TAKE ACTION by asking your state Assemblymember and Senator to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation introduced by Democrat Assemblyman John McDonald and Republican Senator Fred Akshar that would reform the “Scaffold Law” by adopting a comparative negligence standard which applies to every other type of liability in New York.
Congressman John Faso has introduced the “Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017” (H.R. 3808) which would eliminate the absolute liability standard on projects receiving federal funding.
Every New York taxpayer is paying billions more limiting our already scarce resources to rebuild our schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, affordable housing, and environmental infrastructure. Congressman John Faso’s legislation would eliminate the absolute liability standard on projects receiving federal funding. It would help to protect all federal taxpayers by insuring that federal funding will go as far as possible toward rebuilding our state and economy, and not be siphoned off by the excess costs imposed by this law. It would be a critical first step toward restoring justice and reforming a law that is driving up costs on virtually every New Yorker and harming every sector of our economy. TAKE ACTION HERE