On Saturday, April 9, the New York State Legislature passed the final set of budget bills for the state’s fiscal year 2022–23 budget, which are in the process of being signed into law by the Governor.
On March 12 and 13, respectively, the New York Assembly and Senate released their one-house budget bills in response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed $216 billion budget issued on January 18.
On February 18, the New York State Department of Health announced that the enforcement of the health care worker booster requirement under the health care personnel vaccination mandate will not take effect on February 21.
The New York State Department of Health recently released guidance and updated Frequently Asked Questions on the expansion of New York’s existing vaccination mandate for New York health care personnel to require health care personnel to receive a booster dose.
On January 18, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul released her budget proposal for State Fiscal Year 2023.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, H.R. 3684, commonly referred to as the infrastructure bill, was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021.
On January 5, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address, outlining in broad strokes her policy and fiscal agenda for the upcoming year.
In Governor Hochul’s COVID-19 briefing on January 7, the Governor announced that New York’s existing health care vaccination mandate will be expanded to require health care employees to receive booster shots within two weeks of eligibility.
On December 10, following an earlier announcement by the Governor, the Department of Health (DOH) issued a Commissioner’s Determination and an expanded FAQ on indoor masking pursuant to authority under New York State regulation 10 NYCRR 2.60.
Over the past two weeks, both the state and New York City have taken a number of actions designed to address mounting concerns around the emergence of the omicron coronavirus variant, and case load surges more broadly.