department of Labor highlights the steady, bipartisan progress we’ve made with Governor Cuomo in controlling spending and taxes, creating new private sector jobs and turning New York’s economy around.                                              

March 8, 2013
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HOUSING RECOVERY FORUM - March 16, 2013

COME SPEAK TO EXPERTS ABOUT:

Flood Insurance

Home Disaster Loans

NYC Affordable Housing Programs

Changes to Flood Maps

Elevating Your Home

Building Code Compliance

Working with Architects

Hazard Mitigation

Mold Removal

Legal Services

March 16th New Dorp High School 12pm–6pm 465 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island

For more information open the attached document. To register, please visit: www.nyc.gov/housingforum

@NYCHousingRecov

 

March 6, 2013
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Resources, Grants & Loans for Businesses Recovering From Hurricane Sandy; SBA Deadline Extended till March 29th

Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery Services

The new registration deadline for SBA disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration in New York is March 29, 2013: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans

New York City, including the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC) is coordinating a set of services to help New York businesses in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/home/Hurricane%20Sandy%20Recover...

March 5, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO KEEP DANGEROUS CRIMINALS OFF SCHOOL BUSES

Measure Prohibits People Convicted of Serious Crimes from Being Bus Monitors Also Prevents Individuals Convicted of Leandra’s Law from Driving School Buses

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to protect children by preventing people who have been convicted of crimes involving children, sexual-based offenses, and drug offenses from being a school bus monitor. The bill (S883), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, also updates existing laws to include Leandra’s Law convictions in disqualifying a person from being a school bus driver for five years after conviction.

March 5, 2013
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GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO & SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCE DFS PROGRAM FOR BANKS TO MEET ONE-ON-ONE WITH STATEN ISLAND HOMEOWNERS SEEKING SANDY INSURANCE SETTLEMENT MONEY

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that five of New York’s largest banks and mortgage servicers will have representatives available to offer one-on-one help to homeowners seeking the release of Superstorm Sandy insurance settlement funds at the Department of Financial Services’ Disaster Assistance Centers from Monday, March 4 through Saturday, March 9.

February 28, 2013
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NYC homeowners have until March 15 to file "Property Damage Reporting Application" to claim damage from Hurricane Sandy reduced their property values

NYC homeowners now have until March 15 to file a form claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy has reduced their property values. The NYC Department of Finance has extended the deadline to submit the "Property Damage Reporting Application" for property owners who suffered severe damage to their property by Hurricane Sandy. Property owners must submit applications to the Department of Finance by March 15th if they want the Finance Department to consider it in time for the property assessment used to determine property taxes for the 2013-2014 tax year.

February 28, 2013
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: State law putting tighter controls on powerfill painkiller takes effect this week

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- No longer will patients receive automatic refills on the painkiller hydrocodone -- most well-known as Vicodin -- under a new law that takes effect in New York State this week.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote an open letter to doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals as a reminder that hydrocodone was reclassified as a Schedule III controlled substance.

February 28, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 29, 2013

Residents of Richmond County May Apply for FEMADisaster Assistance Through March 29, 2013

February 26, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES DFS MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR DISPUTED OR DENIED INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR STORM SANDY HOMEOWNERS

Voluntary mediation offers speedy resolution when insurers and homeowners can’t agree

February 25, 2013
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