N.Y. Legislative Law Section 72
Purposes of commission

It shall be the duty of the law revision commission:


To examine the common law and statutes of the state and current judicial decisions for the purpose of discovering defects and anachronisms in the law and recommending needed reforms.


To receive and consider proposed changes in the law recommended by the American law institute, the commissioners for the promotion of uniformity of legislation in the United States, any bar association or other learned bodies.


To receive and consider suggestions from judges, justices, public officials, lawyers and the public generally as to defects and anachronisms in the law.


To recommend, from time to time, such changes in the law as it deems necessary to modify or eliminate antiquated and inequitable rules of law, and to bring the law of this state, civil and criminal, into harmony with modern conditions.


To report its proceedings annually to the legislature on or before February first, and, if it deems advisable, to accompany its report with proposed bills to carry out any of its recommendations.

Source: Section 72 — Purposes of commission, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LEG/72 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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