53rd Senate District
George H. Winner, Jr.
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The following list of toll-free numbers is provided for your convenience in contacting key state government offices for information or assistance.

STATE SENATE 1-800-342-9860 Status of bills during the legislative session. It is helpful if you supply the number of the bill. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekdays.

DRUG ABUSE 1-800-522-5353 Information about drug abuse and assistance or confidential referrals. 8 a.m. - 12 a.m., weekdays.

VETERANS 1-888-VETSNYS Information on state and federal veterans benefits as well as county telephone numbers for assistance. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

1-800-332-3742 Information about the state prescription drug program for senior citizens and assistance in obtaining and filling out forms. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekdays.

BANKING 1-877-226-5697 For consumer complaints and information concerning state financial institutions, such as savings banks, commercial banks or credit unions. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekdays.

TOURIST INFORMATION 1-800-225-5697 For travel information in New York, information on "I Love NY" tour packages and travel and ski guides. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekdays.*

CONSUMER PROTECTION 1-800-697-1220  Information on reducing telemarketing calls (Do Not Call Registry) and junk mail, and how to file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Board. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekdays.

SENIOR CITIZENS 1-800-342-9871 Assistance from the State Office for the Aging for senior citizens with any problem.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekdays.

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION HELP LINE 1-800-342-3377 For questions about service. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekdays.

Emergency PSC - 1-800-342-3355 To meet the emergency needs of residential consumers without gas or electric service. 7 :30 a.m. - 7 p.m., weekdays.*

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 1-800-942-6906 Provides crisis intervention and counseling referrals and information for victims of domestic violence. 24 hours, Sun. - Sat.

TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE 1-800-CALL TAX Assistance to taxpayers on questions about state taxes, including information on goods that are subject to sales tax. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekdays.*

INSURANCE 1-800-342-3736 Assistance from the State Insurance Dept. on all types of insurance questions. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekdays.*

CHILD ABUSE 1-800-342-3720 To report cases of child abuse or neglect. 24 hours, Sun. - Sat.

*Voice mail system


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