Law new is the term used to describe newly enacted laws that take effect after they are passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. These laws may have a broad impact or be narrowly targeted to particular areas of the state. They can affect a wide variety of people and often have an influence on the policy direction that the Governor takes during his or her tenure.
The process of writing legislation is a complex one that requires specialized legal training and the drafting of bills by the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, which is staffed by statewide and local lawyers. Ideas for new laws often come from people who are concerned about a particular issue. They might be from the general public, government agencies, or interest groups.
During a legislative session, the Senate and Assembly work together to enact, amend or repeal statutes that make up the body of law in New York. You can contribute to this process by contacting your Senator, sending letters, or signing petitions.
It is not unusual for a group of citizens to form a lobbying campaign to support a specific idea for a new law. Such efforts are often successful, resulting in new laws that help solve problems in New York.
A bill is created by a majority vote in the House or Senate, and becomes law when the Governor signs it. During the legislative session, the Governor has 10 days (not counting Sundays) to sign or veto bills that were passed by either House. If the Governor vetoes a bill, it is returned to the House that first passed it, and a statement of the reason for the veto is added.
In the State of New York, there are a number of levels of laws that regulate our lives, including Constitutional, Statutory, Regulatory, and Case Law. These laws are codified in the New York Consolidated Laws and interpreted by courts that have jurisdiction over these issues.
New laws are drafted by members of the Legislature and sometimes also by people who are not involved in the legislative process, such as attorneys working for various state agencies or in the executive branch. This is a process that involves a lot of communication between the legislators and the public, which can be difficult to understand at times.
The process of creating a law is complicated and can be frustrating, but it is essential to protect the rights and interests of all New Yorkers. The Senate works hard to pass laws that are helpful, fair and balanced, and to encourage a spirit of cooperation among the different interests groups that influence it.
For example, the Senate passed a number of laws in 2021 addressing various workplace safety issues. These laws are designed to protect the health and well-being of employees in New York City’s many high-rise buildings.
During the course of a legislative session, the Senate and Assembly pass hundreds of bills that are then voted on by the Governor. While some of these bills are minor fixes to existing laws, others may be more broad-based or have a significant impact on the state’s economy or its policies.