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Law New is a weekly newsletter that provides a comprehensive overview of new laws and rules. It covers legislation, executive orders and other significant legal developments. The information in this newsletter is intended to be useful and timely. It is not a substitute for legal advice or representation. If you have questions about the information contained herein, please contact your attorney.

New York 2024

The start of a new year brings with it a host of changes to local, state and national laws. From new minimum wage rates to a ban on force-feeding animals, there is much to take note of for New Yorkers as they begin the year.

A bill is an official proposal for a law made by a legislative body such as Congress. If the proposal is approved, it becomes a statute, or an official law. A statute is a set of rules that govern behavior within a society or country.

When a statute is passed by a legislature, it goes through a process of research, discussion and changing before being voted on by members of the legislative body. Once a law is passed, it can be enforced by government officials and citizens.

How Our Laws Are Made

Learn how a federal law is created and the role of the various branches of government in making them. This web-friendly presentation covers the entire legislative process, from the introduction of a bill to its final passage and implementation.

If a provision of this article or its application to any person or circumstance is adjudged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not affect or impair the validity of the other provisions of this article or the application thereof to other persons and circumstances.

NYC 2024

In addition to the minimum wage increase, this week, several new laws and rules went into effect in New York City. This includes a new requirement for construction labor providers to have a license and a mandate that allows victims to apply for crime victim compensation funds without having to provide police documentation.

A new law also makes it easier to obtain fentanyl and drug adulterant testing supplies. The law, which is named after Matthew Horan, a young man who died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2020, will require local pharmacies and health care providers to make these life-saving resources more available.

The NYC Council has approved a number of new laws and rules that are now in effect. For more information on these and other new laws and rules that are now in effect, visit the Laws of the City of New York (Public Access Portal), the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ Legislation Website, and the NYC Rules.