assembly Bill A1359

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Exempts owners of farms and the owners of multiple dwellings from the scaffold law in certain instances

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May 08, 2012 held for consideration in labor
Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Jan 05, 2011 referred to labor



A1359 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง240 & 241, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A909
2013-2014: A379
2015-2016: A3609
2017-2018: A1602
2019-2020: A1937
2021-2022: A5727
2023-2024: A2024

A1359 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts owners of farms and the owners of multiple dwellings from complying with the scaffold law in certain instances.

A1359 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 5, 2011

Introduced  by M. of A. HAWLEY, KOLB, BURLING, CROUCH -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A.  BARCLAY, CONTE, GIGLIO -- read once  and  referred  to
  the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the use of scaffolding and
  other devices for use by employees


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 240 of the labor law,  as  amended
by chapter 241 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  1.    All  contractors  and  owners and their agents, except OWNERS OF
FARMS, owners of one and two-family dwellings  AND  OWNERS  OF  MULTIPLE
DWELLINGS who contract for but do not direct or control the work, in the
erection,  demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or point-
ing of a building or structure shall furnish or erect, or  cause  to  be
furnished  or  erected  for  the performance of such labor, scaffolding,
hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons,
ropes, and other devices which shall be so constructed, placed and oper-
ated as to give proper protection to a person so employed.
  No liability pursuant to this subdivision for the failure  to  provide
protection  to  a  person  so  employed shall be imposed on professional
engineers as provided for in  article  one  hundred  forty-five  of  the
education  law, architects as provided for in article one hundred forty-
seven of such law or landscape architects as provided for in article one
hundred forty-eight of such law who do not direct or  control  the  work
for  activities other than planning and design. This exception shall not
diminish or extinguish any liability of professional engineers or archi-
tects or landscape architects arising under the common law or any  other
provision of law.
  S 2. The opening paragraph of section 241 of the labor law, as amended
by chapter 670 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.