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NEW LAW AUTHORED BY SENATOR LANZA WILL PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO HOMEOWNERS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill authored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), that will help homeowners in New York City recover from Hurricane Sandy. The bill (Chap. 250 of the laws of 2013) provides real property tax relief to New York City residents whose homes were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. 

August 9, 2013
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Legislation Authored by Assemblyman Cusick and Senator Lanza Aids the Disabled Community

Disabled Advocates State-Wide in Support of the Legislation

August 7, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA COMMEMORATES OUR VETS ON PURPLE HEART DAY

August 7th is designated as Purple Heart Day in New York State, marking today as the 231st anniv

August 7, 2013
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August 6, 2013
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STATEN ISLAND NEWBORN IN NEED OF O-BLOOD & PLATELETS

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.

August 1, 2013
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JAY-J'S LAW WILL TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR CHILD ABUSERS

Senator Lanza today announced legislation enacting Jay-J’s Law, which allows for tougher penalties against offenders who have been convicted of repeatedly abusing a child.

July 29, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES INCREASED FINES FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING VIOLATIONS EFFECTIVE TODAY

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:

July 26, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES "APE'S LAW" TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR KILLING A POLICE ANIMAL

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.

July 25, 2013
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Senator Lanza Announces Bill to Improve New York State's Preparation and Response for Disaster Emergencies

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.

 

July 23, 2013
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SENATOR LANZA URGES NEW YORKERS TO CONSERVE ENERGY USE DURING HEAT WAVE

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.

July 19, 2013
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HEAT ADVISORY ISSUED AS HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY EXPECTED ACROSS THE STATE THIS WEEK

High heat and humidity expected across the State this week

As temperatures are forecasted to climb into the 90s over the next week, Senator Andrew Lanza today offered Staten Islanders the following advice to safely battle the excessive heat.

July 15, 2013
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Halloween in July for New Dorp Beach Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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.

July 11, 2013
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SUMMER SAFETY INFORMATION - Staying Safe During Hot Summer Days

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: 

July 8, 2013
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Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

Dear Neighbors:

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. 

July 2, 2013
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SENATE PASSES COMPREHENSIVE HURRICANE SANDY LEGISLATION

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.

June 28, 2013
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SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO BILL TO PROTECT OPWDD FROM FUNDING CUTS

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.

June 27, 2013
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IN THE NEWS - Staten Island Advance: Lanza, Cusick: Staten Island is 'close' to a Verrazano-Narrows Bridge discount deal

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The legislative session ended in Albany over the weekend without a deal for a toll break on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

But Staten Island negotiators haven't given up hope -- yet.

June 25, 2013
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