Legislative Process – Law New

Law new

The legislative process begins with a policy idea. This could come from a senator’s constituents, an interest group calling for a change in the law, or even from State agencies or other departments. This idea is then drafted into a bill. Drafting a bill requires specialized legal training. It is often performed by the Senate’s Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, but Senators may also hire their own attorneys to draft a bill or write legislation on their own.

Once a bill has been passed by both houses of the legislature, it is sent to the Governor for approval. The Governor has 10 days to sign or veto the bill. If the Governor signs a bill, it becomes law. If the Governor vetoes a bill, it is returned to the house that first passed it with a statement of the reasons why the Governor disapproves of the bill. If two-thirds of that house’s members vote to override the Governor’s veto, the bill will become law.

This legislation would require City agencies to provide employees and job applicants with information regarding student loan forgiveness programs. It would also align City data breach notification laws with those of New York State. This legislation amends the definition of “personal identifying information” to include electronic records and requires City agencies that have suffered security breaches involving persons’ private identifying information to disclose the breach to the affected individuals, to the City’s Chief Privacy Officer, and the Office of Cyber Command.