New Legislation Signed into Law

Ink was flowing in Albany yesterday as several new bills hit the books and were signed into law. All NYS public employees are now provided up to four hours of paid leave each year to undergo prostate cancer screenings. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. Every year 15,000 are diagnosed with the disease and almost 1,700 die from it. The “Move-Over” Law has now been expanded to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. Drivers are now required to slow down and move over a lane when approaching a vehicle with flashing blue or green lights that are operated by volunteer firefighters or ambulance workers involved in a roadside emergency. Local and State sales tax have now been eliminated on feminine hygiene products. Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal stated that lifting the tampon tax, “will spare all women the extra monthly burden of paying taxes on products that are already unaffordable to many.” And finally, “Peter Falk’s Law” stops a legal guardian from isolating an incapacitated person at the end of their life and now requires legal guardians identify and notify family and friends.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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