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Wrongful deaths, ‘Frankensteining’ and more: Here’s what’s on NY Gov. Hochul’s desk

The Gothamist, Jon Campbell, Dec 22, 2023

It’s a holiday tradition in New York.

Each year, Empire State governors find themselves staring down a pile of bills they must act on before December runs out. It’s legislation that state lawmakers approved earlier in the year that hasn’t yet been approved or vetoed for one reason or another.

Such is the case again this year.

Gov. Kathy Hochul has until the end of this week to sign or veto more than 85 bills that are currently on her desk awaiting her decision, including measures that would ban noncompete agreements and move many local elections — though not New York City’s — to even-numbered years.

She also has another five bills that require her action by the end of the year, though the state constitution does provide her the opportunity to buy herself an additional 30 days to decide.

Here’s a look at some of the bigger pieces of legislation Hochul still has to act on:

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