What is Law New?

Law new means legislation proposed, debated and passed by Congress or another legislative body. A law is an official rule or regulation that governs behavior within a society or country. A bill is a proposal for a law and a statute is the written version of a law that has been passed by a legislative body.

Learn how laws are made. A bill to create a law is first introduced in one chamber of Congress (House or Senate). It is then assigned to a committee where staff researches the bill, discusses it and makes changes. If the committee votes to recommend approval of the bill, a committee report is written. This report is a valuable source of information regarding the purpose and meaning of the law for courts, executive departments and the public.

New York’s Open Meetings Law applies to meetings of “public bodies.” These include city councils, town boards, village boards of trustees and school boards. They also include commissions, legislative bodies and committees of those groups. As federal legislation is passed, regulations are issued or Children’s Bureau policies are updated, this page will change to provide resources and information for stakeholders on new law.