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If passed, complete isolation could only be used for a few hours if people posed an immediate danger
The governor signed six pieces of legislation in all. They seek to address both criminal charges and civil lawsuits that people providing, assisting with and seeking abortions in New York could face if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
A bill to cap the cost of insulin also ultimately failed.
Defense lawyers, who had fought the change, now say they are mostly untroubled by it.
What you need to know about New York’s statewide ban on polystyrene foam and packing peanuts, which takes effect Jan. 1.
“I believe everyone should be able to vote by mail,” Hochul said.
The last stated meeting of the City Council included legislation to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, publicly post wages and help prevent birds from colliding with buildings.
New York lawmakers passed a bill Thursday criminalizing the falsification of vaccine records under state law.
A federal ban on tobacco could avert 633,000 deaths, a third among African Americans. Critics say it could increase policing in communities of color.
After years of going nowhere, minimum staffing requirements for hospitals and nursing homes passed both houses on Tuesday.
“The legislature had its way, and that is not something we’ve seen in a long time."
Dropped last year for insufficient support, the "good cause" eviction bill is showing promising signs of support in Albany.
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