The Laws of New York
When it comes to the law, I want to read it myself. I don’t mind hearing someone else’s interpretation, but I really want to go look at the actual words, and decipher it myself.
Thankfully, with today’s technology, that is easy to do. If you go to the website for the New York State Legislature, and underneath “Search”, click on “Laws of New York”.
There are five categories listed; consolidated laws, unconsolidated laws, court acts, rules, and miscellaneous. There are approximately ninety categories of consolidated law, including topics like Social Service Law, and Vehicle and Traffic Law. Once you click on a specific category, you are able to search just within that category.
When doing research, check in more than one category for applicable laws. Some of my favorite topics of research include Social Service Law, in regards to all things to do with social services, and CPS; Vehicle and Traffic Law, which include all the laws of the road, and Criminal Procedure Law, which defines all the crimes, what actions are necessary to assign a "class" to each crime (for example, first class robbery, second class robbery, etc), and lists the range of punishments allowed for each class of crime.
There are also some interesting topics under unconsolidated laws, such as Boxing, Sparring, and Wrestling, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. If you browse through some of these laws and regulations, you'll find all kinds of interesting things you didn't know!