senate Bill S671

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the "New York city construction safety task force"

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
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S671 - Details

Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7287
2009-2010: S1777

S671 - Summary

Establishes the "New York city construction safety task force" to advise the city on issues related to safety in the construction industry in New York city and to propose changes in rules and regulations, licensing requirements, enforcement, training and any other issue concerning safety in the construction industry; provides for not less than thirty-eight members; requires that a report be issued annually to the mayor of the city of New York, the New York city council, governor, temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate and the minority leader of the assembly; requires such report to include, but not be limited to, statistics on accidents and injuries occurring on construction sites.

S671 - Sponsor Memo

S671 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT establishing the "New York city construction safety task force"


  Section  1.    Legislative  findings. The legislature hereby finds and
declares that the health and safety of  the  population  living  in  and
around  the many construction projects within the densely populated city
of New York is a matter of state concern as  pressure  mounts  to  build
more  and  more while completing projects in the shortest time possible.
Construction is the most dangerous occupation,  with  death  rates  four
times   the  average  for  other  workers  and  conditions  adjacent  to
construction sites dangerous to the public.  Recent  construction  acci-
dents  involving  cranes,  for example, have killed construction workers
and members of the public, and have  resulted  or  will  result  in  the
expenditure  of  state  resources for emergency services, court adminis-
tration and infrastructure repair.  Additionally, two  senior  buildings
department  officials  were  recently  charged with various state crimes
related to their failure to perform their duties and to  protect  public
safety. Construction safety in the city of New York is covered by feder-
al,  state  and local statutes, regulations and agencies and can only be
achieved through proper coordination and cooperation among the  federal,
state  and  local  government.  Testimony  at a 2008 legislative hearing
focused on safety problems in the New York City  construction  industry,
including the lack of coordination, cooperation and joint planning among
and between participants in the construction industry in the City of New
York, including workers, industry, safety advocacy organizations and the
federal, state and local government. The establishment of a construction
safety  task  force with membership from these various constituencies is
essential to accomplishing the state's concern that the health and safe-

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


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