Staten Island twins Joseph and Ryan Perrotta were born to SI PI Inspector Joseph Perrotta and his wife Kristie on July 3, 2013. At birth Joseph weighed 4 lbs. 5oz; Ryan 1 lb. 10 oz. After 5 days Joseph was able to go home but Ryan remained in the NICU, facing several challenges. He not only has a partially collapsed lung, but also fluid on the lung.
Senator Lanza today announced that new and increased fines for distracted driving violations, which includes texting-while-driving or using an electronic handheld device while driving, are effective today. These new fines were passed as part of the 2013-14 State Budget and are part of continuing efforts to prevent distracted driving and make the state’s roads and highways safer for New Yorkers.As of today, for distracted driving violations that occur on or after July 26, 2013, there are new minimum fines and higher maximum fines:
Senator Lanza today announced a new law that will make the killing of a police animal a felony. Specially-trained police animals, particularly dogs and horses, are often put in harm's way when they are relied upon by law enforcement to keep New Yorkers safe. The new law will hold responsible individuals who kill these animals.
Senator Andrew Lanza today applauded Governor Cuomo for signing into law legislation that will help improve New York State’s ability to coordinate preparation and response for disaster emergencies. The new legislation will update current emergency laws, allow the State to accept certain gifts and donations to assist with emergencies, and help implement the NY-Text emergency alert system.
Near Record Demand for Electricity as Much of the State Swelters in 4th Consecutive Day of 90 Degree-Plus Temperatures
Senator Andrew Lanza today urged New Yorkers to reduce their energy usage during the current heat wave affecting most of the State to help prevent power outages. The heat wave, the longest and worst of the summer, has resulted in near record demand for electricity.
The New Dorp Beach Civic AssociationYouth Activities Committee will be hosting Halloween in July for those many children in New Dorp Beach who were not able to trick or treat this year because of Hurricane Sandy. Please help give them back that opportunity. Face painting and 'Halloween' bags will be provided. The children will trick or treat together in the neighborhood at participating homes. Below is a link of a pumpkin image. If you will be participating, you must print out the pumpkin and place it on your door the day of the event.We need the community to participate in order to make this successful for the kids. If you are going to be involved, please let Kelly know by July 18, 2013.
On hot summer days, be on the lookout for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash. The following information can be used to protect you, your family and your neighbors.
STAYING SAFE DURING HOT SUMMER DAYSBe on the lookout for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash. Anyone is susceptible to heat-stress, but those who are at greatest risk include:
With the Fourth of July just a few days away, I wanted to extend my greetings for a safe and happy holiday to you and your family.
On July 4th, we celebrate the birth of our Nation. Since 1776, when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, people from around the world have left their homelands to come to America for freedom and opportunity. As we gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics, baseball games, music and fireworks, let’s take a minute to remember our history, heritage and to appreciate those who have fought for life, liberty and freedom.
Bills Offer Relief to Businesses, Homeowners, Local Governments, and Schools;Increase Disaster Preparedness; and Remove Obstacles to Recovery
The New York State Senate passed a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness. The 22 bills will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.
The New York State Senate gave final passage to legislation (S4777D), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Martin Golden, that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.
The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million, or as much as is needed, to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures falls short of projections.
The New York State Senate today passed a bill that would allow consumers more protections when purchasing a pet. The bill (S.3723B), cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, would provide consumers with more information about the origins of their pet, and more protections should their pet become ill, under what is known as the “pet lemon law.”
The International Union of Elevator Constructors JATC Local #1 will conduct a recruitment through June 14, 2013 for 50 Elevator-Escalator Constructor and Modernizer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza to increase the safety of roads and drivers by strengthening penalties for teens and other new drivers who text or talk on a cell phone while driving. The bill (S5656), which was submitted as a Governor’s program bill, requires the suspension of licenses for newly licensed drivers if they commit distracted driving offenses.