Scaffold Law Reform News
Patch - What NY's Legislature Can Learn from North Dakota's: Mayor
- Published on 26 July 2016
The Bronxville - Eastchester Patch published an article written by North Dakota's Mayor calling to practices in North Dakota that New York's legislature could take note from. In his piece he highlights trial lawyer influence and calls the Scaffold Law the most egregious example.
"This is in stark contrast to examples in New York where Sheldon Silver personally quashed initiatives year after year. The most egregious example is New York State’s Scaffolding Law."
The Buffalo News: State must do more to improve its business climate
- Published on 25 July 2016
The Business Council of New York State's President and CEO, Heather C. Bricetti recently wrote a piece published in The Buffalo News calling for more steps to be taken in our state to improve the business climate, among them - 'Scaffold Law' reform.
"Beyond comp reform, we also must once and for all reform the Scaffold Law to put us on par with virtually every other state."
Albany Times Union – Letter: Fix New York’s Overly Litigious Tendencies
- Published on 17 July 2016
This week, the Albany Times Union published a letter to the editor written by LRANY’s Adam Morey. The letter brings focus to the 'Scaffold Law' and New York’s high risk of litigation.
"Updating the antiquated and litigation friendly Scaffold Law is consistently a legislative priority for each of the state's largest pro-business associations. In June, a group of 42 business advocates submitted testimony to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Temporary Business Climate Commission. The submission highlighted common sense civil justice reforms among its priorities."