Legislative Gazette: Report blames Scaffold Law for high costs and slow progress on infrastructure improvements

“A regulatory reform coalition that works to “simplify bureaucratic structures” unveiled a paper today that portrays New York’s “Scaffold Law” as outdated, costly and as an impediment to infrastructure improvements.

“For too long, New Yorkers have lived with the unintended consequences of New York’s Labor Law §240, a 19th-century statute commonly called the ‘Scaffold Law’ — enormous legal settlements, prohibitive insurance rates, and, as a result, materially higher costs for infrastructure and building projects,” states the report by Common Good, a group that aims to simplify government.”

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