Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407),co-sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (Staten Island), that would make theviewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current statelaw to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowinglyaccesses child pornography with the intent to view.
The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlierthis month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not acrime. This legislation closes that loophole.
Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community
Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Diane Savino will honor two Staten Island women whose outstanding work on behalf of the community made them deserving of special recognition by the state Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."
The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would make it a crime for school employees to engage in sexual activity with students, including those who are older than New York’s legal age of consent. The bill (
Please be advised that MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) will be rehabilitating the Armstrong Avenue Bridge during the weekend of May 11-13, 2012.
The rehabilitation of the Armstrong Avenue Bridge includes the repair and painting of steel members, abutment walls, waterproofing of the bridge deck including removal and replacement of tracks. MTA NYCT/SIR is undertaking the rehabilitation of the bridge as part of a $21M project to rehabilitate eight bridges along SIR.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State.Until the cause and cure for breast cancer is found, the best tool in the fight against breast cancer is education and early detection. A mammogram can detect breast cancer almost 24 months before it can be manually detected.
The Senate gave passage yesterday to Senate Bill S.3871, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which would prohibit New York State, or its local governments, from funding any civilian trials of enemy combatants for acts of terrorism in federal courts located in New York.
Published: Monday, April 30, 2012, 5:44 AM by Judy Randall
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Three Staten Island companies will be the beneficiaries of reduced power costs under a new Cuomo administration program aimed at lowering the price of doing business and retaining jobs in the Empire State.
Pratt Industries, the New York Container Terminal and Staten Island University Hospital were tapped after input from local lawmakers and an application process established to apportion state financial incentives and resources to spur economic development under the ReCharge New York program.
Statewide, 517 businesses and not-for-profits were awarded lower-cost power allocations.
The New York State Senate recently passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.
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 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
Senator Lanza urges all New Yorkers to take extra caution in the coming weeks, as dry weather conditions have increased the likelihood of wildfires across the State. As a result of lower amounts of snow this winter and the lack of substantial rain this spring, the wildfire danger across New York is much higher than usual. Current weather forecasts predict higher-than-average temperatures and substantial winds, elevating the risk to a very high danger.
In last year’s state budget Senator Andrew Lanza helped to secure funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which will which will be available to Staten Islanders on Monday, April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at his office located at 3845 Richmond Avenue.
Beginning April 13-16, for two consecutive weekends, Staten Island Railway (SIR) plans to shut down service at the St. George Terminal so that vital drainage work can be completed in the St. George Tunnel. Alternate free shuttle bus service will be provided to accommodate Staten Island Railway customers.