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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR CRIMES AGAINST FIREFIGHTERS AND RETIRED POLICE

The New York State Senate passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge.

Bill S2977, cosponsored by Senator Lanza, would make it a crime to intentionally obstruct a firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured person. Current law affords firefighters special protections while engaged in a variety of functions during the performance of their official duties. However, the law does not adequately protect firefighters performing emergency medical care. 

May 27, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE A REGISTRY OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS

“Brittany’s Law” Provides Public with Access to Information About Potentially Dangerous Felons

The New York State Senate today approved The Domestic Violence Protection Act –Brittany’s Law, a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. The bill (S513), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.

May 20, 2015
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Patsy J. Scarpato

A native Staten Islander, Patsy (Pat) J. Scarpato attended PS 23 and PS 44 in Mariners Harbor. He graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1948, got a job and went to Brooklyn College at night. While attending college he received his draft notice to report for induction on June 25, 1951. 

May 19, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities  Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair  Off The Floor, Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Room 332 CAP

May 19, 5:20 PM - 5:27 PM
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JoAnne Luthmann Nolemi

JoAnne Luthmann Nolemi is a native Staten Islander, a high school chorus teacher and amateur military historian. A gifted musician, she is a highly-acclaimed church organist and solo vocalist. Ms. Nolemi has been educated at City University of New York (CUNY) Lehman (MAT), the CUNY Baccalaureate Program (BS), Juilliard, Westminster Choir College and the University of Vienna. She values most her diploma from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, where she has had the privilege of teaching music for the past 19 years.

May 13, 2015
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SENATE PASSES LANZA'S BILL TO STRENGTHEN LAWS FOR RECKLESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE DRIVING

The New York State Senate today passed four measures that would keep our roads safe by holding drivers accountable for reckless and irresponsible actions. The legislation would increase or create new penalties for repeat DWI offenders, those who drive at high speeds, and individuals who cause a death while driving without a valid license.

May 12, 2015
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7th Annual Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes Armed Forces Day

Saturday, May 16, 2015 

WATCH THE MOTORCADE ESCORT OUR WOUNDED HEROES TO STATEN ISLAND

 Richmond Ave from Platinum Ave to Travis Ave

Estimate Time of Arrival is 1 pm

May 16, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities  Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair  12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015  Room 708 LOB

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An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the method of payment on delinquent real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges that are made a lien

May 12, 12:30 PM - 12:56 PM
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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 ANDREW LANZA HOSTS ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FAIR

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTS

ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FAIR

Friday, May 1, 2015 • 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Jewish Community Center - 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314

OVER 60 VENDORS AND PARTICIPANTS!

May 1, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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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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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Room 708 LOB

April 22, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
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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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May 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 24

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 24th Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Emilyalexa Gotiangco5th GradeSt. Christopher School

April 10, 2015
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May 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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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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