What Is a New Law?

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The law is a set of rules that governs behavior in a community or country. New laws are proposed, debated, and voted on by legislative bodies, such as Congress or the City Council. If a bill is approved, it becomes an official new rule that everyone must follow. A law may be a statute or an ordinance. Examples of statutes include the Constitution, laws passed by Congress or other legislatures and periodically codified in the New York Consolidated Laws, and court decisions that interpret New York laws.

A law that mandates college campuses to post crime statistics and create plans to investigate and report hate crimes. A law that allows middle and high school students in non-public schools to have access to free menstrual products. A law that requires schools to notify new students of campus crime prevention measures. A law that expands the definition of “person” to include people with disabilities, and a law requiring schools to make accommodations for those students.

New legislation allowing City agencies to disclose data breaches of personal information to affected individuals, and requires them to report a breach to the Chief Privacy Officer or the Office of Cyber Command when they have a reasonable belief that a person’s private identifying information was accessed, disclosed, or used without authorization.

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