Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS - Bills intended to make riding bus safer for students, enhance communication, and make “school bus” signs more economical

            Senator Andrew Lanza today voted in favor a series school bus bills that passed the Senate that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA FACES OFF WITH MA SENATOR ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Just in time for Sunday’s big game, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island, NY) and Massachusetts State Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) have entered into a friendly wager over this weekend’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

February 3, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA VOTES IN FAVOR OF DNA DATABANK EXPANSION BILL - Largest Expansion of State’s DNA Databank Since its Creation in 1994


The New York State Senate today passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.

January 31, 2012
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TRAFFIC ALERT: New Traffic Pattern Before VN Bklyn-bound toll plaza begins Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 28th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. three out of four lanes of traffic on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA VOTES TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The New York State Senate passed legislation this week that creates new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Abbagail’s Law (S.164C).   The bill, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, is named after eight-year-old Abbagail Buzard, who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

January 24, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF MICHELLE AND JORDAN’S LAW


The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for unlawful high-speed car racing which has caused numerous accidents across the state, including the deaths of a 17-year-old Staten Island girl and a 5-year-old Queens boy. Michelle and Jordan’s Law (S.2938A) is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and stems from tragic crashes involving suspected drag racing at excessive speeds.

January 19, 2012
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2012 State of the State

With his delivery of the 2012 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo has just officially kicked off the start of a new Legislative Session.

As your Senator, I am committed to making this new session as positive and productive as possible.

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR BILL SIGNING OF LAW THAT REPEALS THE MTA PAYROLL TAX FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS AND REDUCES MIDDLE CLASS INCOME TAX RATES TO LOWEST LEVEL IN 58 YEARS

             Senator Andrew Lanza traveled to West Hempstead, Nassau County yesterday for the signing of a new law, which he helped to author, that will eliminate the

December 13, 2011
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Brief Detour this Saturday, Dec. 10th into Sunday, Dec.11th from 11 PM to 7 AM for Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound Drivers Exiting Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Brief Detour for Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound Drivers Exiting Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from 11 PM to 7 AM, Sat., Dec. 10th into Sun., Dec.11th. Motorists driving into Manhattan or Brooklyn using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be diverted to the 92nd Street exit ramp while a portion of the Gowanus Expressway just off the bridge is closed for the removal of an electronic sign beginning Sat., Dec. 10th at 11 p.m. through Sun., Dec. 11th at 7 a.m. All traffic exiting the bridge will be diverted to the 92nd Street exit. Drivers will stay on the service road a short distance and will re-enter the Expressway at 86th Street

December 8, 2011
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MENORAH STOLEN FROM PLEASANT PLAINS PLAZA - Senator Andrew Lanza Replaces Menorah & Offers $500 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Perpetrator(s)

Staten Island, NY, December 7, 2011:  The Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association, hosted the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

December 7, 2011
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November 23, 2011
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Lower Your Home Energy Bills without Sacrificing Comfort this Winter


Take the chill out of your bills with home heating tips from NYSERDA 

November 23, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

Authorized HEAP Representatives Will be Available at Lanza’s Office 4 Days a Week to Assist Staten Islanders

Staten Island residents may qualify to receive assistance with their heat and energy bills this winter, Senator Lanza announced today.

November 17, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK’S SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Bill Would Create E Felony Charge for Failing to Report Sexual Abuse of a Child Abuse to Law Enforcement

November 16, 2011
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BUY A SOLDIER DINNER

The U.S. Army’s 436 TC Battalion’s Family Readiness Group is planning its next Family Day for Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield.

A number of soldiers from the battalion have recently returned from serving overseas or will soon be deployed, and the event will present an opportunity for them to spend an enjoyable, much-deserved day with their families.

The organization’s goal is to ensure that no soldier pay for the event. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person.

November 15, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA BASHES BROOKLYN MUSEUM FOR INTOLERANT & HATEFUL EXHIBIT, CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF MUSEUM DIRECTOR ARNOLD LEHMAN

Senator Andrew Lanza today called out the taxpayer funded Brooklyn Museum for its decision to, once again, exhibit material extremely offensive to Christians. Lanza also called for the resignation of the museum’s Director, Arnold Lehman.

November 14, 2011
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NYC Marathon 2011: Race preparations close levels of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge intermittently today -- plus full Marathon Sunday closure list (map)

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/nyc_marathon_2011_race_prepara.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Motorists should be prepared for delays when crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge today.

Crews are making preparations for Sunday's ING NYC Marathon, and full closures can be expected at various times throughout the day on both levels.

To view all scheduled road closures during the event, click here.

November 3, 2011
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FEMA Extends New York Deadlines to Register for Disaster Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee this summer.

Those affected by either storm now have until

Dec. 15 to register for federal disaster assistance.

November 2, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTS BOOK DRIVE TO BENEFIT P.S. 3 LIBRARY

Senator Andrew Lanza is hosting a book drive to benefit Public School 3 on Staten Island. The book drive begins Tuesday, Nov. 1st and continues until Thursday, Dec. 15th. The drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Senator Lanza’s Elltingville office located at 3845 Richmond Ave. Residents are encouraged to donate new or used children’s books, appropriate for students in grades K-5, to benefit P.S. 3’s library.

 

October 31, 2011
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