senate Bill S1287

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the "New York city construction safety task force"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to cities
Jan 09, 2017 referred to cities


S1287 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1777
2011-2012: S7287
2013-2014: S671
2015-2016: S882

S1287 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S1287 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1287 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017

Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, LANZA -- 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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