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New York Administrative Law: NY Administrative Opinions by SUBJECT

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2018 10:21 AM

NY Administrative Opinions -- by SUBJECT

Note: Early decisions of several departments are found here:
Department reports of the State of New York (SDR, "State Department Reports")


NYS Agencies


Attorney General

NYS Dept. of Law, Opinions of the Attorney General,


Banking

  • New York (State) Banking Dept, Annual Report of the Superintendent of Banks,
    1961+ HG 2411 N7; Lexis*: New York Banking Department Opinion Letters (NY Bank)
    Includes published opinions on bank mergers and holding company applications Selected legal opinions from Nov. 1998+
  • Banking Department Law, Regulations & Interpretations via http://www.dfs.ny.gov/legal/dfs_legal.htm
  • Unpublished legal opinions 1930+, follow the information request procedures at http://www.dfs.ny.gov/legal/foil.htm 

Comptroller

NYS of Audit and Control, Opinions of the New York State Comptroller 1945-2006 KFN 5752 A556 (Reserve) (Earlier titles vary: Opinions of Comptroller Relating to Municipal Government)


Corrections

Unpublished legal opinions, contact NYS Dept. of Correctional Services, Office of Counsel at (518) 457-8126


Department of State

  • Office of General Counsel http://www.dos.state.ny.us/cnsl/counsel.htm
  • Can search Legal Memoranda and Counsel's comments to court opinions
  • Office of Administrative Hearings http://www.dos.ny.gov/ooah/index.html
  • Office of Administrative Appeals http://www.dos.state.ny.us/cnsl/appeals.html

Education

University of the State of New York, Education Department Reports, v. 1, 1962+ KFN 5648 A558 (Pre-1962 opinions are in SDR) (Reserve); Online http://www.counsel.nysed.gov/Decisions/dcommissionersdecisions (June 1992+)


Special Education

University of the State of New York, Office of State Review, Decisions of the State Review Officer, New York State Education Department, No.1, 1990+ KFN 5662 A555 (Most recent on Reserve); Online http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/


Elections

New York (State), State Board of Elections, New York State Board of Elections Formal Opinion, 1982, no. 6, April 22, 1982+ (Opinions for 1974 - 1982) KFN 5710 A556; Online http://www.elections.ny.gov/ElectionLaw.html


Environmental Conservation

NYS DEC, Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB). 1989+ KFN5610 A15 E596; Online http://www.dec.ny.gov/enb/enb.html

NYS DEC, Hearing & Decisions via http://www.dec.ny.gov/hearings/395.html; Westlaw*: New York Environmental Administrative Decisions (N.Y.Dept.Env.Conserv.) and Lexis*: NY Department of Environmental Conservation Decisions (N.Y. Env)

NYS DEC, Office of Legal Affairs, Declaratory Rulings: 6 NYCRR Environmental Conservation Law (1983+) KFN 5610 A59 N49
1977+ Online http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/29355.html


Ethics

NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics http://www.jcope.ny.gov/ 
Laws and Rules http://www.jcope.ny.gov/about/regulations2.html
Westlaw*: NYETH


Freedom of Information

NYS Committee on Open Government, Advisory Opinions on the Freedom of Information Law, 1989+ [Committee on Public Access to Records, 1974-1992] KFN 5827 N483
#7495+ Online http://www.dos.state.ny.us/coog/foil_listing/findex.html

NYS Committee on Open Government, Advisory Opinions on the Open Meetings Law 1976-1983, 1989+ KFN 5747 P83 A293; Online http://www.dos.state.ny.us/coog/index.html


Health


Housing

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Commissioner's Interpretations of the NYS Fire Prevention and Building Code. no. 101 1984+ KFN 5644 A56 N49 1990


Human Rights


Insurance


Judiciary


Labor / Labor Relations

  • NYS Dept. of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics, Collective Bargaining Settlements in New York State 1949+ KFN 5561 A84
  • Office of Employee Relations, Grievance and Disciplinary Arbitrations KFN 5568 P8 A5 1974
  • Contract Grievance Arbitration Decisions, 1979+ KFN 5568 P8 A5 1979
  • NYS Industrial Board of Appeals Decisions (August 2007+)  http://industrialappeals.ny.gov/decisions.php
  • NYS Labor Relations Board, Decisions and Orders KFN 5557.1 A554
  • NYS Public Employment Relations Board, Official Decisions Opinions and Related Matters (PERB Reports)
  • 1968-present: paper fomat KFN 5568 P8 A496 
  • 2000-2010 Internet (Summaries only):http://www.perb.ny.gov/Dec.asp#boa
  • 1986+ Lexis*: New York Public Employment Relations Board - does NOT also include full text of administrative law decisions
  • 1982+ Westlaw*: New York Public Employee Reporter (N.Y.Pub.Emp.Rep.) - DOES also include full text of administrative law decisions

Social Services


Taxation

Comeau, Rosen, New York Tax Cases, 1988+ KFN 5860 A516

NYS Office of Real Property Services, Real Property Tax Administration Reporter 1994+ KFN 5881 A514
Formerly State Board of Equalization and Assessment, Opinions of Counsel and Reports 1972-1993 KFN 5881 A557

NYS Taxpayers Services Division, Technical Services Bureau, Advisory Opinions, Decisions and Memorandums on Corporations, Estate and Gift, Income, Sales and Miscellaneous Taxes 1978-2003 KFN 5863 A15 N53 (TSB-A); KFN 5863 A15 N54 (TSB-D); KFN 5863 A15 N55 (TSB-H); KFN 5863 A15 N56 (TSB-M)

Property Tax Opinions of Counsel
v.1-12 (1972-2010)
Search, or browse Statutory Index or Subject Index
https://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/orpts/legal_opinions/index.htm

NYS Division of Tax Appeals & Tax Appeals Tribunal http://www.dta.ny.gov/

  • Decisions, Orders, ALJ determinations, etc.1987+
  • Lexis*: NY Library, NYTAX file
  • State Tax Commission- hearing determinations, memoranda, adopted regulations and advisory opinions March 1978+
  • Department of Taxation and Finance- hearing determinations, memoranda, adopted regulations and advisory opinions March 1978+
  • Division of Tax AppealsMarch 1983+
  • Tax Appeals Tribunal, decisions and regulations June 1983+
  • Westlaw*: NYTX-ADM IN: Division of Tax Appeals, Tax Appeals Tribunal - decisions, 1978+; Commissioner of Taxation and Finance - advisory opinions, 1980+; Private Letter Rulings(real property gains tax), 1983+
  • Westlaw*: NYTAX: Department of Taxation - memoranda, 1978+; Board of Equalization & Assessment - opinions, 1960+; State Board of Real Property Services

Unemployment Insurance

Contact the Library at the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board at: (518) 402-0191

Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board decisions
http://www.labor.ny.gov/ui-appeal/search-board-decisions.shtm


Interpretations Service Index - Benefit Claims, 1990+ KFN 5596 A56 N49; Online https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/aso/interpservice.shtm​


Utilities

NYS Public Service Commission, Public Service Commission Reports: Opinions, Orders, Rules and Regulations, v. 1, 1961+ KFN 5457.1 A554
1984+ Online http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/All/B428BB2B680CD9B485257687006F3890?OpenDocument
Westlaw*: NY-PUR and Lexis*: NYPUC
Annual Reports 1st district 1907 - 1909 HD 2767 N7 A2
Opinions for 2nd district 1908 - 1921 KFN 5457.1 A553
Annual Reports 1921 - 1994 HD 2767 N7 A7
See also Public Utilities Reports, KF 2085 A2 P8


Workers' Compensation

LRP Publications, New York Workers' Compensation Law Reporter, 1986/87+ KFN 5592 A6 N53 (NY Alcove); Westlaw*: NY-WCLR
Contains decisions of the Worker's Compensation Board after 1983

NYS Workers Compensation Board, Board Decisions and Administrative Rulings, 1967-81, v.17-35 KFN 5592 A558
1985+ Westlaw*: NYW C-ADMIN
1990+ Lexis*: NYWORK

Court Decisions in Workers Compensation Cases 1964/65, 1972-81, v. 27, 35-44 KFN 5592 A512


 

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