The words rules and regulations are often used interchangeably. These are created by agencies and are designed to implement, define or interpret laws or policies. They carry the same weight as laws or statues.
The Official compilation of codes, rules, and regulations of New York State (NYCRR) - contains the final version of rules and regulations passed by NYS agencies. This can be accessed:
New York State Register
Publishes notices of proposed rules, changes to existing rules, adoption or withdrawal of formerly proposed rule changes; public hearings; securities offerings; and advertisements for bidders/contractors.
Once a rule or regulation is finalized, it is published in the NYCRR.
Chapter or Session Laws: A New York State bill passed into law is referred to as a "chapter law," or a "session law". Published chronologically in McKinney's Session Laws of New York, Ref K .N57 .A4 A. Also includes memoranda commenting on individual statutes, the governor's messages, and the like. Kept up-to-date by paperbound supplements. Library holds 1952-present.
There are two types of published law:
The federal government publishes all proposed regulations and final regulations online.