§ (Public officers Law Article 6) " NY legislature therefore declares that government is the public's business and that the public, individually and collectively and represented by a free press, should have access to the records of government in accordance "with the provisions of this article."
"The people's right to know the process of governmental decision-making and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations is basic to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted by shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality. "Public Officers Law § 84 for the State of New York
Mario Cuomo ordered the creation of a NY dept. to regulate the new freedom of information act passed by the federal government in 1967.This department is called the Committee on Open Government.
A bill has passed the NY Senate that will create an automatic voter registration database when one applies for a license or registration. However the ‘Green Light Bill’ signed into law allows undocumented immigrants in New York the right to a driver’s license for which thousands of folks are now applying. They would have to understand the requirement to opt out by checking the opt out box . Protect the
sanctity of our voter registration rolls.
Beginning with the 1914 general election, all U.S. senators have been chosen by direct popular election. Prior to that US senators were elected by state legislators.
Assmbly Bill A5981SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 2019-2020 Legislative Session
- Farm workers bill creates new eligibility for workers compensation and unemployment. Farm workers can now unionize. June 2019 Signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo
Agriculture and markets law. § 353-d. Where the operator of a vehicle cannot be promptly located, a police officer or Firefighter directed to respond to a call for assistance for an animal may take necessary steps to remove the animal or animals from the hot vehicle. Signed by the Governor Summer 2019
The José Peralta Dreamers act offers NY SUNY college TAP scholarships for non naturalized young people brought to NY, by their parents. Signed by Governor Cuomo Spring 2019
The adverse possession law was amended 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
IN a Newsday interview, Harry Chapin, There is so much to do on Long Island. Any five responsible citizens could sit down and figure out a decent of priorities. But we're wating for Albany to do it or we're wating or Washington to do it or we're waiting waiting for God to do it .