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SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS - Bills intended to make riding bus safer for students, enhance communication, and make “school bus” signs more economical

            Senator Andrew Lanza today voted in favor a series school bus bills that passed the Senate that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA FACES OFF WITH MA SENATOR ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Just in time for Sunday’s big game, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island, NY) and Massachusetts State Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) have entered into a friendly wager over this weekend’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

February 3, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA VOTES IN FAVOR OF DNA DATABANK EXPANSION BILL - Largest Expansion of State’s DNA Databank Since its Creation in 1994


The New York State Senate today passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.

January 31, 2012
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TRAFFIC ALERT: New Traffic Pattern Before VN Bklyn-bound toll plaza begins Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 28th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. three out of four lanes of traffic on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA VOTES TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The New York State Senate passed legislation this week that creates new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Abbagail’s Law (S.164C).   The bill, cosponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, is named after eight-year-old Abbagail Buzard, who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

January 24, 2012
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF MICHELLE AND JORDAN’S LAW


The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for unlawful high-speed car racing which has caused numerous accidents across the state, including the deaths of a 17-year-old Staten Island girl and a 5-year-old Queens boy. Michelle and Jordan’s Law (S.2938A) is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and stems from tragic crashes involving suspected drag racing at excessive speeds.

January 19, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Schneiderman Prescription Drug Database Bill Gets Bipartisan Support - NY DAILY NEWS

Schneiderman Prescription Drug Database Bill Gets Bipartisan SupportBY Ken Lovett - NY PostJanuary 11, 2012 11:53 AM

January 12, 2012
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2012 State of the State

With his delivery of the 2012 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo has just officially kicked off the start of a new Legislative Session.

As your Senator, I am committed to making this new session as positive and productive as possible.

January 4, 2012
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Public Hearing: New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) 2012 Annual Public Meeting on Staten Island

The Board of Directors of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation invite you to attend its Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Public Meetings in accordance with §7384(10) of the HHC Enabling Act.

Following a report on the activities of the Corporation, the public is invited to make oral and/or written presentations. Allotted speaking time is FIVE (5) minutes. Speakers are asked to register in advance by writing or calling:

Ms. Patricia LockhartSecretary to the CorporationNew York City Health and Hospitals Corporation125 Worth Street, Room 519New York, NY 10013Telephone: 212-788-3360Limited Interpreter and American sign language services may be available upon request in advance of registration deadline dates ONLY.

January 18, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR BILL SIGNING OF LAW THAT REPEALS THE MTA PAYROLL TAX FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS AND REDUCES MIDDLE CLASS INCOME TAX RATES TO LOWEST LEVEL IN 58 YEARS

             Senator Andrew Lanza traveled to West Hempstead, Nassau County yesterday for the signing of a new law, which he helped to author, that will eliminate the

December 13, 2011
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Brief Detour this Saturday, Dec. 10th into Sunday, Dec.11th from 11 PM to 7 AM for Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound Drivers Exiting Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Brief Detour for Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound Drivers Exiting Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from 11 PM to 7 AM, Sat., Dec. 10th into Sun., Dec.11th. Motorists driving into Manhattan or Brooklyn using the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be diverted to the 92nd Street exit ramp while a portion of the Gowanus Expressway just off the bridge is closed for the removal of an electronic sign beginning Sat., Dec. 10th at 11 p.m. through Sun., Dec. 11th at 7 a.m. All traffic exiting the bridge will be diverted to the 92nd Street exit. Drivers will stay on the service road a short distance and will re-enter the Expressway at 86th Street

December 8, 2011
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MENORAH STOLEN FROM PLEASANT PLAINS PLAZA - Senator Andrew Lanza Replaces Menorah & Offers $500 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Perpetrator(s)

Staten Island, NY, December 7, 2011:  The Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley Civic Association, hosted the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.

December 7, 2011
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November 23, 2011
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Lower Your Home Energy Bills without Sacrificing Comfort this Winter


Take the chill out of your bills with home heating tips from NYSERDA 

November 23, 2011
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November 22, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES 2011-2012 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HEAP)

Authorized HEAP Representatives Will be Available at Lanza’s Office 4 Days a Week to Assist Staten Islanders

Staten Island residents may qualify to receive assistance with their heat and energy bills this winter, Senator Lanza announced today.

November 17, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK’S SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Bill Would Create E Felony Charge for Failing to Report Sexual Abuse of a Child Abuse to Law Enforcement

November 16, 2011
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IN THE NEWS: Toll of just two bucks and change urged for Staten Island's Port Authority spans

Published by the Staten Island Advance: Monday, November 14, 2011, 8:31 AMby Tom Wrobleski    

http://blog.silive.com/latest_news/print.html?entry=/2011/11/toll_of_just_two_bucks_and_cha.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Borough lawmakers are looking to open a new front in the battle against the ramped-up tolls on the Port Authority's three bridges here, a bid that is being thrown down like a gauntlet to the Legislature and to Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie.

November 15, 2011
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FREE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER ORIENTATION

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF STATEN ISLAND OFFERS FREE HOME BUYER ORIENTATION

NHS of Staten Island will prepare you for homeownership and empower you to make smart decisions throughout the entire process. NHS's certified counselors will coach you through home purchase and provide you with:

Personalized Comprehensive Credit and Budget Analysis

December 5, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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