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The following laws became effective on July 1. This includes recognition of Juneteenth as a state holiday, the Firearm Industry Responsibility Act and changes to how prior convictions are handled.
In this bill, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), would prepare a notice for agency employees and job applicants regarding the availability of federal and state student loan forgiveness programs. DCWP would then distribute the notice.
This bill amends the City’s security breach notification requirements to align them with those of the State. Specifically, it requires that City agencies that experience a security breach involving the private identifying information of persons disclose such information to the City’s Chief Privacy Officer and to affected persons; under current law, such disclosure is only required if the agency reasonably believes the information has been accessed or disclosed by an unauthorized person.
This bill makes it a misdemeanor for any individual to engage in the practice of bounty hunting, or to recruit or employ an individual who is engaging in such activity. It also requires that a person who solicits or accepts bounty payments for the capture of any animal have a license to do so. It also requires that a person who owns or operates an animal shelter have a license and meet certain requirements regarding the care of the animals they house. The bill also establishes fine schedules and imposes other requirements.