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Laws of the State of New York is the annual periodical containing the session laws of the New York State Legislature, i.e., "chapter laws", bills that become law (bearing the governor's signature or just certifications of passage) which have been assigned a chapter number in the office of the legislative secretary to the governor, and printed in chronological order (by chapter number).[1][2][3] Laws are usually cited in the form of "Chapter X of the Laws of YYYY" or "L. YYYY, c. X", where X is the chapter number and YYYY is the year.

Laws of the State of New York
Laws of New York of the first seven sessions of the state legislature, 1777–1801
PublisherLegislative Bill Drafting Commission

Laws of New York is published by the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission (LBDC).[4][5] The New York Secretary of State is also responsible for publishing local laws as a supplement to Laws of New York, but they have not done so in recent years.[6][7][8] The permanent laws of a general nature are codified in Consolidated Laws of New York.[9][10]

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  1. ^ Gibson & Manz 2004, pp. 29-30.
  2. ^ Gibson & Manz 2004, p. 46-48.
  3. ^ "New York Research In-Depth". Georgetown Law. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ Kallos, Ben (9 June 2014). "Set the Law Free, Say Council Members Lander, Vacca, Kallos: Legislation to Put Law Online for Free Instead of Behind Paid Subscriptions" (Press release). Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  5. ^ Legislative Law §§ 24–25
  6. ^ Gibson & Manz 2004, p. 261.
  7. ^ NYSDOS 1998, p. 19.
  8. ^ NYSDOS 1998, p. 22.
  9. ^ Gibson & Manz 2004, p. 30.
  10. ^ Gibson & Manz 2004, pp. 56–57.

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