Division of Criminal Justice Services

Current Summary of Changes to the Coded Law File

Law File Changes – December 23, 2014

Note: Laws added to the file since the last posting on September 3rd, 2014 begin with relative address/law ordinal 8487. Be aware, however, that changes/corrections have been made to existing laws. A summary is shown below, but may not be complete. We recommend that you overwrite the existing law file with the new one.

With this new posting (and with the more recent ones), a new file format is available to replace the legacy mainframe flat file. The content, however, is based on our Oracle table as the mainframe law table no longer exists due to the decommissioning of our mainframe.


Chapter 477 of the Laws of 2014:  new offenses re unlawfully selling or possessing fireworks.

New Executive Law §223: relating to immigration violations.  This section is not a crime and should only be used by the Division of State Police for statistical purposes. 

Chapter 479 of the Laws of 2014: Agriculture and Markets Law §353-f, Companion Animal Piercing and tattooing Prohibited, a violation.  The new law is effective on April 14, 2015.

New Penal Law §35.30: Justification – Use of Physical Force in Making an Arrest, for use by local law enforcement to report justifiable homicides through the IBR and UCR Crime reporting programs.

Law File Changes:

Repealed ordinals 2800 - 2803, 5509 - 5510, 5961 – 5967 (replaced with new ordinals 8487 – 8491)

Added new ordinals 8487 – 8491 per Chapter 477 of the laws of 2014

Added ordinal 8492 – per new Executive Law §223 - Federal Improper Entry by Alien

(Note: this law has been added for use by State Police for statistical purposes)

Added ordinal 8493 – per Chapter 479 of the laws of 2014, Agriculture and Markets Law §353-f

Added ordinal 8494 – per new Penal Law §35.30 – use of physical force in making an arrest

Updated Ordinal 6361 – changed the section13 value from 0471A to 0417A

Updated the subsection13 value of some laws – as requested by OCA, for their exclusive use

Updated Ordinals 712 and 713, to include 000000001 as the section and 000000 as the subsection.  These fields were formerly blank, which caused difficulties for some users.

Archive of Changes: