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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANZA’S BILL TO STREAMLINE CONTRACT PROCESS AT MTA

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation authored by Senator Andrew Lanza, Senate Bill S.4128, which extends statutory provisions that allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) to procure goods and services in ways that save time and money and allow NYCT to consider New York State-content when procuring subway cars. 

July 1, 2015
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DSNY Announces Schedule for Operations on July 3 and July 4, in Observance of Independence Day Holiday

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that in observance of Independence Day, there will be changes to garbage, recycling and organics collection, and street cleaning.

Friday, July 3

DSNY WILL COLLECT garbage, organics and recycling on Friday, July 3. DSNY administrative offices will be closed on July 3 in observance of the holiday. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 3. 

Saturday, July 4

DSNY WILL NOT COLLECT garbage, organics or recycling on Saturday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 4. 

June 30, 2015
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Senator Lanza Announces Free Fishing Weekend in NY June 27-28

New Yorkers and Visitors Welcome to Explore State’s Vast Waterways and Fish without a License

Newly Designated Free Fishing Day Set for Veterans Day, November 11

June 26, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

 Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsSenator Andrew Lanza, ChairWednesday, June 24, 2015Room 332 CAP

This meeting will be called off the floor and held in Room 332 CAPThe Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations will take up the following nomination:VINCENT BRADLEY JR. as a Chairman and Commissioner of the State Liquor Authority (TO APPEAR)

June 24, 5:20 PM - 5:47 PM
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Senator Lanza Sponsors Free Lifesaving Narcan Training Seminar to Staten Island Residents - Tuesday, June 30th

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Mike Cusick are hosting an opiate overdose prevention event at I.S. 75 Frank D. Paulo Intermediate School  at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30th to teach Staten Island residents how to respond in the event of an opiate overdose.

Attendees will learn how to recognize an overdose, what to do and how to administer Narcan, a brand name for the medication naloxone, which reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. Upon completion of the course attendees will be certified to administer Narcan and will receive a free Narcan kit to bring home.

June 30, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT ON LEGISLATION TO CODIFY COMPREHENSIVE REFORMS TO OVERHAUL THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today announced that a three-way agreement has been reached on legislation to codify reforms to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 

June 19, 2015
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Keeping Our College Campuses Safe

Our colleges and universities are supposed to provide safe, secure environments that foster personal growth and academic excellence.  But cases of rape, sexual assault, dating violence and other crimes continue to occur each year on college campuses throughout the nation.    

My colleagues and I in the State Senate are taking a leadership role in the effort to combat these outrageous crimes, and to protect every student from harm.  

After working closely with victim’s rights advocates, law enforcement professionals, legal experts and higher education professionals,  we have developed a comprehensive approach designed to make every college and university campus throughout New York State as safe and secure as possible. 

June 16, 2015
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FREE PRODUCE AT LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE NYC SENIORS

Promoting Better Health and Boosting Local Farmers Are Goals of Expanded Program 

June 12, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO COMBAT HEROIN CRISIS AND ENHANCE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR OPIOID ABUSE

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills to help decrease heroin deaths and put more drug dealers behind bars for peddling dangerous opioids. The measures are being put forth by the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, co-chaired by Senators Robert Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda), George A. Amedore, Jr. (R-C-I, Rotterdam), and Terrence Murphy (R-C-I, Yorktown), as part of their continuing examination of the issues created by increased heroin abuse that is causing hundreds of deaths in communities across the state.

June 10, 2015
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Lanza & Malliotakis Introduce Resolution Calling For SSG Michael H. Ollis Ferry

State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I- Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) have authored and introduced a resolution calling on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to name their next vessel built for the Staten Island Ferry fleet to be named in honor of Staff Sergeant Michael H. Ollis.

June 10, 2015
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SENATE PASSES LANZA'S BILL TO KEEP OUR PETS SAFE DURING DISASTERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza to allow owners to take their companion animals on public transportation if a state of emergency is declared.

June 5, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Room 708 LOB

June 9, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO IMPROVE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ABOUT SEXUAL PREDATORS

Four Bills Would Help Law Enforcement and Communities Better Monitor Sex Offenders

June 2, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities  Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair   Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Room 124 CAP

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME AND LOCATION OF MEETING. MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION IN ROOM 124 CAP

June 2, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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