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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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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities  Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair  5:00 PM, Tuesday, March 31, 2015  Room 332 CAP

March 31, 5:00 PM - 5:06 PM
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Senator Lanza Announces Availability of $10,000 in College Scholarships fom the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships for future or existing college students.

March 24, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA AUTHORS AND PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO TAXPAYERS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

Senators Andrew Lanza, Marty Golden, Simcha Felder, Tony Avella and Diane Savino today passed property tax relief legislation, Senate Bill S.3709,  sponsored by Senator Lanza that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less).

March 20, 2015
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LANZA & PAULIN ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF HISTORIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING BILL IN BOTH HOUSES OF LEGISLATURE

Bill Will Help to Prevent Human Trafficking and Give Greater Protection to Trafficked Victims

March 17, 2015
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World Autism Awareness Day - Autism Speaks celebrates its international Light It Up Blue Campaign

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), celebrated each year on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. Autism is one of only three health issues to be recognized with its own day by the United Nations. WAAD activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism around the world.

April 2, 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL CUSICK SECURE INCLUSION OF VZN TOLL DISCOUNT PROGRAM IN LEGISLATIVE BUDGET RESOLUTIONS

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today announced that both the Senate and Assembly budget resolutions include $5 million allocations for a total of $10 million for continued toll relief for Staten Island residents using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

March 11, 2015
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS APPLAUD DOT ON SUSPENDING VIOLATIONS AT GARRETSON AVE. BUS LANE CAMERA

State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are commending the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) after the agency ceased issuing violations at a problematic bus lane camera at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Garretson Avenue.

The camera had been issuing violations for driving through the intersection in the southbound lane of Hylan Boulevard without making a right-hand turn onto Garretson Avenue, despite the fact that Garretson Avenue is a one-way street headed toward Hylan Boulevard.

March 11, 2015
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March 14, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

Bills Would Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes and Prevent Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity

The New York State Senate today passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill (S1150), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine. 

March 10, 2015
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Senator Lanza Hosting Citizen Preparedness Training Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Borough President James S. Oddo, Senator Andrew Lanza, Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis & Council Member Steven Matteo

invite you to participate in the New York State

CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS TRAINING PROGRAM

March 22, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 80 NEW FREE TAX ASSISTANCE SITES

Expanded Program Offers More Than 900 Free Sessions Statewide, Targets Assistance to Low-Income New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza recently announced the launch of a greatly-expanded network of free tax filing assistance sites across New York. The State is offering 942 free sessions to New Yorkers – a 400 percent increase over last year – at 80 locations statewide. Each site is staffed by State Department of Taxation and Finance tax experts who are available to assist low-income New Yorkers with electronically filing their 2014 taxes.

March 3, 2015
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS CONTINUE FIGHT TO EXPAND TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Today, State Sen. Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I – Staten Island/Brooklyn) held a press conference in the New York State Capitol highlighting the need to expand New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to help middle-class families with the growing expense of higher education.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILLS TO CLOSE DANGEROUS LOOPHOLES IN SEX OFFENDER LAWS

Legislation Will Eliminate Gaps in Laws Created by a Recent State Court Ruling and Help Create Safer Communities

February 26, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cities Senator Andrew Lanza, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Room 708 LOB

March 3, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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