What is Law New?

Law new refers to laws that have been proposed, debated, and passed by Congress or another legislative body. A law is an official rule or regulation that governs behavior within a country or society. Laws are often referred to as statutes and have specific written text that can be used by the courts or by the public.

A law may be a new law or an amendment to an existing law. Ideas for legislation usually begin as bills and are formally introduced into Congress during their respective congressional sessions. Once they are introduced, a bill is assigned to a committee where it will be researched, discussed, and amended. If a bill is approved by the committee, the committee will write a committee report that describes the purpose of the bill, lists all changes in existing law, and gives a section-by-section analysis of the bill’s effect on each area of the code. The committee report is a valuable source of information about a law.

A number of new state laws went into effect with the New Year. The new laws range from the quirky to the serious, but all will affect their applicable citizens.