New Law Says NYC Stores Must Keep Doors Closed When AC Is OnThe bill, which Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law on Wednesday, goes into effect next summer.
City Council Looks To Crack Down On Synthetic Marijuana With Proposed BillsIt's already illegal in New York, but manufacturers can circumvent the law by changing the mix of chemical additives when certain substances are banned.
Sen. Gillibrand Proposes Legislation To Help Schools With Asthmatic StudentsIn the Bronx, crisscrossed by expressways and dotted with old industrial sites, asthma rates are sky high.
New York Lawmakers Consider Allowing Outdoor Dining With DogsLawmakers are pushing a bill through that would allow you to keep your dog at your side while eating outside at restaurants.
Senators Push Bill To End Federal Ban In States With Approved Medical MarijuanaTwo local U.S. senators introduced a bill on Sunday that would end a federal ban in states where medical marijuana has been made legal.
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.
Proposed Bill In Puerto Rico Could Fine Parents Of Obese ChildrenMore than 28 percent of Puerto Rico's children are considered clinically obese, compared with about 18 percent in the U.S. mainland.
Gov. Cuomo Backs Universal Sex Assault Policy For New York CollegesThe governor outlined a proposal that has already been adopted by state universities in New York.
Some City Council Members Have Doubts About Pushing Police Reform BillsThe New York City Council has been determined to reform the NYPD, but the murder of two officers last month -- and the shooting of two more this week -- have created deep divisions about how to do it.
Councilman Vacca Warns Against Proposed Legislation On NYPD Policies, ProceduresOne bill, with the majority of members as co-sponsors, would criminalize chokeholds.
Lawmakers Look To Expand Reporting Requirements Of Suspected Child AbuseFollowing the death of 3-year-old Jeida Torres at a Brooklyn homeless shelter last week, Sen. Parker says he's learned the law does not include subcontractors working at city homeless shelters.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Lowering NYC Speed Limit To 25 MPHA city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.
Proposed Initiatives Aim To End Veteran Homelessness On Long IslandA series of legislative initiatives has been proposed on Long Island that aim to end homelessness for military veterans.
New York Legislature Passes Package Of Anti-Heroin BillsThe 11 bills target issues raised during testimony given by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at forums held by a Senate task force, officials said.
New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin UseJust one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.