Scaffold Law Reform News
Scaffold Law Reform Day at the Capitol
- Published on 21 November 2013
This is your chance to make your voice heard! Registration is free, and you may bring guests.
Opponents Demand Data They Already Have
- Published on 20 November 2013
By Scott Hobson, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York
At the recent "Cost of Doing Business" panel discussion co-sponsored by City&State and Get New York Building, supporters and opponents of Scaffold Law reform went head to head in the issue. All panel members agreed that workers safety and the preservation of construction jobs were paramount concerns, and that costs had risen dramatically in recent years. Beyond that, however, there was little common ground.
A recap of the event can be found here in City&State.
Not surprisingly, opponents missed the mark on a number of points. Notably, Assemblyman Francisco Moya, arriving nearly an hour late, angrily admonished what he believed to be a lack of participation by the insurance industry, only to be reminded by moderator Jon Lentz that he was sitting next to two representatives from the industry.