FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2004
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION INCREASING WORKPLACE SAFETY
Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Law
“The bill before me today is Introductory Number 313-A, sponsored by Council Members Gennaro, Addabbo, Comrie, Fidler, Gerson, Liu, Lopez, McMahon, Nelson, Quinn, Stewart, Weprin, Jackson, DeBlasio, Serrano, Foster, Sears, Avella, Brewer, Baez, Clarke, Gonzalez, Koppell, Martinez, Palma, Perkins, Recchia, Vann, Monserrate, Gentile, Barron, Katz, Seabrook, Yassky, Jennings, Speaker Gifford Miller and Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. This legislation requires all City Agencies to keep records of all workers’ compensation claims involving an injury sustained by an employee in the course of duty.
“I would like to thank John Sweeny and Andrea Berger from the Law Department, Judy Pincus from the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and Desiree Peterkin from City Legislative Affairs for their work on this bill. I would also like to thank Council Members Gennaro and Addabbo and the Council Staff for their work on this bill.”
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