Nine of the 15 International codes published by the International Code Council have been adopted by New York State “March 22, 2016, effective 180 days after publication (publication date, April 6, 2016)”—Historical Note: 19 NYCRR Parts 1219 through 1227, Part 1240. The adopted codes are Building, Energy conservation, Existing building, Fire, Fuel gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, Property maintenance, and Residential.
You'll find them shelved after [New York State] Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) in the New York circulating collection, call number KFN 5035 A25 2015. Each volume is labeled to identify it as a New York State code, for example, Other title: Building Code of New York State.
Presentation next Thursday at Penfield Public Library
We received a request from staff at the Penfield Public Library, looking to host a presentation by a law librarian as part of their participation in this year’s Writers & Books annual “Rochester Reads” program. Our own Betsy Vipperman and Drew Kloc will be talking about the history of the death penalty in New York there next Thursday evening, March 2, from 7:00-8:30.
They've shared some of the research they've done so far with others on staff, and we can say it promises to be a fascinating talk.
In a front-page piece today on a basic legal research tool now being offered for free to Monroe County Bar Association members, the Daily Record observes that
"[m]any solo practices and small law firms don’t have any paid legal research tools. They use the Westlaw and LexisNexis services available in the law library at the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, or the law library in the Hall of Justice."
That's right. But we feel a need to add:
Always available at the law library: a staff of dedicated reference librarians with decades of experience ready to help you compose your search, narrow your results, or find the impossible. Talk about a legal research tool you don’t have to pay for!