State Law

Advocates Call For Ban On Use Of Condoms As Evidence In Prostitution CasesAdvocates for sex workers, runaway teens and transgender persons have urged New York City officials to ban the use of condoms as evidence in prostitution-related crimes.
New Conn. Law Requires Truckers To Clear Snow, Ice Off RigsTruckers who don't clear their rigs of snow and ice could face fines under a new law set to take effect in January. The truckers may also be held liable for any damage or injuries to cars or drivers, according to state officials.
State Senator: New York Law Against Revenge Porn Should Be Tougher Than Calif. LawA New York State Senator who is seeking a statewide ban on revenge porn said this week that a similar law in California does not go far enough.
State Law Would Require Heart Defect Screenings For NewbornsNew York lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation that would require newborns to be tested for congenital heart defects.
Proposed State Law Would Ban Discrimination Based On Gender IdentityProposed New York state legislation would protect gender identity or expression from discrimination, and subject any violator to a potential hate crime prosecution.
Medical Marijuana Advocates Consider Lawsuit Against N.J.Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey director of the Drug Policy Alliance, hopes a lawsuit is a last resort. She notes that court cases can drag on for years and says her concern is patients having access now.
Gov. Christie Wants Assurance From Feds Before Implementing Medical Marijuana ProgramsChristie said in an interview on New Jersey Network's "On the Line" show that he won't ask people to do things that might result in prosecution.