NY Gov. Vetoes 'Game-Changing' Construction Bill

Law360 (January 2, 2019, 9:38 PM EST) -- Members of New York’s construction industry said they’re disappointed the governor vetoed a “game-changing” bill that would’ve let companies working on public projects seek payment for delays caused by government agencies.

Between Christmas and the new year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo deep-sixed S06686, which would’ve changed state law to require that all public contracts allow contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to make claims for additional cash if project delays are caused by the agency or official overseeing the work. Many state construction contracts currently include clauses that forbid companies from making such claims, Cuomo said.

The governor, a Democrat, said in his decision...

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