Provides that certain contractors shall not be required to pay the asbestos project notification fee.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to asbestos projects
PURPOSE: To exempt municipalities from the payment of asbestos project notification fees when the project is funded by RESTORE monies.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend Labor Law Section 904 subdivision 2 to relieve contractors of municipalities performing asbestos projects which are funded in part by RESTORE monies from paying the project notification fee.
JUSTIFICATION: Project notification fees for asbestos were doubled in the recently enacted budget. These increased fees adversely impact municipalities that are using RESTORE funding to remove vacant residential buildings. The project notification fees charged to municipalities by contractors performing the removal are paid out of RESTORE monies by the municipality. This situation effectively results in the state paying itself to the detriment of the RESTORE program. This project notification fee limits the RESTORE monies' value and decreases the number of vacant residences which may be removed.
This limited exemption from the payment of the asbestos project notification fee would enable municipalities to use RESTORE funding for its intended purpose the removal of vacant buildings, which are resulting in blight, drug havens and create hazards for fire and the firemen who respond to such fires.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009 - Died in Labor Committee 2010 - Died in Labor Committee
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1818 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 13, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to asbestos projects THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 904 of the labor law is amended by adding a new closing paragraph to read as follows: EXCEPT THAT IN THE CASE OF A CONTRACTOR WHO IS LICENSED AND OTHERWISE COMPLIES WITH THE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE AND IS EMPLOYED BY A MUNICIPALITY WHICH IS FUNDING A PORTION OF AN ASBESTOS PROJECT WITH MONIES FROM THE RESTORE NEW YORK'S COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN-N OF THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ACT SUCH CONTRACTOR SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE PROJECT NOTIFICATION FEE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06914-01-1