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Hochul Signs Roadway Quality Assurance Act Into Law


Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signed legislation into law enacting the Roadway Quality Assurance Act.

The measure amends the labor law to enact the “roadway excavation quality assurance act” to protect workers on projects requiring the excavation or opening of a street. The legislation mandates utility company contractors and subcontractors pay the prevailing wage to employees on projects where a permit to use, excavate or open a street is required to be issued.

In a statement Hochul said she was proud to sign a measure providing construction workers with fair wages allowing them to support themselves, their families and the local economy.

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