senate Bill S79

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "construction safety course accountability act"

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor

S79 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง220-h, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S76
2009-2010: S7543

S79 - Summary

Enacts the "construction safety course accountability act"; authorizes the department of labor to license any entity or organization in the state of New York which offers an Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction safety and health course; requires any person or entity which issues an Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction and safety health course card in New York state to submit a copy to the department of labor, with the cardholder's name and address and the date of issuance.

S79 - Sponsor Memo

S79 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   79

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting the "construction
  safety course accountability act"

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "construction safety course accountability act".
  S 2.  Section 220-h of the labor law, as added by chapter 282  of  the
laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S   220-h.   Occupational  Safety  and  Health  Administration  (OSHA)
construction safety and health course. 1. The advertised  specifications
for  every  contract  for  the construction, reconstruction, maintenance
and/or repair of public work to which the state or a municipality  is  a
party,  where  the  total  cost  of  all  work to be performed under the
contract is at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars, shall contain a
provision requiring that all laborers, workers, and  mechanics  employed
in  the  performance  of the contract on the public work site, either by
the contractor, sub-contractor or other person doing or  contracting  to
do  the  whole or a part of the work contemplated by the contract, shall
be certified prior to performing any  work  on  the  project  as  having
successfully  completed  a  course  in  construction  safety  and health
approved by the United States department of labor's occupational  safety
and health administration that is at least ten hours in duration.
  2.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  LICENSE  ANY ENTITY OR ORGANIZATION IN THE
STATE OF NEW YORK WHICH  OFFERS  A  COURSE  TO  LABORERS,  WORKERS,  AND
MECHANICS  IN  CONSTRUCTION  SAFETY  AND  HEALTH  APPROVED BY THE UNITED
STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S OCCUPATIONAL  SAFETY  AND  HEALTH  ADMINIS-
TRATION  THAT  IS  AT  LEAST  TEN  HOURS IN DURATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO COURSES GIVEN  IN  ORDER  THAT  SUCH  LABORERS,  WORKERS  AND

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

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