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New York State Construction Industry Council Update

Staff Contact: Johnny Evers
February 15, 2017

Just yesterday Assemblyman John McDonald introduced a reform scaffold bill (A.5624). The Business Council participated in the industry-sponsored "Scaffold Reform Day" and visited almost 60 members of teh Legislature seeking adoption of the bill.

The Business Council supports this bill and it will be - along with our soon to be released Workers' Comp reform package - one of the focal points of this session's Construction Council efforts.

Members of the Construction Council also visited NYS Commissioner of Transportation Matt Driscoll as a follow-up to the Fall NYSCIC meeting. At the meeting, we reiterated our concerns about slowness of lettings, the issues surrounding the Governor's MWBE levels on public work and the related issue of waivers for good faith efforts, and the Governor's executive budget related to: DOT Capital budget, Transit aid, and design build.

REMINDER: Next NYSCIC meeting, March 21 from 9:00-11:00am at the Fort Orange Club. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!