Senator Lanza along with members of the Senate Republican Conference and District Attorneys from across the State today pushed for major criminal justice legislation to fix a dangerous problem that will put the lives of the most vulnerable New Yorkers at risk.
The Senate Republicans have latched on to a provision in the latest Rockefeller Drug Law reform that lets judges seal offenders records from potential employers in hopes that it will help them win back the majority next fall.
Senator Andrew Lanza has introduced legislation, Senate Bill S.5095, which would require the New York State Thruway Authority and the Metropolitan Transit Authority to establish at least one high speed lane at all toll booths in New York State for E-Z Pass use.
Senate Democrats today defeated a common-sense bill that would elevate criminal penalties for convicted sex offenders that fail to register every year with the Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry. Under the Republican bill, the penalty for failure to register would be raise from a misdemeanor to a class D felony.
Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Lou Tobacco, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, and City Council Members Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo today held a press conference to call for real tax relief to help Staten Island’s overtaxed, overburdened middle-class families and small businesses, saying the state’s “Tax Freedom Day” needs to arrive much sooner.
One of the most pressing issues facing all New Yorkers is increasing property taxes. For many, it is the defining factor that contributes to their exodus from our City and State. Now more than ever we need to enact a common sense plan that takes an aggressive stance and puts an end to out of control property tax increases.