Section 201  Chapter 37,of the VEHICLE  AND TRAFFIC LAW has been  amended allowing  non-naturalized  residents  without green cards or  pending citizenship to apply for a drivers license or learner's  permit.  Proof of identity shall include a " valid unexpired foreign passport issued by the applicants country of citizenship",or a document issued by the applicant's  home  consulate or an" unexpired or newly expired valid foreign driver's license with photo "issued by the" applicant's country of citizenship" The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may also add additional forms of ID. 

Applicants will sign an  affidavit that they have no social security number  in order to explain  why that required data  cannot be supplied.The  style of licenses and permits  must be "visually identical" to those issued to legal residents. except it  may state "Not for Federal Purposes"
 Signed by the Governor  June 17 2019 THIS "LAW" becomes effective  180 days from signing.
THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE LAW STATES THE OPTION TO AMEND OR REPEAL THE LAW  WITHIN THE 180 DAYS.The  NY legislature reconvenes  JANUARY 1 2020.,

The José Peralta Dreamers act was passed and later   funded with twenty seven million dollars for  NY  SUNY  college  TAP scholarships  for non naturalized young people brought to NY, by their parents.  No formal  FAFSA form will be need to be completed .  .
Signed by Governor  Cuomo Spring 2019
 
 The legislature  amended  the adverse possession law around 2009 so as to resolve the issue of  boundary line trees, sheds, and fences  "The real property actions and proceeding law is amended by adding  a new section "543"  The existence of De-Minimus Non-structural encroachments including but not limited to  fences, hedges shrubbery, plantings, sheds and non structural walls shall be deemed to be permissive and non-adverse. The act of  lawn mowing or similar maintenance across the boundary line of an adjoining  landowners property shall be deemed permissive and non-adverse.  To sum up you cannot claim ownership (adverse possession )  of  a piece of a neighboring property because of  planting or maintenance oversights.
 
(S.870A/A.861A)  
This bill was passed regarding  backyard cameras that invade a neighboring property's privacy.It gives the right to sue the offending neighbor.  Signed by the Governor August 17,2017

  Bill S750 2017-18 Session

Prohibits possession of e-cigarettes on school grounds

July 25, 2017  |  Signed by Governor 


A revised  Farmworkers bill has been passed and signed by the governor in June 2019...Farm workers  are eligible for Workers compensation and unemployment. All unionized employees should  cheer because farmworkers can now unionize.