Law New: New Laws and Regulations for 2023

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The law new section features a daily rundown of federal, state, and local laws and regulations. It is updated frequently and draws on information from official national legal publications and reliable press sources. Enacted bills and joint resolutions appear here after NARA assigns public law (PL) numbers, and slip laws are available when they have been published by GPO. Private laws appear in a separate list.

A number of 2023 state bills are taking effect this January, addressing topics ranging from quirky to serious. Some have already been widely discussed in the media, while others are quietly poised to make an impact on state citizens.

Lawmakers in North Carolina will have to get a lot more formal if they want to declare a state of emergency. A bill passed by the state legislature would require a governor to have formal support from a group of several executive officials before he or she can declare a state of emergency lasting more than 30 days. The bill would also require a governor to get legislative approval to extend a state of emergency that has already been declared for more than 30 days.

New York City has a variety of laws and rules that regulate businesses and protect consumers. This bill, which has been introduced in both the City Council and the City Council Rules Committee, would add an additional layer of regulation by requiring third-party food delivery services to obtain a license in order to operate in the City. In addition to the existing licensing requirements found in recently passed Introductions 2311-A, 2333-A, and 2335-A, this bill would introduce a new subchapter of the Administrative Code that sets forth various requirements associated with obtaining a third-party food delivery service license. The City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) would be required to prepare a notice that DCWP would then distribute to city agencies, which would then be required to provide to their employees and job applicants.

The Winter 2024 issue of International Law News brings the latest developments to lawyers who practice or have an interest in international law. Articles and videos cover a variety of topics including: