Directs the department of labor to issue a NYS crane operator license to any individual that submits proof of an OSHA or NCCCO crane operator license.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to crane operations
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To expand the qualifications permitted to license crane operators
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - amends subdivision 2 of section 483 of the General Business Law to provide that a Crane Operator's Certificate of Competence shall be issued to an applicant who has a current crane Operator's license issued by the National Commission fur the Certification of Crane Operators or by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Section 2 - provides that this act shall become effective immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently, a crane operator's certificate of competence, which authorizes an individual to operate a crane in New York State, can only be issued based upon fulfilling criteria set forth by the Commissioner of Labor. Recently, OSHA implemented a new national crane operators' license program. In addition, the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators issues crane licenses that are widely recognized across the country. This license requires a written exam, a practical exam, and recurrent testing to continue to meet OSHA requirements. Accepting these standards, which are in many ways more stringent than current state standards, can help to improve the quality and supply of crane operators, possibly reduce state testing costs, and allow the state to better compete with the rest of the nation.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4122 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 21, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to crane oper- ations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 483 of the general business law, as amended by section 19 of part CC of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 2. A. Such regulations may provide for examinations, categories of certificates, licenses, or registrations, age and experience require- ments, payment of fees, and may also provide for such limitations and exemptions as the commissioner finds necessary and proper. B. IN THE CASE OF CRANE OPERATORS, SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE THE COMMISSIONER TO ISSUE A NEW YORK STATE CRANE OPERATOR'S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE, AUTHORIZING SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO OPERATE A CRANE IN NEW YORK STATE, TO ANY INDIVIDUAL UPON SUBMISSION OF PROOF THAT SUCH INDIVIDUAL HAS EITHER BEEN ISSUED: (I) A CRANE OPERATOR'S LICENSE BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CERTIFICATION OF CRANE OPERATORS; OR (II) A NATIONAL CRANE LICENSE BY THE FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINIS- TRATION. C. In the case of blasters and pyrotechnicians, such regulations may require fingerprinting, and in the case of users of radioactive materi- al, such regulations may require the posting of a bond or other securi- ty. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09772-01-1