Airbnb Slams Proposed City Council Bill Over Steep FinesWhile Councilman Jumaane Williams conceded the $50,000 maximum fine might be a little steep, he said it wouldn't be levied against the occasional Airbnb user.
Bill Would Make Selling Heroin To Those Under 14 A Felony In New YorkSen. Martins' bill would make selling heroin and other drugs to those under 14 a felony, punishable of up to 20 years in prison.
N.J. Bill Would Require Permits For Uber, Other Ride-Sharing CompaniesLegislation advanced by a New Jersey State Assembly panel would require ride-sharing companies that use personal vehicles to get a state permit and meet safety requirements.
De Blasio Signs 'Avonte's Law' On Alarms For School DoorsMayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed a bill calling for the evaluation of the need for audible alarms on public school building doors, in commemoration of the Avonte Oquendo tragedy.
State Senator Wants To Allow Lawsuits If People Are Stopped From Recording CopsNew York State Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) introduced a bill Thursday in which someone who is stopped from videotaping a police officer could sue for $25,000.
New Jersey Lawmakers Try Again On Capping Payouts For Sick DaysSen. Joe Kyrillos and Senate President Steve Sweeney introduced a bill to cap the payouts at $15,000 for retiring school and government employees.
Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of SchoolThe City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.
Councilman Hopes For Passage Of Animal Abuse Registry BillJust like sex offenders must register on a list, animal abusers in New York City could have to do the same under legislation passed this week by the City Council and headed to the mayor’s desk.
N.J. Assembly Passes New Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana For ChildrenThe New Jersey State Assembly on Monday approved a major change to the state’s medical marijuana program, which could permit marijuana in edible form for children.
Democrats To Christie: Let GOP Lawmakers Vote On Gay Marriage BillDemocratic lawmakers in New Jersey stepped up their push to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday, urging Gov. Chris Christie to allow GOP legislators to vote for the bill.
Brooklyn Tire Shop Owner: City Is Making Me Pay For Sidewalk I Didn't BreakA Brooklyn business owner has been forced by the city to cough up $30,000 to have his sidewalk repaired – but he says it is the city’s fault that the sidewalk is broken.
Christie Says He'd Veto Same-Sex Marriage Bill A Second TimeNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he would veto a same-sex marriage bill again.