Thursday, June 27, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
New York Court allows opioid claims to go forward against current, former directors of Purdue Pharma
Monday, June 24, 2019
1) AbortionsGovernor Cuomo said the new laws make New York the “social progress capital of the United States of America,” while Republic Senator Jim Tedisco predicts the new policies will only intensify the pace of New Yorker’s outmigration to other states.
2) Rental laws
3) Marijuana decriminalization
4) Voting law changes, including early voting
5) Sexual harassment, rape law changes
6) Equal pay for equal work
7) Child Victims Act
8) The religious exemption for vaccinations
9) Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants
10) More Gun control
11) Permanent property-tax cap
12) Immigrants brought into the country illegally as children are now eligible for college tuition aid from New York if they attended high school in the state
13) Eliminating Cash bail for most crimes
14) Gravity knives
15) Climate change
16) LGBTQ rights
17) LLC loophole
19) Cat-declawing ban
20) Standardized tests
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
New York passes the SHIELD Act: law aims to strengthen data security and consumer privacy protections
According to the New York State Attorney General’s office, the bill:
• Expands the scope of information subject to the current data breach notification law to include biometric information, email addresses, and corresponding passwords or security questions and answers; • Broadens the definition of a data breach to include unauthorized “access” to private information from the current “acquired” standard;The SHIELD act now goes to Governor Cuomo for his review.
• Applies the notification requirement to any person or entity with private information of a New York resident, not just to those that conduct business in New York State;
• Updates the notification procedures companies and state entities must follow when there has been a breach of private information; and
• Creates reasonable data security requirements tailored to the size of a business.
The full text of the bill can be found here.
Monday, June 10, 2019
As James Madison once said, “Our First Amendment freedoms give us the right to think what we like and say what we please. And if we the people are to govern ourselves, we must have these rights, even if they are misused by a minority.”
Monday, June 3, 2019
according to one report, allow judges to impose an alternative sentence if he or she finds that:
1) the defendant, at the time of the offence, was a domestic violence victim subjected to substantial physical, sexual, or psychological abuse inflicted by a member of the same family or household;
2) the abuse was a significant contributing factor to the criminal behavior; and
3) a sentence under the general sentencing provisions would be ‘unduly harsh.’”
The provisions dealing with resentencing become effective August 12, 2019. For sentences imposed going forward, the law became effective immediately.
The complete text of the law can be found here.