The New York State Senate passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge.
Bill S2977, cosponsored by Senator Lanza, would make it a crime to intentionally obstruct a firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured person. Current law affords firefighters special protections while engaged in a variety of functions during the performance of their official duties. However, the law does not adequately protect firefighters performing emergency medical care.
“Brittany’s Law” Provides Public with Access to Information About Potentially Dangerous Felons
The New York State Senate today approved The Domestic Violence Protection Act –Brittany’s Law, a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. The bill (S513), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.
The New York State Senate today passed four measures that would keep our roads safe by holding drivers accountable for reckless and irresponsible actions. The legislation would increase or create new penalties for repeat DWI offenders, those who drive at high speeds, and individuals who cause a death while driving without a valid license.
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that more than 115,000 available jobs, a new record high, are now listed on the Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov). The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance.
Free Narcan Training Provided With Help From Community Health Action of Staten Island & Hillel College of Staten Island
Senator Andrew Lanza, Assemblyman Mike Cusick and Hillel CSI are hosting an opiate overdose prevention event at the College of Staten Island at 3:00 p.m. on April 16th to teach Staten Island residents how to respond in the event of an opiate overdose.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 24th Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Emilyalexa Gotiangco5th GradeSt. Christopher School
Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today announced that the final budget agreement includes $10.3 million for continued toll relief for Staten Island residents using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The resident discount rate will remain $5.50 per trip.
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that online registration is now open for the fourth annual I Love My Park Day, to be held on May 2 at state parks and historic sites across New York. Since its launch in 2012, the number of parks involved in I Love My Park Day has more than doubled, with the number of volunteers taking part tripling. Event details can be found at www.nysparks.com.
Senator Andrew Lanza today announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships for future or existing college students.
Senators Andrew Lanza, Marty Golden, Simcha Felder, Tony Avella and Diane Savino today passed property tax relief legislation, Senate Bill S.3709, sponsored by Senator Lanza that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less).
Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblyman Michael Cusick today announced that both the Senate and Assembly budget resolutions include $5 million allocations for a total of $10 million for continued toll relief for Staten Island residents using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
State Senator Andrew Lanza (R,C,I-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are commending the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) after the agency ceased issuing violations at a problematic bus lane camera at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Garretson Avenue.
The camera had been issuing violations for driving through the intersection in the southbound lane of Hylan Boulevard without making a right-hand turn onto Garretson Avenue, despite the fact that Garretson Avenue is a one-way street headed toward Hylan Boulevard.