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New laws take effect January 1

Dec 28, 2022 12:59 pm

The New York State of Politics website runs down some of the changes in state law that go into effect Jan. 1. There are two pocketbook issues: the gas tax holiday expires on New Year's Eve, so in any counties participating prices will rise. But New York's minimum wage will go up to $14.20 an hour for workers outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. There are some election law changes, with voter registration allowed until 10 days before an election beginning next year. And the words "independence" and "independent" won't be allowed in political party names next year, bringing an end to the Independence Party. Cosmetics tested on animals will not be allowed to be made or sold in New York too, among, several other new laws. Read the full story at New York State of Politics.