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February 29, 2012

STATEMENT FROM THE BUSINESS COUNCIL ON EXPECTED PASSAGE OF SENATE LEGISLATION FIXING THE WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT

ALBANY—“We thank New York State Senator John DeFrancisco for his commitment and leadership in moving this legislation through the Senate.

“With so much of the focus in 2012 on economic development, it's fitting that the Senate is expected to vote later today on the repeal of a costly, unnecessary new mandate on businesses.

“The Governor's pro-jobs agenda — including the regional councils and ‘New York Open for Business' initiative — is sending a clear message that the past anti-growth culture in Albany is over. The anticipated passage of Senate legislation that would fix the Wage Theft Prevention Act is an important step toward realizing this goal of fostering investment and economic development in New York.”