assembly Bill A5727

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2022 held for consideration in labor
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Feb 24, 2021 referred to labor


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A5727 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§240 & 241, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A909
2011-2012: A1359
2013-2014: A379
2015-2016: A3609
2017-2018: A1602
2019-2020: A1937
2023-2024: A2024

A5727 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5727 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             February 24, 2021
 Introduced  by M. of A. HAWLEY, SMULLEN, ASHBY, SALKA -- Multi-Sponsored
   by -- M. of A.  BARCLAY, J. M. 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.
   § 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.