August 3, 2021


dp_34760829_dumpTruck.pngLICA recently joined colleagues from the General Contractors Association (GCANY), Associated General Contractors (AGCNY), Trucking Association of New York (TANY), and New York Materials, to call upon Governor Cuomo to veto proposed legislation S.255-B/A.1106-B. The veto-request letter, which was also signed by the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM), NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways and NYS County Highway Superintendents Association, outlines multiple issues of concern with the proposed legislation which relates to the payment of prevailing wage for work involving the delivery and hauling of aggregate supply construction material.

In addition to implementing regulations which would be nearly impossible to monitor and enforce, the legislation also appears to conflict with existing prevailing wage law and standards set forth in the Federal David Bacon Act. More importantly, it could result in other detrimental consequences such as increasing costs for public works projects and putting New York’s aggregate and trucking industries at a competitive disadvantage. Upon receipt of our letter, the Governor’s counsel responded and held a call with the parties involved to further understand our concerns with the legislation. We have not yet received any indication as to whether the Governor intends to veto the bill or sign the proposed legislation into law.

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