Tonight, Rochester’s News 10 WHEC airs a segment on the Scaffold Law’s impact on small businesses and the economy, and the Governor’s 180 degree turn on supporting reform.
Jobs are critical to the state’s economy. One law that makes it very difficult for construction companies to compete and create those jobs is the Scaffold Law.
Many construction company owners were counting on Governor Cuomo to change the Scaffold Law this year. It has been on the books for 130 years and New York is the only state with a law like it.
Mary Ellen Belding has been on the phone for weeks trying to get insurance to keep her construction company operating.
Mary Ellen Belding said, “There was one potential carrier that looked at my equipment list and saw that we owned scaffold–turned me down.”