New Laws in New York

The field of law is constantly evolving. Just like other business sectors, the legal industry is embracing change and trying to stay ahead of the curve. One area that is gaining traction is the concept of “law new.” Law new is a term used to describe non-traditional forms of legal practice. It can include using technology to reach clients, working with underserved communities or creating strategies that have never been a part of standard law practice in the past.

Law new has become a topic of conversation at all levels of the industry, including the boardroom and the conference room. While it is still early days for the concept, it’s clear that many companies are looking to use law new as a way to differentiate themselves and offer clients more value.

The term “law new” is also being used to refer to the process of implementing new legislation in the United States. Legislation is an official rule or regulation that governs behavior in a society or country. A new law is created when an idea is proposed, debated and passed by a legislative body such as Congress. Once a bill is passed, it becomes a law known as a statute and applies to everyone.

In New York, the state’s new laws include minimum wage increases in NYC and Westchester, a ban on discriminatory hiring practices and other provisions aimed at protecting the rights of workers. In addition, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed bills to increase the eligibility for crime victims and survivors to receive compensation under the Crime Victim Compensation Act, and to provide resources for the community to help prevent drug overdoses and suicide. One bill, titled Matthew’s Law after the victim of a fatal fentanyl overdose in 2020, will allow local pharmacies and health care providers to distribute opiate testing kits to the general public.

The law of New York consists of the Constitution, laws passed by the legislature and periodically codified in the New York Consolidated Laws, and decisions made by courts interpreting those laws. A comprehensive listing of all current laws in the State of New York can be found at the State Legislature’s Laws and Rules website. To find a specific law, search by subject matter or look up the number of the law. Enacted laws appear on this list after NARA assigns them public law (PL) numbers and slip law texts are published by GPO. They are also listed in the Statutes at Large. A listing of private law is available in a separate collection. The City of New York’s code is found at the Laws of the City of New York page.