New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

New York City Charter and Administrative Code

In 2014, Council Member Ben Kallos launched the Free Law Founders with goal of setting legislation, budgets, and the law free from copyright by license. Thom Neale, a software engineer and licensed attorney based in Boston, Massachusetts, who initially collaborated with Kallos in 2009 to set legislation free by putting attendance and voting records online joined him once again in 2014 doing the same with the City's charter and administrative code. Later in 2014, Council Member Kallos co-primary sponsored and passed Open Law, Local Law 37 of 2014, that mandated the law be available without copyright or license for free online. Three years later, in 2017 the City's law is now available online and for bulk download:

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