What is Law New?

Law New

The term “law new” refers to legislation that has been proposed, debated, changed, and passed by Congress or another legislative body. It is an official rule that governs behavior within a country or society. For example, if a group of students proposes different ideas for a school project and then discusses and votes on the best idea, that becomes an official rule that all students must follow. Federal laws are called statutes or acts.

State laws are called statutes or acts as well. The Open Meetings Law applies to “public bodies.” Public bodies include city councils, town boards, village boards of trustees and school boards. Also, committees and subcommittees of these bodies are covered by the law.

This page provides resources and information about new federal legislation, regulations, and Children’s Bureau policies. As laws are passed, rules are issued or the Children’s Bureau announces new policy, this page will be updated accordingly. The information on this site does not constitute legal advice or a lawyer-client relationship. For specific questions, you should consult a licensed attorney.