New York Laws

law new

Law new is the term for a law that has been proposed, debated and passed by Congress or another legislative body. When the law is approved by both chambers of Congress and signed by the president, it becomes a public law, known as an act. The law may be a statute or a regulation, but it must be an official rule that is enforced by a government entity.

New York laws include constitutional, statutory and regulatory law as well as decisions by courts. New York state laws are codified in the New York Consolidated Laws. Local laws, such as city ordinances and regulations, are administered by the departments of the City of New York. The laws of the City are often called “local laws” or “city laws.”

In the new year, many changes are taking effect in New York. For example, the minimum wage in New York City, Westchester and Long Island rose to $16 per hour, and the state’s minimum wage increased to $15. The law that makes it easier for victims and survivors of crime to apply for victim compensation funds will be improved, and drug testing resources will become more readily available thanks to legislation called “Matthew’s Law.”

Other new laws are aimed at protecting residents from water and security issues. For example, Assembly Bill A7273 will require NYCHA to notify residents in writing about whether their water is safe to use. And a new law requires City agencies to disclose information about privacy breaches involving private identifying information to the Office of Cyber Command and the Chief Privacy Officer; this is an expansion of requirements under the SHIELD Act. The law will also amend the City’s data breach notification laws to make them more consistent with State law.