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Laws To Take Effect January 1, 2009

Net Metering Law-(Chapter 483, L. 2008, Sen. Maziarz) will allow an expanded number of customers to take part in net metering for renewable electric generating systems. Net metering allows a utility customer with an on-site electric generating system to send excess power that they generate back to the utility grid, receiving a credit on future electric bills. If after one year there is a positive balance, the corporation will pay residential and agricultural customer-generators the balance.

January 9, 2009
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Senator Lanza Being Sworn In

Senator Lanza being sworn in to office.

January 7, 2009
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Uft Offers Scholarships For College-bound Students – Deadline 1/31/09

Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fundof the United Federation of Teachers

The UFT is the union that represents the city’s public school teachers, paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and other educators. We believe that education is the door to a productive life and that our students have what it takes to overcome personal and financial strains in the pursuit of learning.

January 2, 2009
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Lanza To Residents: Be Cautious When Driving On Amboy Road In Richmond Valley

Water and icing condition seems to be a "decades old problem" says Lanza; calls on the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection to resolve the issue immediately, before tragedy strikes

December 18, 2008
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Protect Yourself From Id Theft

It’s not just pick-pockets who steal your credit cards and money anymore. Advances in computer technology have made it possible for ID thieves to ruin your credit and tarnish your good name. Below are tips to protect you and your family this holiday season. DOs DO guard your computer password and use only secure lines to transmit financial information via the Internet. Look for an unbroken key or lock in the corner of your computer screen to signify a secure connection.

December 18, 2008
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Politician planning to relaunch Staten Island secession fight

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/12/politician_planning_to_relaunc.html

Sen. Andrew Lanza on secession: "It's something I really believe in."

Get ready for "Staten Island Secession: The Sequel."

State Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) next month will introduce legislation to separate the Island from the other four boroughs and make it into the second-largest city in New York State.

December 16, 2008
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Senate Passes Job Creation Plan

        The New York State Senate today passed economic development legislation (S.8798), that will create new jobs, revitalize communities and encourage young people to stay in New York State.

December 15, 2008
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Lanza: Now Is Not The Time To Raise Taxes

There is no question that we are facing very serious fiscal challenges here in New York State, but one thing is very clear – we need to cut spending and not raise taxes.

November 19, 2008
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Lanza Continues His Fight To Bring Gas Relief To New Yorkers

Senator Andrew Lanza (R – Staten Island) today continued his fight to bring gas relief to New Yorkers by introducing legislation that would reduce taxes on gasoline sales. Senate Bill S.8758 reduces the Petroleum Business Tax and State Sales Tax on qualified motor fuel and diesel motor fuel by half.

September 10, 2008
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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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