NY LawTamer Disclaimer
©2009 Paul Margus, FSA, MAAA
Please note the following.
- The LawTamer reformats the statutes to facilitate your own
analysis and interpretation.
- It is not legal advice.
- It does not include interpretations, annotations, commentary,
case law, or legislative history.
Therefore, any inferences or conclusions are your
responsibility. Before acting on them, you should
- consult the official text of the law, and
- consult your corporate law department or your own legal counsel.
LawTamer text was generated by an automated process under
software control. Although every effort was made to
eliminate bugs and glitches, some problems may have escaped our
notice. If you find any, please notify me at
Following are the known limitations.
were constructed by an automated process. In its present
version, the software correctly detects cross-references within the
insurance law, and acts accordingly. But references to other
legal codes are not handled properly. These include New
York's noninsurance statutes, as well as federal law (Internal Revenue,
For example, see §4228(b)(20),
which refers to "Internal Revenue Code §401 , §403 or
shortcomings are generally obvious
and easily dealt with.
the state legislature doesn't carefully control its section
There are two §3231's and three §3234's, and at least half a
dozen similar anomalies. Within individual Sections, Subsections and
Paragraphs suffer from similar laxity.
Although such inconsistencies are duly noted in the LawTamer,
any cross-references are unavoidably ambiguous.
- The official texts of Sections
103, 4103, 4107, and 4217 contain specially formatted tables and
To achieve proper alignment, the drafters laboriously inserted
spaces. On the web, normal line wrapping and spacing would ruin the
display. To suppress this behavior, I
inserted the necessary html commands. In the LawTamer, the
text appears in
If similar tabular displays come to light elsewhere, I'll handle them
in the same way.
does not properly handle the very rare
For example, the clause §1101(b)(2)(B)(i)(I)
is not properly subdivided. This will be fixed in a subsequent version of LawTamer.
For input to the automated process, I relied on the New York
State Legislature's website (Laws
of New York
). Each section is current as of the download date shown
at the bottom of the page.