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Public subsidies should come with public responsibilities

A5498/S2975 will provide a clear definition of “public work.” This will make it easier for NYS DOL to identify this work and apply the proper prevailing wage requirements. A5498/S2975 does so by:

1. Creating a bright-line test that a project will be considered public work if:

• The construction if paid for in part or whole by public funds

• The construction is performed in contemplation of a public entity leasing a portion of the space in the resulting development

2. Creating additional enforcement tools for NYS DOL to ensure public funds are being used appropriately and responsibly on construction projects