According to the fox5ny, New York state lawmakers passed more than a thousand bills this legislative session. However with only a few weeks to go until the end of the year, New York Governor Kathy Hochul still has more than 100 bills to sign.
One bill waiting for Hochul’s signature would ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits at pet stores. The bill has been in the works for more than 4 years.
One piece of legislation some business leaders are urging Hochul to veto is called the Justice for Injured Workers Act.
If signed, a worker who is partially disabled due to a workplace injury would receive the full benefit awarded to employees with a total disability throughout their recovery.
Another interesting bill which is also waiting for Hochul’s signature would legalize the composting of human remains. Advocates argue this is greener and less costly than traditional burial or cremation.