Bail Reform, Farmworker Rights And Other Laws Launch In NY
(AP) -- Farmworkers can unionize and the number of people held in jail awaiting trial is set to decrease under a host of new laws taking effect in 2020 in New York.
The newly Democratic-controlled Legislature passed 935 bills this year, a marked increase from typical years.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved roughly 747 bills and vetoed 168 as of Monday, when 19 bills remained.
The pile of new laws marks a victory for Democrats who had long lacked control of the Senate.