The legal profession is a highly competitive and constantly changing industry. It is important for attorneys and law firms to stay on the cutting edge of technology, new laws and trends in their field. For many firms, this means embracing the idea of “law new.” This term refers to innovative ways that companies, startups and law firm subsidiaries augment traditional legal services. Law new can include providing help to underserved communities, implementing strategies that do not fit in with standard practice and creating business models that focus on value.
The process of creating a new law starts with the Government’s Cabinet and then moves to Parliament where a bill is proposed to make policy changes. The legislation is then debated in both houses and voted on to become a law.
A bill is introduced by a member of either the House of Representatives or the Senate to create new law. It is then assigned to a committee where it will be researched, discussed, and amended before being put back on the agenda for the entire body to vote on. Once a bill becomes a law, it is sent to the executive branch of the government for implementation.
This bill would require City agencies to provide notice to employees and job applicants regarding student loan forgiveness programs. It also requires DCWP to post this notice on its website and make it available to employers in the City for their use.
SS 209 – Disclosure of data breaches involving personal information
This article would amend the City’s data breach notification laws to be more consistent with the State’s SHIELD Act. It also expands the categories of data that must be reported to the City when it is believed that a person’s private identifying information has been accessed, disclosed or used by an unauthorized person.
The process for introducing and passing bills in the House of Representatives and the Senate is slightly different. This guide will explain the process and highlight key differences between how a bill is treated in each chamber.