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Senator Lanza Votes In Favor Of The Death Penalty For Cop Killers

With four police officers shot in New York in the last two weeks, including three in the last 24 hours,Senator Lanza voted in favor of a bill that would reinstate New York’s death penalty law.

"The recent shootings of State Police officers in Delaware County highlight the need to enact policies that deter criminals from killing the officers who serve to protect us," Senator Andrew Lanza said. "Our law enforcement officials put their lives on the line every day for all of us, and some make the ultimate sacrifice.

May 15, 2007
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Senatator Lanza Votes To Move Primary Election Date

The New York State Senatehas passedlegislation (S.5755) that would move New York State’s primary by one week from September 11, 2007 to September 18, 2007.

"It is critically important that we reserve September 11th as a day when the world looks back and remembers the many heroes who lost their lives." said SenatorLanza. "The New York State primaries are an important symbol of the democratic process which was attacked on that horrible day.

May 8, 2007
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Senator Lanza Joins With Police Associations And Lawmakers To Demand Assembly Action On Bill That Will Criminalize Gang Activities In And Around Schools

In an effort to remove New York’s distinction of being one of the few states that does not provide tools to law enforcement and courts to fight the activities and recruitment of gangs, Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Peter Rivera, were joined by teachers and members of the law enforcement community to call for passage of legislation sponsored to combat the spreading impact of gang violence.

May 8, 2007
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Senator Lanza's Plan Would Double Senior Citizen Property Tax Rebates

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced a plan to double the size of direct property tax rebate checks for senior citizen homeowners. The Senate is introducing a bill that would return about $200 million to senior citizens. Funds for the increased senior rebate checks would come from higher-than-projected State revenues realized at end of the 2006-07 state fiscal year.

May 3, 2007
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Senator Lanza Announces Passage Of Domestic Violence Package

In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today passed a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence.

Senate action on the legislation was announced at a Capitol news conference where members of the Senate Majority were joined by Mrs. New York State 2007 Lori Donaudy of Smithtown, Long Island. A former victim of domestic abuse, Lori’s platform as Mrs.

April 25, 2007
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Senate Calls On Governor, Assembly To Enact Death Penalty Bill

With four police officers shot in New York in the last two weeks, including three in the last 24 hours, Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.

April 25, 2007
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Senator Lanza Urges Crackdown On Video Game Violence

Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and members of the Senate Majority Conference today called for a crackdown on violent video games and announced the introduction of legislation to combat and reduce children’s exposure to violent and inappropriate materials within these games.

Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno today also announced the appointment of Senator Lanza as Chairman of the Senate Task Force on Youth Violence and the Entertainment Industry.

April 19, 2007
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Senator Lanza Announces Passes Of Jonathan's Law

The Senate today passed Jonathan’s Law, a bill cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, that would ensure parents and guardians have access to records pertaining to allegations and investigations of mistreatment of children in residential care facilities. The legislation was introduced after the tragic death in February of 13-year-old Jonathan Carey, an autistic teen who lived at the state-run O.D.

April 18, 2007
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Senator Lanza Announces Landmark Legislation

Senator Lanza joined with legislative leaders to announce the introduction of landmark legislation to protect students and their families from exploitation by conflicts of interest in the student-loan industry. The bill makes New York the first state to offer a solution to the student-loan scandal that has affected millions.

April 18, 2007
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Senator Andrew Lanza And Assemblyman Lou Tobacco Support Legislation Requiring Gps Devices To Be Issued With Orders Of Protection

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Louis R. Tobaccoannounced yesterday they'll sponsor a bill newly proposed by District Attorney Daniel Donovan to require global positioning system devices be issued along with every order of protection. If a defendant comes close enough to a victim to violate the judge's order, it'll set off a beeper, which will make a call to 911. Defendants required to wear the bracelet also would be forced to pay the $4-a-day cost to lease the equipment.

April 13, 2007
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Senator Lanza Introduces Legislation Making Internet Impersonation A Crime

Senator Andrew Lanza (R - Staten Island) has introduced legislation, (S.4053), that would make Internet impersonation a crime under New York State’s penal law.

Recently, with the frequent use of the Internet by persons of all ages, impersonation has become an increasingly large problem. Many cases have been identified where perpetrators gain access into another persons account and pose as them through the use of online communications. "Their intentions can range from harassment to identity theft.

April 5, 2007
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Senator Lanza Annouces Passage Of 'granny's Law'

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.3684) to impose tougher penalties for physical assaults on senior citizens. The legislation was announced earlier this month at a Capitol news conference following the vicious attacks on Rose Morat, a 101-year-old Queens woman who was mugged on her way to church, and 85-year-old Solange Elizee, who was mugged and beaten just a half hour later by the same attacker.

March 27, 2007
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Senator Andrew Lanza Says "No" To Higher Taxes

Dear Friend,

I wanted to let you know that I voted for the Senate budget bill which provides more tax relief than the budgets proposed by the Governor and the Assembly. It is the only budget that rejects more than $800 million in new and increased taxes and fees on business proposed by the Governor. It is the only budget plan that cuts taxes on businesses to create new jobs and strengthen our economy and help small businesses succeed and grow in New York.

I know that the tax burden on Staten Island families and businesses is too high.

March 22, 2007
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Senator Lanza Rejects Governor’s Health Care Cuts

 

 

Senator Lanza voted yesterday to reject massive health care cuts proposed by Governor Spitzer in his Executive Budget. These cuts, unanimously supported by the Senate Minority, would have taken more than $1.2 billion from hospitals and nursing homes across the State.

March 15, 2007
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Senator Andrew Lanza, Chairman Of The Senate Ethics Committee, Announces Final Passage Of Ethics Reform Legislation

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to landmark legislation that creates new ethics and lobbying reforms in state government. The legislation (S.2876), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, and Senate Ethics Committee Chairman Andrew Lanza, represents an agreement reached earlier this year between the Legislature and the Executive.

March 7, 2007
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Senator Andrew Lanza Named Member Of The Senate Mental Health Committee

Senator Andrew Lanza (R - Staten Island) was today named a member of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

"Being appointed a member of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities will allow me to work on legislation and funding issues to assist those most in need," Senator Andrew Lanza said. "I am committed to helping children develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.

March 6, 2007
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Senator Andrew Lanza Appointed To Senate Task Force On Port Security

Senator Andrew Lanza was today named a member of the Senate Task Force on Port Security. This important task force was created to investigate issues related to the security of New York’s ports and the maritime transportation system.

The task force was initially created in 2006 to review the controversial take over of several U.S. shipping ports by a foreign company based in the United Arab Emirates.

February 28, 2007
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Protecting Children From Internet Predators

You don’t need to watch Dateline NBC’s ‘To Catch a Predator’ to know that technology has created dangerous opportunities to strike at young people. We have an obligation to fight every day to ensure our children grow up in safe communities. We need to make sure that the laws designed to protect our children are keeping pace with technological advances, which is why I serve on the Senate Task Force on Critical Choices.

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February 27, 2007
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