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Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

March 27, 2012

Senator Gallivan Sponsors Legislation to Reform the “Scaffold Law”

ALBANY—“New York State is routinely hailed as one of the most adverse environments in the nation for creating jobs, retaining jobs, or attracting jobs. To change that, New York needs to examine its own regulations and red tape that deter private sector growth and investment – beginning with the state's burdensome Scaffold Law,” said Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Elma).

The Senator joined with groups from across the state today to announce his sponsorship of a bill, S.6816, to reform New York's antiquated and costly Scaffold Law. The law, which exists only in New York, holds property owners and contractors fully liable for workplace accidents, regardless of fault. The bill, which enjoys bipartisan support, seeks to address this issue.