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Advocates Rally Behind New Federal Bill to Fix New York’s Scaffold Law

The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) today will join the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), Habitat for Humanity, MWBE contractors and other construction and business organizations to applaud Rep. John Faso for introducing the Infrastructure …

New York’s Cuomo Proposes Regulation in Wake of Equifax Security Breach

In response to the recent cyberattack that exposed the personal private data of nearly 150 million consumers nationwide, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to issue new regulation making credit …

New York State Set to Study Technology, Privacy of ‘Textalyzer’

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday …

New York’s U.S. Senators Urge Quick Federal Action on Flooding

New York’s U.S. senators are urging officials in Washington to quickly approve a disaster declaration for areas along Lake Ontario affected by recent floods. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, said that they have written to the Federal Emergency …

New York Approves Workers’ Comp Renewal Notice Legislation

Final legislation has been approved in New York that aims to enable insurance agents to better serve workers’ compensation clients if signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation was developed by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of …

New York Begins New Push to Stop Distracted Driving

New York is launching a statewide campaign against distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state and local police will be stepping up patrols and checkpoints through Monday in Operation Hang Up. …

New York Issues First-in-Nation Regulation on Commercial Crime Insurance

New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) in December issued a new regulation that prohibits insurance companies from denying commercial crime insurance coverage to New York businesses employing people with criminal convictions. The regulation, called Insurance Regulation 209, serves …

Security Measures to be Reviewed After Panic at New York’s JFK Airport

Poor communication among police, private security and other personnel contributed to a mass panic that erupted at a New York City airport when loud cheers for Usain Bolt somehow led to a false report of gunshots, according to a review …

New York to Hold Off Enforcing Airbnb Sublet Restrictions

The city and state of New York said Monday they would hold off enforcing a new law restricting short-term apartment sublets against Airbnb Inc. until the company’s lawsuit over the issue is resolved. That was a reversal from earlier indications …

New York Businesses Advised to Check Insurance in Wake of Chelsea Terrorism Bombing

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has identified the incident where a bomb went off from inside a dumpster in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people, as an act of terrorism. “I said yesterday I believed it was an act …