Publications produced by the Division of Administrative Rules

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Coat of Arms Facts Card
Depicts the New York State Coat of Arms in full color. Includes highlights about New York regarding geography, population and other interesting facts.
Category: All ages, general public. No Charge.
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Coat of Arms
This one-page complement to the Facts Card interprets the heraldic terms used to describe the Coat of Arms depicted on the New York State flag. Includes line drawing of the Coat of Arms and a glossary of terms (1 page). Category: Students and teachers (G 4-12), general public. No Charge.
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New York State Activities
• Coloring book of official state symbols: FLASH » PDF »
• Word search: FLASH » PRINTABLE »
• History quiz: HTML » FLASH »
• Crossword puzzle: FLASH » PRINTABLE » HTML QUIZ »
Category: Students and teachers (G4). No Charge.

The Great Seal of the State of New York
A history and description of the Great Seal with a gold foil facsimile.
Category: General public. No Charge.
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New York State History
A synopsis of New York's history starting with Verrazano's visit to New York harbor in 1524. Describes many key events that shaped New York State. A listing of New York's governors along with their date of election is included.
Category: Students No Charge.
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Counties Map and Origin of County Names
Contains sketches of New York State's early history, wrapped up in the every day words that name our 62 counties. They recall the Indians, the English and Dutch colonists, heroes of the Revolutionary War years, presidents and early politicians.
Category: Students and teachers (G 4-12), general public. No Charge.
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Constitution, New York State
Complete updated text as amended through January 1, 2010. (Updates inserted as needed.)
Category: Teachers (G 8-12), college students, NYS residents. No Charge.
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State Register
Notices of rule making activity: the text of proposed new or amended rules and their status in the adoption process.
Category: Attorneys, regulated individuals and industry representatives, libraries, local government officials and state agencies.
Subscription price: $80 for first-class, $40 for periodical/second-class postage (includes, 52 weekly issues and four Quarterly Index issues). Prepayment is required; make check/money order payable to the Department of State. Distributed at no charge to rule making agencies; county clerks; all city, town and village clerks (upon request); and to 225 libraries across the state.

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Rule Making in New York
For state agency staff. A technical manual and guide to the forms, procedures and schedules for submitting rule making notices for publication in the State Register.
Category: State agency staff only. No Charge.
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What Is Rule Making in New York?
A layman's guide to the rule making process. No Charge.
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NYCRR: Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations»
The NYCRR encompasses more than 80 volumes in a loose-leaf format. The rules and regulations adopted by state agencies, miscellaneous boards and authorities and the Judiciary are published within these volumes. The NYCRR and supplementation of new and amended pages is available from West Publishing, at 1-800-344-5009.
Category: Attorneys, regulated individuals and industry representatives, libraries, local government officials, state agencies.
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