The NY legislature resumed session in January 2019 and both NY legislative chambers passed the José Peralta Dreamers act .Non naturalized young people brought to NY, by their parents will soon be eligible for NY TAP scholarships when they attend SUNY colleges . No Fafsa form will be need to be completed. The Dept of higher education will draw up a special form, according to our local legislators. The NY legislature has not yet determined how the scholarship recipients will start paying NY income taxes once they have graduated according to a legislator..
Pending the Governors signature
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 these 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
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill in April, 2018 to require that new and renovated buildings with public bathrooms have changing tables in both men’s and women’s restrooms.
Bill S750 2017-18 Session
July 25, 2017 | Signed by Governor
Bill A4703 2017-18 Session