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Rule Making in New York

New York Code of Rules and Regulations (N.Y.C.R.R.)

The NYCRR primarily contains state agency rules and regulations adopted under the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA). The 23 Titles include one for each state department, one for miscellaneous agencies and one for the Judiciary. The Office of Court Administration and the Judiciary are exempt from SAPA requirements. 

New York State Register

The [New York] Department of State is responsible for producing the weekly New York State Register, which plays a central role in the rule making process. The Register contains rule making notices, including those pertaining to newly proposed rules and proposed changes to existing rules. Included in a “Notice of Proposed Rule Making” are the full text of the rule, or a summary if the text is over 2,000 words; the time, date and location of any public hearing(s); and the name and address of the agency contact person to whom comments may be addressed. Publication of this notice initiates the public comment period.

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