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June 4, 2003

Council strongly supports critical new workers-comp reform bill

The Business Council is strongly supporting a new reform bill that would help rein in New York's above-average workers' compensation costs by enacting four key reforms.

The bill (S.5320-Libous) is in part a response to three other workers' compensation bills that propose significant benefits increases without any essential cost-cutting reforms, said Kerry Kirwan, The Council's legislative analyst specializing in workers' comp.

The bill, which is expected to be introduced in the Assembly within a week, would: