New York State Laws – New Student Loan Forgiveness Laws
Law is a set of rules made by a government that citizens must follow or face punishment for breaking. These laws are commonly called statutes and can cover anything from a particular law about stealing to the whole of the nation’s laws.
In modern times, there are many different types of laws, but three main subjects that are often treated in law courses are labour and employment law; civil procedure and criminal procedure; and evidence law. Each of these is a subject that has its own set of regulations and is important to a wide range of people in almost every area of life.
Labor and employment law concerns a tripartite industrial relationship between workers, their employers and trade unions. It also involves the right to strike and the rights of workers to negotiate a fair and just workplace.
This bill would require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to prepare a notice for certain employees and applicants regarding the availability of federal or state student loan forgiveness programs, and to make that information available to employers in New York City. The notice will describe how the programs work and include links to the Department’s website where they can be found.
It will also require that any company with five or more locations that offers this service must apply for a license before offering the service in New York City, and that any company that fails to obtain a license is required to pay a fee to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. It would also allow the Department to refuse or suspend a license or revoke a license after a certain number of violations.
The department would also be able to adopt, reverse, modify or remand decisions by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings on any cases related to this legislation.
These changes are part of the Mayor’s efforts to curb smoking and tobacco consumption in New York City, and to create a more healthier workplace environment for all. They are also the latest in a series of local law reforms that Mayor de Blasio has enacted to improve public health and safety in the City.
Tobacco Retailer Licensing and Ban
This bill will expand the current requirement to possess a retail dealer license to sell cigarettes to include all retailers that sell any type of tobacco products. It will also restrict the availability of new retail dealer licenses by capping the number of licenses in each community district at half the current amount.
Additionally, it will require that any retailer who sells cigarettes be registered with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It will also require that any retailer that sells cigarette samples must comply with the requirements of the Tobacco Enforcement Act of 1990, including providing free cigarette samples and displaying a sign.
This bill will prohibit street vending in Dyker Heights, a Brooklyn neighborhood that has an extensive concentration of smokers and other tobacco users. It will also limit the hours that street vendors may operate, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.