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 URGING THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK TO ISSUE A 12-MONTH MORATORIUM 
ON THE ABSOLUTE LIABILITY PROVISION OF NY’s OUTDATED “SCAFFOLD LAW” 

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Carlos Law

September 1, 2022 at 4:00:00 PM

Carlos’ Law Sets Minimum $500K Penalty for Construction Deaths

The bill would require criminal penalties of at least $300,000 for a misdemeanor and $500,000 for a felony conviction for a worker’s death or injury. The bill is now in the hands of Governor Kathy Hochul, who has not yet signaled her intentions. She has until the end of the year to decide whether to sign it, along with the other pending legislation on her desk.

Times Union

August 24, 2022 at 4:00:00 AM

Scaffolding law is hurting New York’s recovery

There is no greater priority than the safety and well-being of all workers before or after being injured on a construction site. The irony of all this is that New York has one of the safest construction rates in the country – despite having lower insurance costs in other areas. Is it any wonder why construction activity is low in New York and almost every other area?

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