Business and construction groups are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to grant a 12-month moratorium of the Scaffold Law as the real estate industry manages the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
“In the coming months, our state will struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. Businesses will go bankrupt, putting more strain on public services. Local governments will fail to meet their loan obligations, further increasing our chances of spiraling into a full-scale economic depression,” the letter, sent June 18, said.
“In order to avoid this catastrophe, we must find cost-effective solutions to help the public and private sector. No single solution would have so great a benefit, with so little detriment, as fixing the anachronistic and inequitable Scaffold Law.”