Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLOSES 3 STATEN ISLAND BEACHES - SOUTH, MIDLAND, AND CEDAR GROVE BEACHES CLOSED TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

The New York City Health Department has changed beach pollution advisories to beach closure notices for the following locations on Tuesday, July 26, 2011:

 

July 26, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA SPONSORS “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT” - New Bill Protects Kids & Punishes Predators


In the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.

The bill, called the “Protect Our Children Act” (S.5862), is sponsored by Senators Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling) and Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick).

July 25, 2011
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NEW LAW LETS POLICE STOP DRIVERS FOR TEXTING

A new law in NY will allow police to stop and ticket drivers they see texting on the road, even when that's the only apparent violation. Previously, police could only cite a driver for the traffic violation if they were stopped primarily for another offense, such as speeding. Please remain conscious of this new law while driving.

July 13, 2011
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WEST NILE VIRUS DETECTED IN STATEN ISLAND MOSQUITOES (ZIP CODE 10312) – SENATOR LANZA OFFERS TIPS TO REDUCE EXPOSURE

Senator Lanza reminds Staten Islanders to take precautions in protecting themselves by reducing their exposure to mosquitoes by:

Using an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under 3), or products that contain the active ingredient IR3535.

July 12, 2011
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IN THE NEWS - STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island pol introduces 'Caylee's Law,' wants felony charges for parents who don't report missing kids

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In wake of the controversial Casey Anthony murder trial in Florida, state Sen. Andrew Lanza has introduced a bill that would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children.

The bill -- named "Caylee's Law" -- would make it a Class E felony for a parent or guardian who does not report a child in their custody missing within 24 hours of disappearance.

July 12, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INTRODUCES “CAYLEE’S LAW” IN NY - Bill Would Create Felony Charge for Failing to Report a Child Missing

Senator Andrew Lanza has introduced “Caylee's Law” in New York State which would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children. The bill would make it a class E Felony for a parent or guardian who does not report a child in their custody missing within 24 hours of disappearance.

July 11, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA PROVIDES FUEL EFFICIENCY TIPS

With gas prices at historically high levels, Senator Lanza urges motorists to take simple steps to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions during the busy summer travel season. The recommendations are part of an Eco-Driving Campaign sponsored by the I-95 Corridor Coalition, of which NYSDOT is a member.

 

July 11, 2011
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July 8, 2011
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City offers free inspections of decks and porches

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Islanders can request free inspections of their decks and porches through Aug. 1 with violations deferred if there are no immediate risks to public safety. Through Aug. 1, residents of the five boroughs can call 311 to request the free inspection to make sure they are in compliance with all city regulations under the No-Penalty Deck and Porch Inspection Program. Inspectors from the city Buildings Department will check for structural conditions, such as cracking, rotting, failed connections and other signs that can lead to a potential collapse. The agency will only take action to address structural concerns if there is an immediate risk to public safety.

July 7, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM CHARITY SCAMS

Following reports that a Long Island based charity allegedly spent millions of donor dollars on non-charitable expenses, Senator Andrew Lanza is reminding residents about several precautions they should take to avoid becoming victims of charity scams. 

July 7, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO FORCE HHC TO MEET ITS OBLIGATION IN PROVIDING ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES ON STATEN ISLAND

The New York State Senate has passed legislation, S.2471, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick, which would require the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation to spend a minimum of ten percent of its budget on acute care and emergency room facilities in each borough.

June 24, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO RESTORE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS SERVICE TO STATEN ISLAND’S STUDENTS

The State Senate recently passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (Senate bill S.2328), which would require the Department of Education to provide yellow school bus transportation for students in New York City.

 

June 24, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANZA'S BILL TO ENABLE COVERAGE FOR ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY


The New York State Senate passed a bill to potentially save chemotherapy patients thousands of dollars in pharmaceutical costs by ensuring that chemotherapy treatment, no matter how administered, is covered equally by insurance companies. The bill (S.3988), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-C, Staten Island), would help patients by enabling oral chemotherapy – a treatment in pill form - to be covered by insurance as a chemotherapy treatment.

“There is absolutely no reason why life-saving medicines should be covered differently simply because of the way they are administered,” said Senator Lanza. “This bill is about keeping up with the times and the changing face of medicine.”

June 22, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA NOMINATES STATEN ISLAND VETERAN JORDAN CZERNIAWSKI TO THE NYS SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Andrew Lanza recently honored Jordan Czerniawski as his 2011 inductee to the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Albany Tuesday.  Czerniawski, a Korean War Vet and family man, passed away in December of 2010. His wife, Phyllis, accepted the honor on his behalf.

June 20, 2011
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STATEN ISLAND DELEGATION ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF PHRAGMITES FIRE PREVENTION BILL

Bill Will Empower Property Owners to Protect Themselves & Neighbors

               The New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation that will help protect the residents of Staten Island from phragmites fueled fires.

June 17, 2011
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LANZA SPONSORS PRESCRIPTION DRUG BILL TO FIGHT ABUSE & ADDICTION

Lanza Partners With Assemblyman Cusick, DA Dan Donovan & Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Target Prescription Drug Addiction – Part Of National Movement to Address America’s Prescription Drug Crisis 

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCE 'I FISH NY' FREE FISHING CLINICS SUMMER 2011

 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) I FISH NY program will be offering free fishing clinics for all New Yorkers during this summer.

 


June 25, 2011: Raritan Bay Festival at Conference House Park, Staten Island, Noon - 5:00 pm

July 13, 2011: Fishing w/ Senior Citizens at Baisley Pond Park, Queens, 9:00am - 12:00pm

June 10, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR BUS DRIVERS

Bill Addresses Recent Incidents of Dangerous Bus Drivers with a History of Criminal Driving Convictions

 

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would help ensure bus safety and crack down on so-called “terror” bus drivers. The bill requires bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation aims to improve safety for bus passengers following a string of bus crashes caused by dangerous bus drivers with a history of criminal driving convictions.

June 8, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

Includes Protections Against Cyber-Bullying and Helps Empower Schools To Intervene

The New York State Senate today passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921), cosponsored by Senator Lanza, would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

June 2, 2011
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