Today, the Albany Times Union published commentary written by LRANY Executive Director, Tom Stebbins, explaining the need for reform of the outdated Scaffold Law.
“The absolute liability of the Scaffold Law drives up the cost of nearly every public project in the state. This is not opinion; this is fact. The data is not in dispute.
The School Construction Authority paid an additional $140 million for insurance for 2014 due to the Scaffold Law. Their estimate for the next three years is $400 million in additional insurance costs.”