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IN THE NEWS: State lawmakers applaud productive Albany session

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Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 7:59 AM     Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8:00 AM by Judy Randall

June 25, 2012
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NYPD Youth Summit on Staten Island

The NYPD has scheduledYouth Summits across the city to educate the community regarding youth crews/trends in their respective neighborhoods. Community leaders, representatives of community based organizations that deal with youth, teachers, administrators, clergy, and concerned citizens are all invited to attend.

June 29, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.“Students today live in a cyber-world – it’s how most choose to communicate.  It’s also how many are cyberbullied -- whether through messaging, emails or social networking sites, it’s difficult for victims to escape the 24/7 exposure to threats, bullying or discrimination,” said Senator Lanza.

June 20, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRIMINALIZE GANG ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND SCHOOLS

The Senate today gave passage to Senate Bill S.2940, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which criminalizes gang activities in and around schools. The bill establishes a class D felony for criminal street gang recruitment on school grounds and authorizes municipalities to place “Gang Free School Zone” signs around schools throughout New York State

 

June 19, 2012
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June 19, 2012
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June 18, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES “CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT”

               The New York State Senate has passed the “Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Act” (S5226A), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Steve Saland of the Senate Codes Committee.  The bill c

June 14, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA EXPLAINS HIS LANDMARK PRESCRIPTION DRUG REFORM PACKAGE WHICH CREATES AN ONLINE, REAL TIME DATABASE TO TRACK PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS

Lanza's Legislation, S.7637, Will Make New York State A National Leader In Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse.

June 14, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN CUSICK ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LANDMARK PRESCRIPTION DRUG REFORM PACKAGE

Online, Real Time Database To Track Prescription Narcotics Will Make New York State A National Leader In Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse

June 12, 2012
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City Parks Foundation Announces Free Summer Sports Program Schedule

Yesterday, the City Parks Foundation announced its Free Summer Sports Program schedule. Starting on July 2nd, the program will offer free instruction in tennis, golf, and track and field to youths ages 5 to 16. There will be events held at Willowbrook Park, Silver Lake Park, Walker Park, Wolfe’s Pond Park, Corporal Thompson Park and Egbert Field. Follow the link below for the schedule and more information:Schedule

June 8, 2012
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New York State Job Fair

See attached flyer for details.

June 7, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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IN THE NEWS - STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE: Staten Island's Cusick and Lanza hail prescription drug registry legislation

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With prescription drug abuse carving an ever-widening and deadly swath through communities across the country, including Staten Island, top state lawmakers today announced agreement on groundbreaking legislation, pushed by two borough lawmakers, aimed at eradicating the scourge.

The legislation, spearheaded by Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island) and state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), creates a Prescription Monitoring Program registry, to be known as the PNP, that doctors would have to consult before issuing a prescription for controlled substances such as oxycodone.

Pharmacists would also have to report it to the registry each time they dispense such drugs.

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA, ASSEMBLYMAN CUSICK, GOVERNOR CUOMO, ATTORNEY GENERAL SCHNEIDERMAN, AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MAKE NEW YORK STATE A NATIONAL LEADER IN FIGHTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to announce a landmark agreement on a comprehensive prescription drug reform package that will make New York State a national leader in curbing prescription drug abuse.The new law will include a series of provisions to overhaul the way prescription drugs are distributed and tracked in New York State, including enacting a “real time” prescription monitoring registry to provide timely and enhanced information to practitioners and pharmacists; requiring all prescriptions to be electronically transmitted; improving safeguards for

June 5, 2012
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LANZA AND CUSICK ANNOUNCE YELLOW SCHOOL BUS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

ALBANY- Senator Lanza and Assemblyman Cusick announced today that their legislation, S.6027/ A.8683 which will bring back yellow school bus service to 7th and 8th grade Staten Island students has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo, Chapter 42 of the laws of 2012.

June 1, 2012
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Senate Passes "New Jobs-NY" Job Creation Plan

The New York State Senate has voted on the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan.  The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.  The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Lanza and Savino.

May 31, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime

May 25, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA NOMINATES STATEN ISLAND VETERAN GEORGE E. PARSONS TO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Andrew Lanza today honored Staten Island veteran George Parsons upon the occasion of his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HONORS WINNERS OF ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY ESSAY CONTEST

Senator Andrew Lanza honored winners of his annual Memorial Day Essay Contest at Intermediate School 24 on Saturday, May 19.

May 21, 2012
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SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN

Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through: Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

 

May 18, 2012
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