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SENATE PASSES ANIMAL PROTECTION BILLS

Measures to Protect Pets, Endangered Species Mark Animal Advocacy Day

The New York State Senate today marked the 4th annual Animal Advocacy Day at the Capitol by passing bills to protect animals from harm and cruelty.  Animal Advocacy Day brings together lawmakers, law enforcement and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from violence. 

June 4, 2014
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SENATE RESOLUTION, ACCOMPANIED BY HISTORICAL EXHIBITS & PASSAGE OF VETERANS LEGISLATION, COMMEMORATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY INVASION

The New York State Senate today honored World War II veterans today by adopting  a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

June 2, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES DISCOUNT AT STATE CAMPGROUNDS

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced details of the Early Summer Camping Special for 112 state campgrounds across New York. The discount helps kick off the summer season for families looking for affordable getaways.The special offer includes $5 per night off regular rates through June 26 for campers making reservations using the promo code EARLYCAMP14. The deal covers New York State Parks- and Department of Environmental Conservation-operated campgrounds in nearly every region (excluding Hither Hills State Park, mooring buoys, walk-ins and previous reservations).

June 2, 2014
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JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION - LEGISLATIVE REPORT

After conducting 18 public forums across the state, listening to 53 hours of testimony and speaking with more than 2,000 residents about the tragedy of the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic, the Senate’s bipartisan Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction has just issued a special report, entitled: Solutions to New York's Heroin Epidemic. The report makes legislative recommendations to help address the drug abuse, addiction and drug related crimes in New York that have been claiming lives and destroying families in communities throughout the state.

File: 
Joint_Senate_Heroin_Addiction_Task_Force_Final_Report_5-27-14.pdf

May 28, 2014
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'Scared Straight' Forum on Drug Awareness

This Thursday, a drug awareness forum entitled, “Scared Straight” will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea School, located at 5411 Amboy Rd., from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The  program is open to the public, but is geared primaarily to youth and young adults ages 12 and up.

Parents and caregivers are also invited.

May 29, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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May 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATE’S JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION RELEASES REPORT AND LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction today released a report summarizing the findings of statewide forums held to examine the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug related crimes in New York. The report includes a comprehensive package of bills recommended for action this legislative session that target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers. 

May 28, 2014
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May 27, 2014
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Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day may be a time where we enjoy quality time with friends and family, but we must never forget that those privileges have been fought for and defended by countless heroes, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

May 23, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AND ASSEMBLYMAN DAN QUART INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

Medication Synchronization Promotes Efficiency andHelps Patients with Chronic Conditions 

May 22, 2014
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May 21, 2014
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SENATORS DIANE SAVINO AND ANDREW LANZA HONOR TWO STATEN ISLAND VETERANS WITH NEW YORK SENATE VETERANS' HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Albany, NY- Staten Island Senators Diane J. Savino (DIW-North Shore) Andrew Lanza (RC Mid-Island and South Shore) honored two veterans today with their induction to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrew Lanza posthumously nominated Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis to the NY Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. At the early age of 24, Ollis bravely gave his life saving another soldier. The award was received by his parents, Linda and Bob.Senator Diane J. Savino nominated long time Veteran advocate and Vietnam nurse Mary LaManna to the NY Senate Veteran Hall of Fame.  Mary was joined by the love of her life, Dennis McLoone, also a Vietnam veteran and family.

May 20, 2014
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MOBILE COMMAND CENTER DEPLOYED TO STATEN ISLAND TO DELIVER FORECLOSURE PREVENTION HELP TO HOMEOWNERS

DFS Assistance Available for Homeowners at New York Public Library Branches in Todt Hill on Thursday, May 15 and Great Kills on Friday, May 16

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he is deploying the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Mobile Command Center (MCC) to two locations on Staten Island to provide foreclosure prevention assistance to homeowners. DFS representatives will be available to meet homeowners in the MCC at these two locations:

May 14, 2014
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ASSEMBLYWOMAN AMY PAULIN AND SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOST PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROMOTE THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION AND JUSTICE ACT

ALBANY – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) and Senator Andrew J. Lanza (R-24) today hosted a press conference to promote the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA), the legislation they have championed that toughens penalties in New York against those who buy and sell young women, men and children to fuel the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

The press conference served to urge the passage of the TVPJA as well as to highlight May 13 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day in New York State.

May 13, 2014
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA & ASSEMBLYMAN MATTHEW TITONE INTRODUCE BILL TO PREVENT TOLLS ON SI EXPRESSWAY

Alerted to the possibility of future tolls being imposed on the Staten Island Expressway by an article in the Staten Island Advance, (Wrobleski, Tom. "Obama transportation proposal could pave way for Staten Island Expressway tolls." Staten Island Advance 7 May 2014: www.Silive.com.) Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone have introduced legislation which would prohibit the imposition of tolls on any roads or highways in the City of New York.

May 9, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO & SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON $1.5 BILLION PROJECT TO REPLACE THE GOETHALS BRIDGE

Construction crews begin work on project that will create 2,250 jobs and $872 million in economic activity for the region

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Andrew J. Lanza today announced the official commencement of construction on a $1.5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) to replace the Goethals Bridge with a new state-of-the-art cable-stayed bridge. The replacement bridge will connect Staten Island with Elizabeth, New Jersey and serve as a key thoroughfare for the transport of billions of dollars of goods and millions of travelers throughout the region.

May 7, 2014
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I LOVE MY PARK DAY- CLAY PIT PONDS

Join team Lanza and Parks & Trails NY on Saturday May 3rd please come and join the Friends of Clay Pit Ponds in celebrating the third annual "I Love My Park Day".   

May 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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I LOVE MY PARK DAY- CLAY PIT PONDS

Join team Lanza and Parks & Trails NY on Saturday May 3rd please come and join the Friends of Clay Pit Ponds in celebrating the third annual "I Love My Park Day".   

May 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA REMINDS JOBSEEKERS ABOUT 88,000 AVAILABLE POSITIONS LISTED ON JOBS EXPRESS

Website Lists Thousands of Available Jobs in Each Region of the State

April 21, 2014
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