State Law

(credit: William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

Advocates Call For Ban On Use Of Condoms As Evidence In Prostitution Cases

Advocates 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.

06/09/2014

Trucks are seen in the snow on I-95 north - Darien, CT - Jan 27, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Conn. Law Requires Truckers To Clear Snow, Ice Off Rigs

Truckers 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.

12/11/2013

Revenge Porn

State Senator: New York Law Against Revenge Porn Should Be Tougher Than Calif. Law

A 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.

10/05/2013

Newborn baby feet (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

State Law Would Require Heart Defect Screenings For Newborns

New York lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation that would require newborns to be tested for congenital heart defects.

06/12/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Proposed State Law Would Ban Discrimination Based On Gender Identity

Proposed New York state legislation would protect gender identity or expression from discrimination, and subject any violator to a potential hate crime prosecution.

02/23/2013

Marijuana

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.

07/04/2011

Marijuana

Gov. Christie Wants Assurance From Feds Before Implementing Medical Marijuana Programs

Christie 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.

06/17/2011