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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Only four months after the Korean War broke out in 1950, George E. Parsons nobly volunteered for the U.S. Army and enlisted in the 955th Field Artillery Battalion, National Guard, Brooklyn, New York.
After completing basic training at Fort Drum Army Base and advanced training at Fort Lewis, George’s battalion sailed aboard the USS Anderson Troop Transport and landed in Pusan, South Korea in January 1951. His outfit was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division, 5th Regimental Combat team and transported to Inchon, South Korea. Upon landing in Inchon, George fought valiantly in four major battles that year: the First U.N. Counter Offensive; the Chinese-Communist Spring Offensive; the U.N. Summer-Fall Offensive; and the Second Korean Winter Offensive.
Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407),co-sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (Staten Island), that would make theviewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current statelaw to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowinglyaccesses child pornography with the intent to view.
The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlierthis month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not acrime. This legislation closes that loophole.
Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community
Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Diane Savino will honor two Staten Island women whose outstanding work on behalf of the community made them deserving of special recognition by the state Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."