Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

SENATOR LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN CUSICK ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LANDMARK PRESCRIPTION DRUG REFORM PACKAGE

Online, Real Time Database To Track Prescription Narcotics Will Make New York State A National Leader In Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse

June 12, 2012
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City Parks Foundation Announces Free Summer Sports Program Schedule

Yesterday, the City Parks Foundation announced its Free Summer Sports Program schedule. Starting on July 2nd, the program will offer free instruction in tennis, golf, and track and field to youths ages 5 to 16. There will be events held at Willowbrook Park, Silver Lake Park, Walker Park, Wolfe’s Pond Park, Corporal Thompson Park and Egbert Field. Follow the link below for the schedule and more information:Schedule

June 8, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA, ASSEMBLYMAN CUSICK, GOVERNOR CUOMO, ATTORNEY GENERAL SCHNEIDERMAN, AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE NEW YORK STATE A NATIONAL LEADER IN FIGHTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to announce a landmark agreement on a comprehensive prescription drug reform package that will make New York State a national leader in curbing prescription drug abuse.The new law will include a series of provisions to overhaul the way prescription drugs are distributed and tracked in New York State, including enacting a “real time” prescription monitoring registry to provide timely and enhanced information to practitioners and pharmacists; requiring all prescriptions to be electronically transmitted; improving safeguards for

June 5, 2012
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LANZA AND CUSICK ANNOUNCE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

ALBANY- Senator Lanza and Assemblyman Cusick announced today that their legislation, S.6027/ A.8683 which will bring back yellow school bus service to 7th and 8th grade Staten Island students has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo, Chapter 42 of the laws of 2012.

June 1, 2012
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Senate Passes "New Jobs-NY" Job Creation Plan

The New York State Senate has voted on the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan.  The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.  The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Lanza and Savino.

May 31, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime

May 25, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA NOMINATES STATEN ISLAND VETERAN GEORGE E. PARSONS TO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Andrew Lanza today honored Staten Island veteran George Parsons upon the occasion of his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HONORS WINNERS OF ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY ESSAY CONTEST

Senator Andrew Lanza honored winners of his annual Memorial Day Essay Contest at Intermediate School 24 on Saturday, May 19.

May 21, 2012
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SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN

Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through: Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

 

May 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

 Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime

       The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407),co-sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (Staten Island), that would make theviewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current statelaw to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowinglyaccesses child pornography with the intent to view.

       The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlierthis month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not acrime. This legislation closes that loophole.

May 17, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND SENATOR DIANE SAVINO HONOR STATEN ISLAND "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community

 

            Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Diane Savino will honor two Staten Island women whose outstanding work on behalf of the community made them deserving of special recognition by the state Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."

May 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT TEENS FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS AT SCHOOLS


The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would make it a crime for school employees to engage in sexual activity with students, including those who are older than New York’s legal age of consent. The bill (

 

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May 14, 2012
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LANZA ANNOUNCES $10.3 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS ACCELERATE THEIR JOB SEARCHES

Award is the Largest in the Nation and Will Fund Job Coaches at 53 Career Centers

 

May 11, 2012
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FOUR STATEN ISLAND ORGANIZATIONS IN THE RUNNING FOR PRESTIGIOUS PARTNERS IN PRESERVATION RESTORATION GRANTS – SHOW YOUR STATEN ISLAND PRIDE AND VOTE TODAY!

Four Staten Island organizations are in the running for prestigious partners in preservation restoration grants.

May 4, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO PROHIBIT NY FROM FUNDING CIVIL TRIALS FOR TERRORISTS

The Senate gave passage yesterday to  Senate Bill S.3871, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which would prohibit New York State, or its local governments, from funding any civilian trials of enemy combatants for acts of terrorism in federal courts located in New York.

 

May 2, 2012
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April 27, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PET PROTECTION BILL

The New York State Senate recently passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.

April 24, 2012
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New York State at High Risk for Brushfires - State Ban On Residential Brush Burning In Effect Through May 14

Senator Lanza urges all New Yorkers to take extra caution in the coming weeks, as dry weather conditions have increased the likelihood of wildfires across the State. As a result of lower amounts of snow this winter and the lack of substantial rain this spring, the wildfire danger across New York is much higher than usual. Current weather forecasts predict higher-than-average temperatures and substantial winds, elevating the risk to a very high danger.

April 18, 2012
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Senator Lanza Joins Assemblyman Mike Cusick, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Members to Reform Veterans Property Tax Exemption

 

 

 

 

Lanza & Cusick Sponsor Legislation, proposed by Speaker Quinn, to Redefine the Veterans Property Tax Exemption 

April 11, 2012
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INFORMATION REGARDING THE ELIMINATION OF THE STATE SALES TAX ON CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR PURCHASES UP TO $110

Beginning Sunday, April 1, 2012 shoppers will no longer pay state sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases up to $110!    This new tax cut, which is in effect year-round, will help put money back into the pockets of hard-working families. All clothing and footwear sold for less than $110 per item (or per pair of footwear) will be exempt from the New York State 4 percent sales tax, saving the average family $200 a year. Additionally, most fabric, thread, yarn, buttons, snaps, hooks, zippers and similar items that are used to make or repair exempt clothing will also be eligible for the exemption. In this economy, where many family budgets are stretched to the breaking point, every dollar counts. Below you will find additional information about this exemption.

April 4, 2012
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