senate Bill S4122

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the New York state crane operators license

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this bill?

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to consumer protection
Mar 21, 2011 referred to consumer protection

Co-Sponsors

S4122 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง483, Gen Bus L

S4122 - Bill Texts

view summary

Directs the department of labor to issue a NYS crane operator license to any individual that submits proof of an OSHA or NCCCO crane operator license.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S4122

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general business law, in relation to crane operations

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To expand the qualifications
permitted to license crane operators

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - amends subdivision 2 of
section 483 of the General Business Law to provide that a Crane
Operator's Certificate of Competence shall be issued to an applicant
who has a current crane Operator's license issued by the National
Commission fur the Certification of Crane Operators or by the Federal
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Section 2 - provides that this act shall become effective immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, a crane operator's certificate of
competence, which authorizes an individual to operate a crane in New
York State, can only be issued based upon fulfilling criteria set
forth by the Commissioner of Labor. Recently, OSHA implemented a new
national crane operators' license program. In addition, the National
Commission for Certification of Crane Operators issues crane licenses
that are widely recognized across the country. This license requires
a written exam, a practical exam, and recurrent testing to continue
to meet OSHA requirements. Accepting these standards, which are in
many ways more stringent than current state standards, can help to
improve the quality and supply of crane operators, possibly reduce
state testing costs, and allow the state to better compete with the
rest of the nation.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

view full text
download pdf
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4122

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  crane  oper-
  ations

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 483 of the general  business  law,
as  amended  by section 19 of part CC of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009,
is amended to read as follows:
  2. A. Such regulations may provide  for  examinations,  categories  of
certificates,  licenses,  or  registrations, age and experience require-
ments, payment of fees, and may also provide for  such  limitations  and
exemptions as the commissioner finds necessary and proper.
  B.  IN THE CASE OF CRANE OPERATORS, SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE THE
COMMISSIONER TO ISSUE A NEW YORK STATE CRANE OPERATOR'S  CERTIFICATE  OF
COMPETENCE,  AUTHORIZING  SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO OPERATE A CRANE IN NEW YORK
STATE, TO ANY INDIVIDUAL UPON SUBMISSION OF PROOF THAT  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL
HAS  EITHER  BEEN ISSUED: (I) A CRANE OPERATOR'S LICENSE BY THE NATIONAL
COMMISSION FOR CERTIFICATION OF CRANE  OPERATORS;  OR  (II)  A  NATIONAL
CRANE  LICENSE  BY  THE  FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINIS-
TRATION.
  C. In the case of blasters and pyrotechnicians, such  regulations  may
require  fingerprinting, and in the case of users of radioactive materi-
al, such regulations may require the posting of a bond or other  securi-
ty.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09772-01-1

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.