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September 1, 2010

Governor vetoes setting up commission to promote Battle of Plattsburgh, War of 1812



  • New York City's bedbug infestation would be attacked in two ways. One law requires New York City schools to inform families of any bedbug infestations found in school. Another law requires landlords and subletters to provide a history of bedbug infestation for the previous year of a property before leasing the apartment or building.
  • Family Court judges will be able to issue orders of protection for witnesses, not just victims, to help protect those involved in domestic abuse cases. Another law protects victims of domestic abuse who flee their homes. The law states a victim who flees a rent-regulated apartment in New York City can't be evicted.
  • Employers will be required to give same-sex couples the same funeral leave benefit for a death in the family as other couples.
  • Under the Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act, state agencies must create committees to evaluate infrastructure needs to most efficiently plan for projects.

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