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Lanza Secures $200,000 For The Boy Scouts Of America

STATE SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES

$200,000 IN FUNDING TO THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

August 15, 2008
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Senator Andrew Lanza Named A 2008 Eco-star

NEW YORK --- The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving New York’s environment, has named Senator Andrew Lanza (R-24 th District, Staten Island) a 2008 "Eco-Star" for his efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers can enjoy cleaner air, lower greenhouse gas emissions and a better quality of life.

July 30, 2008
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Lanza Announces New Law To Help Reduce Kid's Exposure To Video Game Violence

Governor Paterson today signed into law Senate bill S.6401-A, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) that would take steps to crack down on video game violence and combat and reduce children’s exposure to violent and inappropriate materials within these games.

July 22, 2008
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Lanza Partners With Richmond Engine Company #1 To Give Out Free Smoke Detectors

If you would like to request a free smoke detector, or if you are interested in volunteering please contact the Richmond Engine Company:

July 21, 2008
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Senator Lanza Announces New Law Banning Plastic Knuckles

Governor David A. Paterson, on June 7, 2008, signed into law a bill introduced by Senator Andrew Lanza (R – Staten Island) and Assemblyman Michael Spano (D – Yonkers) to prohibit the possession of plastic knuckles.

July 10, 2008
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Senate Passes Lanza's Legislation To Crack Down On Video Game Violence

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval to a bill (S.6401-A), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) that would take steps to crack down on video game violence and combat and reduce children’s exposure to violent and inappropriate materials within these games.

July 10, 2008
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Ballfield Renamed After Fallen Police Officer Russel Timoshenko

Staten Island – State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), Congressman Vito J. Fossella (R-I, Staten Island/Brooklyn) and Councilman James S. Oddo (R-Staten Island) announced today that upon their request, Commissioner Adrian Benepe of the New York City Parks Department will officially commemorate the life of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko by renaming the "Midland Beach Soccer Field" in his honor.

July 10, 2008
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Senate Passes Lanza's Bills To Keep New York’s Young Drivers Safe

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), as part of SAFE-TEEN New York, a comprehensive package of legislation designed to keep New York’s younger, less experienced drivers safe while on the road and prevent future tragic accidents.

June 17, 2008
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Senator Lanza And Assemblyman Titone Present Bill To Patricia Oines

State Senator Andrew J. Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone presented Patricia Oines with a bill signed by then Governor Spitzer, Friday, June 13, 2008 at 6:30pm.

On April 14, 2007, Patricia Oines discovered someone had broken into a mausoleum in Moravian Cemetery where her 25-year-old daughter, Jennifer Oines, was laid to rest.

June 17, 2008
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Senate Passes Lanza's Bill To Provide Tax Deduction For Teachers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) to provide a personal income tax deduction to school teachers who pay for school supplies out of their own pockets.

The bill (S.6792-A) provides a personal income tax deduction, up to $450, for K-12 teachers, instructors, counselors, principals, or aides in public and nonpublic schools for supplies paid for out-of-pocket.

June 12, 2008
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Senate Passes Lanza's Bill To Require Steroid Testing For High School Athletes

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), that would require random testing for anabolic steroids in high school athletes in public and private schools.

June 11, 2008
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Senator Lanza Announces New Law Commemorating March 29 As Vietnam Veterans’ Day

Senator Lanza is happy to report that:  A day to remember with gratitude, the sacrifice and service of our Vietnam Veterans, in now the law of the State.

 

May 27, 2008
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Lanza Introduces Bill Granting $100 Rebate Checks To Motor Vehicle Owners

        

                Senator Andrew Lanza (R – Staten Island) has introduced legislation, Senate bill S.8248,  which would provide a $100 rebate check to New York State residents who have a registered motor vehicle.

May 19, 2008
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Track The Status Of Your Income Tax Refund

If your state or federal income tax returns indicate that you are going to be receiving a tax refund this year, you can check the status of your refund over the internet using a service offered by New York State and the federal government. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) both allow individuals to track the status of their tax refunds online through their respective websites.

May 15, 2008
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20,000 Sign Senate Petition For Lanza'a Gas Tax Relief Plan

More than 20,000 New Yorkers have signed online petitions supporting legislation, passed last week by the State Senate, to eliminate New York State taxes on gasoline from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The online petitions were set up by members of the Senate Majority Conference.

May 14, 2008
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Ny's High Child Asthma Rates Demand Ban On School Bus Idling On School Grounds

To commemorate May 2008 as National Asthma Awareness Month, group students, parents, clean air advocates and lawmakers call on New York State Board of Regents to adopt their proposed rules to completely ban school bus idling due to their toxic and asthma causing exhausts

May 6, 2008
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Lanza Introduces Bill To Eliminate NYS Tax On Gas From Memorial Day To Labor Day

Senator Lanza Introduces Legislation to Eliminate theNew York StateTax on Gasoline fromMemorial Day to Labor Day

Lanza Also Joins With Senator Fuschillo in Calling Upon Governor Paterson to Consider Summer Gas Tax Cut

April 18, 2008
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Flat Stanley Visits Senator Lanza In Albany

The first grade class at Public School 3, from Staten Island, New York, have just finished reading the book Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown. In the story, Stanley is flattened, but not hurt, by a bulliten board while he is sleeping. His parents take advantage of his flattened condition and mail him, in an envelope, to California, to visit a friend.

April 14, 2008
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