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Scaffold Law Reform Introduced
Scaffold Law Reform Law Introduced We applaud Sen. Pat Gallivan (R-Elma, Erie County), who this week introduced S.6816, a bill to establish a comparative negligence standard for claims under Labor Law sections 240 and 241 with respect to a recalcitrant worker. In layman's terms, this bill will reform New York's outdated and costly Scaffold Law. This law, which exists only in New York, holds property owners and contractors fully liable for workplace accidents, regardless of fault. Sen. Gallivan said: "New York State is the only state in the nation that imposes total liability for all elevated workplace injuries on contractors, builders, and business owners, driving up insurance premiums on all construction projects. Reforming the Scaffold Law to allow for comparative negligence will level the playing field and reduce mandated costs for small businesses, farms, manufacturers, municipalities, and school districts - and ultimately - taxpayers." Unshackle Upstate could not agree more. This illogical law costs millions, stifling business and developing, and chasing jobs out of state. Reforming the Scaffold Law will make New York a much more competitive state. The bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Joseph Morelle (D-Irondequoit). Read more about the issue at the Scaffold Law Reform Coalition's web site.
April 02, 2012

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