New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved last week to provide greater legal protections to transgender New Yorkers by supporting regulations to implement the state Human Rights Law. In order for regulations to take effect, they first have to be formally published in the official State Register and put to a 45-day comment period.
This set of proposals are expected to be published in either the Nov. 4 or Nov. 10 register, which would open up them up to public comment.
After the comment period closes, the state Division of Human Rights would be able to adopt the rules at any point. From there, potential challengers would have 120 days from the day the rules are adopted to file what’s known as an Article 78 challenge — basically a lawsuit filed to fight a state action or determination.
Proposed New York Regulations