End of Legislative Session Update

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NYS Assembly Passes A5498-A (Definition of Public Works)

On Wednesday, June 21, the NYS Assembly passed legislation establishing wage standards for publicly assisted construction projects. The bill mandates prevailing wages be paid on projects receiving state subsidies or incentives and is a critical step in raising standards for all construction workers.

The NYS Senate failed to pass the legislation and it will be reintroduced next session. We are hopeful for its passage next year and will work hard to make sure the bill reaches the Governor’s desk.