This week, the Albany Times Union published an editorial written by LRANY Executive Director, Thomas B. Stebbins, calling for Scaffold Law reform.
“The new judges appointed to New York’s highest court have an opportunity to bring a measure of reason and fairness to the state’s controversial “Scaffold Law.”
The only-in-New York law puts a heavy burden on the state’s construction industry and is sure to have multi-billion dollar implications for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed infrastructure projects.
According to the Port Authority, the liability costs on one joint New York-New Jersey bridge project are more than doubled on the New York side. Affordable housing advocates and disaster relief organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, recently pointed to the law as a hindrance to their efforts within the state.”