DCEA Course 9A

Lesson 1 Introduction and Overview

What is a code?


A code is a systematic, comprehensive collections of laws or rules.  For example, the regulation that requires code enforcement by local governments is 19 NYCRR 1203.

The number 19 refers to regulations of the Secretary of State.  NYCRR stands for "New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations" The NYCRR primarily contains state agency rules and regulations adopted under the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA). The 22 Titles include one for each state department, one for miscellaneous agencies and one for the Judiciary. The Office of Court Administration and the Judiciary are exempt from SAPA requirements.

1203 represents the number of the regulation.


What is not a code?

 Documents such as NFPA, are not codes until adopted by a government as a standard or code to enable them to have the force of law.

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