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Senator Breslin: Parents, Kids Remember to Get Immunized

August 11, 2010(Albany, NY)- In anticipation of National Immunization Awareness Month this August, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) urged parents to schedule appointments for themselves and their children to protect against dangerous viruses. National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance to emphasize the importance of immunizations across all stages of life, from infants to the elderly.  Since children are especially vulnerable to infection, most vaccines are given during the first five to six years of life.  Other immunizations are recommended during adolescent or adult years, and, for certain vaccines, booster immunizations are recommended throughout life.

August 12, 2010
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Senator Breslin Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

August 1, 2010(Albany, NY)-In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd  (between 7 and 10 PM) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.National Night Out (NNO), a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:·         Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;·         Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs·         Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;

August 2, 2010
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Senator Breslin: Does the State Owe You Money?

Thursday July 22, 2010(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced today that New Yorkers are owed hundreds of millions in unclaimed funds from the State, and can get any money they are owed simply by calling the state Comptroller’s office or going online.“The Comptroller has made it easy for New Yorkers to find out if the state owes them money,” said Senator Breslin. “This money does not belong to the state and I urge all New Yorkers to take a minute of their time to find out if they have money coming to them.” The Comptroller has more than 25 million outstanding accounts, which may be worth as little as a few dollars to several thousand.

July 22, 2010
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June 23, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair Tuesday, June 22, 2010 off the floor

June 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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NY Senate Adopts Groundbreaking Legislation To Protect Patients From Insurance Industry Abuses

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225

June 18, 2010
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Senator Breslin Stands Together with Domestic Violence Survivors

For Immediate Release: June18, 2010Contact: Kelly Conboy│kconboy@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce passage of an extensive 12-point legislative package that will significantly enhance the safety of domestic violence survivors. The package will also improve state services and strengthen penalties against those who inflict pain and suffering upon their partners.

June 18, 2010
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Senate Bill Provides Governor Authority To Fill Lieutenant Governor Vacancy

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2010Kate Powers │kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2415(Albany, NY)- The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S7682), sponsored by Senator Breslin (D-Delmar), which provides authority for a governor to fill the role of the lieutenant governor in the event of a vacancy. 

June 16, 2010
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Landmark Legislation Ensuring Children With Autism Receive The Medical Care They Deserve Passed The State Senate

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)-The Senate Democratic Majority passed groundbreaking legislation to protect children with autism, setting the bar for a new national standard for treatment and services. The legislation sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, requires health insurers to cover early intervention screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, saving families facing autism thousands of dollars a year.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Breslin Makes Newer Cancer Therapies Available to Patients

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2010Contact: Evan Schneider│eschneid@senate.state.ny.us│518-455-2225(Albany, NY)-The Senate Democratic Majority recently passed legislation (S7408A) sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, that will make more progressive treatments for New Yorkers suffering from cancer available.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Breslin Champions Measure To Protect New Yorkers From Out-of-Control Health Insurance Premium Rates

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2010Contact: Kate Powers│kpowers@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)-As healthcare costs skyrocket and wages remain stagnant, the Senate Democratic Majority continued its efforts on behalf of working families by passing Prior Approval legislation sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, to make health insurance more affordable for individuals, families, and small businesses.

June 8, 2010
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Senator Breslin Working to Improve Quality of Life for People in Need of Dialysis Treatment

For Immediate Release: Friday June 4th, 2010Contact: Evan Schneider│518-455-2225│eschneid@senate.state.ny.us(Albany, NY)-Legislation (S1803-c) sponsored by Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar), Chair of the Insurance Committee, that would allow people who receive dialysis treatments to receive their treatment outside of their insurance provider network in certain circumstances passed the Senate.

June 4, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, June 7, 2010 Room 124 CAP

June 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senate Passes Historic Bill to Protect Domestic Workers

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kelly Conboy│kconboy@senate.state.ny.us│518.455.2225(Albany, NY)-The New York State Senate passed the historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protection for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) announced.

June 2, 2010
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June 1, 2010
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June 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Room 124 CAP

June 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Statement From Senator Neil D. Breslin Re: Parks

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2010Contact: Maureen Cetrino – 518-455-2225“I share the outrage that New Yorkers have expressed at the closing of Thacher Park.  At a time when people are feeling overburdened by taxes and tough economic times, it was a slap in the face to tell them they could not even use their parks to celebrate Memorial Day.”

May 28, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator Neil D. Breslin, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, May 24, 2010 Room 124 CAP

May 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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