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January 2018
LAWSUIT REFORM ALLIANCE APPLAUDS MOVEMENT OF REP. FASO’S INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION ACT Committee Decision on Federal Scaffold Law Reform Bill an Important Step in Ensuring Infrastructure Dollars Go Further WASHINGTON, DC – The House Judiciary Committee today favorably reported a bill introduced by Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) called the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017. The bill,...
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Following a committee vote approving the bill and sending it to the full House on Tuesday, the New York Post published an editorial supporting Congressman John Faso’s federal Scaffold Law reform bill: An insane, New York-only law ties the hands even of do-gooders like Habitat for Humanity as they try to build affordable housing here....
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Assemblyman John T. McDonald III said with New York state facing a $4.4 billion deficit, this is the time to talk about reforming the Scaffold Law. “It has to be part of the dialogue,” McDonald said Wednesday. The law from the 1800s holds contractors and property owners completely responsible in gravity-related construction incidents. Critics say...
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