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New Yorkers will have easier access to fentanyl and drug adulterant testing supplies in 2022 thanks to legislation signed by Governor Hochul. The bill, named after Matthew Horan, who died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2020, will allow local pharmacies and health care providers to provide free, life-saving fentanyl testing kits to the public. The Governor also signed bills that will protect consumers from medicine price-gouging during the current shortage, curb predatory subscription services and keep people from being reported to credit agencies for medical debt.
A new law will require state agencies to publish an online index of the records they keep, along with a description of the types of information available in those records. The Index will be searchable by subject, record type and date range. The law also requires an agency to update the index at least once a year. The Index is an important part of the public’s right to know how government works and what its decisions and expenditures are about.
The Index will be created by the Department of Civil Service with input from stakeholders, including NYU School of Law faculty and students. The Index is designed to be a useful tool for citizens, legislators and state agency officials in understanding the complexities of New York’s laws.
How a Law Becomes a Law
In the US, a bill is introduced in either the House of Representatives or Senate by someone who sponsors it. It then goes through a process of research, discussion, changes and voting. If it passes both houses, it goes to the President to be signed into law or vetoed. A vetoed bill can be overridden by two-thirds of the members in each chamber.
The New York State Supreme Court has approved a rule that will change how the court processes motions for reconsideration, as well as how it handles motions to amend or alter pleadings and orders. The rule will also affect the deadlines for responding to an order or motion. The rule will be published in the New York State Register and the Code of Rules of the Supreme Court.
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