Paulin and Galef Call for Repeal of Wicks Law

Repeal would save school districts and taxpayers’ money
March 10, 2010
PRESS CONFERENCE:

FRIDAY March 12, 2010 10:15 AM
Tappan Hill, 81 Highland Ave Tarrytown, NY 10591-4206 in the Hudson Room.
Free parking at the facility.

Speakers: Assemblywomen SANDY GALEF and AMY PAULIN, LISA DAVIS Executive Director of the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association, WILLA BRODY of the Eastchester School Board, and KAREN ZEVIN President of the Croton School Board.

All speakers will be available for quotes, on-camera interviews and photos.


Assemblywoman Paulin and Assemblywoman Galef will join members from the Westchester Putnam School Board Association and local school board members to call for the repeal of Wicks Law – a nearly 90-year-old law requiring public construction projects to issue not just one, but four or more contracts to separate contractors for plumbing, electrical, heating and general construction.

Repealing the Wicks law will provide school districts the option of using a single prime contractor for construction projects, and in turn save school districts and taxpayers’ money.

The governor has included this repeal in his Executive Budget. Paulin and Galef will be calling on the legislature to join them in eliminating Wicks. This would provide long-term capital and debt service savings to the school districts and the state, and by extension, the taxpayer.