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.
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
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.