What is Law New?

Law new means new legislation that has been proposed, debated and passed by Congress or another legislative body. It can also refer to the publication of laws that have been amended or codified, or decisions by courts that interpret those laws. In addition to federal laws, the state of New York has its own laws which are passed by the New York legislature and periodically published in the New York Consolidated Laws.

A bill is a proposed law that is introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. It then goes through a process of research, discussion, changes and votes by committees before being brought to the full chamber for consideration and a vote. Each chamber has its own rules for how bills are handled.

The information and resources on this page are updated frequently as new laws, regulations and Children’s Bureau policies are passed or announced. This page does not provide legal advice and does not create an attorney-client or advisory relationship. If you have questions about specific situations, contact your Regional Program Manager.