We continue to work to reform the state’s outdated and anti-business Scaffold Law. This law adds thousands of dollars to the cost of new construction and is standing in the way of economic growth. Reforming the Scaffold Law will help make New York more competitive. But more importantly, it will save TAXPAYERS millions of dollars each year. That is money we can use to make better schools, better public buildings, and better roads and bridges.
Did you know that after Illinois repealed its scaffold law in 1995, construction fatalities plunged and employment increased? Read more about how this law hurts us all here.
And we urge you to join the effort to repeal this senseless law by taking action here. Let’s once and for all reform this law that is more about the old New York than it is the new New York.