How a Bill Becomes a Law in New York State


Notes:
[*] The State Constitution requires the printed bill to be on Members'
    desks for three calendar legislative days.  This procedure may only
    be shortened by "Message of Necessity" for immediate vote from the
    Governor.

[**] If changed, the house of origin must concur before it goes to the
     Governor.

[***] Governor has 10 days, excluding Sundays, to act on bills sent by
      10 days before adjournment.  If Governor does not act in that time,
      the bills automatically become law. Governor has 30 calendar days
      after Legislature adjourns to act on other bills; these bills
      may not become law without the Governor's approval ("pocket veto").