New York City Laws – What is Law New?

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Law new is the term for legislation enacted by Congress or another legislative body that establishes an official rule that members of society must follow. Legislation takes many forms. In its most formal sense, legislation is in the form of bills that are formally introduced into Congress. Each bill has a unique number, indicating its place in the order of proposals for bills in that Congress, and is numbered according to its placement in the House of Representatives or Senate. Bills that are passed by Congress and signed by the President become Public Laws, or Acts. Similarly, city laws – known as ordinances or regulations — and decisions by courts are considered law.

Laws affecting the daily lives of people in New York City and beyond take effect every day, including new rules about how to transport animals, changes to NYC parking rules and a requirement for building owners to provide residents with access to their water quality. In addition, a new law expands the obligation of City agencies that experience a security breach of private identifying information to promptly disclose that information to affected persons and other government entities, as well as to the NYPD.

Other new laws include a bill named after Matthew Horan, who died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2020. The law will make drug testing resources more accessible to the public and help prevent accidental overdoses. New legislation will also improve access to crime victim compensation funds by removing the requirement that victims and survivors of crime must submit documentation of the crime in order to receive benefits. Another new law will require City agencies to provide notice of student loan forgiveness programs for their employees and job applicants, based on federal law.